Virtual Command Center/Special Interest Group Program
The Virtual Command Center/Special Interest Group (VCC/SIG) program is a secure, Internet-based information sharing system available to agencies around the world that are involved in law enforcement, first response, criminal justice, anti-terrorism, intelligence, and related matters. SIG and VCC members can access or share sensitive but unclassified information anytime and anywhere. Both services are available on the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) to all LEEP users.
Below is a brief description of SIG and VCC services as well as other beneficial tools available within either service.
Special Interest Group: A controlled/structured-access area for departments such as task forces, cyber, drug enforcement, or other disciplines, to share and store information with law enforcement, intelligence and emergency management communities, as an endeavor to enhance collaboration with the law enforcement and intelligence communities to keep our nation safe. SIGs can be configured to provide users access to intelligence reports, specialized trainings, maps, photos, forums and databases. SIGs enable cross-border and multi-agency collaboration often allowing users to access information previously unavailable to them
Virtual Command Center: A real-time, collaborative tool that facilitates shared situational awareness and event/incident management. VCCs foster single and or multi-agency collaboration and allow users to share and report incidents, necessary intelligence resources—like suspect profiles, maps, and floor plans—and event schedules. VCCs—invaluable tools that have been successfully used in about 5,500 cases over the past decade—are ideal for:
- Active shooter incidents
- Child abductions
- Presidential inaugurations
- Takedown operations
- Natural disasters
- Special events
- Terrorist attacks and threats
VCC Trax: An operational tool designed to display the information associated with multiple suspects, locations, or mass casualties. Users also have the ability to take and upload photographs into the Trax application—i.e., law enforcement personnel on surveillance might take a suspect photograph and then upload it directly into a Trax suspect box within seconds.
Active Shooter: An outgrowth of a White House initiative to assist law enforcement and first responders, the FBI Active Shooter Resources SIG contains valuable resources to aid in the management of the chaos often surrounding active shooter/multiple victim incidents.