The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 2 | Issue 12 | December 2009

One-on-One with…Director Melekian

On October 5, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder announced
Bernard K. Melekian as the newly appointed Director of the COPS Office. He officially started work on November 23, but... Read More

Chula Vista Wins Herman Goldstein Excellence in
Problem-Oriented Policing Award

Golden Award Ribbon This year at the 20th Annual International Problem-Oriented Policing Conference, the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing returned stateside, for the first time in 6 years... Read More

Policing Mid-Size Cities—A Call for Research and Advocacy

The successes and challenges of mid-size cities and their police departments have not been a distinct area of research, development, or evaluation in either the urban policy arena or... Read More

Using DNA to Solve Property Crimes

DNA Strand In 2003, a Presidential Initiative was launched “To Advance Justice Through DNA Technology,” and the University of Illinois Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) was one of the institutes involved in the development... Read More

Innovations in DNA: Free Webinar Series

The National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce a new webinar series, Innovations in DNA, which will include six free 1-hour web trainings by leading national experts on cutting-edge best practices... Read More

2009 International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Awards

Golden Trophy Since 1998, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Community Policing Committee has given out the IACP/CISCO Community Policing Award recognizing the best practices of agencies that... Read More

A Closer Look at the COPS Office:
Grants Administration Division

The 38 federal and 7 contractual staff support employees assigned to the Grants Administration Division (GAD) work behind the scene to ensure the day-to-day management of the majority of community policing grants. Read More

COPS on the Road

2010 Desk Calendar The COPS Office participates in numerous conferences, training sessions, and workshops across the country.The opportunity to meet with public safety practitioners is key in helping the COPS Office... Read More

New from COPS

This valuable resource prepared by the International Association of Chiefs of Police is intended to help law enforcement professionals better understand the pivotal role of the Internal Affairs function as one component... Read More



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