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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Utica College's Center for Identity Management and Information Protection Releases Report: "The New Face of Identity Theft"

Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) has just released its report, “The New Face of Identity Theft,” coinciding with International Fraud Awareness Week.

The study, which analyzed federal case data from 2008 to 2013, was intended to serve as a follow-up to CIMIP’s 2007 study, “Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns: Building a Data-Based Foundation for Proactive Enforcement.” The 2007 study evaluated identity crime trends to provide law enforcers with proactive rather than reactive means of combating identity theft. Both studies were supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the Office of Justice Programs.

Source: PR Newswire
FAA Forms National Drone Registry Task Force

On October 29, 2015, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) released the full list of industry members who will serve on the UAS Registration Task Force.The FAA named 26 individuals representing aviation and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) trade organizations, drone and camera suppliers, and major retailers, including Walmart.

Those members will receive “expert support” from representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, NASA, the Office of Management and Budget ,and the State Department. Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos, who heads Google’s Project Wing effort, will serve as cochairmen.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks on Violent Crime Reduction at Meeting with the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, leaders of the Conference met with U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday, November 16.  During the meeting, Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. and Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser discussed various topics, including responses to the homicide and violence spikes currently occurring in a number of cities, as well as criminal justice reform.

Source: DOJ
Department of Justice Announces 10 Tribes to Participate in Initial Phase of Tribal Access Program to Improve Exchange of National Crime Information

The Department of Justice announced the first 10 tribes to participate in an initial User Feedback Phase of the Tribal Access Program (TAP) for National Crime Information, a program to provide federally recognized tribes the ability to access and exchange data with national crime information databases for both civil and criminal purposes.

The User Feedback Phase will grant access to national crime information databases and technical support to the following tribes: the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan, the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation of Washington, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho, the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla of Oregon and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation of Arizona.

Source: DOJ
ODNI Releases Transparency Implementation Plan

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) recently published the implementation plan for the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the Intelligence Community.  The principles are intended to facilitate intelligence community (IC) decisions on making information publicly available while continuing to protect information when disclosure would harm national security.  The implementation plan sets IC priorities for transparency, translating the principles into concrete, measurable initiatives.

Source: ODNI

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