The Greater Cincinnati Fusion Center (GCFC) was formed as a regional cooperative effort among public safety and health agencies throughout the Greater Cincinnati area as a means to combat potential terrorist activity. Its mission is to:
- Exploit, collect, evaluate, analyze and disseminate criminal intelligence information
- Share intelligence, information and resources by networking with agencies
- Provide training and improve coordination among agencies
- Provide vulnerability / risk assessments and target hardening
- Counter terrorism via open sources and other means
- Facilitate the protection of critical infrastructure / key resource facilities from physical and cyber threats
- Facilitate the investigation of threats or hoaxes, suspicious devices or suspicious outbreaks of disease
- Assist with consequence management plans
- In short, GCFC takes proactive measures in order to detect, prevent, deter or respond to a terrorist act, or the documented threat of such an act, and minimize the effects in the event a terrorist act occurs.
- The general public, business and industry play a critical role by reporting suspicious persons and activities. Read more about terrorism awareness for the general public here or for business and industry here.