The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | April 2010

New from COPS

The Beat: A New Podcast Series to Debut on the COPS Office Web site

April 1, 2010 marks the debut of a new podcast series for the COPS Office. This monthly podcast, called The Beat, will feature both the leading innovators and officers who are shaping the field of American policing. In the inaugural podcast, Bernard Melekian, Director of the COPS Office, speaks about his vision for values-based policing, procedural justice, and community policing.

The Beat will be available both to stream and download. To access this exciting new series, please visit the COPS homepage at

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A Review of Minneapolisís Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

Cover: A Review of Minneapolisís Youth Violence Prevention Initiative This publication, from the National Center for Victims of Crime, describes an initiative started in 2006 by the city of Minneapolis to prevent and reduce violence by and against youth. To document the program and highlight its law enforcement innovations, NCVC staff visited Minneapolis in October of 2008, conducting a series of interviews with Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials, community leaders, and law enforcement officers. .