The Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC)  is a regional fusion center. Its mission is to better protect the public by providing a centralized, comprehensive, multi-agency criminal information and intelligence-sharing network to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the law enforcement and public safety agencies involved and by maximizing the region's ability to detect, prevent, apprehend, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.

Area of Responsibility

The ARIC area of responsibility (AOR) spans 10 counties within the Central Texas region - Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson. ARIC partner agencies work together to provide resources, expertise and/or information to the center. ARIC focuses on regional public safety data analysis and investigative support within our AOR.

Protecting Local Communities

ARIC plays an important role in countering violent extremism and protecting local communities from violent crime through its daily operations, including gathering, analyzing, and sharing threat information. As an analytic hub, ARIC is uniquely situated to empower frontline personnel to understand the local implications of national intelligence by tailoring national threat information into a local context and helping frontline personnel understand terrorist and criminal threats they could encounter in the field.

Public Safety Focus Areas

ARIC, which the Austin Police Department manages, has been in operation since December 15, 2010, with the following focus areas as it relates to public safety:

  • General Crime
  • Suspicious Activity
  • Terrorist Activity
  • Special and Regional Events
  • Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
  • Public Health
  • Fire Services

ARIC Partners

  • Austin Community College Police Department
  • Austin Fire Department
  • Austin ISD Police Department
  • Austin Police Department
  • Bastrop Police Department
  • Buda Police Department
  • Cedar Park Police Department
  • Georgetown Police Department
  • Hays County Sheriff's Office
  • Kyle Police Department
  • Manor Police Department
  • Pflugerville ISD Police Department
  • Pflugerville Police Department
  • Round Rock Police Department
  • San Marcos Police Department
  • Sunset Valley Police Department
  • Texas State University Police Department
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • UT Police Department
  • Williamson County Sheriff’s Office


Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for ARIC (PDF)

ARIC Privacy Policy (PDF)

ARIC Notifications

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Contact Information

Please contact us by email or by phone at 512-974-ARIC (2742).

To get in touch with the ARIC Privacy Officer, please contact us by email.