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POLICIES AND STANDARDS

This page provides links to Web sites that contain information regarding the development and utilization of policies and standards as they relate to law enforcement intelligence.

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Policies

Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines, prepared by the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU), are provided to promote professionalism, provide protections for citizens’ privacy, and enable law enforcement agencies to collect information in pursuit of organized crime entities. These guidelines outline the standards for a file structure that agencies can use as a check-and-balance system. The file guidelines include the definition of the criminal intelligence file; file content; file criteria such as permanent status and temporary status; information evaluation, classification, and source; and quality control, as well as file dissemination, review, purge, and security.

Criminal Intelligence: Model Policy This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

Criminal Intelligence: Model Policy outlines model guidelines and principles for the collection, analysis, and distribution of intelligence information. This guide details each element of a policy, including the purpose, policy descriptions, term definitions, and procedures, such as the mission, organization, standards, compilation and analysis of intelligence, evaluation of material, filing, classification, and auditing and purging of the files.

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Executive Order 13388: Further Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans

Executive Order 13388: Further Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans contains the order of President George W. Bush in regards to further strengthening the effective conduct of United States counterterrorism activities and protecting the territory, people, and interests of the United States. The order is divided into sections that discuss policy for the distribution and collection of terrorism information.

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Fact Sheet: Safeguarding the U.S. Government's Classified Information and Networks This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

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Homeland Security Intelligence: Perceptions, Statutory Definitions, and Approaches This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This report provides a potential conceptual model of how to frame homeland security intelligence (HSINT), including geographic, structural/statutory, and holistic approaches. The report argues that there is, in effect, a Homeland Security Intelligence Community (HSIC). The proliferation of intelligence and information fusion centers across the country indicates that state and local leaders believe there is value to centralizing intelligence gathering and analysis in a manner that assists them in preventing and responding to local manifestations of terrorist threats to their people, infrastructure, and other assets. At the policy and operational levels, the communication and integration of federal HSINT efforts with these state and local fusion centers will likely remain an important priority and future challenge.

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Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (HSPD-8)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (HSPD-8) requires the development of the National Preparedness Goal to help ensure that local, state, and federal entities are prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover from threatened and actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. The directive provides guidelines for the delivery of federal preparedness assistance to local and state governments and outlines procedures for the development of first-responder equipment standards that support nationwide interoperability and a comprehensive training program to meet the National Preparedness Goal.

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Intelligence Community Directive, Number 200, Management, Integration, and Oversight of Intelligence Community Analysis This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

Intelligence Community Directive Number 200, Management, Integration, and Oversight of Intelligence Community Analysis, establishes the policy framework for the management of national intelligence analysis and the analytic community by the Director of National Intelligence. It also delineates the authorities and responsibilities of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis.

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Justice Information Privacy Guideline: Developing, Drafting, and Assessing Privacy Policy for Justice Information Systems

Justice Information Privacy Guideline: Developing, Drafting, and Assessing Privacy Policy for Justice Information Systems discusses the goal of a justice agency privacy policy to preserve the integrity and effectiveness of public safety and civil justice functions, protect the individual from inappropriate use or release of personal information, and promote public access for oversight of the justice process. This guide aims to provide assistance for those who seek to balance public safety, public access, and privacy when developing information privacy policies for their agency’s systems. The key to developing policies for both civil and criminal justice information is to consider the type of information and the context in which it is shared within or released outside the justice system. The guide explains how some privacy issues can be addressed through information collection and use and provides specific direction on how to employ good collection and use practices. This guide also provides background discussion on information privacy policy issues, followed by tools or templates to assist in drafting privacy policies, and a Privacy Impact Assessment to test their effectiveness.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)—Fusion Center This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focusing on the creation of a fusion center is intended to set forth guidelines regarding the establishment of a fusion center. The MOU identifies ten sections that address different aspects of a fusion center, all of which should be addressed during development in order to build a strong foundation.

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Statewide Intelligence System Control Group Sample Memorandum of Understanding This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Statewide Intelligence System Control Group Sample Memorandum of Understanding describes the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between a law enforcement agency and the Statewide Intelligence System (SIS) control group. The MOU discusses the objectives and composition of the SIS control group; applicability, implementation, and authority of the MOU; and the amendments and termination rights as signing agencies of the MOU.

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The Public Record: Information Privacy and Access—A New Framework for Finding the Balance This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Public Record: Information Privacy and Access—A New Framework for Finding the Balance discusses the need for a framework for policymakers to evaluate when and how the law should protect privacy and access interests and how to balance the maintenance of the essential public records infrastructure with legitimate concerns about harm that may result from inappropriate use. According to this article, legislative, administrative, and judicial experience suggests 12 principles that should help guide the process of balancing access and information privacy. These include, but are not limited to, policymakers should identify and evaluate conflicting interests; limits on access to protect privacy should be effective and no more restrictive than necessary; no secret public records; and information policy must ensure the security of the public record infrastructure.

 

Standards

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28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23

This Web site contains the complete text of the 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23, which provides the standards for operating federally funded multijurisdictional criminal intelligence systems.

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International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)

The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) is an organization of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. The IADLEST Model Minimum Standards provide recommended standards for a variety of law enforcement standards and training needs, including creating standards for Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) administration, law enforcement officers, recruit basic training, in-service training, instructor training, and professional conduct. The IADLEST Model Minimum Standards also provide commentary for many of the standards and training recommendations.

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Law Enforcement Analyst Certification Standards This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Law Enforcement Analyst Certification Standards are separated into two parts. The first section provides guidance to agencies and organizations that offer analyst certification. Recommendations include the development of a code of ethics, development of policies and procedures for the certification process, and resources for persons assigned to the analyst function. The second section offers guidance regarding instituting the analyst certification process. Recommendations include completion of a certification application, successful completion of a certification examination, and adherence to the standards outlined in the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards.

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Law Enforcement Analytic Standards This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The booklet Law Enforcement Analytic Standards discusses the standards created by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) as a result of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) recommendations. The 25 analytic standards explain the requirements of agencies to adopt the minimum standards for intelligence-led policing in order to support the development of sound, professional, and analytical products (intelligence). The standards are composed of educational standards and intelligence process standards, as well as testimony, data-source attribution, and feedback standards.

Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for United States Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The document Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for United States Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies explains the recommended development of minimum training standards for all affected levels of law enforcement personnel, including core training objectives in six areas: General Law Enforcement Officer, Law Enforcement Executive, Intelligence Manager, Intelligence Officer/Collector, Intelligence Analyst, and Train-the-Trainer. The goals in developing the standards were to identify specific training topics and issues for each level of personnel involved in the intelligence process, to make specific recommendations for training objectives and the delivery of training, and to work with relevant agencies and groups to develop model curricula.