Call to Action and Issue Brief: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs—Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Focusing on states’ prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), this resource provides useful guidance to justice practitioners and policymakers, along with practical tools such as the PDMP best-practices checklist, a compendium of resources and references (including BJA’s Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit and Web site), and recommended next steps for addressing this critical public safety and public health challenge. Details and Download

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

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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DHS to Showcase Cybersecurity Research

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funds a variety of cybersecurity research through academia, small businesses, industry and government, and national labs. On February 1719, 2016, DHS will showcase some of the results of that funding.

The 2016 Cyber Security Division R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop, held in Washington, DC, will highlight the status of the latest cybersecurity research, enable collaboration among the researchers and government agencies, and connect the technologies to transition partners. 

Source: GCN
IACP Law Enforcement Cyber Center Offers Experts Database

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) offers law enforcement professionals a comprehensive database to connect with cybercrime experts and other practitioners across the nation. Users can search for and contact local, regional, and national organizations, both private and government, that offer cyber-related services and assistance to law enforcement officials and prosecutors. You can search by ZIP Code, state, keyword or areas of expertise, and obtain organization information to include contact information and a list of capabilities.

Source: IACP LECC
FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2015

Statistics released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report revealed overall declines in the number of property crimes reported and overall increases in the number of violent crimes reported for the first six months of 2015 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2014. The report is based on information from 12,879 law enforcement agencies that submitted data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for the first six months of 2014 and 2015.

Source: FBI
DNI Clapper Announces Leadership of Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced that Tonya Ugoretz will lead the  Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) with Deputy Maurice (Mo) Bland and Research Director Thomas (Tom) Donahue rounding out the leadership team. 

In February 2015, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the DNI to establish the CTIIC, which received congressional authorization and funding in the December omnibus bill.

CTIIC will fuse intelligence and “connect the dots” regarding malicious foreign cyber threats to the nation so that relevant departments and agencies and policymakers are aware of these threats in as close to real time as possible.  

Source: ODNI
Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor Announce Selection of Phase II Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Labor announced the selection of six new Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams.  These teams will lead Phase II of the ACTeam Initiative, an interagency effort to streamline federal criminal investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking offenses.

The six new ACTeams will be based in Cleveland, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Newark, New Jersey; Portland, Maine; Portland, Oregon; and Sacramento, California.  Each team will serve under the leadership of the local U.S. Attorney and the highest-ranking federal investigative agents in the regional field offices of the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Labor.

Source: DOJ

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