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New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN)

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $3,861,075)

The Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) Program offers a variety of services and support to law enforcement agencies including secure information sharing and communications system for regional information sharing between Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies, critical analytical and investigative support services, and event deconfliction to enhance officer safety. RISS supports efforts against organized and violent crime, gang activity, drug activity, terrorism, human trafficking, identity theft, and other regional priorities. RISS supports thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies in their efforts to successfully resolve criminal investigations and ensure officer safety.

The New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN) is one of the six regional intelligence centers that make up the Regional Information Sharing Systems Program (RISS). RISS provides secure sensitive but unclassified (SBU) law enforcement information sharing cloud services called RISSNET, a nationwide communication and information sharing network. RISS serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and some international members. RISS balances both regional and nationwide responsibilities by meeting the needs of local and state law enforcement while partnering with federal agencies and nationwide programs on a number of initiatives.

NESPIN provides intelligence information sharing and research, criminal intelligence analysis, equipment loans, and training services for the New England Region. NESPIN/RISS services are utilized by over 10,000 access officers representing 973 local, state, and federal law enforcement member agencies in New England and acts as a focal point for the exchange of multi-jurisdictional information on major criminal activity including: gang activity, terrorism activity, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking and violent crime. Over 95% of all municipal law enforcement agencies in New England are members of NESPIN.

NESPIN offers law enforcement agencies and officers full service delivery, from the beginning of an investigation to the ultimate prosecution and conviction. An officer can query intelligence/information databases, retrieve information from investigative systems, solicit assistance from research staff, utilize NESPIN surveillance equipment and use analytical staff and resources to help with criminal prosecutions. NESPIN provides law enforcement agencies with the vital resources necessary to effectively and efficiently tackle these crime problems.


Date Created: July 27, 2018