DRAFT - P/CRCL Officer's Role and Responsibilities:

Where to Find Policy Guidance, Practical Help, and Training

Your role and the guidance for the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties function within the fusion centers are rooted in eight (8) key guidance documents. While some of these are specific to fusion centers, many are more general in nature.


Finding and Understanding the Key Sources of Guidance of the P/CRCL Function

sources Since 2003 various entities have published a range of sources that offer guidance to fusion center leadership on establishing and managing privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protection at fusion centers.

The key sources are linked from the diagram and are listed below.


fc source 1 fc source 2 fc  source 3 fc source 8a
(9pp | 130kb | PDF) (54pp | 1.4mb | PDF) (104pp | 4mb | PDF) (99pp | 1.4mb | PDF)
fc  source 5 fc source 6 fc source 7
(70pp | 5.3mb | PDF) (62pp | 1.4mb | PDF) (51pp | 4mb | PDF)


10 Key Areas of Fusion Center Activities

For training and orientation purposes, the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties' CRCL Institute created an informal summary of excerpts from these P/CRCL guidance documents and organized them into ten (10) general categories as detailed below. Select the P/CRCL-related responsibility to view the excerpted guidance and related resources.

1. Policy Development | 2. Policy Implementation | 3. Operations | 4. Compliance
5. Oversight | 6. Redress | 7. Outreach | 8. Coordination | 9. SME | 10. Training

Download the complete summary of guidance excerpts with citations (8pp. | 236k | PDF).

Source: The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the DHS Privacy Office.
Last date page updated: 7/1/13 (CRCL)


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