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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Somerset Police Create Database of Surveillance Cameras

A community is joining forces with its police department to help combat crime.

Somerset police are asking residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras with the department.

"You see that a lot of these crimes that go onwhether they're robberies, burglaries, whatever they arethey're being solved by surveillance camera footage," Police Chief George McNeil said.

That's why McNeil enacted the Somerset Camera Registry Program. Think of it as a database, simply a way to allow police to more quickly access footage in areas where crimes may have occurred.

Source: turnto10
Take the Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge: Available Soon for 2016-2017 School Year

What do more than 870,000 students across the nation have in common?

Since 2012, they have all completed the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge. Available through a free Web site at, this initiative promotes cyber citizenship by teaching students in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond to online dangers through a series of fun, interactive activities.

Now entering its fifth season, the FBI-SOS program has seen increased participation each year. From September 2015 through May 2016, nearly a half-million students nationwide finished the activities and took the exam. We look forward to even more young people completing the program in the school year ahead. The challenge begins September 1.

Source: FBI
ISE Reports Accomplishments, Identifies Goals in 2016 Annual Report

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) reported the continued progress of terrorism-related information sharing and identified goals for the coming year in the recently released 2016 ISE Annual Report to the Congress.

The ISE is the central initiative to strengthen responsible information sharing across communities, agencies, and levels of government to implement goals set forth by President Obama in the 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (NSISS). Over the past year, information sharing has advanced across state and regional ISEscybersecurity information sharingdomain awarenessinteroperabilitysensitive but unclassified information sharingidentity, credential, and access management; and countering violent extremism.

Source: PM-ISE
2016 IJIS Institute Mid-Year Briefing

The IJIS Institute's Mid-Year Briefing on September 1416, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia, is a must-attend conference focused on technology, information sharing, and safeguarding standards.  Connect with technology executives and leaders from industry and government at this unique event and engage in constructive dialogues about technology trends, issues, and solutions. 

Source: IJIS
NICS, A Communication Platform for First Responders, Now Available Worldwide

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS), an information sharing tool for first responders, is now available worldwide.

NICS is a mobile, Web-based communication platform that enables responders on scene at a developing incident to request and receive assistance from remote experts, such as a university researcher or topographic expert, in real time. Conversely, experts can observe an evolving situation and volunteer relevant material or resources.

Source: Newswise

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