eGuardian helps meet the challenges of collecting and sharing terrorism-related activities among law enforcement agencies across various jurisdictions. Developed in 2008, the eGuardian system is a sensitive-but-unclassified information-sharing platform developed by the FBI and is hosted through the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP).
In 2014, the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) was introduced to standardize the process for identifying and reporting suspicious activity across the country. eGuardian is at the core of the NSI’s efforts.
The eGuardian system allows participating agencies to share and integrate new with existing suspicious activity reports within this standardized, nationwide reporting system. NSI and eGuardian together serve as a unified focal point accessible to thousands of law enforcement personnel and analysts directly supporting law enforcement.
Once vetted by one of the 80 recognized state and federal fusion centers, the information captured in eGuardian is migrated to the FBI’s internal Guardian system, where it can be quickly reviewed by FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) for any further investigative action. Once reviewed and assessed by the FBI’s JTTF, SARs are shared with other fusion centers and FBI field offices. Participating agencies can enter, view, and analyze SAR and other terrorism-related information using advanced searching capabilities, mapping, and trend analysis.
eGuardian is used by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies and local and state fusion centers. eGuardian is also used by Department of Defense as their sole SAR reporting mechanism, which provides a global base for SAR reporting. Participating agencies are able to provide, view, and analyze SAR and other terrorism-related information using advance searching capabilities and geospatial overlays.
eGuardian is used by agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This includes the 80 state-level fusion centers. The JTTFs also share SARs and provide assessment updates from the FBI’s internal Guardian system.
The eGuardian community is restricted to U.S. citizens with a need to know and are either sworn law enforcement, personnel working in direct support of law enforcement, or force protection personnel. Users must also qualify for access to LEEP, whether directly or through an identity provider that grants connectivity to LEEP.
- For eGuardian access, follow these steps:
- Obtain access to LEEP or a LEEP-partnered identity provider. Once your application has been processed and LEEP access is granted, you can log into eGuardian via the eGuardian icon in the list of available services.
- The Office of Partner Engagement’s (OPE) eGuardian program manager will contact you and your agency points of contact to verify new user account information.
- OPE’s eGuardian program manager also provides initial system training.
For further information or questions, please call our help desk at (866) 672-9763.