Communities of Practice

PSP encourages and supports the belief that law enforcement agencies benefit tremendously from sharing their knowledge and best practices. To network and discuss promising practices in reducing violence, PSP promotes “Communities of Practice” in areas such as leadership, public information, crime analysis, technology, and prosecution to address shared challenges, needs, and lessons learned in PSP sites and in the broader criminal justice community through on-site and virtual learning and networking opportunities. Contact us to learn more about the communities of practice or to join our distribution list.

Crime Analysis

The PSP Crime Analysis Community of Practice (CACoP) promotes crime analysis as a core and integrated element of participating agencies and leverages BJA’s varied and customizable array of training and technical assistance (TTA) to support the crime analysis needs of PSP sites.


The PSP Prosecution Community of Practice (PCoP) encourages outreach and relationship-building among all prosecutors and district attorneys throughout the PSP network to increase knowledge and share best practices to support PSP’s efforts to drive evidence-based prosecution and enhance public safety.

Public Information Officer

The Public Information Officer Community of Practice (PIOCoP) facilitates learning and networking opportunities among public information officers about community engagement strategies, messaging, and media relations.