Southwest Texas Fusion Center (SWTFC)

The Southwest Texas Fusion Center (SWTFC) is an all-threat/all-hazard center for information sharing and public safety analysis, collaborating with regional and national stakeholders through-out the greater San Antonio area and the south Texas Region.

Public Safety personnel must consider a wider variety of threats and hazards than the tradi-tional focus of past strategies, including threats to key resources (such as food, agriculture and water) and to critical infrastructure (such as energy, transportation and telecommunications). Using intelligence-led policing strategies, the SWTFC engages in information gathering and data analysis to develop actionable intelligence for use by its partners. Whether addressing local crime reduction issues or supporting national efforts to safeguard our homeland, the SWTFC is uniquely situated to respond to contemporary crime problems and more accurately predict future threat trends.

SWTFC operations are guided by the responsibility to preserve the privacy, civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens it protects. The SWTFC Privacy Policy has been reviewed and approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, state and local partners, and members of the community. All staff are trained in the handling of sensitive criminal justice information, including Executive Order 12291 (28 CFR Part 23), Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies.

SWTFC Fusion Liaison Officer (FLO) Program

The SWTFC’s mission is a collaborative effort, currently staffed by full-time personnel from the San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, and San Antonio Fire Department, along side part-time personnel from various other local, state and federal law enforcement partners. Those efforts are supported by members of the SWTFC’s Fusion Liaison Officer (FLO) program. FLO’s serve as direct contacts at the local level and key points of reference to stakeholders throughout the SWTFC region. FLO’s may be law enforcement officers and analysts, other emergency services employees, or private sector stakeholders who have been certified through the SWTFC FLO training program. In order to become a FLO for the SWTFC, you must complete the following:

SWTFC Region


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