Rocky Mountain Information Network

RMIN Overview

RMIN Purpose/Mission


John Vinson
RMIN Director


Robert C. Halliday, Director
RMIN Executive Policy Board
Chairman


RMIN Overview

In 1983, Congress established the Regional Information Sharing Systems, now known as RISS.

The Rocky Mountain Information Network or RMIN (pronounced "rim-in"), is one of the six regional centers that make up RISS.  Each Center links agencies from neighboring states into a regional network that, in turn, interacts with other centers.  In short, RMIN and the other centers are regional networks within a national network.

The other RISS centers are:

  • Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network
    (MAGLOCLEN)
  • Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center
    (MOCIC)
  • New England State Police Information Network
    (NESPIN)
  • Regional Organized Crime Information Center
    (ROCIC)
  • Western States Information Network
    (WSIN)

Established by an act of Congress in 1983, the RISS Centers are part of the United States Department of Justice. They are funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, operate under 28 CFR Part 23 guidelines and serve more than 5,000 member agencies.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, RMIN serves more than 13,000 members in over 1,000 agencies in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Canada. 

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Purpose

The purpose of RMIN is to facilitate information sharing within the law enforcement community and assist member agencies in combating  multi-jurisdictional criminal activities and conspiracies that pose a threat to public safety.

Mission

To provide timely, high quality criminal intelligence services to law enforcement member agencies by: 

  • Producing intelligence products and providing other services that assist member agencies in combating multi-jurisdictional criminal conspiracies and activities
  • Developing and implementing a state-of-the-art technology information sharing network of automated data processing databases connecting member agencies with RISS and other local, state and national databases.
  • Protecting intelligence information, assets and employees.
  • Ensuring the professional development of our people.
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