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1 10th Annual Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exposition, 2008 COPS Office Technology Programs Debra Cohen, Ph.D. Senior Social Science Analyst

2 1 Topics 1. COPS Office background 2. Program and Investment Overview 3. Interoperable Communications Technology Funding Funding Training and Technical Assistance Training and Technical Assistance Knowledge Resources Knowledge Resources

3 2 COPS Office background 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act Mission: Mission: Advancement of Community Policing

4 3 COPS Office Community Policing Definition Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem- solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. (www.cops.usdoj.gov) Three Primary Elements: 1. Problem-Solving for Crime Prevention and Response 2. Collaborative Partnerships 3. Organizational Transformation to support Partnerships and Problem-Solving

5 4 COPS Office Resources Funding Funding Training and Technical Assistance Training and Technical Assistance Knowledge Resources Knowledge Resources

6 5 COPS Office Public Safety Investment Overview COPS Office investments towards public safety and the advancement of community policing since 1994: >$10 billion in awards to advance community policing >40,000 grants and cooperative agreements >13,200 State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement agencies

7 6 COPS Office Public Safety Investment Overview (contd) Nearly 117,000 officers and sheriffs deputies and 6,400 School Resource Officers Nearly 117,000 officers and sheriffs deputies and 6,400 School Resource Officers >$332.4 million to Tribal Law Enforcement agencies >$332.4 million to Tribal Law Enforcement agencies > $579 million towards Meth combat and clean-up > $579 million towards Meth combat and clean-up > 500,000 personnel trained > 500,000 personnel trained

8 7 COPS Office Public Safety Investment Overview (contd) > 1.4 million Knowledge Resources distributed (publications, CDs, DVDs, etc.) > 1.4 million Knowledge Resources distributed (publications, CDs, DVDs, etc.) > $2.2 billion funded to more than 4,400 agencies to procure and implement crime-fighting technology > $2.2 billion funded to more than 4,400 agencies to procure and implement crime-fighting technology

9 8 COPS Office FY08 Funding $587 million funded, including: Universal Hiring Program >$19.8 M Universal Hiring Program >$19.8 M Tribal Resources Grant Program >$14.1 M Tribal Resources Grant Program >$14.1 M Child Sexual Predator Program >$9.9 M Child Sexual Predator Program >$9.9 M Secure our Schools Program >$14.4 M Secure our Schools Program >$14.4 M Safe Schools Initiative>$1.7 M Safe Schools Initiative>$1.7 M Methamphetamine Initiative>$59.8 M Methamphetamine Initiative>$59.8 M Community Policing Development>$4.7 M Community Policing Development>$4.7 M Technology Program>$195 M Technology Program>$195 M

10 9 COPS Office FY08 Funding (contd) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 allocation resulted in $195 million of targeted, non-discretionary funding 731 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies for technology enhancements such as: in-car digital video cameras in-car digital video cameras mobile data terminals mobile data terminals dispatch enhancements (e.g. CAD; RMS) dispatch enhancements (e.g. CAD; RMS) public safety radio systems acquisitions and upgrades public safety radio systems acquisitions and upgrades data and voice interoperable communications equipment and software data and voice interoperable communications equipment and software

11 10 Interoperable Communications Technology funding history Since 2003, COPS Office investments for discretionary interoperability grants total more than $400 million Since 2003, COPS Office investments for discretionary interoperability grants total more than $400 million Plus, nearly $14 million to other Federal partners to continue work on standards, research and evaluation Plus, nearly $14 million to other Federal partners to continue work on standards, research and evaluation

12 11 Interoperable Communications Technology Program (ICTP) grants FY 2003 through FY 2006 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 ICTP Grants FY $66.5 million awarded to 14 jurisdictions FY $82.6 million awarded to 23 jurisdictions FY $92.7 million awarded to 26 jurisdictions FY $8.8 million awarded to three jurisdictions

13 12 FY 2007 Technology Program Grants FY $159 million awarded to 37 jurisdictions

14 13 Types of Funded Interoperable Communications Solutions –Shared systems –Gateways –Shared channels –Additional subscriber units –Regional data sharing projects

15 14 Technology Training Conferences and Workshops The COPS Office offers technical assistance through a non-profit provider, SEARCH Group, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics: The COPS Office offers technical assistance through a non-profit provider, SEARCH Group, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics: Mandatory Kickoff Conference for recent awardees: Mandatory Kickoff Conference for recent awardees: - technology critical success factors - grants management - project planning and management best practices - peer networking December 4-6, 2007 – FY07 Technology Program Kickoff Conference (Phoenix, AZ) December 4-6, 2007 – FY07 Technology Program Kickoff Conference (Phoenix, AZ) –Grants funded travel expenses for 4 project personnel

16 15 Technology Training Conferences and Workshops (contd) Advanced Training Workshops Advanced Training Workshops smaller settings; tailored presentations for challenges faced during project implementation Past workshops: Past workshops: –Denver, April 2005 –Columbus. June 2005 –Charlotte, July 2005 –San Francisco, September 2006 –Atlanta, November 2006 Upcoming workshops for FY07 Technology Program grantees: Upcoming workshops for FY07 Technology Program grantees: –November 18-19, San Diego, CA –February 24-25, San Antonio, TX

17 16 Technical Assistance for Technology Projects Direct Technical Assistance provided by SEARCH Group, Inc. remotely (phone, ) remotely (phone, ) On-site visits at no cost to the grantee On-site visits at no cost to the grantee

18 17 Technical Assistance for Technology Projects (contd) Types of assistance span the entire technology project planning cycle: strategic planning strategic planning infrastructure review infrastructure review needs analysis needs analysis governance structures governance structures (more…)

19 18 Technical Assistance for Technology Projects (contd) (Source: Harris and Romesburg, Law Enforcement Tech Guide, 2002, p. 8 system ownership system ownership usage and maintenance usage and maintenance operational requirement development operational requirement development policy and procedure development policy and procedure development procurement guidance procurement guidance acquisition documents review (e.g., RFPs) acquisition documents review (e.g., RFPs) Technology Project Planning Roadmap

20 19 Knowledge Resources: Law Enforcement Tech Guide Series Designed for practitioners Designed for practitioners Project management Project management best Practices User-friendly User-friendly Checklists Checklists Examples of MOUs, SOPs, Examples of MOUs, SOPs, position descriptions, etc.

21 20 Knowledge Resources: Law Enforcement Tech Guide Series (contd) Can be used Can be used as a set or stand- alone Can be used for Can be used for self-directed training or classroom setting

22 21 Knowledge Resources: Technology Planning DVDs Interoperability: Interoperability: Critical Success Factors Mission Critical Mission Critical Law enforcement technology planning best practices

23 22 Knowledge Resources: Interoperability Issue Briefs TA

24 23 Knowledge Resources: Tech Docs CD and Podcasts Tech Docs CD Tech Docs CD – includes all five – includes all five Law Enforcement Tech Guides Forthcoming: Podcasts Forthcoming: Podcasts –SEARCH staff will interview interoperable communications technology project personnel –Best Practices, Challenges, Lessons Learned –Podcasts will be available for download

25 24 How to Access Materials Visit COPS Web site: Visit COPS Web site: - Download pdfs or text files - Order free publications online Contact COPS Office Response Center: Contact COPS Office Response Center:

26 25 Contact Information Debra Cohen, Ph.D. Senior Social Science Analyst U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office (202)

27 26 Feedback Welcomed! QUESTIONS?COMMENTS?


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