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Photo: John FirmanU.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Convened Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Community Leaders to Develop Promising Strategies and Create Actionable Solutions

Today the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) convened law enforcement and civil rights leaders on the topic of building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Read More

Press ReleaseTraining for Law Enforcement on Responding to Active Shooters

Following the tragic events in Kansas City and Ft. Hood, the COPS Office would like to highlight available resources that may help other law enforcement agencies respond to difficult situations, should the need ever arise. Two such courses have been developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation. Read More

Photo: John Firman April, 2014 - Officer Safety & Wellness: Officer Suicides

In this podcast, John Firman, Director of the Research Programs and Professional Services Division at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, discusses officer suicides. Read More

Photo: Deputy Chief Thurnauer April, 2014 - Officer Safety & Wellness: Officer SuicidesóBreaking the Silence

In this podcast, Deputy Chief Thurnauer, with the East Hartford Police Department, discusses losing an officer to suicide. Read More

Photo: Mr. Ron Clark April, 2014 - Officer Safety & Wellness: Officer SuicidesóBadge of Life

In this podcast, Mr. Ron Clark, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Badge of Life Foundation, discusses the topic of police officer suicides. Read More


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