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Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Releases 6 Awareness Briefs on Social Media Tactics Used by Violent Extremists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently released six awareness briefs available to the law enforcement field, adding to the extensive library of community policing publications and CDs it already offers completely free of charge. Read More

Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Discusses Public Health Approaches to Reduce Violence

Los Angeles, CA - Today the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, The California Endowment, and the Center for Court Innovation will convene an executive roundtable to discuss how communities can benefit when law enforcement and public health work together to use new models to reduce crime and make communities healthier and safer. Read More

Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Releases Two New Publications: Future Trends in Policing and State Implementation of Community Policing

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released two publications available to law enforcement, adding to the extensive library of community policing publications and CDs it already offers completely free of charge. Read More

Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Highlights Building Trust With Communities of Color in June Issue of “The Beat”

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released the June episode of “The Beat” centered around building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Read More

Photo: Rachel Braunstein August, 2014 - Law Enforcement Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence

In this podcast, Rachel Braunstein, an attorney at Her Justice, discusses the topic of domestic violence to provide helpful tips, strategies, and tools for law enforcement.Read More

Photo: Captain Ellenberger August, 2014 - Domestic Violence Focused Deterrence

In this podcast, Captain Ellenberger, of the major crime deterrent and prevention section at High Point Police Department in North Carolina, discusses the High Point Offender-Focused Domestic Violence Initiative Strategy. Read More

Photo: Dr. Randall Lockwood August, 2014 - The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence

In this podcast, Dr. Randall Lockwood, senior vice president for Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, discusses the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence. Read More

Photo: George Gascon July, 2014 - Partnership Building with the Prosecutor's Office when Dealing with Hate Crimes

In this podcast, George Gascon, the district attorney for the city and county of San Francisco, discusses partnership building with the prosecutor's office when dealing with hate crimes and addressing the needs of hate crime victims. Read More

Photo: Police Chief John Edwards and retired Lieutenant Brian Murphy July, 2014 - Hate Crimes: Waking in Oak Creek

In this podcast, Police Chief John Edwards and retired Lieutenant Brian Murphy discuss the August 2012 shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and the aftermath for the community of Oak Creek. Read More

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