Intelligence Fusion Centers

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  • Part of domestic surveillance system that incorporates private contractors, federal government, military, and local law enforcement
  • Originally organized by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice
  • Provide federal authorities with access to local databases and legally protected information concerning law-abiding citizens
  • Often function with military liaisons and integrate with National Guard
  • Often at undisclosed locations listing only post office boxes as physical addresses
  • As of July 2009, approximately 72 fusion centers exist nationwide

Overview

“Fusion center” is a generic term for entities which are designed to integrate federal intelligence efforts with the state and local authorities.  As of July 2009, there are 72 fusion centers around the country and one in nearly every state.1 These entities work under the auspices of local law enforcement, often integrating with the state’s police force, Department of Justice, or Office of Emergency Management.  The fusion center integrates law enforcement intelligence activities throughout the jurisdiction, providing federal authorities access to local information and databases, while simultaneously allowing federal agencies to disseminate intelligence materials to local authorities.   There are often federal representatives present in local fusion centers, either from civilian or military sources.  The Department of Homeland Security lists 36 active field representatives as of July 2009 and a number of fusion centers are integrated with their state’s National Guard through “liaison officers”.2

This combination of collection and dissemination creates a unique situation where larger federal agencies are able to simultaneously influence local law enforcement activities while gaining access to substantial amounts of private information on American citizens.  An article from Time magazine in early 2009 notes that:

“New Mexico’s All Source Intelligence Center, housed in an old National Guard building, has access to 240 state, regional and federal agencies and their databases, including agricultural and parks agencies, according to Peter Simonson, executive director of the state’s ACLU chapter. Establishing what kinds of information is being processed by fusion centers can be difficult, Simonson says, since they do not store the records, or even collect them, but simply mine them through digital gateways. Records are accessed, not retained as they would be in specific case or investigative files. Simonson says the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU has filed several open records requests seeking to find out what kind of information is being reviewed, but has been stymied by the lack of a “material product.”3

The article also lists current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as being instrumental in the formation of one of the first state fusion centers.  The American Civil Liberties Union has published several reports which are highly critical of fusion centers, equating their operations with the formation of a domestic spy force.  One of their reports states that:

If the federal government announced it was creating a new domestic intelligence agency made up of over 800,000 operatives dispersed throughout every American city and town, filing reports on even the most common everyday behaviors, Americans would revolt. Yet this is exactly what the Bush administration is trying to do with its little-noticed National Strategy for Information Sharing, which establishes state, local and regional “fusion centers” as a primary mechanism for the collection and dissemination of domestic intelligence.4

The report goes on to note that a 2008 Los Angeles Police Department order required officers to collect information on the seemingly mundane, everyday behaviors of American citizen. “LAPD Special Order #11, dated March 5, 2008, states that it is the policy of the LAPD to ‘gather, record, and analyze information of a criminal or non-criminal nature, that could indicate activity or intentions related to either foreign or domestic terrorism,’ and includes a list of 65 behaviors LAPD officers ‘shall’ report.”  Some of the suspicious behaviors include taking notes, drawing diagrams and using binoculars.

Other fusion centers are listed in the report as having massive amounts of data on ordinary law-abiding citizens.  The report states that:

“In addition to access to FBI and even CIA records, fusion centers often have subscriptions with private data brokers such as Accurint, ChoicePoint, Lexis-Nexus, and LocatePlus, a database containing cellphone numbers and unpublished telephone records. According to the article, fusion centers have access to millions of “suspicious activity reports” sent to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, as well as hundreds of thousands of identity theft reports kept by the Federal Trade Commission.”

“Pennsylvania buys credit reports and uses face-recognition software to examine driver’s license photos, while analysts in Rhode Island have access to car-rental databases. In Maryland, authorities rely on a little-known data broker called Entersect, which claims it maintains 12 billion records about 98 percent of Americans …  Massachusetts … taps a private system called ClaimSearch that includes a “nationwide database that provides information on insurance claims, including vehicles, casualty claims and property claims.”5

There have also been a number of incidents involving fusion centers infiltrating protest groups.  One example of this is the Washington Joint Analytical Center’s infiltration of the Olympia Port Militarization Resistance, an antiwar group.  John J. Towery, a Fort Lewis civilian contractor who worked for the Army’s Fort Lewis Force Protection Unit, posed as an anarchist and was fed information on the group by the WJAC.6  A document released March 5, 2009 by Wikileaks.org demonstrates that Army Fusion Cells, which are organized by Force Protection Units, are part of a domestic police intelligence operation which is designed to work with local law enforcement to, among other things, “identify and prevent disruptive actions by private protestors”. 7

The National Intelligence Strategy of 2009 argues for increasing this policy information sharing and eliminating the barriers between classified military intelligence and civilian law enforcement.  In September 2009, Federal Computer Week reported that the Department of Defense will begin sharing some classified information with local law enforcement. 8

Locations and Contact Information

The following list is believed to be accurate at this time.  If you have any information regarding these or other fusion centers please let us know.

Alabama

alabama

Criminal Information Center
301 South Ripley Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

PO Box 1511 Montgomery, AL 36102-1511
334-353-1172

-Component of Alabama Bureau of Investigation

Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Statewide Law Enforcement Information Center
101 E. 6th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501
(907) 276-4441

-Located at FBI Alaska HQ: Anchorage Division Office

Arizona

Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC)
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 6638
Phoenix, AZ 85005
602-644-5805

-Engaged with power, water companies, chemical sector, transportation such as trucking and rail transport.  Contact point for local Infraguard chapter. Works with Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) which has developed relationship with the private sector, through the creation of the Arizona Emergency Response Commission (AZSERC), which has involved over 100 participants representing all 23 identified sectors, including over 70 companies.

California

State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (STTAC)

California National Guard JFHQ
P.O. Box 269101
Sacramento, CA 95826-9101
sttac@doj.ca.gov

-This address is listed for military liaison officers working with STTAC.

Anti-Terrorism Information Center
Attorney General’s Office California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(916) 322-3360 or (Toll-free in CA) (800) 952-5225

-Component of the California Department of Justice. Staffed with analysts from FBI, local and state law enforcement.

Northern CA Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC)
P.O. Box 36102
San Francisco, CA 94102
(866) 367-8847

-TITAN website allows access by private sector, etc. to receive intelligence bulletins; security and safety information

Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Centers (RTTAC)

Sacramento Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center
sacrttac@sacsheriff.com
(888) 884-8383
(916)808-8383

-Integrates with FBI JTTF and serves as contact point for Sacramento Infragard

San Francisco Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center
415-436-8096
(866) 367-8847
mmarty@nca.hid

Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) (Los Angeles)
12440 East Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650

San Diego Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center
(858) 495-5730

Los Angeles Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center
(562) 345-1100

Colorado

ciac

Colorado Information Analysis Center
9195 E. Mineral Ave
Centennial, CO 80112
720-852-6705

Website

Connecticut

Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC)
DEMHS
25 Sigourney Street, 6th Floor
Hartford,CT 06106-5042
(203) 777-6311

866-HLS-TIPS

Delaware

Delaware Information Analysis Center (DIAC)
Department of Safety and Homeland Security Office of the Secretary
303 Transportation Circle Dover , DE 19903
P.O. Box 818
Dover , DE 19903
(302) 744-2680
800-FORCE-1-2

-DIAC staffed with 4 full-time Delaware State Police Criminal Intelligence Analysts and 2 analysts provided through DE National Guard.

District of Columbia

Multiple Threat Alert Center (MTAC)
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Headquarters
716 Sicard St, SE Ste 2000
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20388-5380
(202) 433-3858

-Component of Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Engages private entities that are involved with Navy critical infrastructure, such as contractors that would be managing research facilities, waste handling, power plants, etc. several thousand facilities under their purview, mostly notifications on what potential threats are, how to protect from such a threat; provides them with information that would be provided to military about threats, etc., as required by law.

Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535
(703) 553-7991

-Component of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Florida

Florida Fusion Center (formerly Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center)

Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302
(850) 410-7060

-Component of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement)Does not have any sort of database/storage/data collection procedure independent of the Office of Statewide intelligence, which the center is a part of current data collection procedure/storage must involve a defined criminal predicate.

Georgia

Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC)
P.O. Box 29649
Atlanta, Georgia 30359
(404) 486 6420

-Coordinating operations with the Atlanta FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

Illinois

Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center
2100 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 782-7938
1-877-ILL-STIC

Indiana

Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center
Indiana Government Center South
302 West Washington Street, Room E243
Indianapolis, IN 46204
866-400-IIFC

Iowa

Iowa Intelligence Fusion Center
Region 5 Fusion Center, located in Des Moines Police Dept

Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
25 East First Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 242-6124

Kansas

Kansas Threat Integration Center
2800 Topeka Boulevard
Room 13
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 274-1822

-Component of Kansas State Bureau of Investigation

Kentucky

Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
(502) 564-2081

Website

Louisiana

Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE)
(Part of LA state police)

7919 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225)-925-1978,
(800)-434-8007

Maine

maine

Maine Intelligence Analysis Center
Maine Information and Analysis Center
45 Commerce Dr. Suite 1
Augusta, Maine 04333
207-624-7287

Maryland

mcac

Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center
Ste 130, 7125 Ambassador Rd
Woodlawn, MD 21244, 443-436-8800.
443-436-7702
800-492-TIPS

-Component of MD state police and Antiterorrism Advisory Council of MD. Private sector working group at center; 15 reps from private sector groups to work on how to structure relationship between center and private entities; Finance and transportation sectors have been strong in getting and sharing info. Transportation partners include Amtrak, CSX, some airlines, metro, light rail. U.S. Army involved in force protection that stands watch; not involved in analysis of data

Massachusetts

Commonwealth Fusion Center
124 Acton Street, 2d Floor
Maynard, MA 01754
Phone: 978-451-3700
Fax: 978-451-3707
Tipline: 888-USA-5458
fusion@pol.state.ma.us

Website

New England State Police Information Network® (NESPIN) RISS Intelligence Center (Region includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
124 Grove Street, Suite 105
Franklin, MA 02038

RISS Number:
(508) 528-8200

Minnesota

Minnesota Joint Analytical Center
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Central Office, Town Square Building
444 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
(612) 341-7002

-Formerly under the direction of MN Division of Homeland Security Emergency Management, now under State Police.  Relationships with the private sector: critical infrastructure representative at fusion center; partnerships with utilities companies, security (corporate, hospitals, universities including University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as some of the larger private colleges).

Montana

Montana All-Threat Intelligence Center (MATIC)
Division of Criminal Investigation Department of Justice
2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-1417
(406) 444-3874

-Component of the Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation

New Hampshire

NH Department of Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Incident Management Center
110 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord, NH 03301

33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Local (603) 271-2231
Toll free (800) 852-3792

-Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is the State’s primary contact with the federal Department of Homeland Security and counterparts in other states. Federal involvement in NH Department unknown.

New Jersey

Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC)
New Jersey State Police
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
609-882-2000

-Under the New Jersey State Police.  Analysts include state police employees, traditional police analysts, folks from govt (ATF, FBI, coast guard) and analysts from NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s All Source Intelligence Center (ASIC)
13 Bataan Blvd.
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-476-9600

New York

Upstate New York Regional Intelligence Center (UNYRIC)
630 Columbia St
Latham, NY 12110
(866) 486-9743

-(Component of the NY State Police)


Rockland County Intelligence Center (RCIC)
Post Office Box 295
New City, NY 10956
(877) 724-6835

-Component of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office


New York City Police Department Intelligence Division (NYPD INTEL)
NYPD switchboard: 646-610-5000

North Carolina

North Carolina Regional Analysis Center
3320 Garner Road
Raleigh, NC 27601
(800) 334-3000

North Dakota

North Dakota Homeland Security Fusion Center
PO Box 5511
Bismarck, ND 58506
(866)-885-8295

-Component of the North Dakota Bureau of Investigations.

Ohio

Strategic Analysis and Information Center
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 466-6178

Oregon

Terrorism Fusion Center (TITAN)
610 Hawthorne Avenue, SE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301
(800) 442-6248

-Component of the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Justice.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC)
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 772-4140

-Component of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network® (MAGLOCLEN) RISS Intelligence Center
140 Terry Drive, Suite 100
Newtown, PA 18490
(215) 504-4910

-Region includes: Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Fusion Center
311 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 444-1026

-Within Rhode Island State Police

South Carolina

South Carolina Fusion Center
PO Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-7008

-Component of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

South Dakota

South Dakota Fusion Center
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
605.773.3450

-Within South Dakota Department of Homeland Security.

Tennessee

tenn

Tennessee Regional Information Center
Tennessee Bureau of Investigations
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37216
877.250.2333

Texas

Texas Intelligence Center
Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Intelligence Service
Texas Intelligence Center
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0425
(512) 424-7981
Website

– All hazards system that can be accessed remotely, contains public health, emergency response and law enforcement portals. Servers located at Center; system links together local databases, such as records management system from local law enforcement agencies.

North Central Texas Fusion System

http://www.fusionsystem.us/

Utah

Utah Criminal Intelligence Center
Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security
Post Office Box 140200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0200
(801) 579-4413

Virginia

Virgina Fusion Center
Post Office Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
(804) 674-2000

Vermont

Vermont Fusion Center
The Vermont Fusion Center Law Enforcement Support Center
Williston, Vermont 05495
802-872-6110

Washington

Washington Joint Analytical Center (WAJAC)
P.O. Box 42600
Olympia, WA 98504-2600
(360) 753-6540

-Works with private sector to report suspicious activity. Includes utilities and Microsoft. In negotiations to have Boeing provide an analyst for the center; working on issues and threat assessments relating to critical infrastructure and also act as a liaison reflecting the needs of business community with regards to homeland security issues.

West Virginia

West Virginia Joint Intelligence Fusion Center (WVJIFC)
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Bldg 1, Rm W-400
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-4831
Toll Free: 1-866-WVWATCH
Fax: (304) 558-6592
wvfusion@wv.gov

Website

-Component of West Virginia Dept of Military Affairs and Public Safety

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Statewide Information Center
Post Office Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857
608-266-1671

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21 comments for “Intelligence Fusion Centers

  1. October 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    The West Virginia Fusion Center is now:

    West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center
    1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
    Bldg 1, Rm W-400
    Charleston, WV 25305
    Email: WVFUSION@WV.GOV
    Telephone: (304) 558-4831
    Toll Free: 1-866-WVWATCH
    Fax: (304) 558-6592
    Web Pg: http://www.wv.gov/fusioncenter
    -Component of the West Virginia Dept of Military Affairs and Public Safety

  2. October 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for your assistance. We greatly appreciate your openness. The entry has been updated to reflect this new information.

  3. October 14, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    This entry has been viewed by the following addresses which are believed to either belong to fusion centers or to be directly connected to them. This practice is not meant to identify average users. Instead, it is intended to demonstrate the surveillance of surveillance of those doing the surveilling.

    162.114.141.66 Commonwealth of Kentucky Dept. of Information Systems
    206.190.90.2 San Diego Sherrif’s Department
    204.65.230.7 Texas Department of Information Resources
    170.145.0.100 Louisiana Dept. of Public Safety
    199.192.9.248 State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
    167.7.127.254 State of South Carolina
    136.181.195.29 Michigan State Government
    12.186.80.1 State of Indiana
    204.248.24.160 Department of Homeland Security
    148.87.67.133 Oracle Datenbanksysteme GmbH
    137.100.29.254 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (Yeah, right!!!)

  4. March 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I just wanted to thank you so much for this page. The group I am working with, Operation Defuse, is planning on running open records requests with all the fusion centers in the US sometime next week. Tracking down all of their information would not have been possible without your help through this page. To return the favor, we hope to supply you with an updated list of fusion centers and their information. As you can imagine, many addresses, phone numbers and contact names have changed since the fusion center info was made public. We are checking all our information to the best of our ability by calling them personally, and I want you to have it as a resource for the public.

    I will let you know more later. Thanks,
    Benjamin

  5. Jeff
    August 10, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Great info – thanks! However, I’m a little confused on the NUMBER of Fusion Centers. According to DHS’ web site – http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1156877184684.shtm – there are “72 designated fusion centers around the country”-July 2009. When I added up the locations on Public Intelligence’s web site – the number was 55. Would you please help me reconsile this? Thank you.

  6. Chanel
    August 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I agree with Jeff. Where are the other 17 Fusion Centers located? Are there indeed 72 of them? Please, someone, clarify. Thanks.

    • Public Intelligence
      August 10, 2010 at 11:19 am

      We don’t know where all of the Fusion Centers are, that’s precisely the problem. Most of the information on them is several years old and, as far as we know, DHS and other entities connected with the Fusion Centers are unwilling to release information about them. As you can see above, most Fusion Centers will not even tell you their location, let alone who works for them.

      If you are aware of other Fusion Centers not on this list, please let us know.

  7. November 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Has anyone been in there to get the truth? This looks like Germanyin the 1930-48 to me.

    And your not concerned?

  8. November 9, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Fusion centers are going to be discussed on Jesse Ventura’s show Conspiracy Theory this friday. Several Operation Defuse members were interviewed for the show.

    Elizabeth, multiple Operation Defuse members have visited and filmed fusion centers, as well as interviews with their directors. I personally visited 3 fusion centers (and got blown off by 3 more) in may this year.

    The problem with Operation Defuse is that we had a bunch of members who were all gung-ho, but eventually moved on to other things because we don’t get paid for our activism, so our focus is whatever holds our interest at the time. I think several people are turning their interest back to fusion centers, and we’ve filed a lot of open records requests, and found and confirmed a bunch of fusion center contact information. I will try to get that information to PI, if our spreadsheet is updated.

  9. November 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Here is our spreadsheet with the most current fusion center information we could find.

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AuyKnQ1cfYZZdGtmUm1SNzV2eV9RRHNMeFcyWjI1UkE&hl=en&output=html

    • Public Intelligence
      November 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you for the information. We will update the page as soon as possible.

      • Mike
        March 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

        This story sounds HOT, I was getting all excited and then it abruptly ended. So, did your wife and the cop get it on or not? Come on, man, this is good stuff! You could start the next part out like this:
        “And then the lesbian cop with no pants on, with her vagina hanging out “burglarized” my wife’s goodies while my wife was handcuffed to a bus station bench.”

  10. Mike Jacobson
    November 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    There is a much larger fusion center in Lakewood CO at 690 Kipling Street. The Federal Center, which is a block away, is home to about 50,000 employees of the CIA, the FBI, and many other “intelligence” agencies. There are also fusion centers in Colorado Springs and Denver/Aurora, but I don’t know the addresses.

    My wife was wrongfully arrested by a vindictive cop in Lakewood, CO about 8 months ago. The officer, who is a lesbian, rubbed my wife’s hands against her (the officer’s) vagina while my wife was in handcuffs. She then handcuffed her to a bench. My wife literally passed out on the bench due to the severe fear and shock of the experience. An ambulance was called and she was transported (against the will of the officers who were present) to Saint Anthony’s hospital in Denver.

    The Lakewood police department would not let me enter the building after she was arrested, nor would they allow her to have an attorney. They told me that I would be arrested if I did not leave. After she went to the hospital and was supposedly “stable,” they escorted her to the Jefferson County Detention Center in Golden, CO. She was held on charges of child neglect for our 16-year old daughter who had run away from home, which is not even a possible crime in the state. A child can not be neglected if he/she is 16 years old. I don’t know what the minimum age is, but 16 is too old and no such crime exists. Even when the crime does exist, it falls below the level of misdemeanor (it’s considered a civil charge), so we are told by the authorities that no one in the state has ever been jailed for the charge of neglect. Unbelievably, no bond was given (the officer listed it as “unbondable”), so she was forced to stay in the jail for 16 hours, 7 of which were after the judge ordered her to be released and the charges to be dropped.

    The charges were promptly dropped embarrassingly by the DA the following morning. He explained to the judge that no such charge existed and he did not understand why she was ever charged.

    After her arrest, she spoke with Bob Majors and Nancy Gardner in internal affairs at the Lakewood Police Department. Both of them apologized and admitted wrongdoing for what happened to my wife. Needless to say, many officers involved in the false arrest (Wendy Ligitt, the arresting officer; Sergeant Fischer, her supervisor; and others involved faced serious consequences).

    I was told by a friend of mine in law enforcement that we were put on the Homeland Security Watch list by one of the officers involved in the illegal arrest of my wife. The fusion center in Lakewood is about 1 mile from the Lakewood Police Department headquarters.

    For the past 8 months, we have been stalked on a daily basis by undercover officers, agents, and contractors. We’ve had police helicopters fly over our home at night on numerous occasions VERY CLOSE to the roof of the house. If I drive to the store or a coffee shop in the morning and then to work, which takes about 45 minutes, I will see anywhere between 4 and 15 patrol cars in that time period. Wherever my wife or I go, we are harassed by patrol cars, undercover cars on the roads, occasional helicopters and planes during the day, dozens of undercover officers and contractors on foot in the back of our home, at work, in restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

    Our house has been burglarized, our hotel rooms have been searched when we’ve been out of town, GPS systems have been placed in our vehicles without our knowledge, our phones and computers are bugged, and we are constantly approached by hostile people claiming to be involved with drugs, weapons, or one form of crime or another.

    Most of the information that I’ve learned has been from someone on the inside who didn’t like what they were doing to us. These fusion centers are COMPLETELY out of control and they are frightening to deal with. They watch our every move 24 hours per day and I have gotten into about 3 or 4 extremely dangerous situations with them where police were called because violence almost took place.

    I also want you to know that these spies, undercover agents, or whatever you want to call them work at virtually every place of business in the city. They are employed at universities, grocery stores, office buildings, and almost every business in the communities that they operate. Some businesses refuse to cooperate with them, but most of them do cooperate in some form.

    These fusion centers are a HUGE step towards complete communism in the United States. It is only going to get worse because they are creating an entire economy out of their supposed quest to stop terrorism.

    • January 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Mike,

      My story is a little different. I am a federal employee. I took a job with USCG in 2004 to 2007. Left the job because officer leadership in the USCG only seems to care about protecting their “own” careers. This same sentiment was brought forward by Cadets at the USCG Academy during a climate survey while I was employed there about the officer leadership only caring about protecting their own careers (CYA). While I was there nothing changed, to make matters worse our office had a hostile workplace situation that spun off an EEO situation –leadership did nothing to fix the problem although it was brought to their attention in verbal and written methods, no action was taken until another employee reported the problem to the appropriate HR chain. That is the reason I felt compelled to leave (among other personal and health reasons related to the hostile workplace). Before I left, I was retaliated against by my supervisor and raters rater (who was a USCG LE Officer doing a career broadening assignment at the CGA) with performance appraisal downgrade and in essence tolerated a hostile workplace for months. Since I left there and returned to the NW, now working for the Army, I have experienced my house being entered, I guess you could call it “burglarized” things have been taken from my house (some later returned) other things still missing, being followed by unmarked vehicles, my house is bugged, and my computers & laptops are bugged to display on some virtual server some where’s, and among other similar actions you have noted as well. Now that I know about the FUSION centers, I now know the Army and Coast Guard are at the center of this harassment where I am living NOW. The Fusion Center in Seattle is located in the Port of Seattle installation facility and operated jointly by the Coast Guard, US Army, US Marines. How did you find out about the electronic surveillance of your personal effects? I am sure there are a lot of people being harassed by FUSION Centers. I have to compare what I have gone through with stories of Nazi Germany– the Gestapo! That is what AMERICA has come to! Our Constitutional Rights are being violated and trampled on. I think all the people being harassed need to find a way to do a Petition of some sort to our SENATE and Senators.

    • surprised
      February 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      wow. someone has been watching too many episodes of “24”…..

  11. Mike Jacobson
    November 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    One other important point that I forgot to mention: My friend in law enforcement told me that the contractors, FBI agents, and other agents and officers that watch us or interact with us are NOT ALLOWED to give positive reports to the fusion centers about us because they need us to stay on the list in order to keep receiving FUNDING. They are only allowed to make negative or neutral reports about anyone on the watch lists. If they make positive reports, they will be fired, demoted, or retaliated against in some form.

    The city of Lakewood has about 250,000 people. It is difficult to get accurate numbers, but somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 people are directly or indirectly employed by the fusion center (I am including local law enforcement agencies in the total). It is very likely that only 1% of the people on the “WATCH” lists are worthy of being followed for criminal or terrorist activity. What would happen to the economy of the city if the 99% who are completely law abiding citizens were removed from the list?

  12. V. Morris
    December 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    What can you tell me about “FEMA CAMPS”? I understand that they are the actual prisons which the Fusion Centers maintains for the incarceration of “dangerous americans” and will be filled as soon as the socialistic government takes over every aspect of our lives. How many are they and where are they located?

    Thanks

  13. b. beardsley
    February 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I have learned (thru State employee here) how some of the training of citizens took place to be part of civilian participants that would patrol but would like to know if my taxes are paying these people to intrude. I also have read that when the main objective of anti-terrorism was the reason for this training, DHS changed to local crime and therefore, watching all citizens by other citizens became the mantra of these patrols — it seems rather naive to think that any one person would understand what anyone else is thinking or doing when simply living their life. What may be a mystery to one person may be very obvious to another. How did we get to a place where the Constitution is not the basis for our conduct towards our citizens and what is the long-term and psychological consequence to innocent people that are part of one of their “mob” operations (for training purposes I guess?) or how do we get back the privacy and freedoms we have believed in once those are shattered by suspicion, accusations, and this peculiar new political culture evidently under the protection of Patriot Act?

  14. Al Dorman
    April 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Anyone know a good process to get information on yourself from these local fusion centers?

  15. Soji Aderibigbe
    August 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Is this what Mrs. Clinton is suggesting to Nigeria?

  16. Nik
    January 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

    The CP has overthrown the US government, taken control of all communication, and working on several other disgusting un American projects, and that is a fact that every American must come to terms with and the sooner the better.
    Arizona

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