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Homeland Security Information Network - Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) provides law enforcement officials at every level of government with a means to collaborate securely with partners across geographic and jurisdictional boundaries. For example, law enforcement organizations commonly use HSIN during operations focused on weapons smuggling, narcotics trafficking and gang mitigation.

Law enforcement professionals also use HSIN to share information including Be on the Lookouts (BOLOs), Requests for Information (RFIs), For Your Information (FYIs), Intelligence Reports and other Law Enforcement Sensitive documents. HSIN allows users to create and distribute messages to large, mission-specific contact lists. This rapid, secure information exchange provides law enforcement professionals with critical intelligence as they conduct work in the field.


Learn more by reading the annual reports, fact sheets, and case studies.

HSIN allows seamless information sharing and real-time collaboration among federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners.

Rapid information sharing is critical to homeland security and all aspects of public safety. HSIN allows partners to leverage information sharing and enhanced collaboration capabilities among all levels of government and the private sector

HSIN provides increased situational awareness to public safety partners via capabilities such as:

  • Event and Incident Management
  • Operations Support
  • Web Conferencing (HSIN Connect)
  • Geospatial Services
  • Comprehensive Training
  • Learning Management System (HSIN Learn)
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Secure Messaging (HSINbox)
  • Instant Messaging (HSIN Chat)
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) Services
  • HSIN Communities

HSIN supports the National Response Framework by providing the ability to track deployed teams and resource utilization, pass and share geospatial information with street-level maps and imagery, and post Requests for Information (RFIs). State and local fusion centers use HSIN as the primary collaboration resource to communicate with the Department of Homeland Security.

For general information, contact the HSIN Outreach Team via email at HSIN@hq.dhs.gov.

If you are experiencing problems with your HSIN account, contact the HSIN Help Desk at 866-430-0162 or via email at HSIN.HelpDesk@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 12/21/2022
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