Five in 5

The Criminal intelligence Coordinating Council’s (CICC) Five in 5 is a snapshot of law enforcement and criminal intelligence-related articles, resources, and research that may be of interest to CICC members and partners working to improve the nation’s ability to develop and share criminal intelligence. Read the Latest Edition

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Grantee Guidelines for Global Standards Package Compliance

To promote increased interoperability among justice information sharing systems, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has started issuing guidance relative to the use of the Global Standards Package. Continue to the Global Standards Package

Global Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST)

The Global Justice Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST) provides a way for users to explore, discover, and learn about beneficial Global solutions. Whether tackling a justice information sharing business problem, targeting a general area of interest, or looking for a specific Global publication, the GIST has an answer.
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Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices

Designed for chiefs, sheriffs, and line officers to provide answers to straightforward questions they may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video, as well as to provide sources for training. Details and Download

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Establishing a Privacy Officer Function Within a Justice or Public Safety Entity: Recommended Responsibilities and Training

This resource provides useful guidance for justice and public safety agencies wanting to establish a privacy officer function, including privacy officer qualifications, recommended responsibilities, and a comprehensive resource section which features privacy-related tools and a list of available privacy training. Details and Download

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BJA Fellow Discusses Integrating Evidence-Based Practices Into Policing
Crime analysis is an important component of integrating evidence-based practices into policing. Read BJA NTTAC’s recent blog post authored by BJA Crime Analysis Fellow Dr. Laura Wyckoff to learn more about training and technical assistance resources in crime analysis, and how law enforcement agencies of all sizes can integrate approaches such as problem-oriented policing, hot spots policing, and community policing to reduce crime in their jurisdictions.


NYC Probation Report
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Fox Valley Technical College released “New York City Department of Probation’s (NYCDOP) Federal Partnership Efforts.” This case study examines several questions to tell the story of how BJA's and NIC's collaborative technical assistance partnership with NYCDOP made a difference in the successful implementation of NYCDOP’s Evidence-Based Policy and Practice Plan, and what lessons can be learned from this experience.


Millions of FBI Files Digitized in Modernization Push

The digital conversion of more than 30 million records—and as many as 83 million fingerprint cards—comes as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fully activates its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity information. The new system will replace the Bureau’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and will better serve a wide range of customers including; law enforcement agencies checking criminal histories and fingerprints, veterans, government employees, and the FBI’s own Laboratory.



Iowa City Area Law Enforcement Launches New Online Crime Maps

Through a collaborative effort between local law enforcement agencies in Iowa and an analytical software and services company, local crime statistics are being collected, processed, and presented in a publicly available analytical map.  The maps are developed by using crime data from agencies in Iowa City, Johnson County, North Liberty, and West Branch and aim to provide the public with a quick and easy way to see which crimes happen in their neighborhoods, how often, and at what times.


Can Body Cameras Really Reduce Ferguson Police's Use of Force?

Placing small cameras on cops is a fast-growing trend in policing. The cameras—which are small enough to fit on a vest, an officer’s collar, or on eyewear and cost $500 to $1,000 each—can be an important tool to improving evidence collection, public behavior, and police accountability. Today, more than 1,000 police departments have some or all of their officers wear body cameras, including Atlantic City, New Jersey; Ferguson, Missouri (as of last week); Los Angeles, California (one of the nation's largest police departments); Oakland, California; Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; and Seattle, Washington.



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