To establish procedures when receiving a National Crime
Information Center (NCIC) hit from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s (FBI) Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) pertaining
to possible or known suspected terrorists (KSTs) on the TSC Watch
A. As a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11,
2001, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-6 of
2003 was signed. It directs the U.S. Attorney General
to establish the TSC to consolidate the U.S.
Government’s approach to terrorism screening. The TSC
maintains the U.S. Government’s database of KSTs and
provides information to government agencies and law
enforcement officials responsible for screening
individuals for terrorist involvement.
B. The KST database is accessed automatically when a law
enforcement official queries a name in the NCIC
database. The individual’s name is searched through
the KST database. If there is a match, the law
enforcement official will receive a hit from the NCIC
(see the attachment).
C. If the law enforcement official receives a hit,
D. The TSC operates a 24/7 call center to assist
government agencies and law enforcement officials In
confirming that the identity of an individual
encountered is a positive or negative match in the KST
database. The contact telephone number for the TSC is
A. During an investigative stop of an individual
officer conducts an NCIC check of a person
Upon receiving a hit from the NCIC in the KST database,
the officer shall immediately
B. Officers shal l use extreme caution and follow officer
safety procedures throughout the encounter.
C. At no time shall the officer(s) inform the indivi dual
that he or she may be on the terrorist watch list.
D. Please note that the TSC may request the following
additional information regarding the individual:
Note: Do not detain or arrest individual(s) unless there is
evidence of a violation of law as the individual cannot be
stopped based on the TSC alone.
F. Officers who query an individual(s) via the NCIC system
and discover that the individual(s) is on the TSC Watch
list may contact the TSC directly for further
confirmation and information of the individual(s)’
G. All encounters with the individual (s) who is confirmed
to be on the TSC Watch list shall be documented whether
or not an arrest is made . If no criminal case or
arrest is made, the incident shall be documented as a
Miscellaneous Public report. and submitted into evidence.
H. A copy of the incident reports generated as a result of
any encounters with individual(s) on the TSC Watch list
shall be forwarded to the Anti-Terrorism Intelligence
Unit (ATIU), Intelligence Enforcement Unit. The ATIU
personnel will forward the information to the FBI’s
Joint Terrorism Task Force-Pacific.
I. The information provided of individual(s) on the TSC
Watch list v ia the NCIC-KST is the property of the TSC
and a federal record. This information is provided to
law enforcement agencies for intelligence purposes
only. The information shall be considered confidential
and may not be disclosed or used in any proceeding
without prior authorization. The disclosure of any
information pertaining to the TSC Watch list is