What is a Threat Liaison Officer?

A Threat Liaison Officer (TLO) is any member of a law enforcement, fire agency, emergency medical services personnel, federal agent, military, or anyone working closely within the public safety/homeland security community, in good standing, who has been properly certified by the appropriate Regional Fusion Center.

Who Can Become a TLO Partner?

Law Enforcement - Fire/EMS - Health - Public Health - Military - Tribal


Benefits of Becoming a TLO Partner

  • Receive TLO training
  • Access to TLO materials and resources
  • Receive JRIC bulletins and notifications via e-mail (MUST Opt-in)
  • Ability to connect with other vetted TLO partners via message board

How to Become a TLO Partner

  • Obtain approval from their supervisor or designee to participate in the program
  • Attend the appropriate California Regional Fusion Center, certified 8-hour TLO Basic course
  • Understand and sign a Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) and/or For Official Use Only (FOUO) non-disclosure agreement
  • Certifications: Continuing Education (CE), Standard Training for Corrections (S.T.C), Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)
  • See Calendar for Upcoming Classes

TLO Outreach

The following form will allow agencies within the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC's) 6 county area of responsibility to request an informational presentation (in person or in webinar format) about how the JRIC can best assist or serve individual agencies of all sizes and types. In general, this form is for Law Enforcement, Fire, Health, Military and Tribal partners. Complete the form below and select one of the services offered:

Submit TLO Outreach Request

For questions regarding the TLO Program, please email Training@jric.org

Frequently Asked Questions


Do All TLOs Perform the same duties?

  • No. TLOs represent law enforcement, fire departments, health and public health agencies, military. Each of these disciplines has unique needs in dealing with the threat of terrorism. Although the information, intelligence, and training provided is frequently the same, the roles that these agencies play are quite different. As such, some TLOs may be more focused on detection and deterrence, whereas others may be more concerned with response issues. The role of the agency will dictate the specific responsibilities of their TLO.

What are the typical duties of a TLO?

  • Help line staff identify threat and terrorism related situations and share information.
  • Serve as a point-of-contact within their agency for questions and information regarding terrorism and threat related suspicious activity reports, tips and leads.
  • Have a working relationship with the Regional Fusion Center to help facilitate the movement of threat related information to and from appropriate personnel.
  • The TLO is responsible for educating personnel within their agencies regarding the procedures for submitting suspicious activity reports, tips, or leads.
  • The TLO is encouraged to pursue advanced level TLO training courses as recommended and provided by their respective Regional Fusion Center.
  • The TLO should be flexible to fulfill other expectations and/or functions that may be determined by each individual Reginal Fusion Center.
Mission Statement:

The mission of a TLO is to serve as a conduit of information between members of the public safety community, public/private sector, citizenry, and the US Government, in the fight against terrorism and other major threats to our nation such as but not limited to international terrorism, domestic violent extremists and counterintelligence/insider threats.