The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is pleased to announce the 2022 Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation – Community Policing Development (CPD) program.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recognizes the importance of law enforcement agencies’ adhering to the highest standards of police policies and operations. The community benefits when it is assured its law enforcement personnel are following best practice policies and procedures to provide efficient, effective, and fair policing. Accreditation of agencies helps to ensure accountability and transparency that can enhance confidence and trust in law enforcement among community members and communities as a whole.
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
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,175,000
- Award Ceiling: $4,175,000
Applicant eligibility is limited to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340079