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Operational Guidelines

Highway Safety Countermeasures That Work


Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategies in the 21st Century
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research to evaluate how technology affects policing strategies at the State, local, and tribal levels and the impact that technology has on policing outcomes. In other words, policing organizations may implement new technologies within their departments for the purpose of promoting public safety, enforcing the law, and/or preventing and detecting crime. If successful, the new technology may lead to changes in policing strategies designed to enhance positive policing outcomes (e.g., improving police response time or reducing targeted crimes). This research aims to fill these gaps in policing research.

Basic Scientific Research to Support Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes
Application Deadline: April 20, 2012
NIJ seeks proposals for funding basic scientific research in the physical, life, and cognitive sciences that is designed to increase the knowledge underlying forensic science disciplines intended for use in the criminal justice system.

Applied Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes
Application Deadline: April 20, 2012
NIJ seeks proposals for applied research and development projects that will: (1) increase knowledge or understanding necessary to guide forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of the Applied Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research, research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science, and ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence
Application Deadline: April 26, 2012
NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation on specific issues related to sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. The issue areas for sexual violence research are the criminal justice response to particular underserved populations, the development and testing of instruments with diverse populations, and testing of innovative interventions aimed at improving initial criminal justice responses to victims of sexual violence. Priority areas for research on stalking are evaluating offender interventions specific to stalking behavior by current or former intimate partners, and law enforcement and prosecutorial actions regarding particular stalking issues. In the area of teen dating violence (i.e., adolescent relationship abuse), applications are sought for additional waves of data for existing longitudinal projects.

NHTSA and DOJ funding


Data Analysis Training

Geomapping courses from the National Institute of Justice

Community Oriented Policing Services

Data Analysis

DDACTS – Data Suggestions for Implementation

Analyst Toolbox

Geospatial Analysis of Rural Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities


License Plate Readers

In-Car Cameras

Automated Fingerprint Identification System

Other Crime-Fighting Technology

Sample Presentations

DDACTS Core Presentation as of Oct 2010 - PPTX

Maryland Chiefs Conference, Ocean City MD - Geraci - PPT

Converting Maps into Strategies - pdf (6MB)

Important Contacts

State Highway Safety Offices listing

NHTSA Regional Offices map