CARICOM IMPACS Sub-Agency
Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC)

This sub agency is in Trinidad and provides support to Member States in intelligence gathering, sharing and analysis. It is staffed mainly by attachments from individual Member States, who are seconded to this Centre for an initial period of two (2) years.

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GENESIS OF THE RIFC

The CARICOM IMPACS-Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC) is a sub agency of CARICOM IMPACS and is located in Trinidad and Tobago. CARICOM IMPACS-RIFC provides support to Member States in intelligence gathering, sharing and analysis.

Contributors to the CARICOM IMPACS-Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC) include:

  • Members and Associate Member States of CARICOM
  • International Partners
  • Regional and International Organization and Agencies

CARICOM IMPACS-Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC) is staffed mainly by attachments from individual Member States, who are seconded to this Centre for an initial period of two (2) years.

The Agency was initially established at the 27th Meeting of Heads of Government when it was agreed that in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for the hosting of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007  as well as to secure  the CARICOM Single Domestic Space.

The RIFC's Mission

To provide intelligence support to regional and international stakeholders in furtherance of the security imperatives mandated by CARICOM

The RIFC's Vision

A Centre unmatched in its core capabilities, recognised as an authoritative and effective intelligence support mechanism, functioning as a single point of contact, fully integrated into the global intelligence community for the promotion of safety and security in the Region

Key Functions of the RIFC

  • To provide 24/7 support to CARICOM IMPACS-Joint Regional Communication Centre (JRCC) in Border Protection and Continuity Operations
  • To collect information that reveals the plans, intentions and capabilities of threat entities and provide the basis for decision and action.
  • To produce timely analyses that provide insight, warning and opportunity to the decision makers charged with protecting and advancing the Region’s interests
  • To provide Standardized Training and Major Event Support to Member States
  • To establish Regional and International Liaisons in support of the Intelligence Mandate.

Objectives of the RIFC

  • Prevention of Criminal and Terrorist Activities
  • Detection and Containment of Persons of Interest
  • Profiling of Persons of Interest Entering the Region
  • Tracking of Persons of Interest Traversing the Region

Contact

Email Us​

info@caricom-rifc.org