One on One with….Peter Moskos

One on One with….Peter Moskos

While many Harvard graduate students have picked up side jobs tutoring undergraduates, waiting tables, or working in the campus library, this month’s interviewee decided to do something unique—he took a full-time job as a Baltimore City police officer in between coursework and writing his dissertation. Read More...


Bullying and the LGBT Community: Trends and Solutions from the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

Bullying and the LGBT Community: Trends and Solutions from the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

Carl Joseph Walker Hoover is a name that the members of New Leadership Charter School will not soon forget. Known as a bright and ambitious 6th grader, on April 6, 2009, his body was discovered by his mother after he hung himself in an upstairs room of their Springfield, Massachusetts home. It was discovered that Carl was the target of a daily barrage of anti-gay language and taunts from bullies at his school. Read More...


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Text Messaging While Driving

You have probably witnessed it before: a driver weaving in and out of lanes, blowing through a red light, or ignoring pedestrian signs, and when you look into the driver’s side window, you spot the wrongdoer gripping a cell phone and punching away at his or her key pad. Read More...


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Justice Department 2011 Application Process for Public Safety Funding for Tribal Communities

The Department of Justice announced in January that it has begun accepting applications from Native American and Alaska Native tribal communities for funding to improve public safety in Indian country. Read More...


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Call for Submissions: Goldstein Awards

The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing has announced a call for submissions for the 2011 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing. The deadline to submit your project for consideration has been set for June 1, 2011. Read More...


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Cost-effectiveness on Two Wheels

In April, the Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office), Joshua Ederheimer, will be traveling to Richmond, Virginia to deliver the keynote speech at the 21st annual International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference. Read More...


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2011 COPS Conference Registration Now Open!

Whether you are a chief, patrol officer, elected official, public safety director, or civic leader, the 2011 Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Conference will provide you with practical information to help make your community safer during changing economic times. Read More...


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Director MelekianPerhaps the most pressing question for the COPS Office, and other DOJ components, is what role the federal government should play in assisting local law enforcement in the years ahead. Read More...

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