How Does the Fusion Center Protect Our Communities?
The Hawaii State Fusion Center (HSFC) is a Hawaii State government program that facilitates intelligence sharing between local, state, and federal agencies, and the public and private sectors. As the nation’s 77th Fusion Center, it is uniquely structured to empower front-line law enforcement, public safety, fire service, emergency response, public health, critical infrastructure partners, and private sector security personnel to understand local implications of national intelligence, thus enabling local officials to better protect their communities.
The HSFC collects tips, leads, and other threat information through suspicious activity reporting (SAR). It conducts analysis, disseminates intelligence, and provides training and technology resources. The top priorities are counter terrorism and cyber security.
Report Suspicious Activity
If there is an emergency, contact your local police department.
To report suspicious activity, go to hawaiifusioncenter.org or email [email protected]
Describe specifically what you observed, including:
- Who or what you saw;
- When you saw it;
- Where it occurred; and
- Why it’s suspicious.
Please include your contact information so we can follow up with you.
For general inquiries contact us at [email protected]
Partnerships in the Community
The Hawaii State Fusion Center’s partnerships with the community are important because they are a force multiplier. They increase its effectiveness of and amplify its output of work to help protect the public. Please visit hawaiifusioncenter.org to learn about our various programs and how community members can get involved.
Special Event Coordination
The HSFC works behind the scenes at many of Hawaii’s premiere athletic events from the Honolulu Marathon to the Kona Ironman. They assist in the management of risks associated with conducting events that involve mass gatherings of people and assist planners and organizers in making such events safe and successful, as well as ensuring adequate measures and systems are in place to prevent, reduce, and provide safety for all.
What is a Fusion Center?
A fusion center is a collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise, and information to the center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. HSFC members include Hawaii high intensity drug trafficking area, Hawaii state employees, Hawaii National Guard, DHS and FBI. The extended HSFC memberships include every major local law enforcement office in Hawaii, critical infrastructure providers, private sector partners, federal government partners, and many others statewide.
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is the trusted network for homeland security mission operations to share sensitive but unclassified information. Federal, state, local, territorial, tribal, international and private sector homeland security partners use HSIN to manage operations, analyze data, send alerts and notices, and in general, share the information they need to do their jobs.