26 May 2004. Thanks to A. for news report today on the facility:
25 May 2004. Thanks to Anonymous for the "secret" location.
Maps from Mapquest.com
Source of aerial photo:
The New York Times, May 25, 2004
The center, a $4 million expansion of the Upstate New York Regional Intelligence
Center, is a joint effort by New York State officials and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation to place more specific counterterrorism information in the
hands of local law enforcement officers.
The center, whose exact location is a secret ...
Upstate New York Regional Intelligence Center
630 Columbia Street
Latham, NY 12110
Voice (518) 786-2100
Fax (518) 786-9398
Bulletin: Criminal Intelligence # 04-03
SUBJECT: WARNING Â GLOCK PISTOL CONVERTED TO AUTOMATIC FIRING
DATE: January 6, 2004
Albany Times Union, 3 February 2003:
STATE INTELLIGENCE SITE TO FIGHT CRIME, TERROR
Colonie High-tech effort will paint the big picture of illegal operations
BRENDAN LYONS Staff writer
In a former tobacco warehouse five miles north of the Capitol, the state
is quietly building its newest weapon in the war on crime and terror.
This spring, the steel building nestled between a
health club and a
dealership on Route 9R will become New York's first Regional Intelligence
Center, a high-tech headquarters where analysts using computers will identify
patterns in crimes across the state and help break apart all manner of illegal
activity, including burglary rings and suspected terrorist networks. ...
Some police leaders have quietly questioned New York's multimillion-dollar
investment in establishing agencies and jobs that they believe duplicate
efforts already handled by federal agencies. Still, James Kallstrom, who
is Pataki's chief counterterrorism adviser, has repeatedly said that New
York cannot rely on the federal government to protect it from terrorism and
The intelligence center project in Latham has been in the works for years,
though officials have been reluctant to discuss it publicly. But in his first
comments about the center, McMahon said it's a way to tap into information
gleaned from the state's 70,000 police officers.
With the refurbishing of the former warehouse continuing, officials said
the new center was going to open last September. Now, the target is late
spring, McMahon said.
State Police already have a crime analysis unit at their headquarters in
Albany, but the unit will move to Latham, McMahon said.
Gov. George Pataki's 2003-04 proposed budget includes $130 million for the
facility and other public security efforts, such as computer crime enforcement.
Law enforcement officials said authorities also are examining whether the
intelligence center facility and its program can be paid for with money seized
in State Police criminal investigations.
Keith DeVincentis, special-agent-in-charge of the Albany FBI field office,
said he intends to assign at least one agent to the center on a full-time
basis, extending an effort already under way to work more effectively with
state and local authorities.
May 19, 2003
Additionally, New York State is developing the Upstate New York Regional
Intelligence Center (UNYRIC), based in Latham, New York, to facilitate the
collection, analysis, and dissemination of criminal intelligence, including
drug intelligence, in upstate areas. The DEA will be actively participating
in the UNYRIC when it becomes fully operational later this year. This task
force will provide unprecedented levels of cooperation and exchange of
information on northern border investigative initiatives.
New York Establishes Upstate Regional Intelligence Center
Located in a purpose-built facility near Albany...
The UNYRIC moved into its new facilities in August and is now operational...