On February 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) released its Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Request Form and Statement of Interest for potential candidates to join PSP in 2019. PSP provides an innovative framework to enhance federal support of state, local, and tribal law enforcement authorities to reduce violent crime.
PSP’s strategic focus is to support communities that experience sustained levels of violent crime far in excess of the national average and would benefit from DOJ’s support in developing their own capacities. Through PSP, communities develop and implement programs and procedures intended to reduce violent crime by consulting with experts and receiving intensive, coordinated TTA and an array of resources from DOJ’s programmatic and law enforcement components. PSP’s focus areas include community engagement, crime analysis, criminal justice collaboration, federal partnerships, gun violence, investigations, and technology. To date, more than 30 cities have participated in the program.
For more information, including background documents and frequently asked questions, and to apply to participate in PSP, visit DOJ’s Violence Reduction Response Center. Interested sites must submit the completed TTA Request Form and Statement of Interest by April 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.