Intelligence Fusion Centers

October 9, 2009 in Government

  • Part of domestic surveillance system that incorporates private contractors, federal government, military, and local law enforcement
  • Originally organized by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice
  • Provide federal authorities with access to local databases and legally protected information concerning law-abiding citizens
  • Often function with military liaisons and integrate with National Guard
  • Often at undisclosed locations listing only post office boxes as physical addresses
  • As of July 2009, approximately 72 fusion centers exist nationwide


“Fusion center” is a generic term for entities which are designed to integrate federal intelligence efforts with the state and local authorities.  As of July 2009, there are 72 fusion centers around the country and one in nearly every state.1 These entities work under the auspices of local law enforcement, often integrating with the state’s police force, Department of Justice, or Office of Emergency Management.  The fusion center integrates law enforcement intelligence activities throughout the jurisdiction, providing federal authorities access to local information and databases, while simultaneously allowing federal agencies to disseminate intelligence materials to local authorities.   There are often federal representatives present in local fusion centers, either from civilian or military sources.  The Department of Homeland Security lists 36 active field representatives as of July 2009 and a number of fusion centers are integrated with their state’s National Guard through “liaison officers”.2
This combination of collection and dissemination creates a unique situation where larger federal agencies are able to simultaneously influence local law enforcement activities while gaining access to substantial amounts of private information on American citizens.  An article from Time magazine in early 2009 notes that:
“New Mexico’s All Source Intelligence Center, housed in an old National Guard building, has access to 240 state, regional and federal agencies and their databases, including agricultural and parks agencies, according to Peter Simonson, executive director of the state’s ACLU chapter. Establishing what kinds of information is being processed by fusion centers can be difficult, Simonson says, since they do not store the records, or even collect them, but simply mine them through digital gateways. Records are accessed, not retained as they would be in specific case or investigative files. Simonson says the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU has filed several open records requests seeking to find out what kind of information is being reviewed, but has been stymied by the lack of a “material product.”3
The article also lists current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as being instrumental in the formation of one of the first state fusion centers.  The American Civil Liberties Union has published several reports which are highly critical of fusion centers, equating their operations with the formation of a domestic spy force.  One of their reports states that:
If the federal government announced it was creating a new domestic intelligence agency made up of over 800,000 operatives dispersed throughout every American city and town, filing reports on even the most common everyday behaviors, Americans would revolt. Yet this is exactly what the Bush administration is trying to do with its little-noticed National Strategy for Information Sharing, which establishes state, local and regional “fusion centers” as a primary mechanism for the collection and dissemination of domestic intelligence.4
The report goes on to note that a 2008 Los Angeles Police Department order required officers to collect information on the seemingly mundane, everyday behaviors of American citizen. “LAPD Special Order #11, dated March 5, 2008, states that it is the policy of the LAPD to ‘gather, record, and analyze information of a criminal or non-criminal nature, that could indicate activity or intentions related to either foreign or domestic terrorism,’ and includes a list of 65 behaviors LAPD officers ‘shall’ report.”  Some of the suspicious behaviors include taking notes, drawing diagrams and using binoculars.
Other fusion centers are listed in the report as having massive amounts of data on ordinary law-abiding citizens.  The report states that:
“In addition to access to FBI and even CIA records, fusion centers often have subscriptions with private data brokers such as Accurint, ChoicePoint, Lexis-Nexus, and LocatePlus, a database containing cellphone numbers and unpublished telephone records. According to the article, fusion centers have access to millions of “suspicious activity reports” sent to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, as well as hundreds of thousands of identity theft reports kept by the Federal Trade Commission.”
“Pennsylvania buys credit reports and uses face-recognition software to examine driver’s license photos, while analysts in Rhode Island have access to car-rental databases. In Maryland, authorities rely on a little-known data broker called Entersect, which claims it maintains 12 billion records about 98 percent of Americans …  Massachusetts … taps a private system called ClaimSearch that includes a “nationwide database that provides information on insurance claims, including vehicles, casualty claims and property claims.”5
There have also been a number of incidents involving fusion centers infiltrating protest groups.  One example of this is the Washington Joint Analytical Center’s infiltration of the Olympia Port Militarization Resistance, an antiwar group.  John J. Towery, a Fort Lewis civilian contractor who worked for the Army’s Fort Lewis Force Protection Unit, posed as an anarchist and was fed information on the group by the WJAC.6  A document released March 5, 2009 by demonstrates that Army Fusion Cells, which are organized by Force Protection Units, are part of a domestic police intelligence operation which is designed to work with local law enforcement to, among other things, “identify and prevent disruptive actions by private protestors”. 7
The National Intelligence Strategy of 2009 argues for increasing this policy information sharing and eliminating the barriers between classified military intelligence and civilian law enforcement.  In September 2009, Federal Computer Week reported that the Department of Defense will begin sharing some classified information with local law enforcement. 8

Locations and Contact Information

The following list is believed to be accurate at this time.  If you have any information regarding these or other fusion centers please let us know.


Criminal Information Center

301 South Ripley Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104
PO Box 1511 Montgomery, AL 36102-1511

-Component of Alabama Bureau of Investigation


Alaska State Troopers Statewide Law Enforcement Information Center

101 E. 6th Ave.

Anchorage, Alaska, 99501

(907) 276-4441
-Located at FBI Alaska HQ: Anchorage Division Office


Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC)

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Post Office Box 6638

Phoenix, AZ 85005

-Engaged with power, water companies, chemical sector, transportation such as trucking and rail transport.  Contact point for local Infraguard chapter. Works with Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) which has developed relationship with the private sector, through the creation of the Arizona Emergency Response Commission (AZSERC), which has involved over 100 participants representing all 23 identified sectors, including over 70 companies.


State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (STTAC)
California National Guard JFHQ

P.O. Box 269101

Sacramento, CA 95826-9101
-This address is listed for military liaison officers working with STTAC.
Anti-Terrorism Information Center 

Attorney General’s Office California Department of Justice

Attn: Public Inquiry Unit

P.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

(916) 322-3360 or (Toll-free in CA) (800) 952-5225
-Component of the California Department of Justice. Staffed with analysts from FBI, local and state law enforcement.
Northern CA Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC) 

P.O. Box 36102

San Francisco, CA 94102

(866) 367-8847
-TITAN website allows access by private sector, etc. to receive intelligence bulletins; security and safety information
Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Centers (RTTAC)
Sacramento Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center

(888) 884-8383

-Integrates with FBI JTTF and serves as contact point for Sacramento Infragard
San Francisco Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center 


(866) 367-8847

Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) (Los Angeles) 

12440 East Imperial Highway

Norwalk, CA 90650
San Diego Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center

(858) 495-5730
Los Angeles Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center

(562) 345-1100



Colorado Information Analysis Center

9195 E. Mineral Ave

Centennial, CO 80112



Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC)


25 Sigourney Street, 6th Floor

Hartford,CT 06106-5042

(203) 777-6311


Delaware Information Analysis Center (DIAC)

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Office of the Secretary

303 Transportation Circle Dover , DE 19903

P.O. Box 818

Dover , DE 19903

(302) 744-2680

-DIAC staffed with 4 full-time Delaware State Police Criminal Intelligence Analysts and 2 analysts provided through DE National Guard.

District of Columbia

Multiple Threat Alert Center (MTAC) 

Naval Criminal Investigative Service Headquarters

716 Sicard St, SE Ste 2000

Washington Navy Yard, DC 20388-5380

(202) 433-3858
-Component of Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Engages private entities that are involved with Navy critical infrastructure, such as contractors that would be managing research facilities, waste handling, power plants, etc. several thousand facilities under their purview, mostly notifications on what potential threats are, how to protect from such a threat; provides them with information that would be provided to military about threats, etc., as required by law.
Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20535

(703) 553-7991
-Component of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Florida Fusion Center (formerly Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center)
Post Office Box 1489

Tallahassee, FL 32302

(850) 410-7060
-Component of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement)Does not have any sort of database/storage/data collection procedure independent of the Office of Statewide intelligence, which the center is a part of current data collection procedure/storage must involve a defined criminal predicate.


Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC)

P.O. Box 29649

Atlanta, Georgia 30359

(404) 486 6420
-Coordinating operations with the Atlanta FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force


Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center

2100 S. Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 782-7938



Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center

Indiana Government Center South

302 West Washington Street, Room E243

Indianapolis, IN 46204



Iowa Intelligence Fusion Center
Region 5 Fusion Center, located in Des Moines Police Dept

Wallace State Office Building

Des Moines, IA 50319

25 East First Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

(515) 242-6124


Kansas Threat Integration Center 

2800 Topeka Boulevard

Room 13

Topeka, KS 66611

(785) 274-1822
-Component of Kansas State Bureau of Investigation


Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center

Kentucky Office of Homeland Security

200 Mero Street

Frankfort, KY 40622

(502) 564-2081


Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE)
(Part of LA state police)

7919 Independence Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806




Maine Intelligence Analysis Center

Maine Information and Analysis Center

45 Commerce Dr. Suite 1

Augusta, Maine 04333



Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center

Ste 130, 7125 Ambassador Rd

Woodlawn, MD 21244, 443-436-8800.


-Component of MD state police and Antiterorrism Advisory Council of MD. Private sector working group at center; 15 reps from private sector groups to work on how to structure relationship between center and private entities; Finance and transportation sectors have been strong in getting and sharing info. Transportation partners include Amtrak, CSX, some airlines, metro, light rail. U.S. Army involved in force protection that stands watch; not involved in analysis of data


Commonwealth Fusion Center

124 Acton Street, 2d Floor

Maynard, MA 01754

Phone: 978-451-3700

Fax: 978-451-3707

Tipline: 888-USA-5458
New England State Police Information Network® (NESPIN) RISS Intelligence Center (Region includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

124 Grove Street, Suite 105

Franklin, MA 02038
RISS Number:

(508) 528-8200


Minnesota Joint Analytical Center

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Central Office, Town Square Building

444 Cedar Street

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

(612) 341-7002
-Formerly under the direction of MN Division of Homeland Security Emergency Management, now under State Police.  Relationships with the private sector: critical infrastructure representative at fusion center; partnerships with utilities companies, security (corporate, hospitals, universities including University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as some of the larger private colleges).


Montana All-Threat Intelligence Center (MATIC) 

Division of Criminal Investigation Department of Justice

2225 11th Avenue

P.O. Box 201417

Helena, MT 59620-1417

(406) 444-3874
-Component of the Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation

New Hampshire

NH Department of Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Incident Management Center

110 Smokey Bear Blvd

Concord, NH 03301
33 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03305

Local (603) 271-2231

Toll free (800) 852-3792
-Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is the State’s primary contact with the federal Department of Homeland Security and counterparts in other states. Federal involvement in NH Department unknown.

New Jersey

Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC)

New Jersey State Police

P.O. Box 7068

West Trenton, NJ 08628

-Under the New Jersey State Police.  Analysts include state police employees, traditional police analysts, folks from govt (ATF, FBI, coast guard) and analysts from NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s All Source Intelligence Center (ASIC)

13 Bataan Blvd.

Santa Fe, NM 87504


New York

Upstate New York Regional Intelligence Center (UNYRIC) 

630 Columbia St

Latham, NY 12110

(866) 486-9743
-(Component of the NY State Police)

Rockland County Intelligence Center (RCIC) 

Post Office Box 295

New City, NY 10956

(877) 724-6835
-Component of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office

New York City Police Department Intelligence Division (NYPD INTEL)

NYPD switchboard: 646-610-5000

North Carolina

North Carolina Regional Analysis Center

3320 Garner Road

Raleigh, NC 27601

(800) 334-3000

North Dakota

North Dakota Homeland Security Fusion Center

PO Box 5511

Bismarck, ND 58506

-Component of the North Dakota Bureau of Investigations.


Strategic Analysis and Information Center

1970 West Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43223

(614) 466-6178


Terrorism Fusion Center (TITAN)

610 Hawthorne Avenue, SE

Suite 210

Salem, OR 97301

(800) 442-6248
-Component of the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Justice.


Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) 

1800 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 772-4140
-Component of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network® (MAGLOCLEN) RISS Intelligence Center

140 Terry Drive, Suite 100

Newtown, PA 18490

(215) 504-4910
-Region includes: Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Fusion Center 

311 Danielson Pike

North Scituate, RI 02857

(401) 444-1026
-Within Rhode Island State Police

South Carolina

South Carolina Fusion Center 

PO Box 21398

Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 896-7008
-Component of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

South Dakota

South Dakota Fusion Center

118 West Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

-Within South Dakota Department of Homeland Security.


Tennessee Regional Information Center

Tennessee Bureau of Investigations

901 R.S. Gass Boulevard

Nashville, Tennessee 37216



Texas Intelligence Center

Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Intelligence Service

Texas Intelligence Center

P.O. Box 4087

Austin, Texas 78773-0425

(512) 424-7981

- All hazards system that can be accessed remotely, contains public health, emergency response and law enforcement portals. Servers located at Center; system links together local databases, such as records management system from local law enforcement agencies.
North Central Texas Fusion System


Utah Criminal Intelligence Center

Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security

Post Office Box 140200

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0200

(801) 579-4413


Virgina Fusion Center

Post Office Box 27472

Richmond, VA 23261

(804) 674-2000


Vermont Fusion Center

The Vermont Fusion Center Law Enforcement Support Center

Williston, Vermont 05495



Washington Joint Analytical Center (WAJAC)

P.O. Box 42600

Olympia, WA 98504-2600

(360) 753-6540
-Works with private sector to report suspicious activity. Includes utilities and Microsoft. In negotiations to have Boeing provide an analyst for the center; working on issues and threat assessments relating to critical infrastructure and also act as a liaison reflecting the needs of business community with regards to homeland security issues.

West Virginia

West Virginia Joint Intelligence Fusion Center (WVJIFC)

1900 Kanawha Blvd., East

Bldg 1, Rm W-400

Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 558-4831

Toll Free: 1-866-WVWATCH

Fax: (304) 558-6592
-Component of West Virginia Dept of Military Affairs and Public Safety


Wisconsin Statewide Information Center

Post Office Box 7857

Madison, WI 53707-7857


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