What is a fusion center?Kevin Hacker2017-11-14T17:17:01+00:00
A fusion center is an actual physical structure where government, security and public safety partners collaboratively work together sharing information, developing intelligence, maximizing resources, streamlining operations and analyzing data to improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism.
Why do we need a fusion center?Kevin Hacker2017-11-14T17:07:14+00:00
September 11, 2001, illuminated the inadequacies of information and intelligence sharing efforts and practices among law enforcement agencies. The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and fusion centers are the first crucial steps to help prevent future tragedies and to fight crime more resourcefully.
How will the fusion center assist my agency?Kevin Hacker2017-11-14T17:07:35+00:00
By managing the flow of information and turning intelligence into actionable knowledge, fusion centers support law enforcement, public safety, and the private sector. By analyzing data from different sources, the fusion center supports efforts to address immediate or emerging threat related circumstances and events. At the same time, it supports the implementation of risk-based, information driven prevention, response, and consequence management programs.
Who has access to fusion center information?Kevin Hacker2017-11-14T17:08:06+00:00
Individuals have rights to privacy. Our Constitution reflects values that are deeply rooted and cherished by American culture. The real or perceived violation of privacy or constitutional rights will not be tolerated. Fusion centers operate in accordance with laws governing intelligence investigations, records retention, and release of information.
What will be the involvement of the private sector?Kevin Hacker2017-11-14T17:08:41+00:00