The Intelligence Liaison Officer (ILO) Program increases local, statewide, and regional intelligence collaboration by building relationships with local representatives who report to the Ohio Fusion Center Network (OFCN) for the purpose of analysis, sharing, and dissemination of intelligence.
The ILO Program allows a diverse range of sectors to enhance street-level intelligence collection by having trained ILOs with the ability to recognize threat indicators and report suspicious activity through their agency/organization to the OFCN. Currently, Ohio has over 1,400 ILOs in the field, with at least one ILO serving as a point of contact in every county across the state.
An ILO is a point of contact for an agency in matters related to suspicious activity, intelligence, and information. An ILO attends meetings when able, receives training and intelligence from the local fusion center, online resources, and other agencies engaged in homeland security initiatives. The ILO then educates others within his or her agency, thereby enhancing situational awareness, early warning, and operational readiness.
ILOs are affiliated with our partner sectors:
For any questions about the application process, contact the ILO Program Office at (614) 387-6087 or ILO@dps.ohio.gov.
The following training is now optional, but we strongly encourage our ILOs to complete:
You will need to create an account with Ohio Homeland Security's Communication and Information Management System (CIMS). CIMS is a password-protected, secure application built to encourage and foster partnerships through the sharing of relevant information in a timely manner across all disciplines and jurisdictions. To obtain a CIMS account:
Information about scheduling and attending an ILO Workshop will be provided to you when applicable.
ILO Program Office, (614) 387-6087
Email completed forms to ILO@dps.ohio.gov.