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IACP Smaller Agencies/ New Mentoring Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $650,000)

This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), the Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. The JAG Program authorization also states that 'the Attorney General may reserve not more than 5 percent, to be granted to 1 or more States or units of local government, for 1 or more of the purposes specified in section 3751 of this title, pursuant to his determination that the same is necessary'(1) to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime' (42 U.S.C. 3756).

The National Initiatives: Preventing Crime Competitive Grant Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), helps improve criminal justice systems and provides national programs and efforts such as training and technical assistance to strategically address the needs of state and local justice systems and communities.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will provide an online reference for new law enforcement executives of departments of all sizes. They will provide materials that can assist newly appointed law enforcement leadership to be successful in their new role. The IACP will provide materials that can be downloaded and customized by law enforcement executives, internet links for obtaining resource materials (both BJA and non-BJA) and additional information and have interactive components to assist in mentoring. They will address potential issues executives may face in their new role and provide best practices for overcoming such issues. IACP will provide an online 'roadmap' designed to assist small departments in implementing Intelligence-Led Policing, data-driven practices, and evidence-based practices. They will also provided technical assistance to police chiefs from small departments to include the implementation of a peer mentoring program, matching new chiefs from small departments with experienced chiefs.


Date Created: September 3, 2009