Boston Regional Intelligence Center

The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) works at the forefront of intelligence collection and analysis. The use of intelligence is fundamental to the Boston Police Department’s goal to prevent and reduce violence in the City of Boston.

Intelligence enables the Department to make more informed decisions to combat crime and terrorism committed by individuals and organizations. You can learn more about the BRIC by viewing its downloadable policy regarding privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Information gathered by the BRIC pinpoints areas of crime, shootings and gang violence, as well as helping to identify major players and ex-offenders returning to our neighborhoods. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the BRIC also supplies intelligence vital to the Department’s counterterrorism plans.