Law Enforcement Partners


JOIN the NCRIC as a Law Enforcement 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.

Law Enforcement Membership Qualifications

The standards for membership with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center as a Law Enforcement Partner, are based on both a "right" and a "need" to know Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) information.  It is vitally important that members of law enforcement 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 LES 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 Law Enforcement Partner the applicant must be currently employed by a Law Enforcement agency and must serve in an enforcement, investigative, intelligence, analytical or communications role.  

Membership / Application Process

Prior to being granted membership with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) all Law Enforcement 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) law enforcement 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 law enforcement 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:

  • Timely, accurate and relevant threat and criminal intelligence products tailored to local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement partners to prevent and mitigate terrorist and other criminal threats to public safety.
  • Intelligence and consequence management support to incident commanders or public safety agencies in response to or during homeland security threats, regional critical incidents and special events through the NCRIC's 24/7 Duty Officer program.
  • Threat & Vulnerability Assessments relating to Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources (CIKR) and regional Special Events by trained CIKR staff.
  • Training regarding civil liberties and privacy protection of citizens from unlawful collection and dissemination of information that does not meet the standards of Section 28 C.F.R. Part 23 and the California Attorney General's Procedures for Maintaining Criminal Information Sharing Files & Operational Activities.
  • Other Law Enforcement training, at no cost, regarding Terrorism, Narcotics, Gangs, Officer Safety & other relevant LE topics.
  • Access to the Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) program to create and maintain strong relationships with law enforcement and public safety partners in the NCRIC's AOR to ensure timely information sharing, full situational awareness and efficient use of resources.
  • Membership for law enforcement partners to the NCRIC website and automated Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) page to report non-urgent tips & leads, ensure reliable information sharing and access resources available from the NCRIC.
  • Resource sharing, including investigative equipment and technical support for major criminal investigations to the region's federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.




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