David Carabin

David Carabin is the Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) and Boston Police Department’s Bureau of Intelligence & Analysis.  While employed with the Boston Police Department, Mr. Carabin has assisted with the development and implementation of intelligence and analysis strategies to enhance public safety within the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR).  Mr. Carabin previously held supervisory analytic responsibilities with the Boston Police Department in a number of homeland security, crime reduction, gang suppression, and investigative capacities. 

In 2013, the BRIC was awarded the Fusion Center of the Year Award.  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 counter terrorism and criminal intelligence services, and for providing an example of best practices to the Nation.  In 2014, the BRIC was awarded ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS Award for demonstrating 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 Springfield Police Department (Massachusetts), 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 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 a member of the Criminal Intelligence Coordination Council (CICC) and Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Intelligence Working Group (GIWG) Privacy Committee; the Major Cities Chiefs Intelligence Commanders Group (MCC ICG); the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA); and he participates in the George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) Cyber Security Working Group.

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.