The Alabama Fusion Center exists to improve Alabama’s preparedness against terrorist attacks and to deter criminal activity. It is an information-sharing organization designed to combine or “fuse” information between federal, state and local government, private sector entities, and the intelligence community. The Alabama Fusion Center has the ability to process information in a manner that adds analytical value and focus dissemination toward those who need to know specific pieces of information.
The center has personnel dedicated to several specific areas, including critical infrastructure, the issuing of AMBER Alerts, rural crime, cybercrime, terrorism, narcotics, gangs, and human trafficking. The Alabama Fusion Center is also responsible for the Alabama Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a statewide information and investigation center for the reporting by law enforcement and other agencies for missing and exploited children.