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Special Projects

COPS advances community policing in a wide variety of ways. Special Projects are a few of the ways COPS funding currently supports very focused activities, most of which target either a specific problem or an innovative solution. These projects develop methodologies, best practices, or responses that can be documented and replicated elsewhere. Many of these projects have developed products that are available to the law enforcement community and the general public through the COPS Office. Some special projects, such as in-car cameras and Technology grants, are designed to fund wider implementation of specific tools that make law enforcement professionals safer and more effective. COPS Special Projects showcase innovative community policing strategies that can deliver surprising results.