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Counter-Terrorism Bureau

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau includes the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC) and the Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force (OC-JTTF).

Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC)

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OCIAC is a fusion center that provides an integrated, multi-disciplined, information and intelligence sharing network to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on all criminal risks and safety threats to law enforcement, fire, health, private sector and public sector stakeholder in a timely manner in order to protect the residents, visitors, and critical infrastructure while ensuring the civil rights and civil liberties of all persons are recognized.

What is a Fusion Center?

A fusion center is a collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise, and information to the center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. Intelligence processes -through which information is collected, integrated, evaluated, analyzed, and disseminate - are a primary focus.

Data fusion involves the exchange of information from different sources - including law enforcement, public safety, health care and the private sector. Relevant and actionable intelligence results from analysis and data fusion. The fusion process helps agencies be proactive and protect communities.

Reporting Suspicious Activity

The OCIAC should be notified of any relevant incident or information based on the current indicators and behaviors of suspicious activity identified by the Department of Homeland Security: National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI) 

The staff of the OCIAC can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 289-3949. The center's website can be accessed at

Report suspicious activity by submitting a tip through the website ( or use the following link: Report Suspicious Activity.

OCIAC is currently staffed by personnel from the following partner agencies:
• Orange County Sheriff's Department
• Anaheim Police Department
• Irvine Police Department
• Laguna Beach Police Department
• La Habra Police Department
• Orange Police Department
• Orange County Fire Authority
• Anaheim Fire Department
• Huntington Beach Police Department
• Tustin Police Department
• Garden Grove Police Department
• Orange County District Attorney’s Office
• Federal Bureau of Investigations
• Department of Homeland Security

Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force (OC-JTTF)

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In partnership with federal, state and local law enforcement partners, the mission of the Orange County  Joint Terrorism Task Force (OC JTTFJ) is to prevent, investigate and effectively and efficiently respond to a potential terrorist threat. The Task Force is responsible for collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information and intelligence related to any investigation occurring in or affecting the Orange County area.

OC JTTF is one of sixty-six JTTF’s across the United States and the 3rd largest in the nation. This task force is an intricate influence in the war on terror. Team members are tasked with collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information and intelligence involving matters related to any terrorism investigation occurring in or affecting the Orange County area. Task Force Members have undergone extensive background checks and training in FBI and Homeland Security protocol. 

Visit the FBI Counter Terrorism.