COPS Fellowship Announcement

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announces an exciting opportunity for an individual with demonstrated experience in law enforcement operations, policies and procedures to assist in strengthening the COPS Office’s capabilities in the development, delivery and management of technical assistance to law enforcement, community members, and other criminal justice stakeholders as a Law Enforcement Fellow.

The COPS Office is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territory, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. It awards grants to state, local, territory, and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire and train community-policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crime fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies. COPS Office funding also provides training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. This fellowship position is a detail assignment under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) for one year, with a possibility of renewal for a second year. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and qualified nonprofit organizations. The fellow will need to relocate to the Washington D.C. Metro area for the term of the appointment. Under the IPA provisions, the fellow will remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the home institution will continue to administer pay and benefits. The fellow is paid a negotiated stipend by the COPS Office to cover such things as local living expenses.