Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center
IACLEA Member Agencies Eligible for Free Technical Assistance on a Wide Range of Issues
The CRI-TAC brings together a coalition of the United States’ top public safety organizations under the leadership of the IACP to provide tailored technical assistance to policing agencies through a $7 million award from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
Using a “by the field, for the field” approach, the CRI-TAC supports state, local, tribal, and campus agencies through a host of methods, including training, peer-to-peer consultation, and strategic planning. These resources are designed to support agencies on a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics.
For the first time, the following law enforcement stakeholder organizations—and their 420,000+ members—are working together to create a center of resources and subject matter expertise explicitly focusing on the needs of policing agencies:
- Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
- International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
- International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)
- Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
- National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
- National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
IACLEA subject matter experts will be among the public safety professionals providing technical assistance. Among the topics that CRI-TAC resources and experts will address are: proactive policing, mass casualty response, officer safety and wellness, mass demonstration response, gangs, violent crime reduction and prevention, drug-related crime, shared service models, community engagement, de-escalation, crisis intervention, at-risk youth, domestic violence reduction and prevention, human trafficking, and school safety. To see a full list of services provided and topics addressed, click here.
Here is how this grant opportunity works:
Step 1: Send an email to CRITAC@theIACP.org with your contact information, the name of your agency, number of sworn officers, size of population served, the Services requested and the Topic on which you want the Services provided.
Step 2: IACP will refer your request to the appropriate partnering organization (e.g., IACLEA).
Step 3: The partnering organization will identify subject matter experts (SMEs) which they think are a good fit with the request and get back to you.
Step 4: If a decision is made to go forward, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will get involved to decide on the terms of the grant.