IACP awarded “monumental” grant from U.S. Department of Justice
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has received a $7 million award from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), U.S. Department of Justice’s Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance.
This “monumental funding” opportunity will enable the IACP and other prominent law enforcement associations to create the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Centre (CRI-TAC), the IACP announced.
The CRI-TAC will provide “quality, customizable technical assistance for state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement agencies, enabling them to continue to enhance their organizational, public safety, crime reduction and community policing effectiveness.”
The CRI-TAC will be built around the philosophy that local involvement and accountability are important for ensuring that agencies are able to meet the needs and expectations of their communities and are prepared for the diverse challenges facing law enforcement today, the IACP continued. CRI-TAC technical assistance will be tailored to each agency and the CRI-TAC will develop a resource hub to support law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
While the award will go to the IACP, a coalition will be formed to bring together public safety leaders. The law enforcement associations formally involved in the project include:
• Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
• Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
• National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
• International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
• Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
• International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)
• National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
The CRI-TAC subject matter coalition will provide subject matter expertise; share resources and training materials for use in technical assistance delivery; and contribute to outreach, marketing and membership engagement.