Protecting our communities through shared information and communications
The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) helps safeguard the community by serving as a dynamic security nexus. To detect, prevent, investigate and respond to criminal and terrorist activity, we disseminate intelligence and facilitate communications between Federal, State and local agencies and private sector partners to help them take action on threats and public safety issues.
Message from Past Director, Ron Brooks
Training those who serve
Both NCRIC and NC HIDTA provide intensive multi-disciplinary training to private and public safety professionals, with exercises to strengthen counter-terrorism readiness.
Indicators of Terrorist Threats
The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), working in conjunction with other California Fusion Centers, have produced a briefing / training video for first responders on the "Pre-incident Indicators of Terrorism." Copies of this video are available to NCRIC member agencies through the NCRIC's Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) Program. Please contact your NCRIC Regional TLO representative for further information. Law Enforcement members can also watch this video in its entirety by logging in to the NCRIC's Law Enforcement Home Page.
The staff at the NCRIC would like to recognize and thank the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) for providing the grant funding which supported the production of this video.
Critical Infrastructure Protection
The NCRIC's Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) capability enables public and private entities to identify, assess, prioritize, and protect critical infrastructure and key resources so they can detect, prevent, deter, devalue, and mitigate deliberate efforts to destroy, incapacitate, or exploit critical infrastructure and key resources.
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Help Keep Our Ports Safe
The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center is committed to working with its Public Safety and Private Sector Partners, as well as members of the public to enhance the security and safety of San Francisco Bay Area Ports.
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Coordinate the exchange of criminal intelligence, threats, and hazards and facilitate regional communication among Northern California Law Enforcement, First Responders, Government and Private Sector Partners.
Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
To engage in effective and meaningful information sharing, it is fully recognized that it must be done in a manner that protects individuals’ privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. To safeguard constitutional rights and to ensure that we are addressing our ethical and legal obligations while engaged in the fusion process, we have developed, implemented and enforce various policies and procedures which are fundamental to this aspect of our mission.
Building Communities of Trust
The Building Communities of Trust (BCOT) initiative focuses on developing relationships of trust between law enforcement, fusion centers, and the communities they serve, particularly immigrant and minority communities, so that the challenges of crime control and prevention of terrorism can be addressed. Read more>>
NCRIC Director Mike Sena Gives Congressional Testimony on National Fusion Center Cyber Incident Response
NCRIC Director Mike Sena gives Congressional testimony to a joint session of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Responses, and Communications and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the House Committee on Homeland Security, October 30, 2013.
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NCRIC Director Mike Sena discusses Automated License Plate Reader technology
NCRIC Director Mike Sena was interviewed on KQED Public Radio and discussed the value of Automated License Plate Readers for Law Enforcement and the steps taken to respect privacy and ensure proper utilization of this technology.
Audio Podcast - NCRIC Director Mike Sena discusses Automated License Plate Reader technology
Governmental Testimony - Assessing the State of Preparedness
NCRIC Director Mike Sena testified before Congress, on behalf of the National Network of Fusion Centers, regarding the National State of Preparedness
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NCRIC Past Director Ronald E. Brooks Provides Testimony
Importance of Fusion Centers to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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Combating the threat of drug trafficking
To help thwart drug trafficking, money laundering, plus related crime and violence, the NCHIDTA,* as part of the NCRIC, provides law enforcement investigative support and more as part of the President's National Drug Control Strategy.
* High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area