Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS)

Project Summary 

State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies have successfully obtained and deployed new and emerging technologies to identify innovative and evidence-based solutions to chronic crime challenges in their jurisdictions, enhance partnerships and services, and enhance public safety. Through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Police Foundation (NPF) is providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to law enforcement and criminal justice stakeholders who received Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) awards. The NPF is also developing promising practices and resources for agencies to build “digital trust” with regards to the use and intent of these technologies.



Over the course of the grant, law enforcement departments can request TTA via online request form, email, or phone. With BJA approval, the TIPS team will provide site-specific assistance from some of the nation’s most accomplished technology specialist, researchers, and policy experts who are directly relevant to the innovative technology and criminal justice system. All efforts will incorporate crime science findings to promote the implementation of effective and innovative technology. TTA will be customized and may involve one or more Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) based upon the nature of the request.




Funding & Collaboration

TIPS Training and Technical Assistance is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). With this funding support, the National Police Foundation and its partners will provide meaningful assistance to agencies deploying innovative technology to address a precipitous crime increase.


Points of Contact

Julia Billings
Project Associate
National Police Foundation

Ben Gorban
Senior Project Associate
National Police Foundation



TIPS, Technology, BJA, Training and Technical Assistance