cjis: Training

Welcome to the CJIS Academy, a new training and educational program for CJIS projects. The CJIS Academy will include several different types of educational programs, both for internal CJIS employees and stakeholders in the CJIS Community.

CJIS Community Outreach

To improve communications with the CJIS Community about CISS as well as other CJIS projects, CJIS began reaching out to the Community to assess its needs. It was soon determined that additional education was necessary to better inform stakeholders and end users, and alleviate misconceptions and fears about the CISS project.

CJIS began by providing informational programs for interested stakeholders, which include onsite visits to educate users on different aspects of the CISS project and how it specifically impacts their work. CJIS will also conduct Community workshops on technical and business practices related to CISS as the project progresses.

Hank Lindgren, CJIS Public Safety Liaison, Sergeant Retired is available to give a twenty minute presentation on the Connecticut Information Sharing System (CISS) to those criminal justice agencies that would like to know more about the information sharing system. The presentation describes the background of CJIS and the reasons for the development of CISS as a comprehensive, state-wide information sharing system for Connecticut. It also outlines the major components of CISS, including Information Exchanges, Search Releases and Workflow Waves. Hank will also describe the CISS Community Portal, security and support plans, and CJIS Academy, the new CJIS educational and community outreach program. 


CISS Authorization & Training

Although CISS is still in development, the system is now available! CISS training courses are conveniently available online or in a classroom setting at a training facility.

To enroll in training and obtain access to CISS, you must complete a CJIS User Authorization Request (CUAR) form and submit it to CJIS.HelpDesk@ct.gov. Also, please see the CUAR Instructions for information regarding GFIPM claims, Agency approvers, and more.

NOTE: Instructor led training are available only for those that require Police Officer Standings and Training (POST) certification credit hours. Please see the upcoming POST training dates below:

Date/Time                                             Location

July 11, 2018 / 9:00am - 1:00pm           99 East River Dr. East Hartford, CT 06108 (conf. room #702)               

Sept 6, 2018 / 9:00am - 1:00pm            99 East River Dr. East Hartford, CT 06108 (conf. room #702) 

Nov 14, 2018 / 9:00am - 1:00pm           99 East River Dr. East Hartford, CT 06108 (conf. room #702) 

Focus Groups

As the CISS project progresses, CJIS will be scheduling and hosting a number of Focus Group sessions. A Focus Group is a small group (6-10 people or larger if needed) discussion guided by a trained leader. The purpose of holding CJIS Focus Groups is to learn more about opinions on a designated topic(s) and promote collaboration and idea-sharing, open communication channels between agencies, CJIS, and the vendor on application requirements and determine business requirements and designs. CJIS will schedule a Focus Group when people need to share views on a subject, when more detailed discussions are needed on a subject, or when there is a need to share ideas in a free-flowing session.

The people who will be asked to participate in Focus Groups may include some or all of the following:

  • Agencies with common characteristics relating to the discussion topic
  • CJIS Business team members
  • Project Manager associated with the topic
  • Scribe
  • Key decision makers (as needed)
  • Technical experts (when applicable)
  • Conduent (when applicable) 

Need Help?

For more information about CJIS Academy, or to schedule an onsite presentation, please contact:
CJIS Help Desk
P: (860) 622-2000


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