The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | February 2010

New from COPS

Reducing Fear of Crime: Strategies for Police

Cover: Reducing Fear: Strategies for Police This guide provides a comprehensive review about the phenomenon of fear of crime as well as historical and contemporary police efforts at fear reduction. The main focus is on tools and techniques that police can use to target fear of crime, reduce fear, and institutionalize fear reduction within their agencies. Promising practices are identified—these are strategies and programs that make sense, that have been implemented, and that have been tested and shown to be effective—to illustrate possible ways to address fear of crime. .