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Face Recognition Policy Development Template For Use In Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Activities
This resource is designed to provide guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement entities, fusion centers, and other public safety agencies on developing policies and procedures for the use of face recognition tools in criminal intelligence and investigative activities.
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Considerations and Recommendations Regarding State and Local Officer-Involved Use-of-Force Investigations
The Considerations and Recommendations Regarding State and Local Officer-Involved Use-of-Force Investigations resource sets forth recommendations and considerations for municipal, county, and state law enforcement officials tasked with ensuring accountability for critical use-of-force incidents that result in death or ...
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Real-Time and Open Source Analysis (ROSA) Resource Guide
The Real-Time Open Source Analysis (ROSA) Resource Guide was developed by the National Network of Fusion Centers, in partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) Office of Partner Engagement for the Information Sharing Environment (PE-ISE), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ...
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Understanding Digital Footprints: Steps to Protect Personal Information
This document provides material designed to assist law enforcement personnel in protecting themselves and their families from becoming cyber targets: protecting personal information, cyber dos and don'ts, and links to further cyber training and resources.
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Cyber Training for Law Enforcement Call to Action
The flyer is designed to help raise awareness of the need for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement leaders to ensure that appropriate agency personnel receive cybercrime training.
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Cyber Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
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Establishing a Privacy Officer Function Within a Justice or Public Safety Entity: Recommended Responsibilities and Training
A privacy policy is a written, published statement that articulates the policy position of an organization on how it handles the personally identifiable information and other personal, sensitive information it seeks or receives and uses in the normal course of business.  A privacy policy protects the agency, the individual, ...
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Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices
The purpose of this resource is to provide answers to straightforward common questions that law enforcement officers, or the agencies they represent, may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video by directing them to valuable tools and resources from experts in the field.  Through ...
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Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Briefing Booklet
This booklet serves as an excellent primer on the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global). It includes an overview of Global and the Global Advisory Committee (GAC), and importantly highlights reasons why “Global Matters” to and supports the justice-interested enterprise by addressing priority business issues ...
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Fusion Center Guidelines Resource CD
Provides resources to assist agencies in the development and operation of a fusion center.
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NIEM - The National Information Exchange Model
NIEM—the National Information Exchange Model—is a community-driven, government-wide, standards-based approach to exchanging information. NIEM may sound complex, but the premise of it is simple: NIEM connects communities of people who share a common need to exchange information in order to advance their ...
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Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS) Specification, Version 1.0
Under the federal SORNA (Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006), a sex offender’s SORNA registration jurisdiction (e.g., a state, tribe, or territory) is required to notify the new jurisdiction when the sex offender intends to relocate. The purpose of this legal requirement is to enable the new ...
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Offender Transfer Notification Service (OTNS) Specification, Version 1.0
The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS, Commission) is an organization of interstate compact commissioners appointed by the 53 member states and territories to make rules that carry out the policies under which offenders are transferred between and among states.  Its mission is to guide the transfer ...
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Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers Training Videos
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, with the support of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative and the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, developed the Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers videos to assist agency leadership in providing training ...
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Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide
Consolidated listing of criminal intelligence products and resources.
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A Call To Action: A Unified Message Regarding the Need to Support Suspicious Activity Reporting and Training
This Unified Message was created to help clarify a unified approach to the process of reporting and sharing of information related to suspicious activity.
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Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards
The document Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for United States Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies explains the recommended development of minimum training standards for all affected levels of law enforcement personnel, including core training objectives in six areas: General Law Enforcement ...
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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Process Implementation Checklist
Provides a simplified checklist for chief executives and senior leadership to implement a SAR process within their agencies.
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Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Concept of Operations
Provides a common understanding of the NSI process so that implementation activities can be planned, executed, and measured.
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Final Report: Information Sharing Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Evaluation Environment
Provides lessons learned, best practices, and implementation steps identified during the ISE-SAR Evaluation Environment that can be utilized while implementing the NSI.
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Information Sharing Environment-Suspicious Activity Reporting (ISE-SAR) Functional Standard
Builds upon, consolidates, and standardizes nationwide aspects of those ISE-relevant activities already occurring at the federal, state, and local levels with respect to the processing, sharing, and use of suspicious activity information.
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Findings and Recommendations of the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Support and Implementation Project
In accordance with the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and the National Strategy for Information Sharing(NSIS), the Findings and Recommendations of the SAR Support and Implementation Project was developed to describe the all-crimes approach to gathering, processing, reporting, analyzing, and sharing of suspicious ...
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Why Law Enforcement Agencies Need an Analytical Function
Why Law Enforcement Agencies Need an Analytical Function explains how the analytical function benefits law enforcement agencies.
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National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan
The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP), the first of its kind in the country, provides a blueprint to help agencies establish criminal intelligence sharing policies, procedures, standards, technologies, and training. The Plan was assembled with close input and cooperation from local, state, tribal, and ...
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10 Simple Steps to Help Your Agency Become a Part of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan
This document provides valuable guidance towards systematically sharing law enforcement information among local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies—large or small.
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Fusion Center Technology Resources Road Map
This document provides guidance on how information, technology infrastructure, applications, performance metrics, and business processes align with the core business capabilities of a fusion center. The document leverages best practices of enterprise architecture, business process, information flow, and exchange ...
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Fusion Center Technology Guide
The Fusion Center Technology Guide was developed collaboratively by technology subject matter experts. It provides a methodology for fusion center directors and managers that can be used to facilitate technology planning and provides a practical perspective on the value of technology as an enabler to the fusion center ...
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Fusion Center Guidelines: Law Enforcement Intelligence, Public Safety, and the Private Sector
The document Fusion Center Guidelines addresses the development of guidelines for fusion centers as well as the foundation for the development of fusion center guidelines for law enforcement intelligence, public safety, and private sector entities. These guidelines and related materials will provide assistance to centers as ...
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Fire Service Integration for Fusion Centers
This document identifies recommended actions and guidance for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to effectively integrate the fire service into the fusion process. Within the context of this document, the fire service is defined as including fire and emergency operations, emergency medical service ...
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Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources: Protection Capabilities for Fusion Centers
This document identifies the capabilities necessary for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to establish a critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection analytic capability that supports infrastructure security activities at the state and local levels. This document is an appendix to the ...
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Law Enforcement Analytic Standards
The booklet Law Enforcement Analytic Standards discusses the standards created by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) as a result of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) recommendations. The analytic standards consist of 25 standards that explain the requirements ...
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Law Enforcement Analyst Certification Standards
This document provides guidance to agencies and organizations that offer analyst certification. The first section provides guidance to agencies and organizations that offer analyst certification. Recommendations include the development of a code of ethics, development of policies and procedures for the certification process, ...
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Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts
The Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts identifies common analytic competencies that should be exhibited by state, local, and tribal intelligence analysts working in state or major urban area fusion centers or similar analytic law enforcement entities. These competencies are essential for ...
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Analyst Toolbox
This document aims to provide intelligence analysts with information on the tools they need to effectively and efficiently perform their duties and produce useful intelligence products. The tools examined in this document represent the basic toolbox that the intelligence analyst will need to provide the vital intelligence ...
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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training
The Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training was developed to assist law enforcement line officers in understanding what kinds of suspicious behaviors are associated with pre-incident terrorism activities, documenting and reporting suspicious activity, and protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil ...
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Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Compliance Verification for the Intelligence Enterprise
This document assists agencies in determining whether they are in compliance with applicable privacy-related policies, procedures, rules, and guidelines. The document includes a suggested methodology for conducting the review of an agency’s intelligence enterprise and identifies the high-liability areas of concern that ...
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Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Web Services Service Interaction Profile Version 1.3
The purpose of this document is to establish a Web Services Service Interaction Profile based on the Web Services family of technology standards. A Service Interaction Profile is a concept identified in the Global Reference Architecture. This concept defines an approach to meeting the basic requirements necessary for ...
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DHS/DOJ Privacy and Civil Liberties Web Portal
Through a joint effort among DHS, DOJ, and BJA, this collaborative Web portal, accessible at www.it.ojp.gov/PrivacyLiberty, provides access to a wide range of resources and training materials available in the Information Sharing Environment that address privacy and civil liberties protections, including many of the Global ...
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Fusion Center Privacy Policy Development: Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Template
The FC Privacy Template was developed by DOJ in collaboration with DHS in the joint DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program. This template was designed specifically to assist fusion center personnel in developing a privacy policy related to the information, intelligence, and suspicious activity report (SAR) ...
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Guide to Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities
Practitioners are provided a framework with which to examine the privacy implications of their information systems and information sharing collaborations so they can design and implement privacy policies to address vulnerabilities identified through the assessment process. Privacy policies emerge as a result of the analysis ...
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7 Steps to a Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy
Designed for both justice executives and agency personnel, this document raises awareness and educates readers on the seven basic steps involved in the preparation for development of a privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties policy (as recommended in DOJ's Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development ...
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The Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Service Specification Guideline V 1.2.0
This document is intended to provide a formal, standardized means of creating and understanding service specifications and service specification packages.  This document was revised to Version 1.2 with the following minor changes:  Included the use of underscores between words in all folder names. 
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Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Guidelines for Identifying and Designing Services Version 1.1
The intent of this document is to provide guidelines to justice organizations that have interest in following or applying the Global Reference Architecture (GRA) in development of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). This document concentrates on an approach to identifying and designing services that will enable effective ...
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Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
Provides fusion centers with the baseline capabilities and operational guidelines necessary to achieve each of the capabilities. By achieving a baseline level of capability, a fusion center will have the necessary structures, processes, and tools in place to support the gathering, processing, analysis, and dissemination of ...
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Navigating Your Agency’s Path to Intelligence-Led Policing
Serves as an overview for implementing the Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) framework within a law enforcement agency and provides insight regarding the challenges of ILP implementation. Law enforcement executives can use this document as a resource to assist in the successful implementation of the ILP framework within their ...
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The Importance of Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Protections in American Law Enforcement and Public Safety Training Video
Assists local, state, and tribal law enforcement line officers in understanding their role in the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties as they perform their everyday duties. The video provides an introductory overview of what privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections are; examples of these ...
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Global Privacy Resources Booklet
Thanks to the great work by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global, Global partners, and through DOJ collaborations with other federal agencies, there are a variety of privacy awareness, policy development, and implementation products available to the justice community today. To help these agencies know which privacy ...
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Policy Review Checklist
The checklist is a companion piece to the SLT Policy Development Template and serves both as a self-assessment tool to assist privacy policy authors, project teams, and agency administrators in evaluating whether the provisions contained within their draft policy have met the core concepts recommended in the SLT Policy ...
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Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development Template for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities: SLT Policy Development Template
Included in the Privacy Guide is the SLT Policy Development Template, which was developed to assist SLT agencies in drafting a privacy policy. The provisions suggested are intended to be incorporated into the agency's general operational policies and day-to-day operations. Each section represents a fundamental component of ...
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Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities: Privacy Guide
This guide is a practical, hands-on tool for SLT justice practitioners charged with drafting the privacy policy, providing sensible guidance for articulating privacy obligations in a manner that protects the justice agency, the individual, and the public. This guide provides a well-rounded approach to the planning, ...
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Executive Summary for Justice Decision Makers: Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Program Development
An awareness resource for justice executives, as well as an informational tool to use for training. The easy-to-read flyer is designed to engender awareness about the topic, make the case for privacy policy development, and underscore the importance of promoting privacy protections within justice agencies. Included is ...