Section 7. Law Enforcement Messages
6-7-1. LAW ENFORCEMENT ALERT
The El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) is a law
enforcement organization composed of multiple
Federal agencies, including the FAA. The principal
mission of EPIC is to facilitate the exchange of
information and tactical intelligence on illicit activity
and to support, through the intelligence process,
Federal, State, and Local investigations concerning
violation of Federal, State, and Local statutes as they
apply to narcotics, aliens, currency, and weapons.
EPIC also supports law enforcement efforts
conducted by foreign counterparts throughout the
world. In response to an increased multiagency need,
EPIC develops into a fully coordinated, tactical
intelligence center supported by databases and
resources from member agencies. EPIC issues a
LEAM that pertains to stolen aircraft. Upon receipt
of a LEAM from EPIC, take the following actions:
a. Stolen Aircraft Alerts.
1. Stolen aircraft alerts request recipients to
watch for and report on the location and movement of
an aircraft which has been reported stolen.
2. Keep active until included in a stolen aircraft
summary or until cancelled.
3. Upon receipt, check records for any aircraft
contact, beginning with the date the aircraft was
4. Relay any information available to the office
listed on the alert.
b. Stolen Aircraft Summaries.
1. Stolen aircraft summaries should be used to
replace and consolidate all the individual stolen
aircraft alerts received in the interim.
2. Monthly summaries are sent as soon as
possible after the end of the month. They include
aircraft registration numbers, aircraft type, and the
date/time stolen and/or recovered.
c. All LEAM.
1. Distribute the stolen aircraft alerts and
summaries, at the discretion of the air traffic manager,
to all parties, fixed base operators, airport managers,
FAAO 1600.29, Para 7c(6), Stolen Aircraft Alert Procedure.
2. Check local records for the previous 24 hours.
3. Notify by telephone 18888733742 [USE
EPIC], 19157602226 for the Air Watch Desk, or
1-915-7602200 for the General Watch Desk) of any
contact within the past 24 hours. Also, notify the
Regional Duty Officer for relay to the cognizant
Transportation Security Administration Aviation
4. Subsequent aircraft transactions must be
monitored and require the same notification as
defined in subpara 671c3.
5. Take no action regarding the aircraft, crew, or
passengers other than normal air traffic job related
6. Cease all actions upon receipt of a
cancellation or a summary that does not include this
aircraft's registration number.
6-7-2. INITIATING LEAMs
Any inquiries from airport managers, aircraft owners,
or law enforcement entities to initiate an alert
message must be directed to EPIC. EPIC is interfaced
with the National Crime Information Center, which
gives them access to any stolen aircraft report entered
by law enforcement agencies. FAA facilities must
not volunteer to relay this information to EPIC.
Assistance must be limited to providing EPIC phone
number(s) as specified in subparagraph 671c3 or
advising the inquiring party to go through normal law