How the NCRIC was established
The NCRIC was established by the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NC HIDTA) Executive Board, combining the personnel, intelligence and investigative resources of the region's Investigatve 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 78 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).
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 NCHIDTA /NCRIC Executive Board is comprised of 16 law enforcement executive members, 8 federal and 8 state & local agency members, and the executive director as a non-voting member..
- The Executive Board facilitates interagency 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:
Don O'Keefe - Chairman, US Marshal – US Marshals Service
Carlos G. Bolanos - Vice Chairman, Sheriff - San Mateo County
Brian Stretch - United States Attorney - Northern District of California
David Livingston - Sheriff - Contra Costa County
Eddie Garcia - Chief of Police - San Jose
Toney Chaplin - Acting Chief of Police - San Francisco
Jack Bennett - SAC - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jill Snyder - SAC - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
John Martin - SAC - Drug Enforcement Administration
John Marsh - Chief - California DOJ-DLE
Manual Martinez - Chief of Police - Daly City
Michael Batdorf - SAC - IRS - Criminal Investigation Division
Nancy E. O'Malley - District Attorney - Alameda County
Rafael Nunez - Inspector in Charge - U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Robert Doyle - Sheriff - Marin County
Ryan Spradlin - SAC - DHS Homeland Security Investigations
Mike Sena - Executive Director – NCHIDTA/NCRIC (Non-voting)
NCHIDTA & NCRIC Executive Management Team:
Mike Sena - Executive Director
Karen Sherwood - Deputy Director
Daniel J. Mahoney - Deputy Director
NCHIDTA & NCRIC Physical Address, Mailing Address, and Phone Numbers:
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
415-436-8121 for Executive Assistant Ingrid Atwood
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.