Alphabetical Index

Title Organization Subject PDF TXT HTML Abstract
10 Ways to Engage Your Fusion Center PERF Fusion Center Resources     HTML Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), 2009. PERF/DHS developed a series of recommendations for state and local law enforcement to build and strengthen their relationship with state and urban area fusion centers (restricted access site).
10 Ways to Integrate SAR into Your Agency’s Operations BJA Additional Resources     HTML Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), 2009. This document lists 10 ways to incorporate suspicious activity reporting in your agency's operations (restricted access site).
Analyst Toolbox: A Toolbox for the Intelligence Analyst BJA Intelligence Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), September 2007. The Analyst Toolbox list represents the results of extensive web-based, open source research and the collection of systems utilized by local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers DHS Fusion Center Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), September 2008. This document identifies the baseline capabilities for fusion centers and the operational standards necessary to achieve these capabilities.
Considerations for Developing, Producing, Vetting, and Sharing Analytic Products in Fusion Centers DHS Fusion Center Resources     HTML U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), n.d. This document includes 12 steps to consider for developing, producing, vetting, and sharing analytic products in fusion centers (restricted access site).
Controlled Unclassified Information PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources     HTML Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), n.d. To consolidate more than 100 unique marking and more than 130 different labeling or handling process for Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information, the NARA is establishing a Controlled Unclassified Information designation to serve as the single categorical designation for all SBU information in the ISE.
Criminal Intelligence Sharing: A National Plan for Intelligence-Led Policing at the Local, State, and Federal Levels COPS / IACP Intelligence Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), August 2002. After September 11, COPS funded the IACP to convene the Criminal Intelligence Summit. Participants included federal, state, and local law enforcement executives. The purpose of the summit was to discuss the capacities and barriers of intelligence sharing, standards and guidelines, technology, training, and civil rights. The recommendations from the summit were published in a document titled “Criminal Intelligence Sharing: A National Plan for Intelligence-Led Policing at the Local, State, and Federal Levels: Recommendations from the IACP Intelligence Summit.”
Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies Fact Sheet COPS Intelligence Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), September 2002. This Fact Sheet shares information about Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies as described in 28 C.F.R. Part 23, which directs all interjurisdictional criminal intelligence systems operating through support under 42 U.S.C. 3711 (which the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 amends and under which all COPS grants are made) protect the privacy and constitutional rights of individuals. The guidelines include protections to prevent violations of individual privacy due to the negligent maintaining and sharing of criminal intelligence information between agencies.
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources DHS Fusion Center Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), December 2008. This document provides guidance to help state and major urban area fusion centers establish a critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection analytic capability that supports infrastructure security activities at the state and local levels.
Establishing a Fusion Liaison Officer Program DHS Fusion Center Resources     HTML U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 2009. Establishing a Fusion Liaison Officer Program: A Guide and Workbook of Planning and Development Considerations was developed as a component of the existing Fusion Liaison Officer Technical Assistance Service supported by the DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program. The guidebook provides considerations for fusion centers to evaluate while in the process of setting up a Fusion Center Liaison Officer Program (restricted access site).
Executive Order 12333 - United States Intelligence Activities   Information-Sharing Resources PDF     2008. Focuses on goals, directions, duties, and responsibilities with respect to United States intelligence efforts.
Executive Order 13311, Homeland Security Information Sharing   Information-Sharing Resources PDF     July 2003. Focuses on homeland security and the procedures for sharing information.
Executive Order 13356 - Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans   Information-Sharing Resources PDF     August 2004. Information about Executive Order 13356 to strengthen the sharing of information to protect Americans from terrorism.
Executive Order 13388 - Further Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans   Information-Sharing Resources PDF     October 2005. Information about Executive Order 13388 to further strengthen the sharing of information to protect Americans from terrorism.
Fact Sheet: Initial Privacy and Civil Liberties Analysis of the ISE-SAR Functional Standard and Evaluation Environment PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), September 2008. Fact Sheet about the Initial Privacy and Civil Liberties Analysis of the Information Sharing Environment-Suspicious Activity Reporting (ISE-SAR) Functional Standard and Evaluation Environment report.
Findings and Recommendations of the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Support and Implementation Project DHS / DOJ Additional Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), October 2008. This project describes the all-crimes approach to gathering, processing, reporting, analyzing, and sharing of suspicious activity by the local police agency.
Fusion Center Guidelines: Developing and Sharing Information and Intelligence in a New Era DHS Fusion Center Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), June 2006. This publication provides guidelines for establishing and operating fusion centers at the local, state, and federal levels.
Fusion Center Technology Resources Road Map DHS Fusion Center Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), April 2009. This document provides fusion center leaders—in particular, senior technology managers—with guidance on how information, technology infrastructure, applications, performance metrics, and business processes align with the core business capabilities of a fusion center. Leaders can use this document to help formulate a strategic technology vision and plan for their centers and to support sound investment and technology selection decisions within such a plan.
Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program and Services Catalog DHS Fusion Center Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), February 2009. This document discusses the joint DHS/DOJ Technical Assistance and Training available.
Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Gang Intelligence Units and Task Forces BJA Additional Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), October 2008. This document provides guidance to agencies seeking to establish and operate a gang task force or gang intelligence unit within their jurisdiction or those agencies that participate in a gang task force or intelligence unit.
IACP Criminal Intelligence Model Policy IACP Intelligence Resources PDF     International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), n.d. This IACP model policy provides law enforcement officers in general, and officers assigned to the intelligence function in particular, with guidelines and principles for the collection, analysis, and distribution of intelligence information.
Information about 28 CFR Part 23 BJA Intelligence Resources     HTML Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), n.d. Web site provides information about 28 CFR Part 23 standards which apply to all multijurisdictional criminal intelligence systems operating under Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended. This includes any Office of Justice Programs and BJA programs, such as the Byrne Formula or Discretionary Grants Programs, the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, and Community Oriented Policing Services grants.
IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center Criminal Intelligence Concepts and Issue Paper IACP Additional Resources PDF     International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), July 2003. This document was designed to accompany the Model Policy on Criminal Intelligence established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. It provides essential background material and supporting documentation for greater understanding of the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements for the model policy. It is anticipated that this material will be of value to law enforcement executives in their efforts to tailor the model to the requirements and circumstances of their community and their law enforcement agency.
Information Sharing Environment Annual Report PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), June 2009. This annual report reflects the collective accomplishments and challenges of an information sharing partnership between the PM-ISE and a range of federal and non-federal partners committed to the continuous improvement of information sharing practices with the overriding goal of increasing our national security while protecting privacy and civil liberties.
Information Sharing Environment Guideline 2: Common Sharing Framework PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), November 2006. Focuses on developing a common framework for the sharing of information between and among executive departments and agencies and state, local, and tribal governments, law enforcement agencies, and the private sector.
Information Sharing Environment Implementation Plan PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), November 2006. The ISE Implementation Plan includes: a description of the functions, capabilities, resources, and conceptual design of the ISE; a plan for designing, testing, integrating, deploying, and operating the ISE; and, a process for measuring progress made toward implementing the ISE, as well as its performance. The plan was created to help make the Information Sharing Environment fully functional and useful in the fight against terrorism.
Information Sharing Environment Privacy Guidelines PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), November 2006. Guidelines to ensure that the information privacy and other legal rights of Americans are protected in the development and use of the Information Sharing Environment.
Information Sharing Environment Profile and Architecture Implementation Strategy (PAIS), Version 2.0 PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), June 2009. The ISE PAIS issuance provides guidance to ISE participants for developing their information sharing segment architecture and trusted repository for information that will be shared in the ISE Shared Space. A companion document to the ISE EAF, this ISE PAIS supports efforts to build upon and leverage existing policies, business processes, and technologies in use by federal, state, local, and tribal governments that support information sharing across the ISE community in a manner that fully protects the legal rights of all Americans.
Initial Privacy and Civil Liberties Analysis of ISE-SAR Functional Standards and Evaluation Environment PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), September 2008. The overarching purpose of this analysis—as with all activities conducted in protecting the nation from terrorism—is to help ensure those carrying out the activities contemplated by these plans do so in a manner that fully protects the legal rights of all Americans, including information privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Intelligence-Led Policing: The New Intelligence Architecture BJA Intelligence Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), n.d. This document examines how law enforcement agencies can enhance their intelligence operations for homeland security and traditional enforcement and crime prevention, regardless of how sophisticated their intelligence operations are. It explores the meaning and uses of intelligence, provides examples of intelligence practices, and explores how to establish and maintain an intelligence capability.
ISE-SAR Functional Standard (Fact Sheet) PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), May 2009. The ISE-SAR Functional Standard directly supports local efforts to fight terrorism-related crime, while protecting the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.
Law Enforcement Analyst Certification Standards BJA Additional Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), March 2007. This document contains 25 recommended analytic standards. The first seven standards relate to analysts or those who fill the analytic function. These standards refer to education, training, professionalism, and certification. The remaining standards relate to analytical products and processes.
Law Enforcement Analytic Standards BJA Additional Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), November 2004. The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) developed these analytic standards, with input from the field, to help ensure intelligence products are accurate, timely, factual, and relevant, and recommend implementing policy and/or action.
Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies COPS Intelligence Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), November 2004. This intelligence guide was prepared in response to requests from law enforcement executives for guidance on intelligence functions in a post-September 11 world. It will help law enforcement agencies develop or enhance their intelligence capacity and enable them to fight terrorism and other crimes while preserving community policing relationships.
Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, 2nd Ed COPS Intelligence Resources PDF   HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), July 2009. Since the initial publication of Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies in November 2004, there have been a number of significant changes that have once again had an impact on law enforcement intelligence. While the field is continually evolving, many of the changes have been captured in the second edition of this publication. In fact, 85 percent of the content is new including new chapters on intelligence-led policing; civil rights and privacy in the law enforcement intelligence process; public-private partnerships; fusion centers; suspicious activity; and open source information. This publication takes a comprehensive look at these topics as well federal and national law enforcement intelligence resources, networks, systems, human resources, and anticipated changes to the classification system moving from Sensitive But Unclassified information to Controlled Unclassified Information.
Law Enforcement Responds to Terrorism: Lessons in Prevention and Preparedness COPS Additional Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), April 2002. This COPS Innovations piece highlights how agencies can strengthen their response to terrorism by improving data and intelligence collection and processing, capitalizing on technoligical advances, and communicating with other public safety agencies. It also includes examples of three agencies using COPS-funded 311 systems to address terrorism: Austin Police Department, Texas; Baltimore Police Department, Maryland; and Rochester City Police Department, New York.
Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards BJA Intelligence Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), October 2007. The intent of this document is to provide perspective and guidance for the development and delivery of law enforcement intelligence training.
National Strategy for Information Sharing PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), October 2007. While improved information sharing has been an Administration priority since the September 11 attacks, the National Strategy for Information Sharing reflects the first time the Administration has articulated the full contours of its vision in a single document. It not only provides information about the Administration’s outlook, but also guides efforts as we continue to implement many programs and initiatives designed to advance and facilitate the sharing of terrorism-related information.
Nationwide SAR Initiative PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources     HTML Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), 2009. The Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) is an outgrowth of a number of separate but related activities that respond directly to the mandate to establish a "unified process for reporting, tracking, and accessing [SARs]," in a manner that rigorously protects the privacy and civil liberties of Americans, as called for in the National Strategy for Information Sharing (NSIS).
Nationwide SAR Initiative Fact Sheet PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), December 2008. This fact sheet explains the establishment of a nationwide terrorism-related suspicious activities reporting initiative.
Navigating Your Agency’s Path to Intelligence-Led Policing BJA Intelligence Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), April 2009. This publication serves as an overview for implementing the intelligence-led policing framework within a law enforcement agency.
Planning and Managing Security For Major Special Events: Guidelines for Law Enforcement COPS / ILJ Additional Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ), September 2007. The guide covers all aspects of pre-event planning, security needs during the event, and post-event activities. Topics covered include threat and risk assessments; intelligence; staffing needs and resources; communications; access control and credentialing; traffic and transportation; logistics, training, and public information; hazardous materials; critical infrastructure; demonstrations; and security management.
Privacy Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates BJA Additional Resources     HTML Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), February 2008. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates is a practical, hands-on resource that provides justice practitioners with sensible guidance for developing a privacy and civil liberties policy. It assists agencies in articulating privacy obligations in a manner that protects the justice agency, the individual, and the public and makes it easier to do what is necessary—share critical justice information.
Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement - Partnerships to Promote Homeland Security COPS / PERF Additional Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), November 2005. Community policing should be a key component of the nation's homeland security efforts. That's just one of more than 40 recommendations found in Partnerships to Promote Homeland Security. This document, Volume 5 in the series, examines issues of notification, general threat warnings, intelligence and data sharing, community policing principles, how resources should be spent, issues of trust, and much more. It briefly outlines local and state enforcement responsibilities, as well as several examples of homeland security collaborations, and it clarifies the challenges law enforcement faces in addressing the threat of terrorism while continuing to handle traditional crimes.
Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement - The Production and Sharing of Intelligence COPS / PERF Intelligence Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), February 2005. The fourth volume of the Protecting Your Community From Terrorism series discusses the importance of intelligence-led policing and its correlation with problem-oriented policing principles. The report outlines criteria for an effective intelligence function at all levels of government—highlighted by important sidebar contributions from key players in the fields of intelligence and policing.
Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement - Local-Federal Partnerships COPS / PERF Additional Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), February 2003. This is the first in a series on Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) white paper funded by the COPS Office is based in large part on an unprecedented executive session in November 2002 that brought together chief law enforcement executives, FBI special agents in charge and antiterrorist experts, and other leading thinkers on how law enforcement will deal with the new terrorist threat. It was a no-holds-barred meeting in which candid debates were conducted on such issues as how to promote effective partnerships; security clearances and information sharing; joint terrorism task forces; FBI strategies; intelligence; multijurisdictional information sharing; and training and awareness. The result is more than 50 recommendations on how to move our preparedness and response forward in these difficult times.
Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement - Preparing for and Responding to Bioterrorism COPS / PERF Additional Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), September 2004. This report discusses the relative threats of various biological and chemical agents and the response challenges for first responders. Five critical areas involved in preparing for and responding to a bioterrorist event are covered: detecting a biological attack, notifying the proper first responders, intervening and working with other stakeholders, managing health care surge demands, and maintaining communication among all involved agencies and the public.
Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement - Working with Diverse Communities COPS / PERF Additional Resources PDF TXT HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), March 2004. This is the second in a series on Protecting Your Community from Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement. This PERF white paper is the result of a compelling executive session in June 2003 sponsored by the COPS Office which brought together law enforcement chief executives, diverse community leaders and advocates, and federal law enforcement officials. The report details myriad recommendations for how law enforcement and minority communities can better work together to protect against future terrorist attacks, prevent backlash violence against vulnerable groups, and sensitize officers to cultural issues that can affect interviewing and information sharing.
Suspicious Activity Reporting Process Implementation Checklist BJA Additional Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), December 2008. All agencies, regardless of size or jurisdiction, have a role in the nationwide SAR process. It is essential that local, state, tribal, and federal agencies work together to share SAR information to prevent and deter terrorist attacks on American soil. Using this checklist in developing an internal SAR process will aid agencies in their crime-prevention efforts and assist with successfully incorporating all agencies into the nationwide SAR process.
The Attorney General's Guidelines for FBI Domestic Operations DOJ Additional Resources PDF     U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), October 2008. The issuance of these guidelines represents the culmination of the historical evolution of the FBI and the policies governing its domestic operations subsequent to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The Intelligence Fusion Process for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement: A White Paper MSU Intelligence Resources PDF     Michigan State University (MSU), January 2007. This publication provides insight about the intelligence fusion process in the hope it will help facilitate the change needed to make intelligence fusion a functional reality.
The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan BJA Intelligence Resources     HTML Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), 2009. This document contains 28 recommendations that address the security and intelligence needs recognized after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It describes a nationwide communications plan that will link together all levels of law enforcement personnel for the purpose of sharing critical data.
The National Summit on Intelligence: Gathering, Sharing, Analysis, and Use after 9-11 COPS / IACP Intelligence Resources PDF   HTML Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), July 2009. The National Summit on Intelligence: Gathering, Sharing, Analysis, and Use after 9-11 report finds that in the years since the September 11, 2001, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies have made great strides in their ability to share intelligence, which is a critical factor in our continuing effort to prevent terrorist attacks. However, the full benefits of intelligence sharing have not yet been realized. These findings, along with recommendations designed to assist law enforcement agencies in overcoming challenges, are contained in this report, which is a result of the COPS/IACP/DHS/PM-ISE Intelligence Summit held in Washington, D.C., in 2007.
Update to ISE-SAR Functional Standard Memo PM-ISE Information-Sharing Resources PDF     Program Manager for Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), 2009. This memo explains that the updated version of the ISE-SAR Functional Standard incorporates suggestions provided by federal privacy and civil liberties attorneys and members of the privacy and civil liberties advocacy community. It also refines the definition of Suspicious Activity as, “observed behavior reasonably indicative of pre-operational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.”
Why Law Enforcement Agencies Need an Analytical Function BJA Fusion Center Resources PDF     Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), October 2005. Analysis is an integral part of every major investigation an agency opens, and this document highlights how the analytical function benefits law enforcement agencies.