Pima County (AZ) Sheriff's Department Featured as Winner of COPS Office “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contest

For Immediate Release: 
Monday, August 7, 2017
Najla Haywood

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is pleased to announce that the Pima County Sheriff's Department is featured as its “Community Policing in Action” photo contest winner for the month of August. The winning photo features a Pima County bureau chief engaging in a painting activity with local students.

To read a full interview about Pima County’s community policing efforts, visit the COPS Office e-newsletter, the Community Policing Dispatch. To view the winning photo, visit the COPS Office websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages. Photo courtesy of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

The COPS Office piloted the photo contest in 2015 to highlight positive community policing efforts across the country. After receiving an overwhelming number of submissions, the COPS Office made the photo contest an annual event. The 2017 contest garnered close to 200 photos during the one-month submission period. To learn more about the “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contest, visit photocontest.

The COPS Office is a federal agency responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of approximately 129,000 officers and provide a variety of knowledge resource products including publications, training and technical assistance. For additional information about the COPS Office, please visit www.cops.usdoj.gov.