New from COPS
Advancing Community Policing Through Community Governance:
Many city administrators and
elected officials are also seeking ways to increase community involvement in local
government matters in a more systematic way that results in a more transparent
government structure that stresses accountability and responsiveness to the community.
Cities that pursue these collective efforts are beginning to adopt a philosophical approach
to local governance referred to as “community governance”, which is collaborative across
agencies and service oriented. Advancing Community Policing Through Community
Governance details the community governance philosophy and describes its
implementation in five communities across the country.
Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local,
and Tribal Law
Enforcement Agencies, Second Edition
Since the initial publication of Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local
and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies in November 2004, there have been a number of
significant changes that have once again had an impact on law enforcement intelligence.
While the field is continually evolving, many of the changes have been captured in the
second edition of Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Law
Enforcement Agencies. In fact, 85 percent of the content is new including new chapters
on intelligence-led policing; civil rights and privacy in the law enforcement intelligence
process; public-private partnerships; fusion centers; suspicious activity; and open source
information. This publication takes a comprehensive look at these topics as well federal
and national law enforcement intelligence resources, networks, systems, human
resources, and anticipated changes to the classification system moving from Sensitive But
Unclassified information to Controlled Unclassified Information. This guide will be a
valuable reference for those involved in the criminal intelligence process.
The COPS-Office has organized a series of resources to better understand and address
bias-based policing behavior, and to change perceptions among those in the community
that resulted from that behavior. COPS has funded several publications that provide
guidance to law enforcement executives, elected officials, and analysts to ensure the
responsible analysis and interpretation of vehicle stop data.