The Watch Operations Section provides immediate “real-time support" to Federal, state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement officers. The Watch has access to multiple Federal database query capability and provides law enforcement entities with information in furtherance of their awareness and safety.
The Tactical Operations Section provides “real-time” tactical support to criminal investigation and law enforcement operations. Tactical Operations Section offers 24/7 electronic monitoring in support of Blue Force protection, electronic tracking devices, cellular device tracking, and pole camera monitoring. Additionally, this Section offers financial asset intelligence to identify potentially forfeitable assets and information on private aircraft intelligence, such as plane registrations and flight plans.
Research and Analysis
The Research and Analysis Section provides independent and “by request” analysis of criminal threats and activity affecting the United States, to create awareness of current and emerging threats and challenges. The Section also provides analysis of the movement of illegal drugs, aliens, and bulk cash into and within the United States. Another function of the Section is to provide analysis on transnational criminal organizations and their impact on U.S. communities and criminal activity throughout the United States, with a specific focus along the Southwest and Northern borders. The Section also edits, reviews, manages, and disseminates EPIC analytical products.
The Partner Engagement Section conducts PIPELINE/CONVOY and JETWAY training to provide interdiction personnel with the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct criminal interdiction of private and commercial motor vehicles and commercial methods of transport. The Section also manages requests for information responses throughout EPIC in order to effectively and efficiently answer the needs of law enforcement.