Advancing Public Safety for Officers and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

COPS OfficeThe Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability are partnering to increase awareness and provide learning resources for law enforcement on intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The goals of this partnership are: to inform law enforcement about I/DD; to provide resources and tools that increase officers’ knowledge and skills in interactions with the I/DD community; and to help build relationships between the I/DD and law enforcement communities. The resources in development include a series of podcasts, articles for law enforcement, and a five-part video series that can be used as roll call training and as a supplement to in-service training. Speaking engagements at national and international law enforcement conferences and meetings, as well as webinars and roundtable discussions, will all be part of the educational suite of resources.