|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
Community policing calls for comprehensive approaches to the problems of drug abuse and drug-related crime. Trafficking and abusing illicit drugs destroy neighborhoods, contribute to violence and victimization, and often ruin the lives of drug users and their families.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Smart on Crime Initiative acknowledges that the arrest and jailing of drug users and dealers alone has not eliminated the drug problem, which continues to plague the United States. COPS Office resources offer a more holistic community policing approach to combating drug crime problems.