SOUTHEASTERN WI THREAT ANALYSIS CENTER (STAC)
The STAC is one of 79 fusion centers recognized by the United States Department of Homeland Security; STAC is collocated with the Milwaukee Police Department’s Intelligence Fusion Center. STAC provides a platform for collaboration among multiple federal, state, local and tribal agencies and disciplines to exchange information and intelligence, with the goal to improve the ability to detect, prevent, deter, and respond to crime and terrorism by analyzing data from various sources. STAC is organized into three component Sections.
A fusion center is an effective and efficient mechanism to exchange information and intelligence, maximize resources, streamline operations, and improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism by analyzing data from a variety of sources. In addition, fusion centers are a conduit for implementing portions of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan. Among the primary focuses of fusion centers are the intelligence and fusion processes, through which information is collected, integrated, evaluated, analyzed, and disseminated. Nontraditional collectors of intelligence, such as public safety entities and private sector organizations, possess important information that can be “fused” with law enforcement data to provide meaningful information and intelligence about threats and criminal activity.
The ultimate goal of the fusion center is to provide a mechanism through which government, law enforcement, public safety, and the private sector can come together with a common purpose and improve the ability to safeguard our homeland and prevent criminal activity. Fusion centers embody the core of collaboration, and as demands increase and resources decrease, fusion centers will become an effective tool to maximize available resources and build trusted relationships.
The Threat Analysis Section provides members of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement agencies, and our other law enforcement partners with intelligence regarding critical incidents and significant public safety events in a real time format. The Threat Analysis Section is comprised of the following:
– STAC Watch Desk
– Suspicious Activity Reports
– Cyber Security Intelligence
– Health Security Intelligence
– Intelligence Analysis
Infrastructure Protection tracks critical infrastructure and conducts Threat and Vulnerability Assessments on identified critical infrastructure in Wisconsin. The mission of this unit supports the State Homeland Security Strategy with assessments conducted by Unit personnel and Threat Liaison Officers. The staff and TLOs also complete Buffer Zone Protection (BZP) assessments, and Special Event Threat Assessments. The Infrastructure Protection Section is comprised of the following:
– Fire Service Intelligence
– Critical Asset Assessment Team
– Special Event Security
– Field Intelligence Unit
TRAINING & OUTREACH
Training and Outreach is tasked with recruiting and training personnel from law enforcement agencies, fire services, public safety, private sector security, the military and other relevant disciplines who become Fusion Liaison Officers (FLOs) in support of the STAC mission. The Training & Outreach Section is comprised of the following:
– Fusion Liaison Officer Program
– Preparedness Exercise Program
– National SAR Initiative Training
– Special Security Briefing Program