The COPS Office awards funding to organizations for the development and delivery of a variety of in-person and classroom-based training programs. Each organization provides information regarding registration and scheduling on its individual website.
Designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, telecommunicators and emergency medical services, this 16-hour performance level course provides a model framework to increase effectiveness and integration between all emergency services during active attack/shooter events to improve safety and survivability of victims.
Advanced Problem Solving: Partnering to Create Organizational Transformation by Connecting Youth and Communities with Law Enforcement (CYCLE)
Designed to teach police officers how to de-escalate conflict effectively and have safe, positive interactions with at-risk youth, this course assists law enforcement officers with recognizing factors that impact youths’ likely response to interactions with authority and provides tools for recognizing and managing unconscious biases.
A comprehensive training program for police managers and decision makers, this 2-day course integrates theoretical and practical foundations of crime prevention, reduction, and deterrence, focusing on current evidence-based practices, ways to implement these practices, and how research can enhance existing practices.
Bridging the Gap for First Line Supervisors: Linking Past and Present to Building Trust in Community Policing
Designed specifically for first-line supervisors, this three-day, interactive, scenario-based training focuses on how an understanding of personal biases, history, and diversity and inclusion best practices can lead to increased trust with communities.
Geared for law enforcement trainers, criminal justice and public safety professionals, and other community policing instructors, this 2.5-day program challenges participants to consider the principles and practices of community policing and encourages participants to develop and employ more functional patrol techniques as a means of building trust to achieve the public safety mission.
With the recognition that a coordinated response best meets the needs of children living in dangerous drug environments, this training promotes leveraging resources and forming multi-disciplinary partnerships to provide drug endangered children opportunities to live in safe and nurturing environments, free from abuse and neglect.
By bridging the gap between the historically abstract subject of diversity and inclusion and the practical application of engaging diverse populations in meaningful partnerships, this training increases the skills and abilities of law enforcement practitioners to use cultural humility as a foundation for interpersonal interactions and community outreach.
Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies Training: A Community Policing Approach to Reducing Crime in Indian Country
Using community policing principles as a foundation, this training explores strategies to enhance collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community to reduce crime, improve quality of life, and address specific public safety threats with organized problem-solving teams.
Using three separate curriculums designed for varying law enforcement ranks, this program recognizes the leader in every police officer and improves performance by developing mastery of research-based skills in the following areas of competence: self-management, interpersonal communication and conflict management, problem and opportunity management, team and organization development, and versatility skills.
Using an ethics-based approach, this training brings together command-level law enforcement professionals to explore new dimensions of leadership, develop tools that translate theory into practice in a community engagement plan of action, and dialogue with each other to address their unique leadership challenges in community policing.
Fair and Impartial Policing Training (Recruit and Patrol Officer, First-Line Supervisor, Mid-Management, Command or Command/Community, Train-the-Trainer
With five curriculums available for varying law enforcement and community member audiences, this training program explores the science of bias and teaches individuals the skills necessary to reduce and manage their biases.
Available in a 1 or 2-day delivery, this course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the history and fundamental elements of community policing philosophy and its implications for police operations.
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Basic School Resource Officer (SRO) Course
Focused on the roles and responsibilities of school resource officers (SROs) and law enforcement working in an educational environment, this 40-hour workshop emphasizes four main areas of instruction: the function of law enforcement; tools for mentoring students; instructional techniques; and an overview of comprehensive safety plans.
A pilot program developed for school resource officers (SROs) at selected schools, this training teaches SROs to operate of the Cyber S.W.A.T. website and portal and to utilize the accompanying materials to start and facilitate discussions with student participants.