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Work in Progress — From Tragedy to Healing:
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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The COPS Office and Not In Our Town have joined forces to increase awareness of hate crimes, improve hate crime reporting, and promote safe, inclusive communities nationwide. Read More

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COPS Office Micro-Grants: Small Investments, Big Results

Across the nation, the law enforcement profession is facing an environment where discretionary funds for innovation and experimentation are extremely limited. Many agency budgets are so limited that training opportunities, equipment upgrades and updates, and sworn and civilian staffing levels have been negatively impacted. Read More

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A Role for Officers in Schools

President Obama’s recent executive orders relating to school safety, including the flexibility to use federal funding for on-campus officers, has intensified scrutiny on what has already been a heated debate about the role of police in public schools. Read More

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Training the Trainer: The PACT360 Learning Center

There is a revolution in learning underway across the world, and one COPS Office Grantee, The Partnership at, is taking advantage of new technologies to help law enforcement professionals access its resources in new ways. Read More

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Crowd Management – The Retail Perspective

Crowds are a normal part of running a retail business. Coming off a holiday season and being well into 2013, security professionals are now taking the time to revisit and revise their plans for the year ahead. Read More


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Did You Know…?

The definition of motto is: a sentence, phrase, or word expressing the spirit or purpose of a person, organization, city, etc., and often inscribed on a badge, banner, etc. Read More


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Director's Column

Director MelekianIt is with a mixture of pride and regret that I tell you that this is my last contribution to the Dispatch. After 3 ½ years in Washington and 40 years in this profession, I will be leaving the COPS Office to return to California and figure out what comes next. Read More

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