The Minnesota Fusion Center is a section of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). The Minnesota Fusion Center's purpose is to allow participating agencies to share information about suspected criminal activity. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has supported the establishment of centers (called fusion centers) in every state to coordinate the information-sharing functions between federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, as well as other public safety agencies and the private sector. Fusion centers provide an environment where the stakeholders collaboratively work together gathering information, analyzing data and sharing information to improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism locally, regionally and nationally.
The mission of the Minnesota Fusion Center is to collect, evaluate, analyze and disseminate information regarding organized criminal, terrorist and all-hazards activity in Minnesota, while complying with state and federal law to ensure the rights and privacy of all.