Potential Signs of Terrorism
Questioning individuals at a level beyond mere curiosity about particular facets of a facility's or building's purpose, operations, security procedures, etc.
Testing of Security
Deliberate interactions with, or challenges to, installations, personnel or systems that reveal physical, personnel or cyber security capabilities.
Taking pictures or video of facilities, buildings or infrastructure in a manner that would arouse suspicion. Examples include taking pictures or video of:
Demonstrating unusual interest in facilities, buildings or infrastructures beyond mere casual or professional (e.g., engineers) interest. Examples include:
Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition, etc. Acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes, or badges.
People who do not seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, establishment, etc. Suspicious border crossings, impersonation of law enforcement, military personnel/or company employees.
Suspicious transactions involving large cash payments, deposits, or withdrawals.
Materials Acquisition or Storage
Acquisition and/or storage of unusual quantities of materials, such as cell phones, pagers, fuel, chemicals, toxic materials and timers.
Acquisition of Expertise
Attempts to obtain or conduct training in security concepts, military weapons or tactics.
Discovery of unusual amounts of weapons or explosives.
What is a Fusion Center?
A fusion center is a collaborative effort of state and federal agencies working in conjunction with local partners to share resources, expertise, and/or information to better identify, detect, prevent, and respond to terrorist and criminal activity utilizing an all crimes/all hazards approach.
The multidisciplinary approach of a fusion center increases state and local law enforcement's understanding and awareness of threats to public safety which is now a cornerstone of modern law enforcement activity.
Fusion centers were created after 9/11 as a way to mitigate intelligence gaps and readily share intelligence across all levels of local, state, and federal partners.
Virginia State Police
The exchange of information and resources derived from Virginia Fusion Center (VFC) partnerships is fundamental to providing a coordinated response to terrorism and criminal-related issues affecting the Commonwealth of Virginia. Information received and generated by the VFC is used to:
Virginia Fusion Center statutes
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