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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

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Washington, DC 20530

May 2020 | Volume 13 | Issue 5

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) continues to rapidly respond to the needs of the field for addressing COVID-19. Since the April CP Dispatch article “COPS Office CRI-TAC Efforts to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic,” we have released the following resources:

As further resources are developed, they will be added to the COVID-19 Library of Resources; we encourage you to check back regularly to find resources by the field, for the field. If you have a resource you want to share with the field, email

In addition, CRI-TAC is actively tracking and documenting the impact of COVID-19 on local, state, territorial, campus, and tribal law enforcement, including impacts on crime, officer safety, officer stress, equipment needs, and other public safety issues. We want to hear from you. If you have a story to share, please email

If you have a direct technical assistance need as a result of COVID-19, please reach out to CRI-TAC. CRI-TAC can offer short-term, remote technical assistance for agencies that need expert assistance from others in the field.


The COPS Office’s premier technical assistance center, CRI-TAC is led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and eight leading law enforcement stakeholder associations: the Fraternal Order of Police; FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.; International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators; International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training; National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives; National Sheriffs’ Association; and National Tactical Officers Association. CRI-TAC provides critical and tailored technical assistance resources to state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies on a wide variety of topics. It features a “by the field, for the field” approach while delivering tailored technical assistance using leading experts in a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics. CRI-TAC is a public service and offered at no cost to your agency. To learn more about CRI-TAC and watch a video about the program, visit the CRI-TAC website.

Nazmia E.A. Comrie
COPS Office Senior Program Specialist

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