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Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center

The Arizona Fusion Center, also known as the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), is a joint effort between the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other participating agencies.

To support the Arizona homeland security effort the Arizona Fusion Center was established and became operational in October of 2004. The Center operates on a 24/7 basis, providing both intelligence, investigative and technical support to state, local, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies as well as other agencies critical to Arizona and the country's homeland security efforts.

What is a fusion center?

Data fusion involves the exchange of information from different sources - including law enforcement, public safety, and the private sector - and, with analysis, can result in meaningful and actionable intelligence and information. The fusion process turns information and intelligence from multiple sources into actionable knowledge. The physical fusion of federal, tribal, state, and local public safety resources provides the means for de-conflicting and reducing duplication of resources as well as, a central repository for criminal information, including risk and threat assessments, and subject-matter experts who can aid in threat identification. Private sector and citizens play an integral part in the fusion process because they provide fusion centers with industry expertise, community concerns, and information that aids in connecting the dots.


What is 28 CFR Part 23?

28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 The purpose of this regulation is to assure that criminal intelligence systems are utilized in conformance with the privacy and constitutional rights of individuals.


What is a privacy policy?

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) called for the issuance of guidelines to protect privacy and civil liberties in the development and use of the "information sharing environment" (ISE). Executive Order 13388, Further Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans, provides that, "[t]o the maximum extent consistent with applicable law, agencies shall...give the highest priority to...the interchange of terrorism information among agencies...[and shall] protect the freedom, information privacy, and other legal rights of Americans in the conduct of [such] activities..." ACTIC follows a privacy policy and procedure guide which implements the requirements under the IRTPA and EO 13388 to protect information privacy rights and provide other legal protections relating to civil liberties and the legal rights of Americans in the development and use of the ISE.


Privacy Policy

The mission of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) is to collect, evaluate, analyze, disseminate and file tactical and strategic information as may be required to detect, deter and prosecute criminals and terrorists. The purpose of this mission is to protect life and property and to anticipate, monitor, abate or prevent criminal and/or terrorist activity occurring within the State of Arizona. Fulfilling this mission though also requires the ACTIC to follow well-established policies, procedures, regulations and laws intended to protect the rights and privacy of Arizona's citizens. For further information on the State’s Privacy Policy, see the link below.



The Arizona Fusion Center is comprised of two suites; an unclassified environment comprised of multi-public safety agency personnel and classified environment comprised of FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) personnel. ACTIC is a unified effort to secure Arizona, to prevent and deter terrorist attacks and protect against, and respond to, threats and crimes to ensure a safe and secure state while protecting civil rights and liberties of citizens.


Through situational awareness, ACTIC provides a higher level of preparedness by disseminating focused, relevant incident alerts. The Center is responsible for sharing early, reliable and consistent incident information about situations that might affect jurisdictions. Situational readiness is enhanced when agencies are enabled to be more aware of events surrounding their facilities. The Center leverages thousands of diverse informational sources to provide early warning of incidents at the local, regional and state levels. Situational awareness provides for situational response, allowing emergency response personnel to collaborate and manage efforts, across multiple organizations, from a single common view and coordination point.


One of the most serious challenges impacting homeland security is the timely exchange of intelligence and critical information between state, local and federal agencies. Accurate and timely intelligence is the key to the most fundamental responsibility of government, protecting its citizens and critical infrastructures. The ACTIC provides tactical and strategic intelligence analysis and information sharing to local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies and is the State’s central point of contact for criminal intelligence and counter terrorism issues. The ACTIC is the only nationally recognized fusion center in Arizona.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center is to protect the public and critical infrastructures of the State of Arizona by enhancing and coordinating information sharing and providing effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and professional intelligence and investigative support for local, county, state, tribal, federal, and private sector partners.


Vision Statement

To address all threats and hazards, thereby providing a safe and secure environment for the citizens of Arizona.


A Virtual Tour Of ACTIC

Fusion Centers were created after September 11, 2001, as a way for federal, state and local partners to gather and share information effectively in order to identify and mitigate potential threats. What happens once information is collected? Watch below for more information about ACTIC!




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You can play an important role in homeland security by being vigilant and watching for signs of terrorist, criminal or suspicious activity. We depend on your assistance in reporting the details of what you see while remaining anonymous if you wish.

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