Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)

Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)


By the Field, for the Field


The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and nine other leading law enforcement agencies, provides customized training and technical assistance to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus agencies throughout the United States. These 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.

    Request Technical Assistance

    To help us best serve you, please include the following information: 1) Name of your agency 2) Number of sworn officers 3) Size of population served 4) Topic and service requested 5) Contact information


    CRI-TAC staff will work with you to provide a customized solution. Types of services the CRI-TAC can provide include:

    Resource Referral               
    Toolkits, reports, and other relevant publications.         
    Web-Based Training           
    Recorded webinars and live online training.   
    In-Person Training            
    Existing and customized on-site training.      
    Virtual Mentoring            
    Personnel from the requesting agency will be connected with subject matter experts to share information and promising practices via phone or video conference call.     
    Meeting Facilitation          
    Subject matter experts will assist in facilitating meetings among agency members and other public and private sector stakeholders.     
    On-Site Consulting
    Subject matter experts visit the requesting agency to collaborate with agency leaders and provide guidance on best practices and tailored solutions.


    Active Shooter Response
    Management and Supervision
    Animal Crimes
    Mass Casualty Response
    Community Engagement
    Mass Demonstration Response
    Crime Analysis
    Modern Police Performance Management (e.g., CompStat)
    Crisis Intervention
    Officer Safety and Wellness
    Private Sector Coordination and Partnerships
    Domestic Violence Reduction and Prevention
    Proactive Policing
    Drug Abuse Prevention
    Problem Solving Techniques
    Drug-Related Crime
    Prosecution Coordination and Partnerships
    Elder Abuse
    Public Sector Coordination and Partnerships
    Focused Deterrence
    Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
    School Safety
    Gun Violence Reduction and Prevention
    Shared Service Models
    Hate Crimes
    Traffic Safety
    Homeless Populations
    Tribal Law Enforcement
    Human Trafficking
    Unmanned Aerial Systems
    Intelligence and Information Sharing
    Violent Crime Reduction and Prevention
    Youth Engagement


    Q. Who can request assistance?

    A. All requests must be received from the chief executive of a law enforcement agency or with expressed authorization from the chief executive of the law enforcement agency. Requesting agencies do not need to be a member of the IACP or any partnering organization to be considered for technical assistance services.

    Q. Are other services provided other than those already described?

    A. The CRI-TAC understands that each technical assistance request is unique and is open to exploring other services should specific needs arise. With that said, certain costs cannot be offered through the CRI-TAC project, such as personnel and equipment needs.

    Q. Does the CRI-TAC provide after-action or critical incident reviews?

    A. As a matter of standard practice, technical assistance requests involving matters where there are active state, local, or federal investigations pending, or that are the subject or potential subject of litigation, are unlikely to be approved. These may include but are not limited to requests for after-action assessments or critical incident reviews.

    Partnering Organizations

    This project was supported, in whole or in part, by cooperative agreement number 15JCOPS-22-GK-03334-CRIT awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) or contributor(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific individuals, agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.


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