Training and Technical Assistance


DOJ Training area of focus: Law Enforcement

UMCPI is a Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation with a comprehensive understanding of public safety agency's organizational structures, culture, demands, and governmental and public responsibilities. UMCPI's main goal is to enhance the effectiveness of public safety agencies by providing agencies with the tools necessary to help them achieve their goals. The nature of providing public safety at all levels is changing rapidly including the need to become more accountable in the way public safety agencies work and the services they provide as well as continually adapting and learning in order to respond to changes in environment. For many public safety organizations this process includes a growing need to connect more effectively with the communities they serve.

Services Provided
The Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI) offers a set of training curricula for Native American settings. Using popular COPS Office publications, UMCPI has developed an innovative and culturally acceptable set of training, tools, and materials that will provide valuable community policing information to Native American law enforcement agencies and their community partners. Through consultation with subject matter experts, UMCPI developed the Native American Training Series Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III. Phase I includes topics such as Domestic Violence, Graffiti, Community Policing Basics, Disorderly Youth, Problem Solving, Underage Drinking and Community Engagement. Phase II curriculum includes School Safety; Early Intervention Systems; School Crime Issues; School Resource Officers, Gangs and Bullying and Harassment in Schools. Phase III includes topics such as executive leadership, leadership skills, traits and accountability; executive leadership in a negative culture, leadership and conflict resolution, team leadership, leading systematic change, leading in a community policing environment, development of a personal leadership growth plan, and development of organizational leadership growth plan. Visit for more details on any of the trainings.

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

Contact Information:
P (877) 917-2255

Updated September 9, 2014

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