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Tech Guides
Download Law Enforcement Tech Guides prepared by SEARCH and published by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Guides are available on these topics: Performance Measurement, IT Security, Communications Interoperability, Small and Rural Police Agencies, and IT planning, implementation and management.

NPSTC Interoperability Exchange
Visit the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council's National Interoperability Information eXchange (NIIX) site.

Interoperability Continuum(94kb)
The continuum was developed by the Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM Program.

Interoperability Continuum Brochure(306kb)
The Interoperability Continuum is a tool for improving public safety communications and interoperability.

SEARCH Interoperability Resources
Visit SEARCH's Interoperability Web page for links to Interoperability Streams, a weblog of communications interoperability news and views, as well as resources like programs, organizations and committees; documents; and after-action documents. Also, download the 2006 Interoperability Summit Proceedings here.

Office of Justice Programs IT Initiatives
Visit OJP's Information Technology Initiatives Web site, an information sharing resources for the justice and public safety communities.

National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
Visit the Web site of NIEM, a partnership of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.

SEARCH Information Sharing Initiatives
Visit SEARCH's Information Sharing Initiatives Web page for important information and links.