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

What's New from COPS

Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities

cover of Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities POP Guide In 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that approximately 4,700 pedestrians were killed and another 70,000 injured due to pedestrian-vehicle crashes. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 113 minutes and injured every eight minutes. This problem-oriented guide for police by Justin A. Heinonen and John E. Eck examines the problem of pedestrian-vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities. It then provides a series of questions to help law enforcement analyze their local pedestrian injury and fatality problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice.

Sting Operations

cover of Sting Operations POP Guide Sting operations have been part of the modern police response to crime for over 40 years, although artful deceptions and undercover operations have been part of police techniques for as long as policing has existed. This response guide for police by Graeme R. Newman, with the assistance of Kelly Socia, takes a broad approach to include a wide range of crime types, and the different sting operations that target them. This guide is intended to help law enforcement decide whether a sting operation would be right for them by reviewing both the benefits and negative consequences of sting operations.

Planning and Managing Security for Major Special Events:
Guidelines for Law Enforcement

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         Events For law enforcement executives, command staff, and trainers involved in, or providing training in, managing special events in their communities, the safety and security of the event itself, the people who attend the event, as well as the surrounding community, are of the utmost importance. The guide covers all aspects of pre-event planning, security needs during the event, and post-event activities. Topics covered include threat and risk assessments; intelligence; staffing needs and resources; communications; access control and credentialing; traffic and transportation; logistics, training, and public information; hazardous materials; critical infrastructure; demonstrations; and security management.

Campus Safety CD-ROM

Image for Campus Safety CD-ROM This CD-ROM contains more than 50 publications and resource links related to crime and violence, drug and alcohol issues, as well as sexual assault and stalking. It also contains a video, Because Things Happen Every Day: Responding to Teenage Victims of Crime, produced by the National Center from Victims of Crime and sponsored by the COPS Office.

Solutions to Address Gang Crime CD-ROM

image for gang solution cd The CD-ROM includes resources related to law enforcement responses for addressing gang activity, gang activity in specific populations, criminal behavior of gangs, and statistics and research on gangs. This CD-ROM contains a video documenting the 2003 Herman Goldstein Award Winner and Finalists.

A Chief's Toolkit for Community Policing:
Ten Tips for a Safer City

image for chief toolkit This toolkit provides ten categories of COPS resources highlighting community policing practices for a safer city.