Community Policing Development: Accreditation

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Check out our How to Apply page for resources such as frequently asked questions, appendices, additional fact sheets, links to webinars, and more.

Award Announcement Update

The Fiscal Year 2023 Community Policing Development (CPD) Award announcement information is now available! Visit the 2023 CPD Awards for the award announcement and management documents.

For all COPS Office 2023 Awards information, visit the Grants page.

CLOSED:

The FY23 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation program closed on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 4:59 PM ET.*

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ABOUT THE CPD ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

The Fiscal Year 2023 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation program 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 FY23 CPD Accreditation had four open solicitations:

  • FY23 Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation - Community Policing Development Solicitation
  • FY23 Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities - Community Policing Development
  • FY23 Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation - Community Policing Development
  • FY23 Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support - Community Policing Development

CPD ACCREDITATION PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS

Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation

The Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation Solicitation is for the establishment of accreditation entities in states that do not have an accreditation body.

Who is Eligible?


Public Government Agencies

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies

For Profit (Commercial) Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education

Community Groups

Faith-Based Organizations
Funding
The fiscal year 2023 Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation Program will fund multiple awards, up to $500,000 each.
Solicitation Documents

Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities

The Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities Solicitation is for the support and enhancement of existing law enforcement accreditation bodies to facilitate the ability of agencies to become accredited.

Who Is Eligible?


Existing Accreditation Entities
Funding

The fiscal year 2023 Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities Solicitation will fund multiple awards, up to $300,000 each.

Solicitation Documents

Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation

The Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation Solicitation is to support law enforcement agencies seek¬ing accreditation. Under this solicitation, the COPS Office will fund costs related to obtaining accreditation from an existing law enforcement accreditation entity.

Who Is Eligible?


Local Law Enforcement Agencies

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies
Funding

The fiscal year 2023 Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation Solicitation will fund multiple awards, $250,000 (large agencies) and $160,000 (small or rural agencies) each.

Solicitation Documents

Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support

The Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support Solicitation is for the development of a national marketing program and provision of technical assistance in support of law enforcement accreditation, especially agencies that have been funded under the COPS Office Law Enforcement Agencies Seeking Accreditation program.

Who Is Eligible?


For Profit (Commercial) Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education
 

Community Groups

Faith Based Organizations
 
Funding

The fiscal year 2023 Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support Solicitation will fund an award for $250,000.

Solicitation Documents

Need more information on how to apply to any of our programs?


For additional assistance we encourage you to visit the How to Apply page, which includes frequently asked questions, appendices, additional fact sheets, links to webinars, and other resources.

 

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