Fusion Center Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development Template, Version 3.0. This template will:

  • Assist fusion center personnel in developing privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties policies (P/CRCL).
  • Help fusion centers comply with DHS guidelines, ISE privacy guidelines, and NSI requirements.
  • Support fusion center personnel in updating their centers’ existing P/CRCL policies.
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BJA National Training and Technical Assistance—Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities

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Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide:

Developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, this guide is intended to identify the critical elements of violent crime reduction efforts.

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Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

Offering actions that first responders can take to protect themselves from exposure; when exposure occurs; and when they or their partners exhibit signs of intoxication.

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Fentanyl: The Real Deal Video

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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   or   View the Archives

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Committing to Change

The FBI’s transition of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program from the Summary Reporting System to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is establishing a broader baseline that more precisely captures the occurrence of crime. Law enforcement agencies committed to NIBRS are equipping their communities for more informed conversations about crime.

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Alerts Save Lives: A Unified Message Regarding the Need to Support Nationwide Alerts:

This message defines the different alerts types, stresses the import role alerts play in law enforcement and community member safety, and what steps are being taken to further enhance alert processes. https://it.ojp.gov/GIST/1206/Alerts-Save-Lives--A-Unified-Message-Regarding-the-Need-to-Support-Nationwide-Alerts

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Planning for and Responding to Active Shooter Incidents

The Beat is a monthly podcast series from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services that features interviews with experts from a variety of disciplines and provides updates on the latest developments in community policing.

This month’s series, “Active Shooter Podcast,” takes an in-depth look at issues related to planning for and responding to active shooter incidents.  The episodes feature John Montes from the National Fire Protection Association; Kathryn Floyd, a visiting fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime; and Dr. Hunter Martindale from the Advanced Law Enforcement Training Center.

Webinar: Zip File Forensics

This no-cost webinar, hosted by the National White Collar Crime Center, will review the effects that various Zip programs have on date/time stamps.  Participants will learn about the cause of the date/time stamp effect and dive deep into the internal structure of a Zip archive.  Attendees will learn how to manually carve Zip file elements and edit the structure to combine the carvings into a single, viable Zip file.

This webinar is intended for law enforcement personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency.  Please register using your agency-issued email.

Date:  August 21, 2019

Time:  1:00–2:30 PM, ET

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has released a new report: Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies:  A Road Map for Governors.  The road map is a tool that helps governors and their key advisors determine how to act when an event—whether caused by natural disaster, malicious actor, or human error—causes an energy emergency.  The road map is designed as a policy development tool, allowing a state to use all or portions of the road map as it applies to that state’s unique situation.  It should not replace the state’s emergency response plan.

Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced funding support to assist law enforcement jurisdictions within the five Gulf states (Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).  The goal of this award is to enhance information and intelligence sharing to reduce crime and illegal drug trafficking.

This award will fund projects focused on gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information that is critical to investigations, reports, and crime response in suspicious-activity communities.

This initiative is expected to enhance information and intelligence sharing between local law enforcement and fusion centers, including federal and state agencies, and effectively aid communities in achieving crime reduction.  The award will leverage local and regional law enforcement partnerships and enable a secure method for sharing sensitive law enforcement information and resources. BJA seeks to fund innovative, model projects that have the potential to serve as models for other law enforcement agencies throughout the country.  

 Applications Due:  October 4, 2019

Tattoo Artists Learning to Identify Human Trafficking

Recently, the Nebraska Assistant Attorney General, Glen Parks, pointed to a study that finds that 88 percent of sex trafficking victims came into contact with a medical professional during the time they were being trafficked.  In addition, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified nearly 300 human trafficking victims in Nebraska between 2012 and 2017, and that number increases every year. This article describes how tattoo artists are joining the fight against human sex trafficking.

The Office of Justice Programs provides information regarding funding programs and resources. These resources can be found on the OJP Human Trafficking Resource page.

The Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA) has also developed a human trafficking toolkit.

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