Publications

Publications

  • All
  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Health & Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety
All
  • All
  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Health & Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety

Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes

Information sharing between the criminal justice and healthcare communities has the potential to enhance both public safety and health outcomes by reducing redundancies, enhancing continuity of care, and generating efficiencies in both domains.

Read More →

Post Covid-19: Successes, Challenges & Next Steps

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented and rapidly shifting challenges to business, government, and our daily lives. Throughout this event, however, organizations and individuals have continually risen to meet these challenges, innovating and adopting new technologies in ways and at a pace never before imagined. By leveraging technology, reevaluating long-established business processes, and expanding inter-agency and public-private sector cooperation, the criminal justice, homeland security, and public safety domains have not only continued to operate, but realized long-term, structural improvements in efficiency, outcomes, and customer satisfaction.

Read More →

RMS Standard Functional Specifications Document

The IJIS Institute is pleased to announce the publication a critical publication entitled Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement Records Management Systems, Version III. This significant accomplishment was the effort of the RMS Standards Task Force, a joint group formed by the IJIS Institute’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee (LEAC) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee.

The guidelines have been produced to support agency policy development, request for proposal development, law enforcement training development and delivery, and an overall general understanding of what should be included as part of a records management system.

Read More →

Technology Adoption Roadmap for Success

The IJIS Institute’s Technology and Architecture Committee (ITAC) is chartered with providing information to industry and practitioners regarding technologies, architectures, and standards that enable the successful adoption of technology in order to better meet their operational missions. Technology adoption is a discipline that crosses the criminal justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts), homeland security and public safety (Fire, EMS, Emergency Management) domains. The ITAC has developed this position paper on technology adoption for the benefit of our practitioners in these specific domains.

Read More →

Cloud Fundamentals

A law enforcement agency’s computing infrastructure is designed to support various operating conditions. However, major disasters and events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, major winter storms, or even hosting the Super Bowl, can strain computing infrastructure past its breaking point. This was even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic when many public safety agencies quickly adopted cloud solutions to sustain their operations, often earlier than they may have previously planned. Adopting new cloud solutions will continue past the COVID-19 pandemic, so agencies must clearly understand their capabilities and limitations. This paper describes the basics of cloud computing and the role that the cloud can play in public

Read More →

Emergency Communications Center Evolution Working Group

The pace of innovation is making advanced technology available for Emergency Communications and Response. These are new capabilities are transformative while paving the way for next-generation solutions. 

Read More →

COVID-19 Challenges for Emergency Communication Centers

Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) response to the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing rapid change resulting in new plans, processes, and configurations that have never been tried before. While much of the US workforce can work from home using broadband internet, cloud services, and video teleconferencing, very few EECs have the capability/procedures to allow personnel to work remotely. There are challenges including administrative rules or laws, operational processes, cybersecurity concerns, and technology used to support 9-1-1 call handling and dispatch. All ECCs have done Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP); however, during today’s crisis many are rolling out new approaches that must be tested and modified as issues arise.

Read More →

ECC & Pandemic Planning

Emergency Communications Centers (ECC) personnel are concerned about the spread of COVID through center personnel, from contact with surfaces in the facility and from interaction with other staff. While many have remained at home during the pandemic, first responders, including emergency communications staff, generally were unable to do so due to the requirements of their jobs.

Read More →

Protective Order Use Case Assessment

This document aims to help those in information management and exchange roles in the justice and public safety communities to understand how blockchain technology may address challenges faced when managing and sharing information among agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Specifically, it investigates the protective order use case for Missouri and how blockchain technologies can address security, authority and validity, and auditability challenges.

Read More →