What is the Multi-Agency Tactical Response Information eXchange (MATRIX)?
The El Paso Fusion Center – Multi Agency Tactical Response Information eXchange (MATRIX) serves as an all-crimes and all-hazards tactical information and intelligence hub for the El Paso Police Department and the Region. This integrated, multi-disciplinary information sharing network is a collaborative between local, State, and Federal Agencies in El Paso and Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Our Mission is designed to protect the citizens and critical infrastructure of Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico, while preserving the privacy and the U.S. and Texas Constitutional rights of all individuals and organizations.
What does MATRIX do?
MATRIX analyzes and disseminates information and intelligence used to address crime, public hazards and terrorism. MATRIX serves the public safety agencies located in El Paso, Dona Ana County and will assist any law enforcement agency in the US with criminal analysis to support any lawful criminal investigation.
Crime does not adhere to geographic boundaries, so it is important to coordinate and share criminal information and intelligence with as many agencies as possible. The current law enforcement partners consolidating and sharing information include:
How does MATRIX help law enforcement officers?
The MATRIX has a consolidated law enforcement records and data system, which includes all of the local law enforcement agencies' records from El Paso and Dona Ana Counties. This system is the source for searching and analysis, which offers a regional view of criminal information and enhances the officers’ ability to interrupt and prevent crime.