The mission of the West Virginia Fusion Center is to collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and
intelligence data regarding criminal and terrorist activity in the State of West Virginia while following Fair Information Practices to ensure the rights and privacy of citizens.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, many local, state, and federal agencies initiated efforts to improve information sharing and intelligence gathering. Throughout the nation, numerous states
developed new workgroups to develop these efforts. West Virginia was among these states and in 2008 created the West Virginia
Fusion Center (WVFC).
The purpose of West Virginia Fusion Center is to collect, integrate, evaluate, analyze and disseminate information and intelligence to support local, state and federal agencies in detecting, preventing, and responding to criminal and terrorist activity. The WVFC co-locates representatives of these agencies to share information and to facilitate joint efforts to prevent and solve crimes to protect the public.