Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)
The Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) Program—A Proven Resource for Law Enforcement™—is a nationwide information sharing and investigative support program that serves thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement and public safety agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Australia, Canada, England, and New Zealand. Officers, analysts, and other criminal justice partners rely on RISS for its proven and secure information sharing capabilities, as well as its professional, innovative, and critical investigative support services. RISS serves as a force multiplier, effectively and efficiently aiding agencies in tackling crime problems in their areas. RISS consists of six regional centers as well as a technology support center. The six RISS Centers are:
Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network® (MAGLOCLEN)
Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center® (MOCIC)
New England State Police Information Network® (NESPIN)
Rocky Mountain Information Network® (RMIN)
Regional Organized Crime Information Center® (ROCIC)
Western States Information Network® (WSIN)
RISS developed and continues to maintain the RISS Secure Intranet (RISSNET™). RISSNET is a secure Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) law enforcement sharing cloud provider. RISSNET houses and provides access to millions of pieces of data, offers bidirectional sharing of information, connects disparate systems, and acts as the communications infrastructure for a number of critical resources and investigative tools. More than 85 systems are connected or pending connection to RISSNET and more than 350 resources are available to authorized users. RISS has developed a number of information sharing resources available via RISSNET, including the RISS Criminal Intelligence Databases (RISSIntel™), the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe™), the RISS Officer Safety Website, the RISS National Gang Program (RISSGang™), and the RISS Automated Trusted Information Exchange (ATIX™).
RISS provides law enforcement agencies and officers a variety of investigative support services to enhance and improve their ability to detect, apprehend, and successfully prosecute criminals. These services include analytical, investigative support and research, equipment loans, confidential funds, training and publications development, field services support, and technical assistance.
IIR serves as a technical service provider for ongoing training, research, and analysis services to the RISS Program. IIR has supported RISS for more than 35 years by providing project coordination activities, policy development assistance, research and program planning, performance measurement and evaluation, meeting coordination, training, and information systems support.
For more information, please visit the RISS Program Web site.