Training and Technical Assistance


DOJ Training area of focus: Law Enforcement

About WCPI
Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) was established in 1996 as one of the national networks of Regional Community Policing Institutes (RCPI). Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Grants and Training (DHS) and U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS), WCPI provides national training and technical support on issues vital to community safety. With over 75 years of combined experience, WCPI employs highly qualified full-time staff with extensive educational and professional public safety backgrounds. Located on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR, WCPI maintains the highest standards of training development by delivering national training courses that adhere to the adult learning principles, including problem-based learning. Our goal is to provide tribal-centered; culturally sensitive and competent training development and delivery; and technical assistance to tribal communities nationwide.

Services Provided
The Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) is working to address the need to build and enhance youth-police partnerships in tribal agencies. WCPI has develop a 36-hour Tribal Youth Partnerships for Public Safety training course and providing both train-the-trainer and standard deliveries of the training in tribal communities. WCPI is also addressing the need to build and enhance executive leadership in tribal agencies. Through the development and delivery of a two-day Tribal Inspired Leadership Training course WCPI will build the leadership capacity of tribal law enforcement agencies. Visit for more details on any of the trainings.

The Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) has been funded to develop a project called the “Regional Collaboration to Embrace, Engage, and Sustain Tribal Community Policing Partnerships” (RCTP). Through the project, WCPI will develop training curricula, and provide technical assistance and regional trainings that focuses on building effective and efficient collaborative partnerships throughout Indian Country to address the unique public safety threats to tribal communities and their neighboring jurisdictions. The training curricula will include understanding cultural diversity issues, identifying stakeholders, the need for regional collaboration, and how to develop effective memorandums of understandings and agreements. In addition, WCPI will develop a library of resources that will be available to assist tribes and other stakeholders in developing and sustaining regional community policing partnerships. Visit for more details on any of the trainings.

Target Audience/Eligibility
WCPI’s primary target audience is federally recognized Native American and Alaskan Native tribes (“Tribes”) that have received grant funding through CTAS. WCPI may provide services to non-CTAS grant recipients if funding permits.


Updated September 9, 2014

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