The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) system is part of the Criminal Justice Information Service Division (CJIS).
The LEEP is a secure virtual gateway providing law enforcement agencies access to shared law enforcement resources such as facts, criminal investigation leads, current news, and intelligence. The information contained within LEEP can strengthen criminal case development.
LEEP is available to local, city, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies that have a LEEP Identified Provider (IdP). Once an authorized user logs into LEEP, they select the icons that their agencies has access. Many of the resources have multiple links to additional resources.
LEEP contains the following resources:
- Special Interest Group (SIG) Service
- Virtual Command Center (VCC) Service
- National Data Exchange
- Joint Automated Booking System
- National Instant Criminal Background Check System Electronic Check (NICS E-Check)
- Regional Information Sharing Systems Network
- National Gang Intelligence Center
- Internet Crime Complaint Center
- US Department of Justice myFX
- Rapid Responder
- Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS)
- Malware Investigator
- Repository for Individuals of Special Interest (RICS)
- Active Shooter Special Interest Group
- FBI Virtual Academy (VA)
- National Domestic Communications Assistance Center
- TXMAP (Open to law enforcement users from Texas who have a TDTEX account)
- Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs’ Critical Incident Planning Mapping System (CIPMS) (Open to law enforcement in Washington State)
Sharing of law enforcement criminal intelligence does not happen in a vacuum. The LEEP program is a warehouse of law enforcement resources designed for sharing and collaboration among agencies. Since the 9/11 attacks law enforcement criminal intelligence sharing has strengthened our homeland defense. Virtual information sharing allows vital resources and criminal intelligence sharing to occur quickly among different agencies in multiple jurisdictions.
About the Author
Mark Bond has worked in law enforcement and has been a firearms instructor for more than 33 years. His law enforcement experience includes the military, local, state and federal levels as a police officer and criminal investigator. Mark obtained a BS and MS in criminal justice, and M.Ed in educational leadership with Summa Cum Laude honors. As a lifelong learner, he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education (EdD) with a concentration in college teaching and learning. Mark is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at a university and adjunct professor of administration of justice studies at a community college.