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Regional Information Sharing Systems Program Coordination, Training, Analysis, and Technical Assistance Support

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $842,957)

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 Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will provide on-going training, research, coordination, and analysis activities related to management performance and information systems of the six Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Intelligence Centers. Through RISS, IIR will address national-scope initiatives, education and training, data collection and performance analysis, policy development and research, coordination of activities, and information systems support. RISS links law enforcement agencies through secure communications and provides information sharing resources and investigative support to combat multijurisdictional crimes, including terrorism, violent crime, gang activity, cybercrime, human trafficking, identity theft, and other regional priorities. This RISS project enhances the ability of criminal justice agencies to identify, target, and remove criminal conspiracies and activities while promoting officer safety.


Date Created: June 16, 2009