North Florida Fusion eXchange
Columbia Dixie Franklin Gadsden Hamilton Jefferson Lafayette Leon Liberty Madison Suwannee Taylor Wakulla

Contact us: (850) 410-8889 | Email:  | P.O. Box 1489 Tallahassee, FL 32308

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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"Eight Signs of Terrorism" Video

Terrorist operations usually begin with extensive planning. You can help prevent and detect terrorism - and other types of crime - by watching for suspicious activities and reporting them to the proper authorities. 

Be Alert For These Signs:

Surveillance - Someone recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras, note taking, drawing diagrams, annotating on maps or using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices.

Elicitation - People or organizations attempting to gain information about military operations, capabilities or people. Elicitation attempts may be made by mail, email, phone or in person. This could include eavesdropping or friendly conversation.

Tests of Security - Any attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches, attempts to penetrate physical security barriers or monitor procedures in order to assess strengths and weaknesses.

Funding - Suspicious transactions involving large cash payments, deposits or withdrawals are common signs of terrorist funding. Collections for donations, the solicitation for money and criminal activity are also warning signs.

Supplies - Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition etc. This also includes acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes or badges (or the equipment to manufacture such items) and any other controlled items.

Impersonation - People who don't seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or anywhere else. This includes the impersonation of law enforcement, military personnel or company employees.

Rehearsal - Putting people in position and moving them around according to their plan without actually committing the terrorist act. An element of this activity could also include mapping out routes and determining traffic light times and flow.

Deployment - People and supplies getting into position to commit the act. This is the person's last chance to alert authorities before the terrorist act occurs.

Tips for reporting suspicious activity:

Being aware of signs indicative of terrorist planning can aid law enforcement in the discovery of possible terrorist activity. If you believe you have information that would help authorities, you are encouraged to do the following:

Emergencies: Call 911
Non- Emergencies: Call Local
Law Enforcement
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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. Intelligence processes through which information is collected, evaluated, analyzed and disseminated are a primary focus.  Fusion involves the exchange of information from different sources, including law enforcement, public safety and the private sector.

Relevant and actionable intelligence results from analysis and data fusion. The data fusion process assists agencies in proactive efforts and essentially, protecting communities. The Fusion Center guidelines were developed to ensure that fusion centers are established and operated consistently, resulting in enhanced coordination, strengthened partnerships and improved crime-fighting and anti-terrorism capabilities. The guidelines and key elements, as well as additional resources, policies and implementation tools are included in this publication from the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.

What is the North Florida Fusion eXchange?

The North Florida Fusion eXchange (NFFX) is a collaborative effort of local, state and federal agencies working in partnership to share resources, expertise, and/or information to better identify, detect, prevent, apprehend and respond to criminal and terrorist activity utilizing an all crimes/all hazards approach. The multidisciplinary approach of the NFFX increases the awareness of potential threats and enhances what has traditionally been a law enforcement mission.

There are many agencies making valuable contributions to the mission of public safety, including the public and private sector communities. The NFFX consists of partner agencies from the following 13 counties within our North Florida region: Columbia,  Dixie,  Franklin,  Gadsden,  Hamilton,  Jefferson,  Lafayette,  Leon,  Liberty,  Madison, Suwannee,  Taylor  and  Wakulla

How do we operate?

The NFFX partnership agencies contribute Fusion Liaison Officer(s) (FLO) from their respective agency, which must pass a state law enforcement background process. The FLO's have been trained in legal and privacy issues, to include 28 CFR Part 23, and they acknowledge that they must handle any intelligence or criminal investigative information in accordance with State and Federal law. The FLO's and analysts receive training on topics to assist them in their daily duties, which includes the production of strategic briefings and assessments on emerging or potential public safety threats in our region. The dissemination of any information or intelligence product by analysts of the NFFX must be reviewed and approved by the NFFX Director. These products are then posted to the secured NFFX SharePoint website.

In addition to intelligence products, NFFX disseminates federal and state generated alerts, warnings and notifications regarding time-sensitive threats, situational awareness reports and analytical products. The guidelines for protection of civil liberties and privacy interests of our citizens are detailed in the NFFX Privacy Policy.