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The Community Policing Dispatch is the e-newsletter of the COPS Office. It aims to educate readers about a variety of criminal justice issues that affect the implementation of community policing and to assist law enforcement practitioners in more effectively addressing crime and social disorder in their communities. It has twice been honored by the National Association of Government Communicators, with Gold Screen awards for outstanding e-Newsletter (2009) and Web Article (2010).

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20th Anniversary Photo Contest March Winner

Officer Dave Heenan

The COPS Office is pleased to feature the March 2015 winner of the Community Policing in Action Photo Contest: the Swinomish (Washington) Tribal Police Department. Officer Dave Heenan, who has been in law enforcement for over 20 years, is pictured helping three young girls ride the department mountain bike during the Swinomish Police Explorer Post Community Night.  Read More



The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.