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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Minneapolis Police Outreach to Somali Community Offers a National Model

Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen hopped off his bike on a recent afternoon and strolled through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, home to the largest Somali immigrant population in the United States.

Kirchen’s work is one thread in a federally funded community-policing initiative begun in January 2013. In a groundbreaking attempt to strengthen ties with Minneapolis’ Somali community, police are working with elders and young people, probation officers, courts, city and county attorneys' offices, business owners, and law enforcement experts.

In 2011, the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded a $600,000 grant to the Washington, DC-based Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), which, in turn, chose Minneapolis’ Somali-American community as its subject.

Denise O’Donnell, Bureau of Justice Assistance Director, said preliminary indications are that the project, which is scheduled to wrap up this fall, is working.

“We expect that this work will lead to a national model that cities can implement to build stronger trust … resulting in violence reduction and prevention,” she said.



NIEM Virtual Town Hall September 23, 2014

Join the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) program on September 23, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) for a NIEM Virtual Town Hall! You’ll learn more about the work and success in the NIEM community—specifically with their state and local communities.

This Town Hall will feature presentations from a Best of NIEM 2013 winner—Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)—and a representative from the NIEM Emergency Management domain. The town hall will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Please RSVP promptly so they can accommodate all who wish to participate. To RSVP, click the URL below, or copy and paste it into your browser.



Morgan County, Ohio, Launches NENA i3-Compliant 911 Call System

While states work through issues like call mapping and end of lifecycle technology, emergency responders are often caught up in the battle to modernize. Morgan County, Ohio, worked through these issues when it upgraded to the first National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3-compliant NextGen-911 system in the country.

NENA i3 compliance is a compliance guideline that focuses on end-to-end IP connectivity. Gateways are used to accommodate legacy wireline and wireless origination networks. This essentially creates an emergency response communications platform that is cloud based and less reliant on manual processes. NENA has been working with emergency response management teams nationwide to develop compliance guidelines and best practices for this kind of system. The end goal is local and nationwide interoperability between first responders.



Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training

The Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training product has undergone enhancements to improve the quality of SAR training currently offered by the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI) and its partners.  This new training video (Version 2) is now available on the NSI Web site and can be accessed via the following link:

Enhancements to the training include:

  • New scenarios to help illustrate the benefit and importance of suspicious activity reporting
  • Improved descriptions of SAR-related behaviors and indicators
  • Ability to print a certificate of completion upon completing the training


"Best of NIEM" Awards 2014

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) program is accepting nominations to recognize NIEM implementation projects that demonstrate how intergovernmental collaboration and innovative technology deliver results that improve performance, increase efficiency, and support government transparency.

Projects must have been implemented within the last 12 months and must demonstrate specific measurable results. Successful nominees will be those that leverage best practices and deliver innovative solutions effectively. 

The nomination submission deadline is October 3, 2014.



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