The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 1 | Issue 10 | October 2008

Strengthening Relations Between Local Police and Immigrant Communities: The Role for Human Rights Commissions

With immigration reform unresolved at the federal level, pressure to crack down on illegal immigration has shifted to localities in general and police departments in particular. Read More

One on One with David Carter, Ph.D.

intelligence frequency This month, the Dispatch is pleased to feature an interview with David Carter, Ph.D., professor and director of the Intelligence Program at the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice. Read More

The Role of Performance Appraisal Systems
in Community Policing

The primary goals of performance appraisal systems are twofold: to ensure that employees are aware of the expectations the organization has of them, and to assess their activities and performance accordingly. Read More

October is National Crime Prevention Month:
But Preventing Crime Is A Year-Round Job

neighborhood watch sign Since 1984, when the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) established October as National Crime Prevention Month, law enforcement agencies around the country have been taking advantage of the additional focus on crime prevention to encourage safer behavior. Read More

Community Policing Nugget:
How Community Policing Has Changed What Police Departments Are Looking for in New Recruits

As the face of the United States population changes, law enforcement agencies are trying to keep pace with the sweeping demographic shifts. The changes not only have an impact on the communities they protect, but also on the composition of their forces. Read More


Cover: IACP post card If you are coming to the IACP Conference in San Diego, November 8-13, join us in our workshops to find out what COPS has to offer. Read More

New From COPS

The third publication in the Crime Prevention Research Review series, this report summarizes the findings from all rigorous academic studies evaluating Neighborhood Watch. Read More

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