10. Training

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

P/CRCL Training

Analysts must be familiar with the legal, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties, ethics, and operational security issues surrounding intelligence, according to the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards (44pp | 893kb | PDF), the Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards (54pp | 1.4mb | PDF), and the Analyst Toolbox (12pp | 717kb | PDF). In order to ensure that your fusion center personnel have received P/CRCL training, as required under the Homeland Security Grant Program Requirements you should provide periodic P/CRCL training.

In addition, there may be some external training available that will cover P/CRCL issues. However, external training will not provide your fusion center personnel with specific information on your fusion center's P/CRCL Policy and, therefore, you will likely have to provide supplemental training. The NCRIC maintains a Master Training Calendar that lists numerous trainings broken down by type.


Provide Specialized Training

  • 28 CFR Part 23 Online Training. 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 is the guideline for law enforcement agencies that operate federally funded multijurisdictional criminal intelligence systems. The guideline specifically provides guidance for the submission, entry, security, inquiry, dissemination, review, and purge of criminal intelligence information. This site includes introductory-level training on the regulation's core principles and provides an understanding of privacy and civil liberties concerns related to criminal intelligence information sharing.
  • Criminal Intelligence Sharing: Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Training. This one-day training, from the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, is designed to enhance the sharing of information by presenting effective information sharing tools and addressing the importance of privacy and civil liberties. An overview of 28 CFR Part 23 is provided, along with other topics, including the fundamentals of privacy and national information sharing trends.
  • NSI Line Officer Training. Frontline law enforcement personnel are trained to recognize behavior and incidents that may indicate criminal activity associated with terrorism. Their routine duties position them to observe and report suspicious behaviors or activities. The NSI Line Officer Training focuses on the critical role line officers have in the effective implementation of the SAR process by identifying and documenting suspicious activity. Global's Findings and Recommendation of the suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Support and Implementation Project (39pp | 1.9mb | PDF) provides a foundation for the SAR program.
  • InCOP and NSI SARs Training. The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism provides training for patrol officers and line officers to enhance their skill set while emphasizing the need to protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting Special Audience Training. The NSI provides audience specific training materials geared towards Public Safety Telecommunications, Emergency Management, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Probation, Parole, and Corrections, and Private Sector Security.
  • Privacy Line Officer Training. Assists local, state, and tribal law enforcement line officers in understanding their role in the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties as they perform their everyday duties. The video provides an introductory overview of what privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections are, examples of these protections, and the important function line officers have in upholding these protections.
  • State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training. Provides on-site and online training about specialized multiagency anti-terrorism detection, investigation, and interdiction training and related services to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities.
  • Center for Task Force Leadership and Integrity. Online instruction and resources available on this site are designed to reinforce local and state law enforcement task forces' integrity, accountability, and their regard for individual rights to privacy and civil liberties.
  • First Amendment Online Training. Videos and resources assist agency leadership in providing training to officers and agency personnel as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event, in a manner that diligently protects the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups.
  • Technical Privacy Training. Offers public domain resources to information-sharing partners seeking technical solutions for enforcing access-control policies governing protected data. Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Center for State Courts.
  • Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts (31pp | 2.5mb | PDF). This document provides a framework for the skills and competencies that intelligence analysts should possess.
  • Training the Trainer. The guide provides clear and easy to digest information on how to conduct a proper training. Because P/CRCL Officers are charged with providing training on P/CRCL issues to fusion center personnel, and sometimes FLOs, it is important to have a grasp of training techniques to ensure that personnel understand and retain these important lessons.


Source: The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the DHS Privacy Office.
Last date page updated: 08/13/13 (CRCL)

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