The STAR Initiative

The Community Safety Institute (CSI) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to produce the Safety Training and Resources (STAR) Initiative. This innovative, citizen led program is designed to assist local law enforcement agencies and emergency responders in collecting and disseminating local information for community preparedness.

The STAR Initiative is a community-based training and database development project designed to provide emergency responders with crucial resource information. With training provided by local law enforcers and representatives from various Triads, community members will be empowered to collect, collate, and disseminate important community safety and resource information through a variety of portals.

The following are assessment instruments and educational tools to assist communities in preparing for critical incidents such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The materials provide Law Enforcement Officer Training and this Instructor Handbook; Community Partnership Training and an associated Facilitator Handbook; a user-friendly database template; and various tools and forms for use in community planning and preparedness.



Law Enforcement Training
Community Training