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Hate Crime Reporting – Working to Close the Gap

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The COPS Office and Not In Our Town have joined forces to create vital new tools to help law enforcement professionals and community partners work together to prevent hate crimes, improve hate crime reporting, and address underlying tensions that can lead to violence.
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From New Ideas to Common Practices: How Can Experimental Programs Become Standard Operating Procedure?

As with disease, there are preventative measures that can be taken that may affect the ultimate outcome of an incidence of gang violence. Read More

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Michigan State Police Youth Leadership Academy

The program engages teens, ages 14–16, from the cities of Detroit, Flint, Pontiac, and several others, in efforts to develop their leadership abilities and encourage positive relationships with law enforcement. Read More

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Helping Hartford Prosper

Hartford, Connecticut, could teach the country something about building on success. Read More

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2013 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award

The L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award is bestowed upon a collaborative team of law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety in their community. Read More

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IACP and Cisco Systems Community Policing Award

The award identifies and rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations that use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make local, national, and global communities safer from crime and terrorism. Read More


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Did You Know…?

Police Week began on October 1, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy Jr. declared May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 lands as National Police Week.

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