The Small, Rural, Tribal, and Border Regional Center serves as a resource and outreach center for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), publicizing its programs and services to small, rural, tribal and border agencies across the country. The SRTB Regional Center also provides general technical assistance to these agencies by identifying and documenting their needs, then coordinating with other NIJ Centers to find a solution to meet them. Through a vast nationwide network of criminal justice subject-matter experts, engineers, academia and scientists, the SRTB Regional Center can quickly put agencies in touch with the right resource. Hosted by The Center for Rural Development, the SRTB Regional Center is located in Somerset, Ky.
Our mission is to provide responsive solutions and practical benefits to our constituents by providing a one-stop shop for technical assistance and access to the services of other NIJ Centers. The SRTB Regional Center was created and is commissioned by the NIJ Office of Science and Technology to act as an honest broker by providing technology leadership, information and assistance that benefits the underserved law criminal justice agencies across the nation.
Our vision is to implement a nationwide outreach and technical assistance program that enhances the technological capabilities and resources of small, rural, tribal and border law enforcement.
To find out more about the programs SRTBRC offers, check out our program overview document.