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Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice; Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative; Five in 5—Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council

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. 

The CICC’s mission—to advocate for and support state, local, and tribal law enforcement and homeland security agencies and personnel in their efforts to develop and share criminal intelligence for the promotion of public safety and the security of our nation—is important, contemporary, and essential.  Five in 5 is provided for your information and awareness as an effort to assist the criminal intelligence community in understanding trends, training, and activities that may impact law enforcement and criminal intelligence.  You are encouraged to share this e-mail with your association members, colleagues, department/organization personnel, and others, as appropriate. Please contact to submit an article for consideration in the CICC’s Five in 5.

1. Crime Analysis

Webinar:  Enhancing Crime Analytics: An Overview of the Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability Building Project

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), in partnership with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT).  The no-cost webinar will highlight the exciting work of the BJA-funded Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability Building Project.  The project identifies, assesses, and leverages best practices and lessons learned from existing Crime Analysis Centers (CAC) and develops standards and implementation strategies that can be replicated nationally to improve efficiency and effectiveness.  Topics will include how technology available today has dramatically changed that way analysis is conducted by CACs, how Real Time Crime Centers are being developed to provide quick analysis and distribution of data, and new efforts to prevent crimes from occurring through the use of data analysis.  The BJA NTTAC-hosted webinar is open to all criminal justice professionals.

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2. Information Sharing

CPD to Roll Out New Crime Reporting Website

In an effort to be more accessible to city residents and to use newer technology, the Chicago, Illinois, Police Department (CPD) is introducing another digital platform for citizens to report criminal activity.  The website—— will run smoothly on mobile devices and will not require any app downloads or text messages to be sent.  Site users can select the type of crime and describe when and where it happened, as well as how they know about it, and add a photo or description of the suspects.  The user is also given the option to remain anonymous.  The information submitted is sent directly to the fusion center in CPD headquarters and then sent to the appropriate division.  Read More

3. Training

West Regional Jail/Correctional Intelligence: May 9–10, 2017, in Los Angeles, California

The next session in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2017 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series is May 9–10 in Los Angeles, California.  The purpose of the seminar series is to provide dynamic and focused peer-to-peer analytic collaboration.  Participation in this program is targeted to state and major urban area fusion center personnel, as well as personnel from High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Investigative Support Centers, Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) Centers, and major city/county intelligence units.  Each seminar addresses a specialized-threat topic area and the associated patterns, trends, skills, and resources necessary to effectively monitor and evaluate potential threats in the attendees’ areas of responsibility. 

The 2017 series includes the following sessions:

  • East Regional Jail/Correctional Intelligence: July 19–20, 2017, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Geospatial/Geographic Information System (GIS): August 23–24, 2017, Bozeman, Montana
  • Cybersecurity: November 15–16, 2017, Frankfort, Kentucky

Interested attendees should register at  Due to limitations on the number of attendees, participants are encouraged to register for all applicable sessions as soon as possible.

4. Success Story

BJA-Funded Forensic Video Analysis System Supports Evidence Collection in Charleston, SC

Following the tragic shooting of nine African-American churchgoers attending a Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in June 2015, law enforcement in Charleston, South Carolina, acted quickly to identify Dylann Roof as the suspect.  Using surveillance footage from the church, law enforcement pulled photos of Roof and distributed them throughout the media.  Less than 16 hours after the attack, police had arrested the suspect nearly four hours away from Charleston.  Police were able to quickly identify and apprehend this dangerous felon, in part, due to new technology that the Charleston Police Department had recently acquired with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).  In March 2015, the department used funding from BJA's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to purchase a forensic video analysis system that expanded its digital examination capabilities.  No one could have predicted how the new system would impact the very first case in which it was used just three months later.  Read More

5. Cybersecurity

Understanding Digital Footprints:  Steps to Protect Personal Information

Understanding Digital Footprints:  Steps to Protect Personal Information provides material designed to assist law enforcement personnel in protecting themselves and their families from becoming cyber targets: protecting personal information, cyber dos and don'ts, and links to further cyber training and resources

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Additional cyber-related resources are available on the Law Enforcement Cyber Center website.