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Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs Supporting Law Enforcement

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Date Published
November 2018
4 pages
Publication Series

This report summarizes 16 programs for law enforcement agencies and personnel that have been initiated and funded by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which provides criminal justice grants, training, and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal governments.


The programs described address the following law enforcement issues: 1) body-worn camera policy and implementation; 2) the purchase of bullet-resistant body armor; 3) funding to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system through flexible, multi-purpose formula grants; 4) efforts to protect public health, safety, and the economy from counterfeit goods and product piracy; 5) the identification of unlawfully used firearms and their sources, as well as the prosecution of perpetrators; 6) resources for training, investigating, and prosecuting cyber crimes; 7) innovative programs for improving the safety of law enforcement officers; 8) support for reducing the backlog of uncommitted sexual assault kits; 9) financial help for families of fallen officers; 10) support for the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime; 11) support for safer neighborhoods by reducing violent crime, criminal gangs, and the unlawful possession and use of firearms; 12) support for identifying, detecting, deterring, preventing, and solving criminal and terrorist-related investigations; 13) training, technical assistance, grant education, strategic support, and equipment for rural and tribal law enforcement where violent crime is increasing; 14) the testing of promising crime prevention, response, and reduction; 15) improvement in law enforcement's investigation of human trafficking; and 16) improvement in the immediate and long-term safety, wellness, and resilience of law enforcement officers.

Date Published: November 1, 2018