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JOIN the NCRIC as a Public Safety/Government Partner

The NCRIC serves as a focal point in the Northern District of California for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT) and private sector partners. The NCRIC is uniquely situated to empower front-line law enforcement, public safety, fire service, emergency response, public health, critical infrastructure protection, and private sector security personnel to understand local implications of national intelligence, thus enabling local officials to better protect their communities. The NCRIC provides interdisciplinary expertise and situational awareness to inform decision-making at all levels of government. We conduct analysis and facilitate information sharing while assisting law enforcement and homeland security partners in preventing, protecting against, and responding to crime and terrorism..

Public Safety/Government Membership Qualifications

The standards for membership with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, as a Public Safety/Government Partner are based on both a "right" and a "need" to know sensitive information connected to public safety (information that has been categorized as "For Official Use Only," or commonly referred to as "FOUO"). It is vitally important that members of Public Safety/Government have access to information generated or obtained by the NCRIC that will assist them in more effectively accomplishing their day-to-day responsibilities. It is equally important that those that do not have a similar responsibility, or moreover a legitimate need to access "FOUO" information, do not obtain it.

As such, these standards are in place to provide the NCRIC staff with the ability to share sensitive information and to ensure that the information is provided to only those who need it and should receive it. Further, these standards are designed with the protection of civil liberties and civil rights in mind, as well as to safeguard active law enforcement investigations and public safety efforts. To qualify as a Public Safety/Government Partner the applicant must be currently employed by a government agency, or affiliated with a government agency through an executed contract, and must serve in a public safety function, i.e. Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, Emergency Manager.  In addition, employees of agencies that are affiliates of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) qualify for Public Safety/Government membership. 

Membership / Application Process

Prior to being granted membership with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) all Public Safety/Government Partners shall undergo a background review. During this process employment verification will be obtained, as well as the applicant's current standing with the organization that he or she represents. As part of the application process, the applicant will be asked to submit an electronic Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) which addresses the proper handling of sensitive or controlled information provided to the applicant by the NCRIC. Online training is provided as part of this process. The NDA will be maintained as part of the applicants file.

Terrorism Liaison Officer Program

A Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) is any active peace officer, firefighter, state investigator, federal agent, military investigative personnel, or anyone working closely within the public safety / homeland security community, who has been properly certified by the appropriate Regional Threat Assessment Center (RTAC) / Regional Intelligence Center (RIC). The mission of a TLO is to serve as a conduit of information between members of the public safety community, public/private sector, citizenry and the US Government, in the fight against terrorism.

NCRIC Outreach Officers

To learn more about the NCRIC and the benefits of membership, contact the outreach officer for your area by clicking here.

 






The Benefits of Membership

The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) Public Safety Government Program is provided as a free public service, designed to enhance communication and information sharing between law enforcement, public safety organizations and the private sector. The NCRIC Public Safety Government Program, which is one of the most progressive of its type in the nation, offers many benefits designed to meet the needs of our membership to include:
  • Direct communication with a law enforcement intelligence center and the National Fusion Center Enterprise
  • Regularly published situational awareness and informational bulletins (Partner Update Briefs-PUB)
  • Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) training and the associated program
  • Access to sensitive "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) information which has been developed and provided to reduce risk and vulnerability to Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR)
  • Support from the NCRIC CIKR Unit
  • Participation in classified DHS briefing (Must possess a valid security clearance to participate)
  • Event specific situational awareness briefings
  • Participation in the National Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) initiative
  • Access to suspicious activity reported in the NCRIC area of responsibility
  • Direct communication with the NCRIC Private Sector Program Manager
  • Participation in Information sharing meetings
  • Low or no cost training opportunities
  • Access to the NCRIC members only secure website and associated resources
  • Membership in the National Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and the NCRIC HSIN Portal
  • Networking opportunities with other members of the public safety community

 

 


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