What is Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) ?

The Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) is established to address the issue of information sharing across disciplinary lines from the law enforcement community to public safety to other social service areas.

LEITSC is comprised of four of the nation's leading law enforcement associations:

The LEITSC project began in 2002 with funding (Grant No. 2002-LD-BX-0002) from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and continued in 2003 with funding (Grant No. 2003-MX-BX-0068) through a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice. LEITSC is currently solely funded by the Bureau of Justice (Grant No. 2006-LD-BX-K005) and continues to work in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice.

LEITSC has proven its strength and commitment to this endeavor by providing access to law enforcement experts to give input to standards development initiatives, creating outreach and training opportunities to keep law enforcement executives engaged in the process, and continuing to leverage collaboration and work that is currently underway to address the information technology needs of the law enforcement community. The law enforcement community understands the value of using information technology standards in their technology implementation , and over the last few years, significant progress has been made in the development and implementation  of information technology standards to advance information sharing.

Projects within the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), such as the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), continue to evolve and develop standards that aim to ease information sharing across disciplinary lines from the law enforcement community to public safety to other social service areas. Through all of this, LEITSC has continued to promote information technology standards by exercising leadership and has brought the issues associated with information sharing to the forefront of the law enforcement executive's agenda.

LEITSC Website: http://www.theiacp.org/