Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week; scholarships; peer support at the national, state, and local levels; the "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program; the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp; the "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults; special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and coworkers; trial and parole support; and other assistance programs.
Through the newly created National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide (the Consortium), a program of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's National Officer Safety Initiatives, the International Association of Chiefs of Police will lead a national conversation around the issues of officer mental health and suicide.
Since 1997, the Smaller Law Enforcement Agency Program, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has been providing resources for the largest portion of the International Association of Chiefs of Police's membership, departments serving fewer than 50,000 residents. The program offers trainings, webinars, and other tools and resources to support these smaller law enforcement agencies.
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and in partnership with AEquitas and John Jay College of the City University of New York, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is working to increase the capabilities of BJA-funded Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Human Trafficking (HT) Task Forces and other communities combatting human trafficking by providing coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA).
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) offers national-level technical assistance (TA) programs, as well as customized TA services, to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the nation. PERF's TA services vary in length and scope, and frequently involve on- and offsite work. PERF, through support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, helps agencies identify and implement model policies and practices based on their knowledge of current research and the latest innovations in the field of homicide investigations.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance launched the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy Implementation Program (PIP) in fiscal year 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies with the enhancement or implementation of BWC initiatives.
The Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) program is a collaborative effort among the Bureau of Justice Assistance, CNA, state and local law enforcement agencies, and researchers. It is designed to assist agencies with identifying innovative and evidence-based solutions to effectively and efficiently tackle chronic crime problems in their jurisdictions. The SPI program provides information, findings, research, and tools from SPI sites across the nation.
The VALOR Executive Leadership Workshop inspires, educates, and challenges law enforcement executives to advance officer safety and wellness strategies within their own agencies. This four-hour workshop is a law enforcement executive-facilitated event that addresses leadership strategies; discusses policies, procedures, and best practices; explores new ideas and no-cost resources; and provides an opportunity to develop a customized executive action plan.
This VALOR Program training, offered as a one- or two-day course, provides officers at the all levels with the essentials to survive and thrive by emphasizing the importance of being physically and mentally prepared, maintaining situational awareness, combating complacency, and remaining vigilant.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training's primary objective is the delivery of specialized terrorism/criminal extremism orientation, interdiction, investigation, and prevention training to state, local, and tribal law enforcement executives, command personnel, intelligence officers, investigators, analytical personnel, training directors, and prosecutors. Each course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the target audience - from the street-level officer to the executive who needs the information for policymaking purposes.