Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the launch of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Division Midyear Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The CRI-TAC brings together a coalition of the United States’ top public safety organizations under the leadership of the IACP to provide tailored technical assistance to policing agencies through a $7 million award from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
Using a “by the field, for the field” approach, the CRI-TAC supports state, local, tribal, and campus agencies through a host of methods, including training, peer-to-peer consultation, and strategic planning. These resources are designed to support agencies on a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics.
For the first time ever, the following law enforcement stakeholder organizations – and their over 420,000 members – are working together to create a center of resources and subject matter expertise explicitly focusing on the needs of policing agencies:
- Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
- International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
- 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 Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
“The IACP is excited to work alongside eight leading law enforcement leadership and labor organizations to build and deliver this comprehensive technical assistance center that can support the diverse agencies and communities around the U.S. with customized solutions for the field, by the field,” said IACP President Louis M. Dekmar, Chief of the LaGrange, Georgia, Police Department.
Law enforcement agencies interested in submitting a voluntary request to participate in the CRI-TAC should visit www.collaborativereform.org.