What is the Joint Regional Intelligence Center you ask? Well the JRIC is a fusion center collaboration between federal, state, and local law enforcement and public safety agencies to integrate criminal and terrorism threat intelligence and provide intake, analysis, fusion, synthesis, and dissemination of that information. The JRIC converts the information into operational intelligence to detect, deter, and defend against terrorist attacks and major criminal threats within the seven county jurisdiction of the?ÿFBI?ÿLos Angeles field office. Pretty cool, huh?
The JRIC area of responsibility includes the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Covering nearly 40,000 square miles, and home to more than 18.5 million people, the region contains nationally critical assets and key resources whose smooth functioning directly affect the day-to-day health of the US economy, including national supply chains, logistics backbones, and energy security.
There are several law enforcement, fire, federal and emergency services assets who are part of the program, all working largely behind the scenes to ensure the safety of the community they serve.