Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $4,438,432)
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 recipient will utilize FY 2014 RISS funds to continue to operate the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC). ROCIC is comprised of more than 2,080 law enforcement agencies in 14 states in the southeastern and southwestern United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands. The goal of the ROCIC Center is to enhance the ability of state and local criminal justice agencies to identify, target, and remove criminal conspiracies and activities which cross jurisdictional boundaries. The ROCIC Center's objective is to encourage and facilitate the rapid exchange and sharing of information among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies concerning known or suspected criminals, criminal activity, and emerging trends. NCA/CF