Grants

UT LEIC Rural Training Center

Rural law enforcement officers will see the benefits of a $1.3 million grant awarded to the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) by the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).

This project was supported, in whole, by federal award number 2020CKWXK056 awarded to the University of Tennessee, Law Enforcement Innovation Center by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.  As a result of COPS Office funding, this training is tuition-free.

LEIC will be partnering with law enforcement agencies across the country to provide training to rural areas. If your agency would like to request to host a training please contact Program Manager, Emily Miller at emily.miller@tennessee.edu.

Courses Available:

  • Leadership
  • Forensic
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigations
  • De-escalation and Decision-making

UT LEIC Online De-escalation for Veterans in Crisis Course

LEIC was awarded a grant from the COPS Office to develop a course focused on helping first responders de-escalate calls in response to veterans in crisis. This course will be online and launch in early 2021.