The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 1 | Issue 8 | August 2008

Police Discipline and Community Policing: New Models

Photo of a balance How police officers are disciplined for acts of misconduct affects how the community views the police and how the police view their job. An agency that routinely fails to take proper action... Read More

One-on-One With…Commissioner Frank G. Straub, Ph.D.

For this month’s feature interview, Frank G. Straub, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety for the City of White Plains, New York, talked with the Dispatch. Read More

Ensuring a Safe School Environment

Photo of school building Most schools in the United States, grades K through 12,
are safe places for students, teachers, staff, and administrators, but some schools present safety challenges every day. Nevertheless, whatever the school environment, safe or challenging, there’s always the chance... Read More

COPS and NAMSDL Join Forces to Assist States in Combating Precursor Diversion

The federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA) and similar state laws that require limiting and documenting retail sales of methamphetamine precursors have led to significant reductions in domestic clandestine laboratories. Nevertheless, “smurfs” still thwart these restrictions by buying up to the legal limit of such products at different stores to obtain sufficient quantities for methamphetamine production. Read More

Community Policing Nugget: Partners vs. Stakeholders

Photo: handshake image In talking about the importance of partnerships in effective community policing, the words “partner” and “stakeholder” are often used interchangeably. While the two are similar, they are not true synonyms. Read More

The Murder Prevention Star: A Tool for Developing Community-Based, Homicide-Prevention Strategies

How can police and local leaders better mobilize the citizenry to stop the killing in their communities? After all, homicide is a community problem with solutions to the problem present... Read More

COPS on the Move

The COPS Office considers personal outreach a vital part of information sharing. Representatives from the COPS Office will be attending several conferences and events throughout the country over the next few months. If you’re attending any of the events mentioned below, we encourage you to meet with members of our staff or drop by our booth for the latest COPS resources. Read More

New From COPS

online course image Geography and Public Safety, a quarterly newsletter from the COPS Office and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), examines practices related to crime mapping and problem analysis... Read More

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