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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IACP Assessment of IL3CP Shows Promising Results

Intelligence-Led Community Policing, Community Prosecution, and Community Partnerships (IL3CP) is a unique approach to community policing that extends community partnerships to include prosecutorial and community service organizations along with law enforcement. This new model connects the criminal justice system and the community through seamless communication and partnerships.

IL3CP, developed by the Rockland County, New York, District Attorney’s Office (RCDAO), synthesizes three contemporary law enforcement concepts into a collaborative approach to crime reduction. In an effort to explore the effectiveness of IL3CP, the IACP worked with law enforcement and prosecutors in Mesa, Arizona; Newport News, Virginia; and Saint Paul, Minnesota, to replicate the IL3CP concept.

In the detailed project report available today, this approach showed promising results for being a collaborative and unifying response to crime and community problems by strengthening relationships between citizens and law enforcement. While the complexity of the project did not allow for a comprehensive program evaluation, all pilot sites experienced positive results and voluntarily expanded the IL3CP concept to additional communities within their jurisdictions.

Source: IACP
House Passes Bill to Make It Easier for First Responders to Acquire New Technologies

The First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act (H.R. 5460), which requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a transparent process to review requests by first responders to use their Urban Area Security Initiative or State Homeland Security Grant Program funds to purchase equipment for which voluntary industry standards do not exist.

Introduced by Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, the legislation would make it easier for first responders to acquire new equipment and technologies they need to respond to evolving threats.

The bill, which now goes to the Senate, was praised by House Speaker Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) office as a “commonsense step to help our first responders stay ahead of the curve when dealing with new threats.”

Source: HSToday
National Fusion Center Association and the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center Rapid Deployment Project

The Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) is working with the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) and the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) to consider using the national fusion center network as a way to convene electrical infrastructure subject-matter experts who need rapid access to classified data or communications systems in the event of an emergency situation.  This effort also has the potential to develop into a long-term information exchange relationship between the energy sector and fusion centers to provide situational awareness of threats and vulnerabilities in their areas of responsibility.  


Source: ISE
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.

NCSAM 2016 Weekly Themes

Week 1: October 3-7, 2016 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect.™

Week 2: October 10-14, 2016 – Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room

Week 3: October 17-21, 2016 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

Week 4: October 24-28, 2016 – Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?

Week 5: October 31, 2016 –Building Resilience in Critical Infrastructure

Please visit the NCSAM Resources page to find the 2016 NCSAM One Pager with information about the weekly themes.

Source: DHS
Directory of Cybercrime Labs and Resources

The Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) is designed to assist police chiefs, sheriffs, commanders, patrol officers, digital forensic investigators, detectives, and prosecutors who are investigating and preventing crimes that involve technology.  The site also includes resources on training, technical assistance, and other critical information, including a comprehensive directory that allows law enforcement to connect with cybercrime experts and practitioners across the United States.  This search tool enables visitors to identify and contact local, regional, and national organizations (both private and government) that offer cyber-related services and assistance to law enforcement officials and prosecutors, for example, cybercrime units, training facilities, fusion centers, and forensic labs.  Searches may be conducted using zip code, state, keyword, or areas of expertise. 


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