The Florida Fusion Center

Florida Fusion Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Fusion Center is to protect citizens, visitors, resources, and critical infrastructure of Florida by enhancing information sharing, intelligence, capabilities, and preparedness operations for all local, state, and federal agencies in accordance with Florida’s Domestic Security Strategy.

What is a Fusion Center?

A fusion center is a collaborative effort of state, local, tribal territorial and federal agencies working in partnership to share resources, expertise, and/or information to better identify, detect, prevent, apprehend and respond to threats, crimes and terrorist activity utilizing an all crimes/all hazards approach. The Florida Fusion Center (FFC) headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida is the states designated fusion center.

Florida Fusion Center

The Florida Fusion Center, also known as FFC, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida began operations in 2007 and was designated as the head of the Network of Florida Fusion Centers in 2008 by the Governor. The Network of Florida Fusion Centers includes two recognized fusion centers and five regional fusion centers, to include three certified nodes of the FFC.

The Network of Florida Fusion Centers works together statewide on gathering, processing, analyzing, and disseminating of terrorism, law enforcement, and homeland security information. The focus of these regional centers may vary slightly from the FFC, but the flow of information between these centers are coordinated to serve the needs of all Floridians.

Services Offered

  • Provides all crimes, all hazards analysis to proactively identify threats, crime trends and vulnerabilities that may impact Florida and its residents
  • Acts as the state’s “sentinel” with the 24/7 Intelligence Watch and Warning Desk providing vital awareness and emergency management information to key decision makers 
  • Serves as the central collection point for the Florida “If You See Something, Say Something TM” campaign and suspicious activity reporting in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and Florida’s regional fusion centers
  • Provides cyber security training and information for government, businesses and the public through Secure Florida to ensure the safeguarding of our information systems, reducing vulnerability to cyber attacks, and increasing responsiveness to threats
  • Gathers information, conducts analysis, develops intelligence and disseminates analytical findings, products and briefings to key stakeholders
  • Assists federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners with requests for information
  • Serves as a conduit for requests for the other 78 fusion centers across the U.S. and Interpol
  • Protects civil liberties and privacy interests of American citizens throughout the intelligence process

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