Author: National Policing Institute

Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative 2022 Annual Report

Publication Date: November 2023

During the 2022 calendar year, the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) team, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and supported by the National Policing Institute (NPI), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Institute’s partner, the Small and Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association (SRLEEA) planned, launched, marketed, and closed the first RVCRI grant application cohort while also providing training and technical assistance (TTA) support to 21 existing BJA grantees.

Throughout 2022, the RVCRI team worked closely with rural law enforcement agencies to develop and launch an application process that was comprehensive, accessible, and user-friendly, and provided tailored TTA support. The following report highlights the work that NPI, as a part of the RVCRI team, conducted to award and administer grants that support rural violent crime reduction plans, support RVCRI grantees in developing and implementing those strategies, and assess the outcomes and impact of those efforts. The report is organized by RVCRI program objectives as outlined in the collaborative agreement.


2022 highlights include:

  • Received over 100 RVCRI applications
  • Marketed the RVCRI program and application through social media, newsletters, listservs, conference attendances, and
    memberships, reaching over 17,000 individuals
  • Participated in 18 interest calls and responded to 90 interest emails
  • Provided 11 customized TTA engagements and management support through over 60 check-in calls to 11 BJA-direct funded agencies
  • Launched a website and resource directory that reached over 5,000 users and had over 9,000 pageviews with more than 200 Application Portal accounts created
  • Developed 6 deliverables to assist with the application process and grant management activities related to the RVCRI
  • Hosted or participated in 1 orientation event, 1 solicitation webinar, and 1 office hours event reaching over 160 attendees


Investigations; Personnel; Technology; Data Analysis; Mental Health; Officer Safety and Wellness; Crisis Management; Tribal Justice