Protecting our communities through shared information and communications

The Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center (NNRIC) is a central location in Washoe County, Nevada, for the receipt of information and collaboration between law enforcement, public safety and the private sector. The NNRIC is designed to identify criminal and terrorism threats and provide appropriate services for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information. The NNRIC converts information into operational intelligence to detect, deter, and defend against terrorist attacks and major criminal threats within Washoe County, Nevada and facilitate communications between federal, state and local agencies and our private sector partners.


The mission of the NNRIC is to protect the citizens and critical infrastructure assets of the United States of America and specifically Nevada by enhancing intelligence and domestic preparedness operations for all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, governmental agencies whose mission it is to protect the citizenry, and public entities associated with critical infrastructure assets.

Training Those Who Serve

The NNRIC facilitates and provides intensive multi-disciplinary training to law enforcement, public safety and private sector professionals to increase knowledge and strengthen counter-terrorism and anti-criminal readiness.

Become a TLO Partner

A terrorism liaison officer (TLO) is an individual who serves as the point of contact for a law enforcement or public safety agency, or within the private sector, in matters related to terrorism and criminal information and intelligence. A TLO, though not necessarily an expert in terrorism, attends meetings and receives terrorism training, information, and intelligence from the local fusion center, online resources, and other entities engaged in homeland security initiatives. The TLO then educates others within his or her agency/entity, thereby enhancing situational awareness, early warning, and operational readiness.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

The NNRIC's Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) 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.

Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Criteria Guide




Unauthorized personnel attempting to or actually entering a restricted area or protected site. Impersonation of authorized personnel (e.g. police/security, janitor).


Presenting false or misusing insignia, documents, and/or identification, to misrepresent one's affiliation to cover possible illicit activity.


Stealing or diverting something associated with a facility/infrastructure (e.g., badges, uniforms, identification, emergency vehicles, technology or documents {classified or unclassified}, which are proprietary to the facility).

Sabotage/Tampering/ Vandalism

Damaging, manipulating, or defacing part of a facility/infrastructure or protected site.

Cyber Attack

Compromising, or attempting to compromise or disrupt an organization's information technology infrastructure.

Expressed or Implied


Communicating a spoken or written threat to damage or compromise a facility/infrastructure.

Aviation Activity

Operation of an aircraft in a manner that reasonably may be interpreted as suspicious, or posing a threat to people or property. Such operation may or may not be a violation of Federal Aviation Regulations.


Eliciting Information

Questioning individuals at a level beyond mere curiosity about particular facets of a facility's or building's purpose, operations, security procedures, etc., that would arouse suspicion in a reasonable person.

Testing or Probing of


Deliberate interactions with, or challenges to, installations, personnel, or systems that reveal physical, personnel or cyber security capabilities.


Building of operations teams and contacts, personnel data, banking data or travel data


Taking pictures or video of facilities, buildings, or infrastructure in a manner that would arouse suspicion in a reasonable person. Examples include taking pictures or video of infrequently used access points, personnel performing security functions (patrols, badge/vehicle checking), security-related equipment (perimeter fencing, security cameras), etc.


Demonstrating unusual interest in facilities, buildings, or infrastructure beyond mere casual or professional (e.g. engineers) interest such that a reasonable person would consider the activity suspicious. Examples include observation through binoculars, taking notes, attempting to measure distances, etc.



Acquisition and/or storage of unusual quantities of materials such as cell phones, pagers, fuel, chemicals, toxic materials, and timers, such that a reasonable person would suspect possible criminal activity.

Acquisition of Expertise

Attempts to obtain or conduct training in security concepts; military weapons or tactics; or other unusual capabilities that would arouse suspicion in a reasonable person.

Weapons Discovery

Discovery of unusual amounts of weapons or explosives that would arouse suspicion in a reasonable person.

Sector-Specific Incident

Actions associated with a characteristic of unique concern to specific sectors (such as the public health sector), with regard to their personnel, facilities, systems or functions.

* These activities are generally First Amendment-protected activities and should not be reported in a SAR or ISE-SAR absent articulable facts and circumstances that support the source agency's suspicion that the behavior observed is not innocent, but rather reasonably indicative of crim

Report Crimes, Threats & Hazards

Help us keep our communities safe by submitting information about wanted individuals, unsolved crimes or potential threats.

Urgent Threats/Incidents
Dial 911

NNRIC: 775-321-4902

For after hours (24/7)


Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV 89512

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