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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New Resource on Corrections Health Information Sharing
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) have released Corrections and Reentry: Protected Health Information Privacy Framework for Information Sharing.


Courts Plunge Into the Digital Age
If you walked into a courthouse a decade ago, you might have seen file clerks pushing carts and searching for case folders, paralegals lugging stacks of paperwork to the clerk’s office, and staffers entering mounds of documents by hand into a computer system, if there was one.
That picture has been changing dramatically in many courthouses across the country. States are moving to systems in which documents are submitted electronically, file rooms are disappearing, and the judicial system is going paperless.


Resource Guide for Enhancing Community Relationships and Protecting Privacy and Constitutional Rights
For many years, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services (COPS Office) have been developing guides, publications, Webinars, checklists,
and tools for law enforcement on community policing, building trust, diversity training, protecting
privacy, safeguarding First Amendment rights, ensuring procedural justice, preventing racial
profiling, and related topics. BJA and the COPS Office have partnered to gather these resources
into a comprehensive guide to better assist your department or agency in your ongoing efforts to
build stronger community-police relations as you fulfill your dual role of preserving the peace and
maintaining the public’s trust.


Justice Department Announces New Rules to Curb Racial Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement
The Obama administration has formally announced long-awaited curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, but the new rules will not cover local police departments, which have come under criticism in recent months over allegations that their officers profile suspects.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., expanded Justice Department rules for racial profiling to prevent FBI agents from considering gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity, in addition to race and ethnicity, when opening cases. The department also is banning racial profiling from national security cases for the first time.


Justice Department to Create Dedicated Cybersecurity Unit
The Justice Department is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit within its criminal division, a top official revealed recently.   The unit will provide legal guidance on electronic surveillance investigations and will work with Congress on cybersecurity legislation, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said during a speech at Georgetown University’s law school, according to prepared remarks.


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