FY2012 Annual Report

RISS continues to be at the forefront in providing critical information and intelligence sharing resources, investigative support services, and officer safety and deconfliction services to thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in their effort to successfully resolve criminal and terrorist-related investigations and to ensure officer safety.

During FY2012, demand for RISS services continued to increase; however, because of the funding reduction, RISS was unable to provide the same level of service as in previous years. Throughout FY2012, RISS diligently worked to maintain its core services, including the operation of RISSNET, RISSIntel, RISSafe, and its analytical services; however, a number of reductions and the elimination of some programs and services occurred.

The FY2012 RISS Annual Report provides a summary of RISS's programs and resources, example successes from agencies and officers using RISS, key performance metrics, and future goals.

Examples of RISS’s accomplishments in FY2012 include the following:
  • RISS member agencies increased to 8,952.
  • Authorized RISSNET users increased to 112,830.
  • Developed 32,516 analytical products.
  • Loaned more than 4,587 pieces of specialized equipment.
  • Responded to 184,553 requests for intelligence research support.
  • Sponsored or cosponsored 908 training opportunities and helped train 53,382 individuals.
  • Watch Center personnel and authorized remote users entered 164,094 law enforcement-related events into RISSafe, resulting in 57,500 identified conflicts.
  • Supported 23 RISSafe Watch Centers.
  • Deployed the RISSafe Mobile application.
  • The number of critical infrastructure and public safety professionals accessing the RISS Automated Trusted Information Exchange™ (ATIX) increased to 121,443.
  • Supported agency systems connected to RISSNET.
  • Created Secure Hosted Websites accessible via RISSNET.
  • Continued to support RISSGang. Completed the connection of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) GangNet and the Arizona GangNet.
  • Continued to participate in the Assured Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) Interoperability Initiative under the auspices of the White House and the Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE).
  • Continued to support other programs such as the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) and the National Virtual Pointer System (NVPS).
  • Continued work to expand the RISS Pawnshop Database nationwide. More than 3.4 million records are available in the database.

In addition, RISS streamlined operations, prioritized critical programs and resources, and strived to provide high-quality services and support to law enforcement and public safety partners.