Improving Police Information Sharing on a Global Scale

Improving Police Information Sharing on a Global Scale
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2022-03-31
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With the war in Europe, COVID resurging, global crime, and cyber threats, among others, the pressure between states, territories, and geographies of the world is increasing. In this era, we can utilize information and technology the share better and faster to keep up with these pressures. In this session, a panel of speakers brainstorms on how information sharing and technology can be leveraged further to address issues faced by law enforcement, government agencies, as well as the private sector.

The panel is comprised of:

  • Patrick Doyle, Vice Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Criminal Justice Information Systems Committee; Director of Justice and Law Enforcement for the Unisys Corporation
  • Jed Stone, Previously Head of ICT and CIO within mainstream policing; Managed the delivery program for the design and development of the UK Counter Terrorism intelligence system used before and throughout the 2012 Olympics
  • Eldon Amoroso, Retired from the London Police Service; With a strong background in information sharing and worked to establish the national sharing of investigative reports among Canadian police agencies
  • Jill Battley, Former Head of Intelligence at New Scotland Yard, London for the Serious Crime Directorate; Has over 30 years of experience in operational policing
  • Bonnie Locke, Chief Marketing Officer with Nlets; Former Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Criminal Justice Information Systems Committee

Specifics tackled in this session include:

  • Challenges related to information sharing in terms of technology, methodology, liability, and standards, as well as ownership and life cycle of information.
  • The benefits of information sharing on prosecution, deterring risks, crime prevention, and the fulfillment of law enforcement’s caretaker role.
  • A look into the challenges that the United Kingdom is facing when it comes to information sharing.
    • Laying out the standards to ensure that information is understood in the same way by different entities.
    • Figuring out information ownership, responsibility, and liability.
    • The spread of digital misinformation and how it impacts law enforcement operations.
    • Operational challenges brought about by working practices, lack of understanding, varying legislation, and technology itself.
  • Canada’s experience in information sharing.
    • How their efforts started locally triggered by a pivotal case that emphasized the importance of sharing information across jurisdictions.
    • The timeline of the creation and growth of the Police Information Portal which is now a national program called the Public Safety Portal.
    • Recent information-sharing efforts in the works that will allow information sharing across police, fire, and paramedic.
    • Lessons learned in their initiatives which highlight the value in conducting small pilots, how local efforts pave the way for global-level information sharing, and underscoring public safety as the end goal.
  • Nlets and its role in information sharing.
    • The rationale behind the creation of Nlets.
    • The amount of information that Nlets processes and facilitate for its partners and users.
    • Nlets’ effort to expanding its services at a global scale to assist more countries.
    • A glimpse into Nlets’ governance, membership, operations, services, and capabilities.
  • The panel also provided guidelines and factors to consider when it comes to initiating information sharing, global information sharing, limitations on sharing, and approaching intelligence.

Questions from the webinar participants are about:

  • Effective tabletop exercises and best practices for information sharing.
  • Working closely with the private sector to share relevant information.
  • Information exchange operability standards for digital assets management.
  • Prosecuting cybercrimes.


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Audience Comments

  • “The importance of our NLETS and understanding policies of organizations outside the US on privacy and sharing of information.” — Billy
  • “Ideas and opinions by high-level practitioners.” — David
  • “Very informative. Thank you for inviting me to learn.” — Faye
  • “This was a fantastic webinar.” — Gail
  • “More information on this is always welcome.’ — Gene


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Nlets is a self-funded nonprofit, established in 1967 with the objective of connecting law enforcement, justice, and public safety agencies for the purpose of exchanging critical criminal justice information. They strive to ensure that the right information gets to the right person as quickly as possible. Nlets connects more than 1,000,000 users, 45,000 agencies, and 800,000 devices, with more than three billion transactions traversing their secure network last year.



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