The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 1 | Issue 7 | July 2008

The Recruitment Challenge

Photo: recruitment image One of the most pressing challenges facing law enforcement agencies today is recruiting and retaining highly qualified officers. Many agencies across the country have had difficulty filling vacancies and are looking for promising practices in the recruitment arena. Read More

Thirteen California Cities Share Strategies through Gang Prevention Network

Early in 2007, 13 cities in California joined a new network to identify and share effective strategies for preventing gang violence. Sponsored by the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education, and Families in partnership with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and with the full cooperation of both the California Governor's and Attorney General's offices, the California Cities Gang Prevention Network has helped jump-start collaborative antigang efforts that will generate insights for other cities across the nation. Read More

2007-2008 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations Now Being Accepted

Photo: recruitment image The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs is accepting nominations beginning May 30, 2008, for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. Read More

New COPS Program to Combat Child Sexual Predators

This year, the COPS Office launched a new funding program that aims to reduce child endangerment in America's communities. COPS will award $10 million in grants to local governments to help locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters. Read More

Community Policing Nugget:
Community Policing Is Not Soft on Crime

It has been said that community policing is "soft on crime," that it does not represent "real" policing, and that community policing officers have sometimes been labeled "lollicops" or social workers. Read More

New From COPS

online course image The second publication in the Crime Prevention Research Review series, this report summarizes the findings from all rigorous academic studies evaluating police enforcement strategies in hot spot areas. Read More

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