Community Policing Development

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Community Policing Development

  • COPS – Community Policing Development – 2016
  • Discretionary
  • Cooperative Agreement, Grant
  • Law, Justice and Legal Services
  • Community Oriented Policing Services
  • $5,500,000


Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing.



  • Date Posted 03/01/2016
  • Closing Date 06/01/2016


Eligible Applicants

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups and faith-based organizations. Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Applications that represent partnerships between law enforcement agencies and institution of higher education and nonprofit institutions are encouraged. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.


The 2016 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Microgrant Initiative for Law Enforcement; (2) Critical Response Technical Assistance; (3) Community Policing Emerging Issues Forums; (4) Community Policing Training, (5) Law Enforcement Led 21st Century Policing Demonstration Projects, (6) 21st Century Policing Implementation Projects and (7) Invitational Awards.

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