Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $3,000,000)
BJA requires the assistance of demonstrated national leaders in the field of law enforcement. Working with a one-stop TTA provider with deep knowledge of the law enforcement profession and constituency groups, acting as the dedicated repository and response center, they will pool their collective knowledge and expertise to provide TTA to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies on the day-to-day issues that they face. Leveraging the experience and resources of these national organizations via this response center will increase cooperation and provide real-time support on issues that a single organization may not have had experience within the past.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), alongside seven of the nations most influential law enforcement leadership membership organizations: Fraternal Order of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Major County Sheriffs of America, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, and National District Attorneys Association, will bring together their collective experience, subject matter expertise, and unmatched reach in the field to establish the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Response Center.
The IACP, project partners, and a national cadre of subject matter experts (SME), will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. The IACP and its partners will work closely with BJA to design and oversee a comprehensive national Law Enforcement TTA Response Center, informed by cutting-edge innovation and evidence-based and promising practices, that embraces a collaborative approach to serving police and the communities they protect.