Because of the varied nature of crime, police operations must be diverse and flexible. Police must be able to react to situations that range from a threat of explosives to a fleeing suspect. During these operations, officers need tools and training to be as effective and as safe as possible.
NIJ supports research and development on new technologies that will aid police operations, whether by improving officer safety, facilitating data sharing, or improving surveillance. It also funds the evaluation of existing programs and technologies.