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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Defining Fusion Center Technology Business Process: A Tool for Planning
The purpose of this document is to provide a tool to fusion center directors/managers to assist with understanding and implementing the fundamental business requirements of the center and planning for the underlying components for each of the business processes the particular fusion center is or will be undertaking (e.g., ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide
Consolidated listing of criminal intelligence products and resources.
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Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities: Guidance and Recommendations.
Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities:  Guidance and Recommendations provides law enforcement and justice agencies with guidance and recommendations on issues to consider when developing a social media policy (or updating other relevant policies), focusing on access, use, ...
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Checklist for the Development, Review, and Dissemination of Analytic Products and Resources
Checklist for the Development, Review, and Dissemination of Analytic Products and Resources is designed to be used as a checklist for personnel operating in an intelligence enterprise (including fusion centers and agency intelligence units), to ensure that privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections are upheld in ...