As a criminal intelligence consultant for U.S. Security Associates (USA), Ronald E. Brooks supports USA management with expertise developed over more than forty years of extensive law enforcement, executive, management, investigative, and criminal intelligence experience.
Previously, Brooks served as a Captain with the San Mateo County California Sheriff's Office, where he was assigned as the Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). Brooks created the NCRIC, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated criminal intelligence fusion center with more than seventy intelligence officers, analysts, critical infrastructure assessors, support staff, and private sector outreach officers from federal, state and local law enforcement, the fire service, emergency, consequence management agencies and corporate security. The NCRIC utilized outreach, analytic thinking and powerful technology to support cases related to terrorism, gang, drug, organized crime and firearms. NCRIC analysts also developed and disseminated both classified and sensitive strategic threat assessments related to terrorism and crime. Brooks was responsible for managing the program's $11 million budget, overseeing grants, providing technical and analytical support for major criminal investigations and drug enforcement operations, and for coordinating terrorist threat information and assessment as well as intelligence support for special events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prior to his work with the NCRIC, Brooks served in the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE), before retiring as an Assistant Chief. He also served as the Senior Special Agent in Charge (SSAC), at BNE's San Jose Regional Office, a task force commander of three multi-agency task forces and as the Director of Congressional Affairs.
Brooks served as the Chair of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG), a designated Federal Advisory Commissions (FACA) advising the Attorney General of the United States Attorney on matters involving criminal intelligence and information sharing. As the Chair of the CICC, he was also a member of the Global Justice Initiative Executive Steering Committee. Brooks was assigned by DHS as the law enforcement representative to the White House Interagency Policy Committee on Information Sharing and Access (IPC-ISA).
As an active member of many security-related organizations, Brooks serves on the Advisory Board for the University of San Francisco's International Criminal Justice Leadership Institute and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Committee. He has also served as the Chair of the State and Local Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Advisory Board for the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He has been active in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Intelligence Led Policing Summits and many other forums regarding information sharing and law enforcement intelligence. Brooks currently serves as President of the National Narcotic Officers' Association Coalition, (NNOAC) and has served on the Executive Board of the California Narcotic Officers' Association.
Brooks is the recipient of numerous law enforcement awards, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest intelligence community award for a non-IC member, as well as the National Fusion Center Association's State and Major Fusion Center Representative of the Year Award, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Leadership Award, California National Guard Legion of Merit Medal, California Narcotic Officers' Associations President's Award, the California Attorney General's Award for Excellence, the California National Guard's Medal of Merit, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Distinguished Service Medal, and the Redwood City Police Department's Medal of Valor.