For Immediate Release
July 3, 2014
CONTACT: Dean M. Kueter, Jr
Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released two publications available to law enforcement, 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.
The latest releases are:
Describes the outcomes of a survey of law enforcement agencies and a one-day conference of law enforcement executives on how current issues will determine the future of policing. The issues discussed include: new technologies and strategies such as predictive policing; the importance of building strong partnerships with the community, academia, and federal law enforcement agencies; the use of social media to disseminate information as well as gather intelligence; the growing threat of cybercrime; and changes in workforce demographics that may result in new organizational structures for police agencies. Future Trends in Policing concludes that policing is changing far more rapidly than it did a generation ago, and that law enforcement executives will continue to take on and manage these challenges, if for no other reason than the public will demand it.
Examines state policing in the United States and the ways in which state police agencies can adopt and implement the core elements of community policing. With practical real-life examples, the report details how state police agencies can organize and incorporate partnership building and problem-solving strate¬gies into their operations. State Police and Community Policing also discusses ways in which state police agencies have organized their leadership and management styles to more fully support community policing.
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.