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

Recording Now Available: BJA Privacy Webinar—The Importance of Privacy and Social Media Policies in Law Enforcement

Now online is a recording of the January 30, 2015, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) privacy Webinar titled “The Importance of Privacy and Social Media Policies in Law Enforcementat: https://iir.adobeconnect.com/p2ew41cvsl0/. Featuring presentations by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Connect South Dakota, the Webinar focused on privacy and social media policy development, adoption, and implementation within their entities and statewide. BJA’s suite of privacy resources was also provided for further assistance. View the Webinar

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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

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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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Call to Action: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, along with partners and subject-matter experts, supported the development of a valuable new resource entitled 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 a 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.

To download this publication, refer to: https://it.ojp.gov/gist/174/Call-to-Action-and-Issue-Brief--Justice-System-Use-of-Prescription-Drug-Monitoring-Programs--Addressing-the-Nations-Prescription-Drug-and-Opioid-Abuse-Epidemic.

 

Faster Data, Better Law Enforcement
The U.S. Department of Justice’s research and development arm is funding software development that makes it easier to store and transfer data for criminal investigations.
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Recording Now Available: BJA Privacy Webinar—The Importance of Privacy and Social Media Policies in Law Enforcement
Now online is a recording of the January 30, 2015, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) privacy Webinar titled “The Importance of Privacy and Social Media Policies in Law Enforcement” at  https://iir.adobeconnect.com/p2ew41cvsl0/. Featuring presentations by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Connect South Dakota, the Webinar focused on privacy and social media policy development, adoption, and implementation within their entities and statewide.  BJA’s suite of privacy resources was also provided for further assistance.
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Touting Prevention, Police Put Crime Info Online
For more than two decades, law enforcement agencies have used data to figure out crime patterns and target “hot spots” in communities.
 
Now, a growing number of police departments are going further by making some of that information available to the public online. They see it as a way to inform residents about criminal activity in their neighborhood and, in turn, help reduce crime.

 

BJA Privacy Webinar—The Importance of Privacy and Social Media Policies in Law Enforcement

On January 30, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, EST, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), will be hosting a privacy Webinar titled “The Importance of Privacy and Social Media Policies in Law Enforcement.” This Webinar will feature panelists from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Connect South Dakota (Connect SD) system who will share how they established, implemented, and trained personnel on privacy protections within their information sharing system and social media processes.  To access the Webinar on January 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., EST, select https://iir.adobeconnect.com/r48tmyrx65x/ (for video) and dial (866) 200-5786 and enter Access code 2614808 to hear the audio conference.

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