NEBRASKA

RISS Center- MOCIC

Nebraska Leadership for MOCIC

In addition to federal monitoring, MOCIC is governed by an Executive Committee composed of one elected member and one alternate from each of the nine states in the MOCIC region. Each Executive Committee member appoints a State Review Committee to provide advice and counsel on matters concerning MOCIC. In Nebraska, these leadership positions are held by:

Executive Committee Member:
Sheriff Bill Burgess
Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office
(402) 759-4441

Executive Committee Alternate:
Chief Daniel Lynch
Kearney Police Department
(308) 233-5265

State Review Committee Members:

Chief Robert S. Lausten
La Vista Police Department
(402) 331-1582

Captain Don Miller
Norfolk Police Department
(402) 844-2152

Sheriff Alan Moore
Saline County Sheriff’s Office
(402) 821-2111

Sheriff Mark Overman
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office
(308) 436-6667

Lieutenant Kurt Von Minden
Nebraska State Patrol
(402) 479-4930

Blair Police Department
Analytical Services

The Blair Police Department contacted the MOCIC analytical staff for assistance in a burglary investigation. Authorities were investigating three burglaries that had occurred at two car dealerships and a service business. Two suspects were identified. The MOCIC staff created a map that placed the suspects at the scenes of the burglaries at the times that they occurred. An arrest warrant was issued for one suspect, who was in custody in another jurisdiction. The second suspect turned himself in, and charges were dropped because of his cooperation. The investigating officer complimented the MOCIC staff’s work and communication throughout the process. He also advised that the prosecutor was impressed with the map created by the MOCIC staff.

In FY2017—

120 Member Agencies
172 Requests for Criminal Investigative Research
Assistance Involving 232 Inquiries
1,142 Intelligence Database Inquiries and
162 Intelligence Database Submissions
125 RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System
(RISSafe) Submissions With
12 RISSafe Conflicts Resolved
415 Service Contacts with Field Staff

Scottsbluff Police Department
Analytical/Intelligence Research Services

The Scottsbluff Police Department contacted MOCIC for assistance with a robbery investigation. Authorities believed that the suspect had committed armed robbery at a number of pharmacies. The MOCIC intelligence research staff obtained information, and the MOCIC analytical staff prepared charts and other analytical products with the phone numbers obtained from the investigator’s search warrants. The MOCIC staff placed the Scottsbluff Police Department case on high priority due to armed robberies committed by the suspect, and their work assisted investigators in developing leads and eliminating suspects. The suspect was eventually arrested and confessed to the robberies.

Fremont Police Department
Intelligence Research Services

The Fremont Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a sexual assault investigation. Authorities had limited information on the suspect. The MOCIC staff obtained information that assisted authorities in making a positive identification.

News and Testimonials

The Nebraska Information Analysis Center, Nebraska’s fusion center, is the RISSafe Watch Center for the state of Nebraska. RISSafe stores and maintains data on planned law enforcement events, such as raids, controlled buys, and surveillances, with the goal of identifying and alerting affected agencies and officers of potential conflicts.

The Nebraska Information Analysis Center is connected to the RISS Criminal Intelligence Database (RISSIntel), expanding the scope and interoperability of the nationwide RISS Secure Cloud (RISSNET).

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“I have been looking all over for this information. I should have come to MOCIC first.”

—Grand Island Police Department

“The MOCIC analyst was responsible for making the end product of my case investigation understandable, taking a complex subject matter and greatly simplifying it to the bottom line of how much money was taken and who was responsible for the missing funds.”

—Nebraska State Patrol

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) mission is to assist local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies by providing adaptive solutions and services that facilitate information sharing, support criminal investigations, and promote officer safety.

The Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), one of the six RISS Centers, began providing services to its regional member agencies in 1980. MOCIC’s region consists of:

• Illinois
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Minnesota
• Missouri
• Nebraska
• North Dakota
• South Dakota
• Wisconsin
• Canadian province of Manitoba

Since 1980, the number of criminal justice agencies benefiting from MOCIC services has grown to more than 1,785 agencies.

www.riss.net/Impact

Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office
Intelligence Research Services

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a credit card fraud investigation. Authorities needed to identify two suspects who they believed had traveled the United States with cloned credit card information, stealing thousands of dollars along the way. In one city alone, the suspects were responsible for more than $10,000 in losses. For the first suspect, they had a possible name and information that he may be from a West Coast state. For the second suspect, they had only a possible name. The MOCIC staff obtained information that helped authorities to positively identify both suspects and obtain felony warrants for their arrests.

Norfolk Police Department
Intelligence Research Services

The Norfolk Police Department contacted the MOCIC intelligence research staff for assistance in a missing persons case. Authorities were looking for two missing juveniles who were believed to be runaways. Authorities were following a lead based on a social media conversation believed to be between one of the juveniles and a friend. The MOCIC staff obtained information about Internet Protocol (IP) addresses related to that social media site. The MOCIC staff also learned that one of the juveniles had attempted to sell sunglasses on an online selling site (part of the juvenile’s face was reflected in the posted photo of the sunglasses). By comparing information from both online sources, authorities determined that the social media conversation initiated from an eastern state and that the missing juveniles had been in a western state, making the possibility of traveling between the two places physically impossible. According to authorities, this information prevented them from wasting further time chasing the social media lead. The juveniles were ultimately located and returned to their homes.