Fusion Center

 

Fusion Center

El Paso Fusion Center
Multi-Agency Tactical Response
Information eXchange

 


What is the Multi-Agency Tactical Response Information eXchange (MATRIX)?

Fusion CenterThe El Paso Fusion Center – Multi Agency Tactical Response Information eXchange (MATRIX) serves as an all-crimes and all-hazards tactical information and intelligence hub for the El Paso Police Department and the Region. This integrated, multi-disciplinary information sharing network is a collaborative between local, State, and Federal Agencies in El Paso and Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Our Mission is designed to protect the citizens and critical infrastructure of Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico, while preserving the privacy and the U.S. and Texas Constitutional rights of all individuals and organizations.

The MATRIX is a US Department of Homeland (DHS), and the State of Texas recognized Fusion Center, working in conjunction with other fusion centers in Texas and throughout the US to detect, prevent and interrupt crime and terrorism. A mandatory component for this recognition is a DHS approved privacy policy. The privacy policy is available for public viewing by clicking the highlight “privacy policy” text. The public may submit comments, complaints or input on our Contact Us page.

 


What does MATRIX do?

MATRIX analyzes and disseminates information and intelligence used to address crime, public hazards, and terrorism. MATRIX serves the public safety agencies located in El Paso, Dona Ana County and will assist any law enforcement agency in the US with criminal analysis to support legal, criminal investigation.

Fusion Centers have become an integral part of our nations intelligence and information sharing capabilities. The National Fusion Center Association  (NFCA) represent the interests of state and major urban area fusion centers, as well as associated interests of states, tribal nations, and units of local government, in order to promote the development and sustainment of fusion centers to enhance public safety; encourage effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and professional intelligence and information sharing; and prevent and reduce the harmful effects of crime and terrorism on victims, individuals, and communities.

The following videos produced by the NFCA provide information on the National Network of Fusion Centers and how your Fusion Center plays a critical role in protecting our community For more information, or if you have difficulty downloading the videos, visit the NFCA’s website at https://nfcausa.org.”

Informational Videos:

Intro to the Network of National Fusion Centers.

Fusion Centers and Preventing Threats to the Homeland.

Fusion Centers: Bringing Organization to the Chaos.

 


MATRIX Partners

Crime does not adhere to geographic boundaries, so it is important to coordinate and share criminal information and intelligence with as many agencies as possible. The current law enforcement partners consolidating and sharing information include:

  • Anthony (TX) Police Department
  • Clint Police Department
  • El Paso Constable District 2
  • El Paso Community College Police Department
  • El Paso Fire Department – Fire Marshal
  • El Paso Police Department
  • El Paso Independent School District Police Department
  • El Paso Sheriff's Department
  • Horizon City Police Department
  • Socorro Police Department
  • Socorro Independent School District Police
  • University of Texas El Paso Police Department
  • Texas Tech Police Department
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico
  • Dona Ana County Sherriff’s Department, New Mexico
  • Anthony (NM) Police Department
  • Sunland Park Police Department, New Mexico
  • Town of Mesilla Marshal’s Office
  • New Mexico State University Police Department

 


How does MATRIX help law enforcement officers?

The MATRIX has a consolidated law enforcement records and data system.  This system is the source for searching and analysis, which offers a regional perspective, enhancing law enforcement officers’ ability to interrupt and prevent crime, improving the quality of life in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.