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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New Jersey Takes Consolidated, Fusion Center-Style Approach to Cybersecurity

In post-9/11 America, states have accepted more responsibility in protecting their citizens. And as the firm grip of technology tightens around our daily lives and the most basic operations of government, one state is stepping up to the proverbial plate as a leader in the cybersecurity field.

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) took root within the state’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) as a counterpunch to the escalating online threats posed by a widening cast of bad actors. The mission: Find the threats, mitigate the threats, and share the intelligence gathered in the process with everyone else.

According to Chief Information Security Officer Dave Weinstein, the statewide program is modeled after the Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and leverages a multi-pronged strategy to head off potentially damaging attacks.

Building Bridges in the Ocean State: Automating Privacy Policy Enforcement to Enable Information Sharing

A May 24, 2016, Webinar will be hosted to share how Rhode Island automated privacy policy and access controls in a cross-boundary juvenile criminal history exchange.  Learn about this first use-case of electronic privacy automation using the Global Reference Architecture (GRA) and the Global Privacy Technical Framework for sharing information across domains.

Source: NCSC
ICE Participates in Europol-Led Effort to Identify Victims of Child Abuse

Victim identification specialists from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have been working with top experts from around the globe at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to work unsolved cases in an effort to identify victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation. The coordinated effort of this Europol Victim Identification Task Force (VIDTF) yielded significant results: More than 250 series of child sexual abuse images and video files have been uploaded to the INTERPOL International Child Sexual Exploitation Database and additions made to more than 300 existing series.

Source: ICE
Department of Justice Releases the 2016 National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

The U.S. Department of Justice has released the 2016 National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction.  The report provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the nature and scope of the current dangers facing our nation’s children and, for the first time, dedicates an entire section to the unique challenges confronting child exploitation in Indian Country.  It examines existing efforts, assesses new threats, and highlights innovative ways in which the federal government and its partners can address child exploitation.

Source: DOJ
New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC): Information Sharing Success at the State and Local Level

The smart government model of partnerships among and across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholders across the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) has been in existence for over a decade for a very good reason:  collaboration allows faster information sharing at all levels of government by fostering the quick dissemination of vital information to partners responding to critical incidents, from cyberattacks to terror plots.  Read more about the NJCCIC, a shining example of this collaborative approach.  Also, visit the NJ Cybersecurity site for a range of cyber resources.  

Source: PM-ISE

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