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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RxStat Technical Assistance Manual

NEW! New York City’s RxStat Technical Assistance Manual is now available.

RxStat is a model for advancing a shared understanding of the patterns and characteristics of problem drug use—including prescription opioid misuse—in a local jurisdiction, and it is an excellent example of a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) pilot project, which provides direct guidance and support to state and local agencies in addressing the nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic.  The technical assistance manual offers practical suggestions for replicating RxStat in other jurisdictions and draws upon lessons learned in the first two years. The manual also provides detailed information on each of the datasets used in the New York City initiative, including guidance for accessing, preparing, and analyzing similar datasets available in other jurisdictions.

For more information and resources associated with BJA’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, visit https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=72.

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Information Sharing Environment’s 2014 Annual Report to the Congress
This annual report card tells the Congress and the American people how our federal, state, local, tribal, private sector, and international partners are doing in their journey to achieve the decentralized, distributed, and coordinated approach to information sharing envisioned by the Congress ten years ago when it authorized establishment of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE). 
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Tech Lessons From America’s Biggest Emergencies

Katrina. Sandy. The Boston Marathon bombing. 9/11. Some emergencies are so deeply rooted in our consciousness that they need no introduction. These tragedies are looked back upon as touchstones in America’s quest to be as prepared as possible for the next disaster. Perfection is an impossible goal, but the public officials who’ve been at the center of response and recovery efforts can’t help but reminisce on what went wrong and right, what works and what doesn’t, and how their experiences might be useful for others forced to live through a similar event. Government Technology talked with officials who’ve worked amid some of America’s biggest disasters and emergencies of recent years. They offer practical, real-world perspective that we all can learn from.

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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.
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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.
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