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Training and Technical Assistance:

BJA's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative developed the Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers videos, which are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in: Understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; and reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.

With BJA funding, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) provides training and technical assistance in a variety of areas, including firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) provides support to several national law enforcement programs, including the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), a partnership of federal law enforcement organizations, provides quality, cost-effective training for law enforcement professionals.

For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.


Blog: CBOB Nomination Period is Open

Read the December 19, 2019, OJP Blog post to learn about the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB), its history and purpose, award eligibility, and how to submit a nomination. Award nominations are due by February 15, 2020.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery

The nomination period for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) is now open until February 15, 2020. This award honors exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. Visit the CBOB site to learn more and to submit your nominations today.

Justice Department Awards over $62 Million to Support Health and Safety of Law Enforcement Officers

OJP announced funding awards, through BJA and the National Institute of Justice programs, totaling over $62 million to provide services designed to protect officers and improve overall public safety. View the press release and fact sheet for details on awards made through specific programs, such as the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, VALOR, National Officer Safety Initiatives, Body-Worn Camera Program, and more.

More than $376 Million in Awards to Promote Public Safety Announced

The Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. Several BJA programs are included in the announcement, including more than $252 million in Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program funding awards, $40 million in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funding awards, and more. Read the press release to learn more.

FY 2020 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Now Available

The FY 2020 CTAS opportunity provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. View the solicitation, access frequently asked questions, and view additional resources. Apply by: February 25, 2020.

Understanding and Responding to Crime and Disorder Hot Spots

This guide highlights hot spots policing and uses the scanning, analysis, response, and assessment (SARA) model as a framework to discuss the process of understanding and responding to hot spots.

Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse
Dates: 1/27/2020 - 1/28/2020
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations
Dates: 1/27/2020 - 1/30/2020
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Office of Justice Programs Grant Training to Tribal and Rural Organizations (Webinar)
Dates: 1/27/2020 - 1/27/2020
Location: Bismarck, ND

Developing a Community Response to Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Specialized Training
Dates: 1/28/2020 - 1/29/2020
Location: Springfield, MO

Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Conference
Dates: 1/28/2020 - 1/30/2020
Location: Tucson, AZ

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Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.

Operation Hardcore (Los Angeles, CA)
A judicial intervention implemented to improve the prosecution of gang-related crimes. Selective prosecution through the use of specialized units designed to effectively convict gang members associated with gang-related crimes.

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)
A multicomponent program for all ages that aims to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, and drinking and driving by using environmental interventions and community mobilization to decrease formal, informal, and social access to alcohol. Its goal is to help communities prevent various types of alcohol-related accidents, violence, and injuries.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

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Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs Supporting Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, October 2019. This resource highlights Bureau of Justice Assistance programs that assist law enforcement personnel and operations, including the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, Justice Assistance Grants, the Public Safety Partnership, and many more.

Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. This resource outlines actions and activities that are relatable agency to agency and that have contributed to successful crime-fighting strategies throughout the country.

Promising Strategies for Strengthening Homicide Investigations: Findings and Recommendations From the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Homicide Investigations Enhancement Training and Technical Assistance Project, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. With support from BJA, the Police Executive Research Forum conducted a multi-year project to assess homicide investigation practices in five cities: Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, and Pittsburgh. This report summarizes the lessons learned from those five studies.

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit, BJA-Sponsored, June 2017. This toolkit was created to promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.

Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program: Performance Update Report, Fiscal Years 2016-2018, Bureau of Justice Assistance, June 2019. This Performance Update Report provides information about key grant activities and accomplishments of BJA-funded law enforcement grantees under the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program during fiscal years 2016–2018, unless otherwise noted.

Anticipated FY 2020 Solicitations That Support Tribal Justice, BJA, November 2019. To support tribal justice, learn about grants that BJA may fund in FY 2020 in the areas of law enforcement; substance abuse, mental health, and behavioral health; corrections; and courts.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Death Benefits Program: Required Documents - Filing a PSOB Death Claim, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This document provides a general list of the documents needed when filing for death benefits under the PSOB Program.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Disability Benefits Program: Required Documents - Filing a PSOB Disability Claim, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This document provides a general list of the documents needed when filing for disability benefits under the PSOB Program.

The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime, BJA-Sponsored, May 2017. This document highlights promising practices of the Utah State Model in support of efforts to coordinate resources and work to attack cyber crime.

Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.

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