In accordance with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) provides training on privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties for all DHS officers and intelligence analysts at state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers). Fusion centers serve as focal points within the state and local environment for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners. Located in states and major urban areas throughout the country, fusion centers are uniquely situated to empower front-line law enforcement, public safety, fire service, emergency response, public health, critical infrastructure/key resource (CIKR) protection, and private sector security personnel to understand local implications of national intelligence, thus enabling local officials to better protect their communities.
In support of CRCL’s training mission, the Office maintains a web portal for single point of access to the wide range of resources and training materials that address civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy.
By mail or phone:
The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Building 410, Mail Stop #0190
Washington, D.C. 20528
Toll Free: 1-866-644-8360
Toll Free TTY: 1-866-644-8361