The Virginia Fusion Center (VFC) was created as a partnership between the Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Emergency Management to improve the Commonwealth of Virginia’s preparedness against terrorist attacks and to deter criminal activity. The Center provides a vital conduit for information exchange allowing the VFC to communicate with its partners.
The information provided to the VFC may be used by national entities to assist them in formulating a strategic view of the threats facing our nation. The VFC is also responsible for the rapid and efficient dissemination of threat and protective information affecting Virginia to assist partners in their homeland security responsibilities. The VFC operates on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis, and is staffed by personnel representing several state and federal agencies.
The VFC has partnerships in the following areas:
- Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement
- Department of Defense and Component Agencies
- Critical Infrastructure
- Emergency Response
- Private Industry
- General Public