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Regional Organized Crime Information Center - A Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $582,500)

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (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 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is the fiduciary agency for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC). ROCIC supports 14 Southeastern and Southwestern states, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. ROCIC is one of six Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) centers that operate a secure law enforcement communications system networked among the RISS Centers and member agencies, known as RISSNET. ROCIC provides intelligence information sharing, criminal intelligence analysis, computer forensics, confidential funding, equipment loans, and training services. They also provide the exchange of multi-jurisdictional information on major criminal activity including gang activity, terrorism activity, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, and violent crime.


Date Created: March 24, 2011