The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is pleased to announce the FY 2022 Innovations in Recruitment and Hiring – Community Policing Development (CPD) program.
Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.
The COPS Office seeks to support projects that allow for the identification and expansion of promising practices and produces knowledge products that follow the principles of good guidance:
- Quality-driven, with an emphasis on action statements to drive promising practices and reduce variations in performance
- Evidence-based, with recommendations that are consistent with the weight of the best available evidence identified through systematic review
- Accessible, with clear language and manageable lengths that are appropriate and relevant for the law enforcement field
- Memorable, to encourage immediate actions or aid for the complex situations law enforcement professionals face
The primary goal of this project is to help agencies improve their officer recruitment and selection efforts. The successful applicant will compile a catalog of innovative practices around recruitment and selection and develop tools and resources on overcoming common challenges to their implementation in agencies of varying size and hiring needs.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $400,000
- Award Ceiling: $400,000
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340077