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Enhancing Task Force Leadership, Operations, and Management

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $500,000)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Task Force Training Program provides nationwide training and technical assistance (TTA) to increase the effectiveness and ensure the success of state and local multijurisdictional law enforcement task forces created to address local crime issues. The Task Force Training Program was developed to increase the effectiveness of local, state, and tribal law enforcement in the management of multijurisdictional task force operations. The program promotes integrity and accountability by emphasizing best practices to reduce liability and enhance officer safety and effectiveness. The program also supports the Center for Task Force Leadership and Integrity (CTFLI), a restricted-access website that offers specialized online training designed to bolster task force capabilities, promote officer safety, and protect individuals’ privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will provide training and technical assistance services by: coordinating up to 12 Multijurisdictional Task Force (MJTF) Commander Trainings; participating in two workshops focusing on emerging crime and public safety problems; and, conducting quarterly peer-to-peer webinar/video conferencing allowing multiple task forces to connect virtually to share ideas, raise issues, and have a national impact on how task forces function. IIR will continue to maintain the current restricted-access CenTF website, including the CTFLI online training modules.


Date Created: September 22, 2019