Ron Brooks is a 38-year law enforcement veteran and a national leader on public safety policy issues. As the executive officer of a successful criminal intelligence enterprise for more than ten years, Ron combined the intelligence, technology, and information sharing resources of the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NC HIDTA) and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) into one of the nation’s most effective fusion centers.
Ron applied the national policies and standards that he helped to create as Chairman of the Global Justice Initiative’s Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and as Chairman of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Partners Board to lead the development of a suite of integrated and interoperable resources that enabled new capabilities and relationships to enhance public safety. Ron also served as the state and local law enforcement representative to the White House Interagency Policy Committee for Information Sharing Access (IPC-ISA). Prior to his service at the NCRIC, Ron retired as Assistant Chief from the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. He served from 1998-2013 as President of the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition (NNOAC) representing over 65,000 law enforcement officers in 44 state associations on national policy issues affecting drug law enforcement.
Ron has received numerous honors for his contributions to public safety and homeland security, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal (the highest Intelligence Community award for a non-IC individual) awarded by the Director of National Intelligence in 2012, the Leadership Award from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance in 2012, the Minuteman Award from the National Guard Bureau (awarded twice in 1999 and 2008), the Fusion Center Representative of the Year Award from the National Fusion Center Association in 2012, the President’s Award from the California Narcotic Officers’ Association, the Medal of Merit from the California National Guard in 2005, and the Legion of Merit Medal from the California National Guard in 2012. He is the recipient of the Medal of Valor from the Redwood City (CA) Police Department.