Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $5,691,356)
The Western States Information Network (WSIN), a nonprofit corporation and part of the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program, is committed to providing the most secure, accurate, and timely criminal intelligence and investigative support to its participating agencies to enhance the investigation, arrest, prosecution and conviction of criminal offenders. Since being established in 1981, WSIN has provided its participating agencies with critical information sharing and investigative support services. In many cases, these are services that law enforcement would not otherwise receive. WSIN serves 1,583 law enforcement agencies in its multi-state region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. This application continues the ongoing programs and services offered by WSIN to its participating agencies, including secure information sharing, event deconfliction, technology support and services, telecommunications, critical analytical and investigative support, equipment loans, research, field service support, confidential funds, training, publications, and officer safety. To accomplish the goals outlined in this proposal, WSIN is requesting $5,691,356 for the grant period July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.