The DOJ seeks police research in four different areas:
- Officer safety and wellness – Proposals will evaluate evidence-based approaches designed and implemented to promote officer safety or wellness.
- Police technology – Proposals will evaluate technologies implemented by police agencies to control crime and disorder, promote public safety, or minimize fear in the community. Such technologies include, but are not limited to: automated vehicle locators, license plate recognition, less-lethal weapons and surveillance cameras.
- Police integrity – Proposals will evaluate evidenced based approaches designed and implemented to change officer misbehavior and promote police integrity.
- Police consolidation – Proposals will provide an evaluation, and a cost benefit analysis of approaches designed and implemented to consolidate police services across two or more municipal jurisdictions.
Awards typically do not exceed three years and $500,000, though there have been exceptions for certain projects. Applications are due April 26, 2013. For more information, see the link below: