For Immediate Release
January 16, 2014
CONTACT: Corey Ray
COPS Office Closes out 2013 with the Release of Eight New Community Policing Resources
Grants awarded to hire critical law enforcement positions
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has recently made eight new resource products available electronically, adding to the extensive library of community policing publications and CDs it already offers completely free of charge. All the resources were developed through cooperative agreements awarded under the Community Policing Development Program.
These latest releases include:
One on One: Connecting Cops with Kids is a resource CD developed by the Fred Rogers Company to help build less adversarial and more collaborative, trusting relationships among police officers, the families in the communities they are sworn to serve, and social service organizations.
Based on work with grantees under the COPS Office Tribal Resources Grant Program, Successful Tribal Community Policing Initiatives: A Resource for Communities Developing Public Safety Programs and Strategies describes various tribes' experiences in developing community policing initiatives. Their contributions provide a comprehensive resource for other tribes wishing to implement community policing programs to improve public safety in their communities.
Strategic Efforts to Address Methamphetamine in Indian Country, is part of the BOLO News brief Series. This BOLO discusses the dilemma of limited criminal jurisdiction, as well as the persistent problem of methamphetamine use in Indian country, which has led to a critical increase in violence and crime.
Part of a series by the National Network for Safe Communities about its two crime reduction strategies: Group Violence Intervention and Drug Market Intervention, Group Violence Intervention: An Implementation Guide provides comprehensive guidance on how to implement GVI step by step, discussing the role and responsibilities of the core representatives in law enforcement, the community, and social services.
Law Enforcement Tech Guide Resources for Technology Project Management is resource CD that contains the entire contents of five Law Enforcement Tech Guides, 7 Issue Briefs, and 9 technology-related podcasts. On the nine podcasts, practitioners in voice communications and data sharing technology share lessons learned for the benefit other agencies implementing similar technology projects.
Intelligence Analysis for Problem Solvers fuses aspects of intelligence analysis with Problem-Oriented Policing. It is focused on the analysis of intelligence and has been written for three groups in local policing agencies: (1) intelligence officers and analysts, (2) crime analysts who may be called upon to use intelligence information and, (3) police managers who supervise crime and intelligence analysts.
Part of the Problem-Solving Tools Series, Understanding Theft of “Hot Products” describes what makes particular products attractive to thieves (hot), gives pointers to securing them, and discusses the methods by which hot products can be identified and monitored.
Using Civil Actions Against Property to Control Crime Problems is part of a Response Guide Series and discusses the use of civil legal remedies—such as code enforcement, zoning, nuisance abatement, eviction, trespass, injunctions, condemnation, and receivership—to control and prevent crime and disorder occurring at real-property locations. The guide gives special illustrations of how civil remedies have been used to address drug- and alcohol-related problems linked to real property.
All COPS Office resources can be downloaded from the Resource Center and many can be ordered at no-cost either through the Resource Center or by contacting the U.S. Department of Justice Response Center at 800.421.6770.