best practices

To support law enforcement executives in budgeting for technology, the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) and the CNA Corporation developed the resource “Understanding Technology Cost Considerations in Law Enforcement.” This document describes the typical costs and associated factors related to using technology for law enforcement activities.

The National Police Foundation recently published its Police Data Initiative: Best Practices Guide (5-Part Series) – a resource for executives and members of local law enforcement agencies responsible for developing and releasing open data. Using real-world examples, the guide provides best practices on how to:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) recently has released the resource “Best Practices: Campus Climate Surveys.” This resource provides helpful tips for administrators and students on college campuses working to launch a campus climate survey, which aims to prevent sexual assault.

On October 17, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched the Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) Toolkit, an online resource that will help law enforcement agencies work with mental health providers to respond to people with mental illnesses effectively and appropriately. The toolkit builds on the real-life experiences of law enforcement officers to offer best practices, data, sample procedures, checklists, and other tools to help agencies plan, implement, train, manage, and measure PMHC programs.