Why Choose the National Criminal Justice Training Center?

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A National Leader in Training and Technical Assistance

At the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC), we are dedicated to equipping criminal justice professionals with the right training and tools to affect lasting and meaningful change in the communities they serve.

As a leading national criminal justice training organization, we deliver quality innovative training, expert instruction, and technical assistance solutions for combating prevailing public safety and community challenges. NCJTC has significant experience working in culturally sensitive areas, such as tribal communities. We tailor our training and technical assistance to support rural and under-resourced communities and understand the importance of meeting your specific needs, rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Through federal grants and national contracts, we have had the great privilege to train hundreds of thousands of criminal justice professionals in every state and internationally. You can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality training possible from a trusted organization.

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Brad Russ

Executive Director - National Criminal Justice Training Center

"NCJTC is dedicated to developing new programs and resources to meet the constantly evolving needs of the criminal justice communities we serve. In addition to an array of scheduled regional training events, NCJTC stands ready to assist you in hosting technical assistance and other programmatic support activities important for your community. With more than 30 years of experience and 150+ subject matter experts skilled in working with smaller departments, as well as rural and tribal agencies, NCJTC provides training and resources uniquely and strategically positioned to address the challenges and needs most important to you and those you serve. We remain committed to finding new opportunities to more effectively work with and protect America’s tribal communities and indigenous sovereign nations by leveraging the subject matter expertise of our tribal liaisons and law enforcement personnel.

Through U.S Department of Justice federal grants, NCJTC is pleased to announce two new programs to complement the vast programs we currently offer, The Internet of Things (IoT) National Training and Technical Assistance Program and The Emmett Till Cold Case Prosecution Program. The IoT Program provides emerging technology training and resources to help you prevent, solve, and prosecute crimes involving IoT devices– electronic objects with sensors, processors, or software that connects to and exchanges data with other devices and systems via communications networks. Many investigators are unaware of the valuable information collected by the growing number of “smart devices” people carry or have installed in their homes, businesses, and vehicles. Our IoT training program can help you understand how to extract data from these devices, properly store and analyze the information, and use it to inform and support an investigation. Our program’s training and resource materials also can help you educate your communities about IoT-related security and privacy issues that can help reduce victimization. In January 2023, NCJTC hosted its inaugural annual National IoT Investigative Conference, which brought together nearly 100 participants from 27 states.

The Emmett Till Program, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance and Behavioral Science Unit LLC, provides training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies working to investigate and prosecute cold case murders associated with civil rights violations that occurred on or before December 31, 1979. Training offered through this program is designed to help you employ powerful tools to help solve civil right-related cold case investigations.

NCJTC is committed to continuous learning and process improvements to effectively meet your training and technical assistance needs. Although in-person training has been the foundation of services for decades, our year over-year growth in the areas of self-paced eLearning and live webinars positioned us to swiftly respond to the massive virtual training needs which arose from the Covid-19 pandemic. As in-person training returns to pre-pandemic levels, we will continue to develop and offer flexible training options which optimize your access to important information and resources. Look to us now and in the future for classroom training, live and on demand webinars, self-paced eLearning, live virtual training, and hybrid courses! Visit ncjtc.org/training for upcoming opportunities and downloadable resources.

On behalf of the NCJTC staff and associate cadre, 220-strong and growing, we are excited and honored to work with you in 2023 – and beyond! "

Brad Russ, Executive Director
National Criminal Justice Training Center

Celebrating 30 Years of Impacting Communities

Experience the NCJTC Difference
  • Trusted with over $200 million in federal grant funds to facilitate training on a national and international basis.
  • We leverage the knowledge and talent of more than 300 subject matter experts, actively working in their fields of expertise, to deliver reliable, easy-to-execute solutions.
  • Online and onsite training options available.
  • Customized training options - Our dedicated staff will help define your challenges and find the most cost effective way to deliver customized solutions.
Celebrating 30 Years of Impacting Communities
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