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Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide:

Developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, this guide is intended to identify the critical elements of violent crime reduction efforts.

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Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

Offering actions that first responders can take to protect themselves from exposure; when exposure occurs; and when they or their partners exhibit signs of intoxication.

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Fentanyl: The Real Deal Video

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Five in 5

The Criminal intelligence Coordinating Council’s (CICC) Five in 5 is a snapshot of law enforcement and criminal intelligence-related articles, resources, and research that may be of interest to CICC members and partners working to improve the nation’s ability to develop and share criminal intelligence. Read the Latest Edition   or   View the Archives

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Committing to Change

The FBI’s transition of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program from the Summary Reporting System to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is establishing a broader baseline that more precisely captures the occurrence of crime. Law enforcement agencies committed to NIBRS are equipping their communities for more informed conversations about crime.

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Alerts Save Lives: A Unified Message Regarding the Need to Support Nationwide Alerts:

This message defines the different alerts types, stresses the import role alerts play in law enforcement and community member safety, and what steps are being taken to further enhance alert processes.

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Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Scholars Program

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

The National Institute of Justice is partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the RAND Corporation, and the Police Executive Research Forum to award ten three-year scholarships for research-minded law enforcement officers. The program has grown to 50 officers across the country, who have formed a strong network committed to using evidence and data to inform law enforcement policy and practice. 

Applications are due on May 31, 2019.

Collaborative Reform Annual Review

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released a new report, “Law Enforcement Solutions By the Field, For the Field: Collaborative Reform Annual Review.”  This report highlights the progress of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). 

Law enforcement agencies interested in receiving technical assistance through the CRI-TAC should visit the COPS Office website at:

Responding to the 2019 Solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Hosted by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with funding support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this webinar will review the FY2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program application process. This grant program provides awards of $100,000 to $750,000 for states, local governments, and federally recognized tribal authorities for a 24- to 36-month period.

There are three grant categories:

  • Category 1: Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses in Jails

  • Category 2: Strategic Planning for Law Enforcement and Mental Health Collaboration

  • Category 3: Implementation and Expansion

     Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET

BJA Solicitation:

Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding to address illegal firearm-related crime and forensics. This initiative furthers the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission and is consistent with the principles of BJA’s National Public Safety Partnership project by assisting state, local, and tribal law enforcement in reducing crime. This initiative is a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify guns used during the commission of crime, as well as their sources, and to effectively prosecute perpetrators.

 Applications Due: June 11, 2019

BJA and the National Resource and Technical Assistance Center team are conducting a webinar that will serve as an overview of the 2019 Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) solicitation.  This webinar will review eligibility, program-essential elements, and roles and responsibilities of a CGIC.

Date:  May 16, 2019

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET

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