The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice (BJA) works to improve law enforcement’s capacity to interdict firearms trafficking and disrupt gang activity. This is one in a series of Resource Briefs designed to provide law enforcement officers and executives with an overview on topics related to firearms.
A police-corrections partnership is a formal and informal agreement between police, sheriffs and corrections agencies with the goal of preventing new offenses by the members of the community who are most likely to commit crimes. Law enforcement agencies should take a leadership role in initiating relationships with corrections officials by sharing information and work collaboratively to drive S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) crime prevention efforts. A police-led partnership starts with developing a shared vision or concern, implementing an action plan, and accomplishing the goal.