HOMELAND SECURITY, TERRORISM, AND RESPONSIBLE INFORMATION SHARING


The Nevada Threat Analysis Center (NTAC) was established in April 2008 and is an entity within the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division. In partnership with the people of Nevada, the Department of Public Safety provides services in support of protecting our citizens and visitors by promoting safer communities through prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, education and enforcement, through an all threats, all crimes strategy. The NTAC mission is to protect Nevada’s citizens, visitors, critical infrastructure and key resources through the receipt, analysis, and dissemination of terrorism, criminal activity, and hazard information to state, local, federal, tribal, and private partners, while ensuring the protection of individual civil rights and civil liberties.

    The Governor’s Office has designated NTAC as the state fusion center, with primary responsibility for 15 of the state’s 17 counties, excluding Washoe and Clark counties, and to include all state agencies and tribal areas within those areas. Clark and Washoe Counties have their own fusion centers with responsibilities lying within their respective jurisdictions. NTAC functions in coordination with the Washoe County and Clark County fusion centers.

      NTAC embraces a team effort of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement, fire, health, emergency management and private sector stakeholders, in cooperation with the citizens of Nevada, for the timely receipt, analysis, and dissemination of criminal information while ensuring the safety and privacy rights of our citizens and critical infrastructure. NTAC makes privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections an utmost priority in all the information gathered, maintained or accessed. In addition, the NTAC Critical Infrastructure Protection capability enables public and private entities to identify, assess, prioritize, and protect critical infrastructure and key resources so they can detect, prevent, deter, devalue, and mitigate deliberate efforts to destroy, incapacitate, or exploit critical infrastructure and key resources.