As part of a Core Curriculum for all P/CRCL Officers the following resources are provided to assist you in building your knowledge base.
- Review the P/CRCL Officer's Role and Responsibilities: Where to Find Policy Guidance, Practical Help, and Training. Based on your discussions about the likely scope of your role at the fusion center, review the general resources available to support you.
1. Policy Development | 2. Policy Implementation | 3. Operations | 4. Compliance
5. Oversight | 6. Redress | 7. Outreach | 8. Coordination | 9. SME | 10. Training
- Complete the on-line 28 CFR Part 23 training. 28 CFR Part 23 establishes guidelines that govern the operation of federally funded multi-jurisdictional criminal intelligence systems. An online 28 CFR Part 23 course is available; also see the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
- Identify who at your center has taken the National SARs Initiative (NSI) training and is authorized to enter suspicious activity reports into the shared space of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).
- Arrange to be briefed on the initiative. Prior to your briefing, you may want to review the Line Officer Training video and other key resources, especially the descriptions of privacy protections.
- Meet with legal counsel for the fusion center. You may wish to be briefed on the internal processes for fusion center legal support as well as relevant state laws. Most states have enacted data breach laws; certain state constitutions (such as CA and MT) include privacy protections; also consider freedom of information (FOIA) or "sunshine" laws and their impact on your responsibilities.
- Familiarize yourself with the Civil Liberties Red Flags issues and their applicability in a fusion center setting.
- Familiarize yourself with the Privacy Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs)and their applicability in a fusion center setting.
- Sign up for the next DHS P/CRCL Officers Training of Trainers (ToT).
- Address any gaps in your subject matter expertise.
- Sign up for specialized memberships and newsletters on topics that may be of interest and connect with other P/CRCL Officers.
- Find a Mentor to assist you in developing your skills as a P/CRCL officer.