NIJ seeks proposals to conduct evaluations of the impact of alternative lighting, markings, and painting schemes for law enforcement vehicles on the incidence of traffic accidents involving law enforcement vehicles. NIJ is also interested in determining how these schemes may otherwise affect law enforcement operations.
NIJ seeks proposals to conduct an evaluability assessment of the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) model, which integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. This research seeks to improve law enforcement operations implemented to reduce crime, traffic crashes, and traffic violations as well as improve public safety.
NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and technology development leading to the introduction of new forensic tools for digital evidence. NIJ is specifically interested in proposals addressing the following topics:Forensic tools for mobile cellular devices.Data forensics in the Internet-based (Cloud Computing) environment.Forensic tools for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications.Forensic tools for vehicle computer systems.
NIJ seeks applications for fund for research and development of technology to help state and local law enforcement agencies better manage high speed vehicular pursuits. Vehicular pursuits represent a significant challenge for law enforcement agencies, in part because safe and effective vehicle immobilizing technology tools are not commercially available, and because pursuit outcomes may involve property damage, human injury and loss of life and potential liability
NIJ seeks proposals for funding to research, develop and demonstrate technologies that will enhance the safety of law enforcement officers and other criminal justice practitioners. These technologies and studies may include equipment worn, carried or used by criminal justice officers. Some efforts also may include the environment that an officer works in on a day-to-day basis. A major focus area of this solicitation is issues of vehicle safety and lighting.