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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Department of Justice Releases the 2016 National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

The U.S. Department of Justice has released the 2016 National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction.  The report provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the nature and scope of the current dangers facing our nation’s children and, for the first time, dedicates an entire section to the unique challenges confronting child exploitation in Indian Country.  It examines existing efforts, assesses new threats, and highlights innovative ways in which the federal government and its partners can address child exploitation.

Source: DOJ
New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC): Information Sharing Success at the State and Local Level

The smart government model of partnerships among and across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholders across the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) has been in existence for over a decade for a very good reason:  collaboration allows faster information sharing at all levels of government by fostering the quick dissemination of vital information to partners responding to critical incidents, from cyberattacks to terror plots.  Read more about the NJCCIC, a shining example of this collaborative approach.  Also, visit the NJ Cybersecurity site for a range of cyber resources.  

Source: PM-ISE
Hacker Lexicon: What Are White Hat, Gray Hat, and Black Hat Hackers?

After much speculation over who provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation with a solution for hacking into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, The Washington Post reported this week that it was a “gray hat” hacker who assisted the agency.  There are three types of hackers: white hats, black hats, and gray hats—ranging from helpful to criminal.

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Source: WIRED
FLETC Announces Cybercrime Conference

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, is hosting the FLETC Cybercrime Conference on July 68, 2016.  The purpose of this event is to foster education and awareness of the current threats and innovations that may impact today’s law enforcement officers and the manner in which they deal with cybercrime. The intent is to educate investigators with exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with other FLETC training division staff and partnering organizations, as well as vendors.

Source: FLETC
Cyber Training for Law Enforcement Call to Action Flyer

The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative developed a flyer to help raise awareness of the need for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement leaders to ensure that appropriate agency personnel receive cybercrime training.  The two-page flyer highlights several no-cost, federally sponsored cybercrime training opportunities available to law enforcement and partners. 

Source: GLOBAL

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