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Adaptive Defensive and Protective Tactics (ADAPT)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $750,000)

To support the Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers issued on February 9, 2017, the National Officer Safety Initiatives (NOSI) Program for fiscal year (FY) 2019 seeks innovative approaches to augment officer safety in three areas: strengthening officer wellness, establishing partnerships to reduce violent crime and increase officer safety, and enhancing defensive tactics training.

Funding of this project will be under NOSI category three (Dynamic Defensive Tactics Training). The goal of this category is to select one TTA provider to evaluate existing and update and improve defensive tactics trainings for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies and training academies. The TTA provider will not be expected to deliver widespread training under this program but instead to work closely with selected agencies and academies to evaluate existing defensive tactics trainings and subsequently develop a model defensive tactics training program that law enforcement agencies and academies can implement.


Date Created: September 21, 2019