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.
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.”
National Fusion Center Association and the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center Rapid Deployment Project
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.
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.