How the NCRIC was established

The NCRIC was established by the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NC HIDTA) Executive Board in 2007, combining the personnel, intelligence and investigative resources of the region's Investigative Support Center (ISC), the Northern California Regional Threat Assessment Center (NC RTAC) and Terrorism Early Warning Groups (TEWGs).

NCRIC is an integral component of The National Fusion Center Enterprise, is part of the State Threat Assessment System (STAS) and is one of 79 state governor designated and DHS recognized fusion centers in the United States.

Providing essential visibility and training

With the cooperation of the law enforcement community, the NCRIC provides comprehensive training and intelligence products that give public safety officials a vital regional picture of trends and patterns relating to terrorist operations, major drug trafficking organizations and other major criminal activities. Funding for training is provided by the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and DHS through the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (Bay Area UASI).

We also:

Protecting critical infrastructure

Beyond helping to protect the community, the NCRIC helps its members prepare for incidents of terrorism in order to protect critical infrastructure through heightened vigilance and other risk reduction measures. We accomplish this by:

  • Collecting, compiling and analyzing vulnerability, threat and consequence data to assess risk
  • Disseminating advisories, bulletins and alerts
  • Promoting a robust information sharing environment among all stakeholders

Supporting our National Network of Fusion Centers

Per the White House's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, the NCRIC serves as the regional "all major crimes" intelligence fusion center for the Federal Northern District of California. 

As such, we centralize the intake, analysis, fusion, synthesis, and dissemination of Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) as well as criminal and homeland security intelligence throughout the Northern California coastal counties.

The NCRIC's personnel and technology resources are also funded through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and DHS through Cal OES and the Bay Area UASI.

 Who Governs the NCRIC:

The day-to-day administrative, financial, and program management for the operations of the NCRIC are the responsibilities of the HIDTA/NCRIC executive director and the deputy directors. The NCRIC is governed by the HIDTA executive board.

The NCRIC is governed by the NCHIDTA /NCRIC Executive Board comprised of 18 voting members, 9 federal and 9 local agency members.

  • The Executive Board facilitates inter-agency efforts to eliminate or reduce public safety threats to the region.
  • The Executive Board ensures that threat specific strategies and initiatives are developed, employed, supported and evaluated.

NCHIDTA & NCRIC Executive Board:

  • Nancy  O'Malley District Attorney (Executive Board Member) Alameda County District Attorney's Office
  • Gregory Ahern Sheriff/Coroner (Executive Board Member) Alameda County Sheriff's Office      
  • Patrick Gorman Special Agent in Charge   (Executive Board Member) Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  
  • Stephen Woolery Director    (Executive Board Member) CAL DOJ, Bureau of Investigation  
  • David Livingston Sheriff   (Executive Board Member) Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office   
  • Patrick Hensley Chief (Executive Board Member) Daly City Police Department   
  • Wade Shannon Special Agent in Charge (Executive Board Member) Drug Enforcement Administration 
  • Craig Fair Special Agent in Charge  (Executive Board Member) Federal Bureau of Investigation  
  • Michael Daniels Acting Special Agent in Charge   (Executive Board Member) Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation  
  • Robert Doyle Sheriff   (Executive Board Member) Marin County Sheriff's Office  
  • Mike Sena Director NC HIDTA/NCRIC     (Executive Board Member) Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area / Northern California Regional Intelligence Center 
  • Bill (William) Scott Chief (Executive Board Member) Chairman San Francisco Police Department    
  • Anthony Mata Chief    (Executive Board Member) San Jose Police Department   
  • Carlos Bolanos Sheriff   (Executive Board Member) San Mateo County Sheriff's Office   
  • Stephanie Hinds Acting U.S. District Attorney (Executive Board Member) U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of California  
  • Donald O'Keefe United States Marshal (Executive Board Member) United States Marshal Service  
  • Rafael NÅ©nez Inspector in Charge   (Executive Board Member) United States Postal Inspection Service      
  • Tatum King Special Agent in Charge  (Executive Board Member)  Vice Chairman United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Don Hoang Special Agent in Charge   (Executive Board Member) United States Forest Service                    

NCHIDTA & NCRIC Executive Management Team:

Mike Sena - Executive Director
Karen Sherwood - Deputy Director
Randy Wagner - Deputy Director

Executive Director Mike Sena
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 14th Floor (Physical Address)
P.O. Box 36102 (Mailing Address)
San Francisco, CA, 94102
866-367-8847 for the Duty Officer
571-387-5975 for Executive Assistant Nanci Garcia
571-387-4600 FAX


NCHIDTA & NCRIC Employment Opportunities:

To be notified of future employment opportunities as an analyst, please visit our fiscal agent's website for unclassified, grant funding limited, positions as an intelligence analyst or lead intelligence analyst.



Report Crimes, Threats & Hazards

Urgent Threats/Incidents
Dial 911 or (415)553-7400

For non-urgent tips or leads. 
Go to www.ncric.org on your mobile device or
Call (24/7)
1-866-FOR-TTIP (1-866-367-8847)
Email: dutyofficer@ncric.ca.gov


NCRIC Mission

To protect life, critical infrastructure, key resources, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties through information sharing, analysis, criminal intelligence and technology that focuses a whole of government and community approach to identify, prevent, protect against, mitigate, and assist in the response to and the recovery from the greatest human-made threats and major hazards in the Federal Northern District of California.