Support and Guidance

For the Field, By the Field

The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides free, customized technical assistance solutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, and campus communities throughout the United States.

Services Provided

  • Resource Referral
  • Web-based Training
  • In-person Training
  • Virtual Mentoring
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • On-site Consultation


  • Tailored, scalable solutions
  • Informed by cutting-edge innovation and evidence-based and promising practices
  • Designed in a collaborative manner with the agency
  • Delivered by subject matter experts from the field
  • No cost to the requesting agency.

Topics Addressed

  • Modern Police Performance Management (e.g. CompStat)
  • Crime Analysis
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Prosecution Coordination and Partnerships
  • Public Sector Coordination and Partnerships
  • Private Sector Coordination and Partnerships
  • Tribal Law Enforcement
  • Intelligence and Information Sharing
  • Focused Deterrence
  • Gun Violence Reduction and Prevention

Topics Addressed

  • Officer Safety and Wellness
  • Mass Demonstration Response
  • Gangs
  • Violent Crime Reduction and Prevention
  • Drug-related Crime
  • Shared Service Models
  • Community Engagement
  • De-escalation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Domestic Violence Reduction and Prevention
  • Human Trafficking
  • School Safety
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Proactive Policing
  • Mass Casualty Response

How it works..



Step 1

Submit a request via Requests must come from a U.S. law enforcement agency and be authorized by the chief executive of the agency.


Step 2

An IACP staff member will contact the requestor and collect additional information.


Step 3

The CRI-TAC will assess the request and make a determination on type of TA to be delivered.


Step 4

The CRI-TAC will work with the agency and applicable partner organizations to develop a customized plan to include success metrics and follow up.


The IACP and COPS Office have partnered with other leading law enforcement associations to ensure the most comprehensive and tailored solutions available for requesting agencies.

  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Major Cities Chiefs Association
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Training and Standards
  • National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
  • National Tactical Officers Association

This project was supported, in whole or in part, by cooperative agreement number 2017CRWXK001 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.