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Tips and Leads and Threats to Life: Promising Practices

Date Published
September 2023
Publication Series

This resource was developed for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (FSLTT) law enforcement agencies, school officials, and tip line operators to promote promising practices related to handling tips, leads, and threats to life (TTL) and to share success stories demonstrating the importance of tips, leads, and TTL reporting. The objective is to support the efficient, timely, and appropriate sharing of TL and TTL information originating from tip lines and social media platforms. These resources highlight the importance of coordination, collaboration, and streamlined information sharing among FSLTT law enforcement entities and offer guidance and promising practices related to the proper handling of TL and TTLs. 


This project was supported by Grant No. 2018-DP-BX-K021 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative. 

Date Published: September 21, 2023