In a collaborative effort with Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Kentucky State Police, ILJ is developing, delivering, and evaluating community policing training in Kentucky. Since 1994, almost 200 new Kentucky officers have been funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice, or its predecessor agency. One or more form of community policing training is to be given to every newly funded officer. The majority of law enforcement in the state of Kentucky is rural, and seven types of training in community policing are to be offered:
For evaluation purposes, numerous pre- and post-measurements will be taken. ILJ will make use of distance learning, feedback through electronic listservs, and the Internet.