Guidelines
28 CFR Part 23 Guideline
28 CFR Part 23 Policy Clarification

What is Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (Federal Regulation 28 CFR Part 23)?
Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (Federal Regulation 28 CFR Part 23) is a guideline for law enforcement agencies. It contains implementing standards for operating federally grant-funded multijurisdictional criminal intelligence systems. It specifically provides guidance in five primary areas: submission and entry of criminal intelligence information, security, inquiry, dissemination, and review-and-purge process. Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (Federal Regulation 28 CFR Part 23) does not provide specific, detailed information on how the standards should be implemented by the operating agency but, instead, provides the ability for each agency to develop its own policies and procedures.


What criminal intelligence systems are affected by Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (Federal Regulation 28 CFR Part 23)?
Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (Federal Regulation 28 CFR Part 23) standards apply to all multijurisdictional criminal intelligence systems operating under Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended. This includes any Office of Justice Programs and Bureau of Justice Assistance programs such as RISS, the Byrne Formula or Discretionary Grants Programs, the Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG) Program, and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants. Many state and local law enforcement agencies have voluntarily adopted, as an agency policy, the operating standards of Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (Federal Regulation 28 CFR Part 23).


Where can I get more information about 28 CFR Part 23?
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is a Florida-based nonprofit research and training organization specializing in law enforcement, juvenile justice, and criminal justice issues. They provide information, technical assistance, and training on 28 CFR Part 23. For additional information, please visit:

http://www.iir.com/28CFR