"The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program links law enforcement agencies throughout the nation, providing secure communications, information sharing resources, and investigative support to combat multijurisdictional crime and terrorist threats. Currently, RISS serves more than 7,100 local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement member agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Australia, Canada, and England. RISS is a national program made up of six centers that operate in geographic regions of varying size, serving the unique needs of law enforcement in each region while fostering information sharing among all levels of law enforcement across the country. RISS communications and information sharing services are designed to help member agencies thwart terrorism, narcotics trafficking, organized crime, violent crime, cybercrime, and gang activity. Responding to national security needs, RISS has expanded its resources to include services that allow information sharing and secure collaboration among public and private entities critical to the protection of the nations population and infrastructures."
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