Chiefs' Corner





by Donald F. Kennedy, Jr., Chair, RISS National Policy Group

The Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) is a nationwide program that provides secure information and intelligence sharing capabilities, investigative and analytical services, and officer safety event deconfliction to thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies; fusion centers; and other appropriate partners across the country.  RISS consists of six centers and the RISS Technology Support Center (RTSC).  RISS supports and responds to the needs of its six regions while working together and with partners on nationwide initiatives.  RISS offers numerous resources that aid investigative efforts, including investigation of cyber-related threats and crimes.

Read more here at RISS

See our Chief’s Corner for more information by Chiefs, for Chiefs.

Directory of Cybercrime Labs and Resources

Search for regional crime labs and other resources to help with cybercrime investigations and assistance.

What's New?


Whisper is the largest online platform where people share real thoughts and feelings, forge relationships and engage in conversations on an endless variety of topics—without identities or profiles. Whisper content and stories reach hundreds of millions of people each month across platforms. Whisper is spearheading a movement that believes that happiness starts with being your real self. Whisper is backed by venture investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Thrive Capital, Shasta Ventures, Trinity Capital, and CAA Ventures. (“Whisper Press” 2016).

For more information, please visit:

Protecting law enforcement from cyber threats

This document provides material designed to assist law enforcement in protecting themselves and their families from becoming cyber targets: protecting personal information, cyber dos and don’ts, and links to further cyber training and resources. Download and read the full article at–Steps-to-Protect-Personal-Information


Want to follow the LECC on RSS?

Just point your RSS reader to (for the blogs) and for our news feeds.


Internet of Things Infographic

This fun infographic shows many different kinds of electronic devices that may be found in a residential home. Click on the icons to reveal how the IoT devices generate and store data. Click here to begin exploring the digital home.


For the Prosecutor

This information provides resources to those who prosecute cyber crimes, and includes both links to statutes and case law explicitly focusing on cyber crimes, as well as links to other legal resources related to cyber crime prosecution, such as digital search warrants, and litigation guides. Click here to view more.


Cybercrime Community Awareness and Prevention

In an effort to support and advance police/community interaction addressing cyber crime and victimization, the National White Collar Crime Center, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and the U.S. Department of Justice, have developed training modules that identify the most common types of Internet and computer-related scams, and instructional tools to help people avoid being victimized by these scams. Click here to view the latest training module.


  • Cybercrime on the rise: Hackers targeting businesses, airports

    PITTSBURGH, Penn. A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania teen on Thursday confessed he tried to hack the Brussels Airport computer system last March. The attempt fell on the night of March 22-23, just hours after ISIS claimed responsibility for three separate bombings that killed 32 civilians in the Belgium city. "Airports and other industrials... Continue reading
  • Facebook and Snapchat to launch cyber bullying icons

    By Samuel Butler on 10 February 2017 Police officers are set to monitor social media sites in a bid to stamp out hate crime and cyber bullying. Social media companies are looking into installing police icons on their sites which users can click if they feel threatened. The function would allow an officer working remotely to acces... Continue reading
  • Roxana Police Department computer systems infected by ransomware

    The Roxana Police Department recently became the latest victim of ransomware, a malicious virus which encrypts computer files and makes them unreadable to the owner, The Telegraph has learned. Roxana police, citing an ongoing investigation, have been tight-lipped on the matter, refusing to say which systems are compromised, how much ex... Continue reading
  • Why The World Needs To Police The Growing Anarchy Of Cyberspace

    Richard Haass Three quarters of a century ago, a new technology with multiple uses, benign and malign, literally burst on the world scene. The question was how governments could encourage what was viewed as desirable and discourage what was not. This meant trying to limit the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons, negotiating ... Continue reading
More Updates