The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 2 | Issue 11 | November 2009

New from COPS

2008 National Chemical Control Symposium:
A Focus on Tracking Precursor Chemicals (DVD)

Complete conference proceedings: this multi-DVD set includes video of all the conference sessions. The purpose of the symposium was to educate attendees on the recent legislative, policy and programmatic developments that states are using to control the diversion of chemicals into the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine and other controlled substances. A primary focus was the efficient, effective establishment and operation of electronic pseudoephedrine product tracking systems. Session topics included: Technical standards for electronic tracking systems and IT needs for interoperability with other criminal justice systems; The role of the retail community and maintaining positive working relationships between law enforcement and retailers; Legislative options for authorizing electronic tracking systems; Privacy issues and how to properly address them; The positive benefits, economic or otherwise, resulting from the pseudoephedrine restrictions and similar types of controls.

Effective Alternatives to Incarceration:
Police Collaborations with Corrections and Communities

Cover: Effective Alternatives to Incarceration This publication examines the problems created by decades of growth in the U.S. prison population, and the role of police in community-based alternatives to prison. It examines police involvement in programs around the country, which are effective in dealing with crime, while keeping low risk offenders in the community.

Effective Policing and Crime Prevention: A Problem-Oriented Guide for Mayors, City Managers, and County Executives

Cover: Effective Policing and Crime Prevention This publication is intended to help local government executives understand how local government in general, and local police in particular, can more effectively meet this challenge of establishing public safety. It provides information on general approaches to crime and disorder (including community policing), specific responses to crime and disorder, and the local government executive's role in policing and crime prevention.

Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaboration

Cover: Operation Partnership Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaboration is intended to help law enforcement and private security organizations develop and operate effective partnerships to address issues of mutual concern. It provides guidelines and analysis which are supplemented with examples from partnerships throughout the nation of trends, innovative practices, obstacles, lessons learned, and results. These partnerships were formed or expanded to address a range of critical policing and private sector needs, including: terrorism preparedness and prevention, to support neighborhood and downtown revitalization efforts, to combat financial crimes, to improve security at special events, to improve security for the nation’s critical infrastructure, and to bring community policing strategies to bear on crimes against businesses and the community.

Standards and Guidelines for Internal Affairs: Recommendations from a Community of Practice

Cover: Standards and Guidelines for Internal Affairs Through a grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) convened the National Internal Affairs Community of Practice group comprising the LAPD and 11 major city and county law enforcement agencies. The purpose was to share and develop standards, recommendations, and best practices in Internal Affairs work, discuss differences and similarities in practice, and look at various approaches to improving individual and collective agencies’ Internal Affairs practices. This report is the result of the group’s work. The project reaffirmed the vital importance of Internal Affairs as a critical internal police agency function. Internal Affairs serves two communities—law enforcement and the general public—and is essential in building and maintaining mutual trust and respect between the two.

Analyzing Crime Displacement and Diffusion

Cover: Analyzing Crime Displacement Analyzing Crime Displacement and Diffusion provides an introduction to crime displacement and diffusion, discusses the nature of displacement and its varieties and then describes ways to manage displaced crime to ensure your project’s success. It also describes methods for measuring and analyzing displacement that can be used to determine the overall effectiveness of problem-oriented policing projects.

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