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The COPS Office publishes materials for law enforcement and community stakeholders to use in collaboratively addressing crime and disorder challenges. These free publications provide you with best practice approaches and give you access to collective knowledge from the field. Below you can find our recent and featured publications, and you can also search the Resource Center or our Community Policing Topics pages for specific issues.

The Effects of COPS Office Funding on Sworn Force Levels, Crime, and Arrests

This is an executive summary of the University of Chicago paper that estimates the effects on crime from increased spending on police by studying the 2009 competition for officer hiring grants carried out by the COPS Office.

An Assessment of the San Francisco Police Department

This report summarizes the full COPS Office Collaborative Reform Assessment including findings and recommendations that will help the department modernize its policing practices and enhance community trust.

Bridging the Trust Gap Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color
Maintaining First Amendment Rights and Public Safety in North Minneapolis: An After-Action Assessment of Police Repsonse to Protests, Demonstrations, and Occupation of the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourt Precinct
Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing: Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community
Policing Issues in Garrison Communities
The Effects of COPS Office Funding on Sworn Force Levels, Crime, and Arrests: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
The Collaborative Reform Initiative Process: Experiences of Selected Sites
Assessment of the Collaborative Reform Initiative in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department: A Catalyst for Change
The State of Policing in the United States, Volume 1