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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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.



Justice to Health Services Task Team Final Report

The value of stronger communication, particularly stronger interoperable “electronic” information sharing between the Justice and Health domains has been recognized by both communities. To that end, the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) embarked on an incremental collaborative process to identify high-priority justice-to-health interexchange opportunities that not only provide the most beneficial use for the justice community, but also align with the top information exchange priorities identified by the health community. 

Global dovetailed its work from the results of a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)-sponsored project led by the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute and the Urban Institute that identified 34 beneficial opportunities for interdomain information exchanges between the justice and health communities. “Used judiciously, and with the necessary legal and technical safeguards to protect privacy and confidentiality, bi-directional sharing of health information between community-based care providers and correctional institutions can be used to divert individuals from the criminal justice system (when appropriate), better provide for their health needs while under justice supervision, and prepare for a successful post-release transition to the community”Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety OutcomesIn turn, Global charged the Global Strategic Solutions Working Group (GSSWG) to assemble a team of justice and health practitioners to review the 34 exchanges, focusing on identifying those exchanges with the greatest potential benefit to the criminal justice community.  In a report titled “Prioritizing Justice-to-Health Exchanges Task Team Final Report,” the group outlined ten high-value exchanges that focus on sharing treatment and reentry information.  Finally, the Global Standards Council’s Justice-to-Health Services Task Team launched an effort to further explore the technical information sharing alignment between the aforementioned ten exchanges and the highest-priority health domain exchanges.  In a report titled “Aligning Justice-to-Health Priority Exchanges Task Team Final Report,” the resulting analysis suggests four priority business cases that represent the highest alignment, greatest cross-domain business benefit, and the most valuable priorities to the criminal justice treatment and reentry and Pretrial, Courts, and Supervision processes.

Global invites your attention and review of all three previously mentioned reports.  Please direct questions and comments to



BJA’s Law Enforcement Forecasting Group Web Site Launched

The new Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Law Enforcement Forecasting Group (LEFG) Web site is now available at The LEFG was created to identify emerging issues and explore tactics and strategies that might assist law enforcement agencies. Their primary objective is to forecast issues and concerns that require increased law enforcement resources and identify current or emerging trends, programs, and developments that could help law enforcement perform effectively in the future.



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