For the past 30 years, IIR has successfully competed for the opportunity to manage and support law enforcement-centered government programs. IIR excels in developing and delivering national criminal justice training and technical assistance programs that address the specialized needs and issues of the participating law enforcement organization, whether metropolitan, rural, campus, or other. IIR has categorized its numerous programs into three specialized areas: Information and intelligence sharing, criminal justice training, and gang initiatives.
A critical component of safeguarding our communities and our country is the timely sharing of information among law enforcement and public safety entities. IIR continues to be at the forefront, supporting the criminal justice community in its efforts to enhance information sharing efforts among all levels of government while ensuring that citizens’ privacy and civil liberties are protected. IIR is integrally involved in federal and state agencies’ efforts to organize and support fusion center operations and suspicious activity reporting criteria and platforms.
IIR maintains a full-scale training department with extensive experience in developing, coordinating, and delivering training programs. Since IIR’s inception, training of law enforcement has been a top priority and has resulted in numerous successful programs. IIR’s ability to coordinate and deliver law enforcement training across the country is nationally recognized. IIR has delivered training in every state and in several U.S. territories.
Gangs continue to be a significant problem across the country. IIR’s extensive experience with and support for anti-gang initiatives and training assist state and local gang investigators and officials, as well as communities, in a variety of ways. IIR has historical and extensive knowledge in this area, due to its pioneering efforts in the field. IIR’s close association with various gang investigator associations and gang investigators from around the country gives IIR the ability to call upon recognized experts and to respond to regional needs.
The program evaluation work of IIR has constituted an important portion of its operations to date. These efforts have included local, multijurisdictional, and nationwide program evaluation activities based on comprehensive research designs and guides. Extensive data collection efforts and detailed descriptive case studies have been key ingredients of IIR's program evaluations. Each evaluation is thoroughly planned through detailed background information compilation, review of program characteristics, design of research questions, establishment of evaluation objectives, and extensive methodological consideration. Products, task plans, and site visits are all specifically scheduled and monitored according to a detailed evaluation management plan.
Major policy analysis efforts have been designed and conducted by IIR, primarily at the multistate and national levels. Thoroughly prepared research designs are an integral part of IIR's analysis activities. The research has included the use of literature reviews, mail surveys, personal interviews, data collection through standardized instruments and on-site collection, and data analysis and presentation, including the use of computerized statistical analytical programs. IIR has also provided technical training to hundreds of agencies throughout the United States and has been funded by the federal government to deliver major technical training services nationwide to federally funded program efforts.
IIR provides comprehensive research and education services to a broad range of functions in the public safety domain and also provides assistance to the private sector. The areas of special competence of IIR include management and organization, operations, information systems, planning, research, technical assistance, program evaluation, curriculum development, training, policy development, and implementation. IIR specializes in research and education services involving intergovernmental issues—local, state, tribal, and federal—in the areas of law enforcement, criminal justice, homeland security, and juvenile justice, with concentration in law enforcement agency organization and management, youth gang research, grants management, economic crime, organized crime intelligence, homeland security, and major criminal conspiracy investigations and prosecutions.
IIR develops and conducts customized training workshops and seminars for personnel of federal, state, tribal, and local governmental agencies to improve leadership, technical, and managerial skills.
Programs have been delivered throughout the United States in the following topic areas:
Criminal Justice Information Systems, including Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies
Narcotics Task Forces
Narcotics Control and Organized Crime
Violent Crime Response
Grants Management and Programmatic Training
Check the IIR events page for a training schedule.