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Beautifying, not Tagging: Local Youth Learn to Express Themselves

Graffiti-related vandalism remains a concern for many California cities. Abatement is a drain on local resources, and often the messages spread through graffiti are negative—in many cases gang related, marking territories and threatening community members. READ MORE...


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COPS Introduces New Principal Deputy Director

The Community Policing Dispatch is pleased to report that Joshua A. Ederheimer recently joined the COPS Office as Principal Deputy Director.  In announcing the selection to staff, Director Melekian noted, “his commitment to the philosophy of the COPS Office as the voice of local law enforcement and his belief in the advancement of public safety through community policing is unwavering.” READ MORE...


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Dayton Brings Order to “Corner of Chaos”

Dayton is a city of approximately 170,000 people in southwestern Ohio, and is perhaps best known to many as the hometown of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Like many cities, its local economy had experienced dramatic declines in heavy manufacturing in the last half-century, leading to downtown blight. READ MORE...


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Looking Meth in the Face

Aside from the mental and social damage caused by methamphetamine abuse, the physical effects are well-documented and often devastating. Rotted teeth (“meth mouth”), open sores, and drastic weight loss are common among meth users and, in rural California, Sheriff Tom Allman sees these symptoms all too often. READ MORE...


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COPS To Fund Milwaukee Partnership To Support An Innovative Homicide Review Process

The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, through a partnership with the Mayor’s Office, Milwaukee Police Department, and Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office developed a unique strategy for reviewing homicide cases by using problem-solving approaches that seek not only to solve homicides but also provide opportunities for prevention. READ MORE...


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Face the Facts: COPS on Facebook!

Are you on Facebook? So are we! COPS is extending its social network! READ MORE...


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Ask a GPS: Need More Time? How to Extend Your Grant

For most grant programs, the COPS Office faxes an Extension Request Form (ERF) to grantee departments during the last quarter  of the grant period (three months before the grant’s scheduled end date). READ MORE...


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Director MelekianJust about six weeks ago, the approximately 200 federal and contractual employees of the COPS Office moved into our new offices at Two Constitution Square. Located in an up-and-coming neighborhood north of the Capitol, the new building is only 1.7 miles northeast of our old location, but to speak of the physical distance is to miss what this new space really means for us and how we do business. Read More...

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Juvenile Runaways
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Underage Drinking
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Effects of Correctional Boot-Camps on Offending 
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The Collaboration Toolkit for Community Organizations
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The Effects of Problem-Oriented Policing on Crime and Disorder
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