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DOJ Releases Report on the Progress of the CRI-TAC

IACLEA is pleased to announce the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released a new report, “Law Enforcement Solutions By the Field, For the Field: Collaborative Reform Annual Review,” which highlights the progress made to date of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) and its partners.

The report highlights the work of the CRI-TAC, the key partners involved, and how the COPS Office is providing field-driven technical assistance. This report includes program performance metrics, case studies, and testimonials on benefits received from law enforcement agencies across the country.  Within the last year, the CRI-TAC has fielded over 150 requests for technical assistance on critical issues in law enforcement such as de-escalation, intelligence and information sharing, active shooter response, crisis intervention, and campus safety.

IACLEA’s Director of Training, Josh Bronson, stated “Through CRI-TAC, campus police and public safety are receiving top-notch training provided by experts from a wide variety of fields.” Bronson continues, “IACLEA is proud to partner with so many wonderful law enforcement associations and the COPS Office. This partnership has truly benefited campus public safety.” 

      The CRI-TAC provides results-oriented technical assistance and includes partners from the following organizations:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)  
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • 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 Sheriffs’ Association
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
“The CRI-TAC is a perfect example of the positive results that are possible when we work together,” said COPS Office Director Phil Keith.  “The partnership represented by this coalition of professionals is unlike anything I’ve seen in my more than four decades in law enforcement.  When chiefs and sheriffs and management and unions come together with a common goal, the entire law enforcement field benefits.”  

Through the program, agencies receive technical assistance from leading experts in a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics. Law enforcement agencies that are interested in receiving technical assistance through the CRI-TAC should visit the IACLEA CRI-TAC page.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing.



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