Joint statement of the International Association of Chiefs of Police -- National Sheriffs Association -- Major Cities Chiefs - Major County Sheriffs Association -- National Governors Association Homeland Security Advisors Council - National Narcotics Officers Coalitions Association -- National Fusion Center Association -- Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies on the recently released report titled Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers..
The WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has the overal responsibility for prevention, planning, responding to and recovering from all major events, both man-made and natural. It is responsible for coordinating with other federal, state, local private and volunteer partners to assist the citizens of West Virginia during disasters.
This branch has several important sections to help fulfil its mission of protecting the state's citizens, their property and our critical infrasturcture.
The West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center
The West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center is a partnership between public and private entities. Through the cooperation of local, state, and federal law enforcement, public safety agencies, and the private sector, the fusion center is able to better protect the citizens of the United States against all hazards. This is accomplished by aggressively facilitating the collection and compilation of all credible information and, through professional analysis of collected information and open source documents, producing reliable and credible intelligence.
The mission of the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center is to anticipate, identify, prevent, and monitor criminal activity and all other hazards and to responsibly distribute that intelligence to its stakeholders while both protecting the rights of citizens and guarding the rights and integrity of law enforcement and private industry.