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Reentry Database Available for Law Enforcement and Key Partners

A past offender’s reentry into the community is a critical line of attack for law enforcement and their partners to prevent future crimes and victimizations. Using problem-solving approaches, law enforcement professionals collaboratively identify the factors that drive recidivism, analyze the causes, then develop and evaluate their efforts to address reentry issues in their jurisdictions. READ MORE...


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Update on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and Program Management Office

Last fall, the COPS office printed an article about the creation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), which discussed the NSI process, the conclusion of the Evaluation Environment, and steps to transition the NSI from a pre-operational environment to a nationwide implementation. READ MORE...


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Better Serving the Deaf Community

 I write with pleasure to share with you and bring insight about the deaf community and our culture. As a deaf professional training law enforcement, I find myself pleased that there is a great interest to better serve our population. READ MORE...


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A Closer Look at the COPS Office: Grant Monitoring Division

Words like “compliance” or “regulation” often come to mind when people think of the concept of grants monitoring. READ MORE...


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City of North Charleston Police Department: Legitimacy in Every Action

Between 2003 and 2005, the city of North Charleston, South Carolina was experiencing the beginning of a housing boom, as the industry soared. READ MORE...

 


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INTERPOL Washington: A Description of Services Provided to Law Enforcement

INTERPOL Washington serves as the United States’ representative to INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, which supports partnerships and encourages problem-solving techniques to address international public safety issues. READ MORE...

 

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Director Melekian

This issue of the Dispatch, like so many others, offers you stories on a wide variety of topics. At first glance it may seem to lack cohesion, but as I look through the archives I see a very clear and common thread. There are many ideas and activities out there that are outside the traditional law enforcement portfolio, but in reality are crucial to effective policing. Read More...

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Building Our Way Out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnerships
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Geography and Public Safety Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2010 Read More...

Theft of Customers' Personal Property in Cafes and Bars Read more...

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