Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $5,591,356)
The Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) is a Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Center which offers law enforcement agencies and officers full-service delivery, from the beginning of an investigation to the ultimate prosecution and conviction of criminals. It has been a proven, trusted resource for law enforcement for almost 50 years. As a RISS Center, ROCIC provides services and resources that directly impact law enforcement's ability to successfully resolve criminal investigations and prosecute offenders, while providing the critical officer safety event de-confliction necessary to keep the men and women of the law enforcement community safe. ROCIC is comprised of approximately 2,300 law enforcement agencies in the 14 southern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. It facilitates and fosters communications among thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement and public safety agencies. ROCIC offers a variety of services to our members, including, fulfilling requests for investigative information, intelligence analysis, digital forensics, audio/visual enhancements, publications, surveillance equipment loans, information sharing, specialized law enforcement training, officer safety event de-confliction and officer safety awareness resources. ROCIC and the RISS Program share information and store secure data via the RISS Secure Cloud (RISSNET). RISSNET is a web-based, nationwide law enforcement cloud communications system networked among the RISS Centers, member agencies and partner systems. It provides authorized, secure, online access to ROCIC/RISS resources, as well as hundreds of partner systems and resources. RISSNET provides access to investigative and specialized databases containing millions of records such as the RISS Criminal Intelligence Database (RISSIntel), with connectivity to more than 60 state and regional 28 CFR, Part 23-compliant partner data sources, RISS Property and Recovery Tracking System (RISSProp), RISS Money Counter Network, RISS Master Telephone Index, and RISS Drug Pricing Reference Guide. Hundreds of RISS and partner resources are available through RISSNET such as the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe), RISS Officer Safety Website, RISSLeads Investigative Website, National Data Exchange (N-DEx), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), TXMAP (TX DPS GIS), and the ROCIC Secure Website. RISSNET also brokers various Federated Identity Initiatives, commonly referred to as single sign-on. Users of partner systems do not need to establish an additional sign-on credential to gain access to resources. RISSNET users enjoy reciprocal sign-on with the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), Intelink, and the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP).