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David Carabin

Boston Regional Intelligence Center

David Carabin is the Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) and Boston Police Department’s Bureau of Intelligence & Analysis. He has served in this position since 2010. While employed with the Boston Police Department, Mr. Carabin has lead the development and implementation of intelligence and analysis strategies to enhance public safety throughout the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR). Mr. Carabin previously served in analytic positions with the Department andhas worked for the Department for over 10 years.

In 2013, the BRIC was awarded the “Fusion Center of the Year” Award by the National Fusion Center Association. Under Mr. Carabin’s leadership, the BRIC was singled out among the 78 state and major urban area fusion centers established across the country for its exceptional counterterrorism and criminal intelligence services, and for providing numerous examples of best practices to the Nation. In 2014 and 2015, the BRIC was honored with ESRI’s “Special Achievement in GIS Award” and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation’s “Award of Excellence”. Both of these prestigious public safety awards were granted for demonstrating great vision, leadership, and innovative use of GIS technology for regional analysis, real time crime center operations, special events and critical incidents.

Mr. Carabin has been involved in analytical, intelligence-led policing efforts with several noteworthy law enforcement agencies, including the Newport News Police Department (Virginia), and the Utah Department of Public Safety. In 2008, Mr. Carabin led the development of the State of Utah’s intelligence fusion center—the Statewide Information and Analysis Center (SIAC)—while serving as the Intelligence Bureau Chief for the Utah Department of Public Safety and SIAC’s Commander. In 2010, Mr. Carabin was awarded both the Emergency Management Magazine “Digital Distinction Award” and ESRI’s “Special Achievement in GIS Award” for contributions toward the development and implementation of fusion center-related technology at the SIAC.

Mr. Carabin is currently a Senior Fellow with the George Washington University’s Center for Cyber andHomeland Security (CCHS) where he serves as a standing member of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force and participates in the Cyber Security Working Group. Mr. Carabin is a member of the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) Executive Board, serving as a Co-Chair representing the 17 Fusion Centers operating within the Northeast Region of the U.S, and providing leadership to the NFCA’s GIS and Social Media Subcommittees. Mr. Carabin is a member of the Criminal Intelligence Coordination Council (CICC) and Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Intelligence Working Group (GIWG) Privacy Committee, as well as the Major Cities Chiefs Intelligence Commanders Group (MCC ICG).

Mr. Carabin was awarded a M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University.