Fusion Center Guidelines: Law Enforcement Intelligence, Public Safety, and the Private Sector

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The document Fusion Center Guidelines addresses the development of guidelines for fusion centers as well as the foundation for the development of fusion center guidelines for law enforcement intelligence, public safety, and private sector entities. These guidelines and related materials will provide assistance to centers as they prioritize and address threats posed in their specific jurisdictions for all crime types, including terrorism, and guide administrators in developing policies, managing resources, and evaluating services. The fusion process supports the implementation of risk-based, information-driven prevention, response, and consequence management programs as well as efforts to address immediate and/or emerging threat-related circumstances and events. The document also defines fusion centers and explains that the principal role of fusion centers is to compile, blend, analyze, and disseminate criminal intelligence and other information (including, but not limited to, threat assessment, public safety, law enforcement, public health, social service, and public works) to support efforts to anticipate, identify, prevent, and/or monitor criminal activity.

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Formal Document Title Fusion Center Guidelines: Law Enforcement Intelligence, Public Safety, and the Private Sector
Author Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council
File Format Portable Document Format
File Size 4.08 MB

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Policy / Guidelines

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Law Enforcement

Criminal Intelligence/Fusion

Homeland Security

Business Process Lifecycle

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Intelligence-Led Policing

Fusion Center

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Criminal Intelligence

Fusion Centers

SAR/NSI

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Setting up a Fusion Center

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