This project provided funding in FY2001 to law enforcement agencies to respond proactively to racial profiling. The Reducing Racial Profiling initiative developed best practices and technical assistance guides to help police agencies reduce racial profiling. It helped local law enforcement agencies create and strengthen local efforts that built trust between the police and their communities.
The COPS Office funded the following strategies and topic areas: recruitment and selection, training and education of police and community members, minority community engagement initiatives, accountability and supervision, collecting and analyzing traffic stop data, and using technology to reduce racial profiling and increase officer safety. Under this project, the COPS Office funded 21 sites at approximately $200,000 each.