In November of 2013, Ronald L. Davis was appointed by the Attorney General to serve as the Director of the COPS Office. He comes to Washington, D.C., after serving for 20 years with the Oakland, California Police Department and eight years as the chief of the East Palo Alto, California Police Department.
When a prosecutor and a police officer joined forces for a statewide hate crimes training, they successfully shifted officers' mentality from “soldier” to “empathetic educator” and laid the groundwork for community partnerships engaging youth and diverse populations. Read More
The COPS Office would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Collaborative Leadership Award presented at the 2013 National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Read More
For years the United States government has been “developing and implementing border security strategies to counter illegal cross-border activity.” Illegal activity across the U.S.–Mexican border remains a persistent and critical problem. Read More
Today’s high-tech environment and “the deep web” present new, and arguably the most pressing challenges to law enforcement and the justice system as electronic crime is growing in substance and volume worldwide. Read More
The Babylonians New Year’s Day was March 23rd. March was a logical time period for the New Year because spring begins and crops are planted. Even the Romans celebrated the New Year on March 1st, not January 1st.