Northern California Regional Intelligence Center

The NCRIC was established by the NC HIDTA Executive Board in 2007 as part of the California State Threat Assessment System and one of 80 state and local fusion centers nationwide, to protect our communities by supporting public safety as an intelligence and information sharing nexus in Northern California.

NCRIC and NCHIDTA
NCRIC and NCHIDTA

To protect life, critical infrastructure, key resources, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties through information sharing, analysis, criminal intelligence and technology that focuses a whole of government and community approach to identify, prevent, protect against, mitigate, and assist in the response to and the recovery from the greatest human-made threats and major hazards in the Federal Northern District of California.

NCRIC participates in the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative which allows state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) law enforcement partners to report suspicious activity within their jurisdiction. Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLOs) and NCRIC intelligence analysts work collaboratively to process, analyze, and respond to SAR activity. The SAR Initiative is a critical element in identifying and preventing criminal and terrorist activity. The NCRIC routinely trains TLOs, fire and emergency medical services, and private sector partners on the key indicators of preoperational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.

NCRIC provides investigative case support for all crimes to any requesting law enforcement agency.  Experienced intelligence analysts support ongoing criminal investigations by analyzing a variety of datasets to produce actionable information and prosecution-ready products. NCRIC analysts have assisted with the arrest and successful prosecution of numerous criminal actors. NCRIC analysts also support strategic projects to assist in data-driven crime reduction efforts and increased public safety, including efforts to mitigate violent crime with a firearm.

NCRIC and NCHIDTA

NCRIC mitigates vulnerabilities of Northern California’s critical infrastructure through partnerships with public, private, and non-profit entities. The open dialog between NCRIC subject matter experts and across interdependent industries leads to solutions that protect the region’s infrastructure and key resources.

NCRIC engages with stakeholders at all levels of government and facets of public safety to identify all-hazard threats and conduct forward-looking analysis. Consistent collaboration across the fusion center network and with SLTT entities allows NCRIC to share corroborated intelligence that protects against regional crime trends, terrorism, and hazards.

NCRIC and NCHIDTA
NCRIC and NCHIDTA

NCRIC raises the bar for cyber resilience by sharing awareness and training around the most current cyber threat tactics and mitigation options. Public and private sector partners draw on NCRIC expertise to support cyber incident response, amplifying law enforcement capabilities to respond to traditional threats to public safety.