Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)

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. RISS consists of six regional centers and the RISS 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 works regionally and nationwide to respond to the unique crime problems of each region while strengthening the country’s information sharing environment. RISS supports efforts against organized and violent crime, gang activity, drug activity, terrorism, human trafficking, identity theft, and other regional priorities. Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals use RISS services and resources every day to share critical information, solve cases, and stay safe.

RISS provides critical investigative and analytical services, secure access to intelligence systems and investigative data from all levels of government, technology- and field-based solutions, and essential officer safety resources. RISS delivers comprehensive, trusted, innovative, effective, accessible, and adaptive solutions and services that cannot be obtained anywhere else. RISS staff members are experts in intelligence, technology, and single sign-on solutions; event deconfliction and officer safety; analytical services; and law enforcement training.

RISS provides critical investigative and analytical services, secure access to intelligence systems and investigative data from all levels of government, technology- and field-based solutions, and essential officer safety resources. RISS delivers comprehensive, trusted, innovative, effective, accessible, and adaptive solutions and services that cannot be obtained anywhere else. RISS staff members are experts in intelligence, technology, and single sign-on solutions; event deconfliction and officer safety; analytical services; and law enforcement training.

The RISS Secure Cloud (RISSNET™) is a sensitive but unclassified (SBU) system that connects disparate systems, provides bidirectional sharing, and offers a single simultaneous search of connected systems. Hundreds of resources (most owned by RISS partners) rely on the RISSNET infrastructure to share millions of records among and between law enforcement from all levels. Currently, 84 systems are connected or pending connection to RISSNET. More than 37 million records are available through these and other RISSNET resources.

RISS has developed a number of resources accessible via RISSNET that are critical to the law enforcement community’s mission, including the following:

  • RISS Criminal Intelligence Database (RISSIntel)
  • RISS National Gang Program (RISSGang)
  • RISS Automated Trusted Information Exchange (ATIX)
  • RISSLeads Investigative Website
  • RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe)
  • RISS Officer Safety Website

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.

Additional information about RISS, examples of shared successes submitted by law enforcement agencies utilizing RISS services, RISS performance metrics, and examples of how RISS supports federal initiatives can be viewed at www.riss.net/Impact.

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Contact

Visit RISS
http://www.riss.net/

Mr. David P. Lewis
IT Office–Policy Division
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Office of Justice Programs
U.S Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 616-7829
E-mail: david.p.lewis@usdoj.gov

Contact RISS Form
http://www.riss.net/default/contactus

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NCIRC GLOBAL NIEM RISS NSOPW GREAT  VALOR SLATT National Gang Center NSI Violence Reduction Network