The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 1 | Issue 5 | May 2008

High Fuel Costs: A Problem-Solving Challenge

fuel pump As rising fuel costs put the squeeze on law enforcement department budgets, chiefs and sheriffs are searching for ways to sustain their current level of operations while using less gasoline. Read More

Policing in a Democratic Society

On February 26–27, 2008, the COPS Office and John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosted a roundtable discussion aimed at examining the impact of community policing on communities nationwide. The meeting, convened at Philadelphia’s National Constitutional Center, brought together leading law enforcement practitioners, criminal justice academics and experts, community members, and representatives from the COPS Office to exchange ideas about “Policing in a Democratic Society.” Read More

COPS on the Move

turning wheels The COPS Office considers personal outreach a vital part of information sharing. Law enforcement personnel, municipal executives, and community leaders can find us at expos, conferences, and workshops across the country... Read More

Community Policing Nugget:
From Community Policing to Community Governance

Police agencies throughout the country have worked toward adopting the principles and practices associated with community policing. Instead of reacting to crime only after it occurs, community policing calls on the police to implement organizational changes that support the proactive prevention of crime and social disorder through partnerships and systematic problem solving. Read More

Training Opportunities:
Basic Immigration Enforcement Training

online course image A rising immigrant population in the U.S. has led to a dramatic increase in local, state, and tribal law enforcement encounters with both legal and illegal immigrants during routine police duties. Read More

New From COPS

Geography and Public Safety is a new, quarterly newsletter from the COPS Office and the National Institute of Justice for police practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and others interested in geography and its relationship to crime and public safety. Each issue will cover crime mapping and problem analysis, technical tips, news, and upcoming conferences and training opportunities. Read More

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