Homeland Security Bureau
9105 NW 25th St.
Doral, FL 33172
Email: [email protected]
Major: Brian Rafky
The Miami-Dade Police Department's, Homeland Security Bureau is also a nationally recognized fusion center, known as the Southeast Florida Fusion Center (SEFFC). The mission of the HSB/SEFFC is to develop and implement effective information-sharing policies and collaborative programs, to ensure the effective dissemination of criminal intelligence information across a multi-jurisdictional and multi-discipline environment; and to build trusted relationships with our federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector partners, to enhance our ability to secure the homeland, while protecting the privacy of our citizens.
Intelligence Operations Center (IOC)
The IOC is the primary liaison, research and analysis hub. IOC staff monitors information as it is received from local, state, federal and open sources. Pertinent information is subsequently disseminated to the appropriate personnel.
Intelligence Section (IS)
The IS consists of the Intelligence Unit (IU). The IS has the responsibility for gathering, analyzing, disseminating and maintaining intelligence information for the Department. Additionally, the IS has the responsibility of coordinating the Department’s efforts in combating domestic terrorism. This includes conducting security and vulnerability assessments and identifying the security needs of critical infrastructures.
Technical Operations/Video Forensic Unit (TOVFU)
The TOVFU provides technical support in the form of sophisticated electronic equipment and operational expertise for all entities of MDPD.
Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC)
The Miami-Dade Police Department has established the first Real-Time Crime Center in the southeastern United States. The RTCC offers the unique service of an aggregated search with immediate analysis of available data. The RTCC is responsible for the coordination and distribution of real-time information to police officers and investigators.
This awareness-enhancing intelligence information is distributed via radio, Computer-Aided Dispatch, and other devices. Such varied distribution ensures a more effective and timely response to criminal activity and calls for service with a primary goal of providing situational awareness and enhancing officer safety.