The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | February 2009

Communicating Success: A Recap of the COPS 2007 Technology Program Advanced Training Workshop

Interagency communications projects that are established to address local interoperability concerns present challenges in both technology and sociology. The challenges involve the need of multiple jurisdictions and disciplines that are striving to recognize... Read More

Foot Patrols: Crime Analysis and Community Engagement to Further the Commitment to Community Policing

Police on bike When community stakeholders discuss strategies for enhancing public safety through community policing, the subject of foot patrols inevitably arises. Sometimes deemed old fashioned by the rank and file, foot patrols may be effective... Read More

Inspiring the Judiciary:
Community Courts Adapt Community Policing Principles

Since the early 1990s, more than 30 community courts have opened in jurisdictions across the United States. Focused on bridging the gap between the justice system and the neighborhoods they serve, community courts adapt the problem-solving approach... Read More

Preview of a Forthcoming COPS Book: Building Our
Way Out of Crime: The Promise of Police-Community Developer Partnerships

Police on bike The old saying goes, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” But what if the right tool for the job is a hammer, and the only tools you have are a badge and a gun? Read More

Reducing Biased Policing Through Training

Biased policing and the perceptions of it threaten the relationship between police agencies and the diverse communities that they serve. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services... Read More

Webcast: Promising Practices to Overcome Language Barriers in Policing

In February, the Vera Institute of Justice, in partnership with the COPS Office, will present a live webcast, “Bridging the Language Divide: Promising Practices for Law Enforcement.” Read More

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