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 Threat Response
Addressing Elder Abuse
Management and Supervision
Addressing Gangs
Mass Demonstration Response
Addressing Hate Crimes
Mass Violence Response
Addressing Human Trafficking
Addressing Interpersonal Violence
Procedural Justice
Agency and Officer Safety and Wellness
Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
Community Engagement
Report Writing
Crime Analysis
School Safety
Crisis Intervention
Shared Service Models
Strategic Partnerships
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Strategic Planning
Drug-Related Crime
Duty to Intervene/Peer Intervention
Traffic Safety
Evidence-Based Policing
Tribal Law Enforcement
Focused Deterrence
Unhoused Populations
Gun Violence Reduction and Prevention
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Implicit Bias
Violent Crime Reduction and Prevention
Intelligence and Information Sharing
Youth Engagement
Interview and Interrogation


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-23-GK-01663-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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