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NIJ National Center on Forensics, Fiscal Year 2020

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from qualified applicants to establish and operate the NIJ National Center on Forensics to facilitate a partnership amongst a full-service State department of forensic science with a medical examiner function, an accredited university of higher education with affiliate medical and law schools, and a statewide district attorneys association. The purpose of this partnership is to provide medico-legal learning opportunities for medical students to train as deputy medical examiners/coroners in underserved rural areas; provide forensic science and legal training to district attorneys, judges, and law enforcement; and develop opportunities as appropriate amongst the designated partners to benefit current and future practitioners in the field.

Police Agency's Value of NIJ LEADS Program

March 2020

Chief Reynolds of the Charleston (SC) Police Department discusses the value of having an NIJ LEADS Scholar in his agency and how that scholar has helped the agency and community.

Advances in Investigative Techniques: Drug Monitoring Programs

March 2020

Lieutenant Piotrowski, New Jersey State Police, discusses drug monitoring programs. With this program, his agency collects multiple drug-related data sets to ultimately have an impact on mitigating the impact of drugs in his community. Topics include the benefits of implementing a drug monitoring program, some of the outcomes of the program, and how federal funding can help an agency start such a program.

Lieutenant Piotrowski participated in an NIJ Day panel at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Expo.

Advances in Investigative Techniques: Drug Monitoring Programs

March 2020

Lieutenant Piotrowski, New Jersey State Police, discusses drug monitoring programs. With this program, his agency collects multiple drug-related data sets to ultimately have an impact on mitigating the impact of drugs in his community. Topics include the benefits of implementing a drug monitoring program, some of the outcomes of the program, and how federal funding can help an agency start such a program.

Lieutenant Piotrowski participated in an NIJ Day panel at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Expo.

Law Enforcement and Research Partnerships

March 2020

Cory Haberman, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, discusses his work as an NIJ LEADS Academic and the value of having training researchers working directly with law enforcement agencies. 

Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies: Risk Terrain Modeling

March 2020

Captain Baughman of the Kansas City (MO) Police Department answers the question “What is risk terrain modeling?” and explains how it differs from crime mapping, what resources his agency deploys at high risk areas, and the results he has seen form using risk terrain models.

Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies: Risk Terrain Modeling

March 2020

Captain Baughman of the Kansas City (MO) Police Department answers the question “What is risk terrain modeling?” and explains how it differs from crime mapping, what resources his agency deploys at high risk areas, and the results he has seen form using risk terrain models.

Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies: Risk Terrain Modeling

March 2020

Captain Baughman of the Kansas City (MO) Police Department answers the question “What is risk terrain modeling?” and explains how it differs from crime mapping, what resources his agency deploys at high risk areas, and the results he has seen form using risk terrain models.

Women in Policing

March 2020

Captain Ivonne Roman, Newark (NJ) Police Department, describes how her participation in NIJ’s LEADS Program has helped her research on women in policing, some of her findings, and describes how LEADS has benefited her career growth.

Women in Policing

March 2020

Captain Ivonne Roman, Newark (NJ) Police Department, describes how her participation in NIJ’s LEADS Program has helped her research on women in policing, some of her findings, and describes how LEADS has benefited her career growth.

Women in Policing

March 2020

Captain Ivonne Roman, Newark (NJ) Police Department, describes how her participation in NIJ’s LEADS Program has helped her research on women in policing, some of her findings, and describes how LEADS has benefited her career growth.

Incorporating Research and Data Into Criminal Justice Agencies - NIJ LEADS Alumni Spotlight

March 2020

Sergeant Jeffery Egge of the Minneapolis Police Department, and NIJ LEADS Scholar alum, discusses his experience with leads including how the program benefited his agency and his use of date to address gun violence and the opioid epidemic and the city's sentinel events review of overdose fatalities. Sergeant Egge also discusses his current work looking at investigative closures.

Reducing Traffic Fatalities – NIJ LEADS Scholar Spotlight

March 2020

Sergeant Jason Williams of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and NIJ LEADS Scholar, discusses traffic fatalities, the focus of his research while participating in the NIJ LEADS program. Sergeant Williams also addresses how the LEADS Program has benefited his career growth.

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

Reducing Traffic Fatalities – NIJ LEADS Scholar Spotlight

March 2020

Sergeant Jason Williams of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and NIJ LEADS Scholar, discusses traffic fatalities, the focus of his research while participating in the NIJ LEADS program. Sergeant Williams also addresses how the LEADS Program has benefited his career growth.

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

Reducing Traffic Fatalities – NIJ LEADS Scholar Spotlight

March 2020

Sergeant Jason Williams of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and NIJ LEADS Scholar, discusses traffic fatalities, the focus of his research while participating in the NIJ LEADS program. Sergeant Williams also addresses how the LEADS Program has benefited his career growth.

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

Reducing Traffic Fatalities – NIJ LEADS Scholar Spotlight

March 2020

Sergeant Jason Williams of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and NIJ LEADS Scholar, discusses traffic fatalities, the focus of his research while participating in the NIJ LEADS program. Sergeant Williams also addresses how the LEADS Program has benefited his career growth.

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

Reducing Traffic Fatalities – NIJ LEADS Scholar Spotlight

March 2020

Sergeant Jason Williams of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and NIJ LEADS Scholar, discusses traffic fatalities, the focus of his research while participating in the NIJ LEADS program. Sergeant Williams also addresses how the LEADS Program has benefited his career growth.

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program supports the professional development and research capacity of mid-career, sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

Cold Case Investigation Units and Advances in Investigative Techniques

March 2020

Sergeant Jason Moran of the Cook County (IL) Sheriff’s Office discusses the current situation of cold cases in the United States, why it’s important to establish cold case units, how current tools and technology can help solve cold cases, and what National Institute of Justice resources are available to assist in solving cold cases.

Sergeant Moran was a participant on an NIJ Saturday Session panel at IACP 2019.