The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 1 | Issue 12 | December 2008

One on One With…Director Carl Peed

Carl Peed was appointed director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office) in September 2001. With his long service coming to a close in January 2009... Read More

Targeting the Fear of Crime

target Fear of crime was at or near the top of the list of police priorities in the United States more than 2 decades ago in the early 1980s (Taft, 1986). Many police executives had accepted the premise... Read More

Crime Mapping Helps Address Drunk Driving

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States today. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 41,000 people died as a result of fatal car crashes in 2007. Read More

Achieving Results through Innovation:
Policing in White Plains, New York

Police Tape Picture In many cities today, the value of maintaining “street cred” has made senseless killing and assaults legitimate responses to the most minor snubs and slights. In poor and disadvantaged African-American... Read More

Community Policing Nugget:
The Role of Crime Analysis in Patrol Work

As a patrol officer, have you asked yourself repeatedly, “What tools and resources can I use that will make my job easier?” The use of crime analysis enables law enforcement agencies to effectively and efficiently engage in problem-solving and is an essential. Read More

Today’s Officer, Tomorrow’s Chief:
Police Recruitment and the Millennial Generation

Nurturing Growth As the baby boomer generation readies for retirement, police departments are recognizing the need to adjust their recruitment and retention practices in response to the changing workforce. Read More

New From COPS

Defining community policing can be a difficult task because many experts in the policing and criminal justice fields have different understandings of exactly what it is. Read More

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