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Western States Information Network (WSIN) - A RISS Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $5,454,082)

The Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) Program offers a variety of services and support to law enforcement agencies to include automated, centralized law enforcement databases with nationwide connectivity using internet technologies, intelligence analysis, bulletins and publications, surveillance equipment loans, confidential funds, long-distance call patching, and law enforcement and officer safety training.

The California Department of Justice serves as the fiduciary agency for the Western States Information Network (WSIN). WSIN provides for secure, accurate, and timely criminal intelligence and assistance to member agencies and enhances law enforcement's ability to investigate, arrest, prosecute and convict criminal offenders. WSIN enhances the Regional Information Sharing System Project by providing timely narcotic and other related criminal intelligence and assistance to its member agencies. The purpose of WSIN is to facilitate partnerships between the federal government and local law enforcement.


Date Created: July 9, 2008