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COPS Office Supports Roll Out of Nationwide SAR Initiative

The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) Program Management Office, which is housed in the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, has established a standardized process whereby SAR information can be shared among agencies to help “connect the dots” and prevent terrorism-related criminal activity. Read More...


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BJA Now Accepting Congressional Badge of Bravery Nominations

Enacted in 2008, the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act (the Act) honors federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty. Read More...


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Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First: First Responders and Critical Employee Emergency Planning

The Gulf States Regional Center for Public Safety Innovations (GSRCPI) delivered training on Critical Employee Emergency Preparedness (CEEP) at the Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) Public Safety Training Center. Learn why it is important for critical employees to prepare themselves and their families for an emergency as well as how to prepare. Read More...


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Community Policing Success Story: Preventing “close calls” in child abduction and exploitation cases

A significant amount of media attention has focused on the trial of Brian David Mitchell, the man at the center of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case. Based on the victim’s testimony, reports have emerged that multiple members of law enforcement interacted with the victim and her abductors during the period of Smart’s kidnapping. Read More...


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The U-visa: An Important Tool for Community Policing

This visa, designed for immigrant victims of crime who cooperate with law enforcement, was intended to make them more likely to report such offenses. Read More...


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The West Side Story Project Toolkit: Crime Prevention on a New Stage

Using the themes of West Side Story, the COPS Office and the Seattle Police Foundation will soon be offering the West Side Story Project (WSSP) Toolkit to address youth violence and youth–police relations. Read More...


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COPS Celebrates its 16th Birthday

On November 17, 2010, the COPS Office staff, both current and former, attended the 16th Anniversary Event that took place at the Office’s brand new location of 2 Constitution Square. The afternoon proved to be one of honoring not only the future that COPS has, but also of looking back and reminiscing with former employees about the earlier years at the Office. Read More...


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Director MelekianAs I write this month’s column, the COPS Office is still awaiting its 2011 budget. Hopefully by the time this issue is released, we will be able to answer the many questions I know you have of what grant programs, and how much funding, we will have available. Read More...

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The Co-Implementation of Compstat and Community Policing: A National Assessment
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