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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Data Cop: Law Enforcement Officials See a Bigger Place for Crime Analysts in Policing

The Dane County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office is beginning to take a deeper dive into using statistics to drive policing efforts. Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney stated that the agency does not have the budget to add officers or deputies and that the best, most cost-effective measure is intelligence-based policing--using technologies and tracking systems to make decisions regarding the deployment of resources.

Source: Cap Times
5-State Data Clearinghouse Cuts Duplicate Benefits Payments

By sharing data on food and disaster assistance beneficiaries with four partner states, Mississippi is saving about $161,000 per month, or $1.932 million a year in duplicate payments. Yet the group is not keeping its success to itself. After all, the more states that participate, the more improper payments will be found, increasing the potential for savings.

Source: GCN
U.S. Department of Justice Announces Program to Enhance Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases

The U.S. Department of Justice is launching an initial phase of the Tribal Access Program (TAP) for National Crime Information to provide federally recognized tribes access to national crime information databases for both civil and criminal purposes. TAP will allow tribes to more effectively serve and protect their communities by ensuring the exchange of critical data.

Source: DOJ
New York To Deploy Statewide Emergency Management Software

Every New York county will now have access to free universal emergency management software that will give local governments and state agencies one system in which to register and share incident reports, resource requests, and other vital information in disaster-related situations. The new system also will update counties on local disasters and integrate telephone, radio, video, and file sharing into one application. Currently, counties across the state use a variety of software systems; some have no emergency software at all.

Source: GCN
One of the World's Biggest Law Enforcement Agencies Is Creating Its Own Dark Web

INTERPOL is creating a private dark Web network where it hopes to reverse engineer the technologies used by cybercriminals to avoid law enforcement.  The simulated dark Web will be used in a five-day INTERPOL training course to help train law enforcement officers in how criminals on the dark Web operate. The course also will include simulated dark Web takedown operations.

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