Louisiana State Analytical and Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE)

The Louisiana State Analytical and Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE), also called the State Fusion Center, promotes collaboration in an all-crimes/all hazards environment. It supports local, State, Federal and private sectors by working together to provide timely information for use in promoting public safety and national security against terrorism and other criminal threats.

LA-SAFE supports the State during major disasters and emergencies by gathering, analyzing and disseminating information to assist relevant agencies.


LA-SAFE is a collaborative effort of two (2) or more agencies that provides resources, expertise and information to the Center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. LA-SAFE serves as an effective and efficient mechanism to:


  • Promote interoperability
  • Create a framework of situational awareness
  • Assists with the an exchange and dissemination of information required to make informed decisions



  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
  • Baton Rouge Police Department



  • Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Louisiana State Police
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Louisiana National Guard
  • Louisiana Division of Administration


  • Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation


A broad definition of interoperability is the ability of two (2) or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged. To facilitate communications, coordination and interactions between responders and other emergency management stakeholders in the event of an emergency or disaster, communications tools and systems need to be compatible to deliver and receive information in a timely manner. Commonality of processes, a common language, consistent information-sharing protocols and technology are required.


As an initial partner of the Fusion Center, GOHSEP plays an integral role in LA-SAFE efforts in information and intelligence sharing to local, State and national levels. The LA-SAFE Daily Information Summary (LA-SAFE DIS) continues to be distributed daily to over 1,200 contacts

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