CRI-TAC Law Enforcement Solutions Second Annual Review

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released Law Enforcement Solutions by the Field, for the Field: Collaborative Reform Second Annual Review, its second report focused on the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). CRI-TAC provides technical assistance for law enforcement personnel, either at the request of an agency or via an invitation from a requesting agency. Technical assistance is provided for a variety of law enforcement issues, including: “school safety, active shooter response, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and information sharing.” This assistance may be provided through web-based training, in-person training, virtual coaching, meeting facilitation, on-site consultation, and resource referral.

“Overall, the five most popular topics which agencies have sought to address through Collaborative Reform are as follows:police

1. De-escalation
2. Active Shooter Response
3. Intelligence and Information Sharing
4. Public Sector Coordination and Partnerships
5. Officer Safety and Wellness”

According to 93% of participating agencies, CRI-TAC provided training was “effective in meeting the goals and objectives of the course.” More than half of these agencies (52%) were small sized agencies with less than 50 personnel sworn in.

In 2020, CRI-TAC is implementing additional focus on the following: coronavirus pandemic assistance, border sheriff training, national de-escalation training, national hate crimes training, and expanding tribal law enforcement assistance. For more information on the previous year see Law Enforcement Solutions by the Field, for the Field: Collaborative Reform Annual Review or explore the Law Enforcement Solutions by the Field series.

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