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 1,000 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, email ILO@dps.ohio.gov.
All new ILOs are required to complete the Virtual Ohio Intelligence Liaison Officer Workshop within 3 months of joining the program. This course takes a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete, and covers the following topics:
After joining the ILO program, please register to complete the Workshop through the following instructions:
If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact ILO@dps.ohio.gov.
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:
The following trainings and resources are optional, but we strongly encourage our ILOs to complete:
Email completed forms to ILO@dps.ohio.gov.