States, Major Cities and Counties Regional Center
Large criminal justice agencies have unique challenges. NIJ understands this and has created the States, Major Cities and Counties Regional Center to accommodate the needs of the nation’s large agencies (those with 50 or more sworn personnel). Through SMCC, agencies can access a full range of scientific and technology-related information, including results from NIJ research, development, and testing and evaluation (RDT&E) activities. SMCC is co-located with the National Center in Gaithersburg, Md.
SMCC reaches out to large agencies through:
It is a big job for a big constituency. Consider these statistics:
(Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) "Local Police Departments, 2007" (NCJ 231174, December 2010).