New center to help law enforcement identify threats, says AG Cooper
Release date: 9/11/2006
ISAAC to focus on homeland security and gang activity
Raleigh: North Carolina is set to officially open its Information Sharing and Analysis Center to help law enforcement gather and evaluate information on homeland security and gang activity on Tuesday, September 19 at 10:00 AM in Raleigh.
Attorney General Roy Cooper, Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Bryan E. Beatty, Acting United States Attorney George Holding, and State Bureau of Investigation Director Robin Pendergraft will join state and local law enforcement to officially open ISAAC next week.
“ISAAC will be a pipeline for law enforcement to share critical information about potential threats so that we can help keep North Carolina safe,” said Cooper.
ISAAC will serve as the focal point for collection, analysis and dissemination of information on possible terrorist and criminal threats against North Carolina. Law enforcement agencies from across the state will be able to submit and exchange information on homeland security and gang activities. Experts at ISAAC will evaluate that information and share it with other appropriate agencies to follow up on these tips.
Citizens are also encouraged to share tips and report suspicious activity by contacting local law enforcement. Contact information for the information center is 1-888-NCISAAC (888-624-7222) or NCISAAC@ncdoj.gov. Tips can also be submitted to the SBI online at www.ncdoj.gov and the Federal Bureau of Investigation at https://tips.fbi.gov .
The project is overseen by the SBI’s Intelligence and Technical Services Section. Partners of ISAAC include: the US Attorney’s Office, FBI, NC SBI, NC State Highway Patrol, NC National Guard, NC Association of Chief of Police, NC Sheriff’s Association, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Agriculture, NC Department of Corrections, Division of Emergency Management, and the Governor’s Crime Commission.
The Center receives funding from the Department of Homeland Security and the Governor’s Crime Commission.
ISAAC is located in the Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC in downtown Raleigh.