South Dakota Fusion Center
The South Dakota Fusion Center (SDFC) compiles, analyzes and disseminates criminal intelligence to support terrorism prevention and the investigation of criminal activity. It’s part of the National Fusion Center System that serves as a focal point for threat-related information.
The primary goal of the SDFC is to identify emerging threats while enhancing the capability of safety partners by receiving, gathering, analyzing and disseminating criminal intelligence and public safety data in a timely and actionable manner. In 2015, the SDFC disseminated approximately 744 pieces of information to city, county, state and federal personnel and responded to 1,492 requests for information.
The Center’s coordinators assist with information and intelligence collection from non-law enforcement public safety personnel, engaging with fire, EMS, health and other vital public safety sectors in South Dakota. The SDFC also works with law enforcement agencies statewide and assists with cyber intelligence collection.