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Department of Justice SealU.S. Department of Justice Announces Collaborative Reform Initiative with Fayetteville Police Department

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced the beginning of a review of the Fayetteville Police Department's use of force policies and practices.
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Photo ContestThe COPS Office 20th Anniversary Photo Contest: Community Policing in Action

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, the COPS Office is holding our first ever Photo Contest entitled “Community Policing in Action.” This contest is an opportunity to visually share your examples of community policing in action with other law enforcement and community stakeholders.
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Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Awards More Than $6 Million in Community Policing Development Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released more than $6 million in federal funding for Community Policing Development grants.
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Department of Justice SealCOPS Office and the Urban Institute Releases Report Entitled “Stop and Frisk: Balancing Crime Control with Community Relations”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced the release of a new publication, Stop and Frisk: Balancing Crime Control with Community Relations, during a forum held today at the Urban Institute.
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Photo: Stacee Read October, 2014 - Drug Endangered Children

In this podcast, Stacee Read, Director of DEC Network Development for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, discusses collaboration across disciplines to better meet the needs of children. Read More

Photo: Eric Nation October, 2014 - Core Drug Endangered Children Training

In this podcast, Eric Nation, Director of Training and Development at the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, discusses collaboration across disciplines to better meet the needs of children. Read More

Photo: Jade Woodard October, 2014 - Drug Endangered Children Tracking System

In this podcast, Jade Woodard, Executive Director for the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, discusses drug endangered children and the COPS funded project Drug Endangered Children Tracking System. Read More

Photo: Jennifer Thompson and Meg Morrow September, 2014 - Wrongful Convictions

In this podcast, Jennifer Thompson, the crime victim from the Ronald Cotton case in North Carolina, who misidentified the perpetrator of her rape; and Meg Morrow, attorney advisor, U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime discuss the impacts of wrongful convictions on survivors, victims of crime, and law enforcement. Read More


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