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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SAR Training for Hometown Security Partners

The Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) offers no-cost online training on suspicious activity reporting (SAR) for various public safety disciplines.   The suite of Hometown Security Partners trainings includes training for law enforcement, private sector security, fire, EMS, probation and parole and corrections, public safety telecommunications, emergency management, and the maritime sector.  These trainings offer guidance on how to identify and report suspicious activity in the course of your daily duties.

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Resources to Assist Law Enforcement Agencies in Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, with the support of the CICC and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, developed multiple resources to support law enforcement agencies as they prepare for and respond to First Amendment-protected events.


New National Incident-Based Reporting System E-Bulletin Released

The Office for Victims of Crime has released the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) e-bulletin, Eight Benefits of NIBRS to Victim Service Providers, a new online resource to help victim service organizations understand the importance of crime data in their work. NIBRS is a system for reporting crimes known to the police and offers comprehensive information and nationwide data about crime incidents that might be of key interest to victim service providers, policymakers, and law enforcement. The e-bulletin describes how victim service providers can use NIBRS to:

  • Gain a better understanding of specific types of victimization.
  • Determine disparities between victims known to law enforcement and those receiving victim services.
  • Identify underserved groups of crime victims.


Live from NFCA Annual Training Event: No wrong door for SBU information sharing

After years of hard work, what seemed like an unreachable goal has finally come to fruition. The Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) Working Group has achieved integrated access between four key SBU networks: Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS), the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP, formerly LEO) , and Intelink.




IACP 2014: Holder Touts Partnership With Law Enforcement

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 121st Annual IACP Conference in Orlando, Florida, and briefed attendees on what the Department of Justice (DOJ) is doing with law enforcement agencies to keep them prepared, safe, and out of the national spotlight.



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