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As part of a Core Curriculum for all P/CRCL Officers the following resources are provided to assist you in building a robust P/CRCL program.


  • Review the Compliance Verification Tool (51pp | 4mb | PDF) and determine if your center has completed the compliance verification.
  • Review the tools for conducting an annual P/CRCL audit. The audit will be tailored to your P/CRCL policy and the characteristics of your center's processes; however, this checklist and guidance will provide the broad outlines. Contact your DHS on-site Intelligence Officer for information on how to arrange for a peer-to-peer audit.
  • Prepare to provide annual P/CRCL training to all fusion center personnel. At a minimum, the training should cover the specifics of the fusion center's P/CRCL policy. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides P/CRCL Training and Technical Assistance in the form of training modules (trainer notes/PowerPoints/job aids), exercises and case studies, help with training design, a special training of trainers program for P/CRCL Officers, periodic webinars, and on-site training.
  • Based on your discussions and the review of your P/CRCL policy, analyze the need for policy updates or changes. On a periodic basis or as a result of an audit or other experience you may want to consider changes to your P/CRCL policy. See the available resources on P/CRCL policy development.
  • Design implementation plans that apply P/CRCL protections to your services and systems. The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties recently recommended that fusion centers create written P/CRCL implementation plans (44pp | 435kb | PDF).


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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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