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 entities, and private sector partners to understand local implications of intelligence - national, regional, and local - enabling them to better protect our communities.
The NCRIC conducts analysis and facilitates information sharing while assisting law enforcement and homeland security partners in preventing, protecting against, and responding to crime and terrorism. It provides interdisciplinary expertise and situational awareness to inform decision-making at all levels of government.
The standards for membership with the NCRIC as a Public Safety/Government Partner are based on both a "right" and a "need" to know sensitive information connected to public safety (information that has been categorized as "For Official Use Only," or commonly referred to as "FOUO").
The NCRIC works to provide information that will assist these partners in more effectively accomplishing their day-to-day responsibilities.
Standards and procedures are in place to provide NCRIC staff and analysts with the ability to share sensitive information while ensuring the information is provided only to those who need it and have the right to receive it. These standards are designed to protect and to safeguard active law enforcement investigations and public safety efforts.
To qualify as a Public Safety/Government Partner, applicants must be currently employed by a government agency, or affiliated with a government agency through an executed contract, and must serve in a public safety function, e.g. firefighter, EMT, paramedic, emergency manager, etc. In addition, employees of agencies that are affiliates of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) qualify for Public Safety/Government membership.
The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) Public Safety Government 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.