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Training for Law Enforcement on Responding to Active Shooters

Following the tragic events in Kansas City and Ft. Hood, the COPS Office would like to highlight available resources that may help other law enforcement agencies respond to difficult situations, should the need ever arise. Two such courses have been developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation.  Read More...

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Convened Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Community Leaders to Develop Promising Strategies and Create Actionable Solutions

Today the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) convened law enforcement and civil rights leaders on the topic of building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.  Read More...

Photo: Stacey Coleman

March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters: Animal Farm Foundation and National Canine Research Council

In this podcast, Stacey Coleman, Executive Director of the Animal Farm Foundation and the National Canine Research Council, discusses police and encounters with dogs in the field.  Read More...

Photo: Cynthia Bathurst

March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters: Safe Humane

In this podcast, Cynthia Bathurst, Co-founder and Executive Director of Safe Humane, discusses building trust in communities through police and dog encounters.  Read More...

Photo: Brian Kilcommons

March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters

In this podcast, Brian Kilcommons, an internationally recognized expert on dog behavior, discusses police encounters with dogs and the behaviors dogs exhibit.  Read More...

Photo: James Roussell

March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters: Chicago Police Department

In this podcast, Commander James Roussell of the Chicago Police Department, discusses tactical strategies to employ when encountering a dog in the field.  Read More...

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