The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January 2009

Preparing for Crime in a Bad Economy

With the recession looming, some have speculated that the bad economy may be reflected in higher crimes rates. While a causal relationship between the economy and overall crime rates is highly debatable, the nation’s current economic situation... Read More

Taking Cultural Competency into Account when Approaching the Asian American Community

Postcard designed for Mainstream Community Asian American is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. It comprises many diverse populations with respect to educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural and linguistic characteristics... Read More

Copper Theft Threatens U.S. Infrastructure

Last April, when tornadoes were threatening Jackson, Mississippi, many residents were not alerted to the severe weather because five tornado warning sirens didn’t work. The reason: the sirens’ copper wiring had been stolen. Read More

Community Policing Nugget:
Broken Windows and Community Policing

Broken Window The notion of broken windows has provided important insights and innovation to the field of policing. At times, however, these ideas have been misunderstood, misapplied, and often viewed outside the context of community policing. Read More

Coming Soon From The COPS Office

It is the start of a new year and 2009 looks to be a good one for people seeking to expand their library of COPS Office products and resources. Read More

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