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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Using Global Standards in Information Sharing: A Case Study From the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System

Recently, Kansas underwent an effort to modernize, standardize, and integrate its Criminal Justice Information System. The article shares the success of the effort and highlights the lessons learned. Through its work, the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) is on its way to being a model implementation for national standards and full integration of justice information.



National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014: Engaging All Americans in Online Safety

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Throughout this month, DHS and its partners will host numerous events across the country and distribute resources and materials to the public. Year-round, we also engage the public through the Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign to encourage Americans to practice safe online behavior. 



New York, New Jersey Strengthen Intelligence Sharing Efforts

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to strengthen intelligence sharing surrounding anti-terrorism efforts in the region.  The MOU will enhance intelligence exchange programs, including the rotation of analysts between fusion centers in each state, improving information sharing and criminal intelligence coordination among security and law enforcement personnel in both states.  The MOU also provides for holding joint exercises to improve coordination in protecting critical transit infrastructure and to allow law enforcement in both states to perform limited cross-border operations.



Department of Justice Launches National Violence Reduction Network

Attorney General Eric Holder and the Office of Justice Programs’ Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country. The announcement was made at the official VRN kickoff Summit, held September 29–October 1, 2014, in Washington, DC.


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



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