NAWLEE is honored to be part of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).  This innovative program is offered in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and implemented under the leadership of the IACP and with eight of the other leading law enforcement agencies from across the county. CRI-TAC provides customized training and technical assistance to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus agencies throughout the United States. The CRI-TAC services are delivered at no cost to your agency. Built to meet the diverse needs of law enforcement agencies today, the CRI-TAC works to develop solutions specifically tailored to your agency, allowing you to play an active role in the problem-solving process. The CRI-TAC provides a collaborative and comprehensive process in which subject matter experts from the field help your agency reach the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and evidence-based practices.

Learn more about CRI-TAC HERE.

The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) today released a new report, Law Enforcement Solutions By the Field, For the Field: Collaborative Reform Annual Review,” that highlights the progress made to date of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). In 2017, the Department of Justice announced an unprecedented award to a coalition of police leadership, unions and other law enforcement organizations to come together to provide tailored technical assistance for local policing agencies.

The report highlights the work of the CRI-TAC, the key partners involved, and how the COPS Office is providing field-driven technical assistance. Inside the reader will find program performance metrics, case studies, and testimonials on how the CRI-TAC has benefitted law enforcement agencies across the country.  In just one year, the CRI-TAC has fielded over 150 requests for assistance on critical issues in law enforcement such as de-escalation, intelligence and information sharing, active shooter response, crisis intervention, and school safety.

“The CRI-TAC is a perfect example of the positive results that are possible when we work together,” said COPS Office Director Phil Keith.  “The partnership represented by this coalition of professionals is unlike anything I’ve seen in my more than four decades in law enforcement.  When chiefs and sheriffs and management and unions come together with a common goal, the entire law enforcement field benefits.”

The CRI-TAC provides results-oriented technical assistance and includes partners from the following organizations:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)  
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • 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 Sheriffs’ Association
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

Through the program, agencies receive technical assistance from leading experts in a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics.