An Overview of the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC)

December 1, 2011, 11:00 AM – Eastern Time

L.D. Villalobos, DEA Section Chief, Research and Analysis, EPIC and Carlos Almengor, Customs and Border Patrol Assistant Chief Patrol Agent — An Overview of the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) — the second in our series on DEA’s Intelligence Division.

The El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), was established in 1974 (and administered by DEA), and resulted from a U.S. Department of Justice study about the myriad issues and problems affecting the U.S. – Mexico border. This was the first major attempt at a permanent interagency operation in law enforcement. The principal direction would be the sharing of information, while protecting active case data. The emphasis on tactical intelligence and a 24 hour center provided the foundation for use of this data for “Agent” safety AND actionable intelligence. Please join members of EPIC as they discuss the inner workings of this vital component to DEA.

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