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20th Anniversary Photo Contest – May Winner

Stephen Davis

The COPS Office is pleased to feature the May 2015 winner of the Community Policing in Action Photo Contest—The Grand Prairie (Texas) Police Department. Their winning photo features Sergeant Stephen Davis eating lunch with students at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School.
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How SROs Can Divert Students from the Justice System

School Resource Officers (SRO) have been criticized in some reports for being responsible for increases in arrests in schools. Associations have been made between the presence of school-based law enforcement and increased student arrests and referrals to juvenile court for school discipline issues—often for public order offenses, such as willful defiance, disorderly conduct, or disrupting the educational process. Read More


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A Booming Problem: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Elder Abuse

They’re your neighbor, friend, grandparent, aunt, perhaps even your sibling or spouse—good people now living in the grip of a horrible illness: Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s latest figures, over five million Americans suffer from this illness now, and every 67 seconds, somebody new is diagnosed with it.Read More


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Enhancing Community Policing Through GPS Tracking Technology

The COPS Office Community Policing Dispatch has published a series of articles focusing on how the Redlands (California) Police Department (RPD) has been deploying GPS tracking devices to address community crime trends and apprehend criminals. The GPS tracking program at RPD has been very effective, resulting in 140 arrests for crimes such as armed robbery, commercial burglary, vehicle burglary, laptop theft, bike theft, metal theft, and theft from a cemetery. Read More


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2015 COPS Office Solicitations

The COPS Office is pleased to announce this year's grant programs. In this article you will find brief descriptions of the grant programs. Please note these program solicitations have not yet opened, but will be opening soon. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) will solicit grant applications in the coming months for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 COPS Office Anti-Heroin Task Force program (AHTF), COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP), and COPS Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI). Read More


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2015 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award Accepting Nominations

The nomination window for the 2015 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award has been extended and will remain open until Monday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), 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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