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The Community Policing Dispatch is the e-newsletter of the COPS Office. It aims to educate readers about a variety of criminal justice issues that affect the implementation of community policing and to assist law enforcement practitioners in more effectively addressing crime and social disorder in their communities. It has twice been honored by the National Association of Government Communicators, with Gold Screen awards for outstanding e-Newsletter (2010) and Web Article (2010).

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The Houston Police Department “Badges and Bears”

The Houston Police Department “Badges and Bears”

The COPS Office is pleased to feature the February 2017 winner of the Community Policing in Action Photo Contest: The Houston Police Department. The winning photo features Officer Jeremy Lahar chatting with a young girl in a local children’s hospital.

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