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NSI Outreach Resources for Fusion Liaison Officer Programs

In an effort to enhance fusion center outreach efforts, the NSI has identified a variety of key resources to assist agencies in their outreach efforts. Together, these resources are known as the Nationwide SAR Initiative Resources for the Fusion Liaison Officer (FLO) and are designed to support fusion center FLO programs and provide the FLOs with a central location for resources related to their job responsibilities.

Cover page: Nationwide SAR Initiative—Resources for the Fusion Liaison Officer

Each of the key resources included in the Nationwide SAR Initiative Resources for the Fusion Liaison Officer is accessible through this Web page.

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Nationwide SAR Initiative

NATIONWIDE SAR INITIATIVE FACT SHEET

http://nsi.ncirc.gov/documents/NSI_Overview.pdf

The NSI is a partnership among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement that establishes a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing SAR information—also referred to as the SAR process—in a manner that rigorously protects the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.

WWW.NCIRC.GOV

The National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center (NCIRC), located at http://www.ncirc.gov, serves as a “one-stop shop” for state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal law enforcement to keep up with the latest developments in the criminal intelligence field.

SAR CHECKLIST

http://nsi.ncirc.gov/documents/SAR_Implementation_Checklist.pdf

The SAR Checklist assists chief executives and senior leadership in implementing a SAR process within their agencies, thus aiding agencies in their crime prevention efforts.

Nationwide SAR Initiative Training

ONLINE SAR TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HOMETOWN SECURITY PARTNERS

The NSI training strategy is designed to increase the effectiveness of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement and public safety professionals and other frontline partners in identifying, reporting, evaluating, and sharing pre-incident terrorism indicators to prevent acts of terrorism.

The NSI SAR training programs can be found on the Online SAR Training Web page at http://nsi.ncirc.gov/training_online.aspx.

State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training

The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT®) Program provides critical training and resources to the nation’s law enforcement. It provides specialized multiagency anti-terrorism detection, investigation, and interdiction training and related services to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities.

WWW.SLATT.ORG
Restricted-Access Site

Provides a searchable database of terrorist/criminal extremist incidents based on the NSI, a schedule of upcoming on-site anti-terrorism training, law enforcement information and resources, and much more.

Online Training

Covers current terrorism issues relevant to law enforcement, including case study modules presented by nationally recognized experts in the terrorism field.

BJA SLATT POCKET GUIDE SERIES

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) SLATT Pocket Guide Series is designed to assist state and local law enforcement in the fight against terrorism. The series includes:

  • Warning Signs of Terrorist Events
  • Fraudulent Document Detection
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence
  • Indicators of Terrorist/Criminal Extremist Activities for Probation and Parole Officers
COMMUNITIES AGAINST TERRORISM

The Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) initiative provides law enforcement agencies with tools to engage members of the local community in terrorism prevention efforts. By providing information about potential terrorism indicators to businesses, law enforcement agencies enhance their ability to prevent acts of terror.

Flyers and other materials are available at www.slatt.org.

Privacy Line Officer Training

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIVACY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES PROTECTIONS IN AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO

http://www.ncirc.gov/privacylineofficer/lineofficer.swf

This training video assists local, state, and tribal law enforcement line officers in understanding their roles in the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties as they perform their everyday duties.

For more information, visit www.it.ojp.gov.

Building Community Partnerships

The Building Community Partnerships (BCP) initiative was established to assist fusion centers and law enforcement agencies in engaging with and developing productive relationships with the critical sector and community stakeholders they serve to enable partnerships in the protection of critical infrastructure and the prevention of crime and terrorism.

BUILDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

http://nsi.ncirc.gov/documents/building_community_partnerships.pdf

GUIDANCE FOR BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF TRUST

http://nsi.ncirc.gov/documents/e071021293_BuildingCommTrust_v2.pdf

Provides advice and recommendations on how to initiate and sustain trusting relationships that support meaningful sharing of information to prevent acts of terrorism.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF TRUST: A GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS

http://nsi.ncirc.gov/documents/BCOT_Final.pdf

Assists community leaders working with law enforcement agencies to facilitate dialogue and discuss ways to work together to prevent crime and terrorism.

For more information, visit www.it.ojp.gov.

Responding to Demonstrations

As law enforcement officers respond to demonstrations, rallies, protests, and other events involving the gathering of citizens for a particular cause or purpose, the protection of protestors’ and other citizens’ privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties is of utmost importance. The following resources support law enforcement agencies as they prepare for and respond to these kinds of events:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIRST AMENDMENT-PROTECTED EVENTS FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

http://it.ojp.gov/documents/First_Amendment_Guidance.pdf

Law enforcement agency personnel should use this resource to comprehensively understand their roles and responsibilities when preparing for and responding to First Amendment-protected events.

RESPONDING TO FIRST AMENDMENT-PROTECTED EVENTS—THE ROLE OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TRAINING VIDEO

https://www.ncirc.gov/Training_First_Amendment.aspx

This is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in preparing for and responding to First Amendment-protected events.

THE ROLE OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AT FIRST AMENDMENT EVENTS REFERENCE CARD

http://it.ojp.gov/documents/First_Amendment_Reference_Card.pdf

This resource provides an overview of law enforcement’s roles and responsibilities and an overview of the rights of the participants at First Amendment-protected events.

For more information, visit www.it.ojp.gov.

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Active Shooter (AS) Web Portal

The joint U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Active Shooter (AS) Web Portal provides a forum to share information, provide feedback and products useful to others, and allow participants to ask questions concerning the CVE program and/or the AS program. The portal also provides users and training practitioners with accurate, appropriate, and relevant CVE and AS training development resources, subject-matter expert information, and outreach initiatives. For more information, go to http://www.dhs.gov/cveas-portal.

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