The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual National Community Policing Conference: Working Together for Safer Communities was an unqualified success. More than 1,370 law enforcement practitioners and researchers converged in Washington, D.C. from June 16-18, representing 45 states, seven countries, and two territories.
Over 175 law enforcement professionals, executives, and researchers led more than 49 insightful workshops grouped into seven subject tracks: Homeland Security, Integrity, Effective Technology, School and Campus Policing, Problem-Solving Strategies, Partnerships, and Contemporary Issues in Community Policing. The workshops in each track addressed critical law enforcement and community issues and emphasized the importance of creating trust and mutual respect between police and citizens.
The diverse agenda offered something for both command and patrol level law enforcement personnel, state and local government executives, criminal justice professionals, educators, community leaders, non-profit organization leaders, and others interested in the implementation and future direction of community policing.
Over the past eight years, the COPS Office has partnered with large and small communities to add law enforcement officers to our streets and schools, invest in crime-fighting technologies, create and expand a national community policing training network, support innovative law enforcement practices and foster effective collaborative problem-solving partnerships. I would like to extend a special thanks to all of you who attended COPS 2nd Annual National Community Policing Conference: Working Together for Safer Communities. Without your insights and support, it could not have succeeded.
Carl R. Peed