The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 2 | Issue 8 | August 2009

The White House And Justice Department Announce $1 Billion In Grants To Add Officers To America’s Streets

On July 28, 2009, Vice President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced $1 billion in grants to fund the hiring or rehiring of 4,699 law enforcement officers... Read More

The Role of 311 Nonemergency Systems in Emergencies

Call 311 phone image With hurricane season in full swing, cities and counties across the nation, especially those with histories of finding themselves in hurricanes’ paths, are preparing. They are preparing public notification... Read More

Behaviorist or Bureaucrat?
Surveying the Surveyors in Policing!

The majority of municipal police agencies across the United States use some type of survey to gauge citizen satisfaction with police services or citizen perception of municipal police agencies. Read More

Using Social Networking to Reach the Public

twitter's logo In world history there have been few fundamental shifts in how people move through society, but right now such a shift is occurring. For centuries, people were introduced and became connected face-to-face. Read More

New From COPS

As law enforcement agencies strengthen and advance their community policing efforts they often call on their colleagues in other departments of their own city government to assist with problem-solving efforts in the community. Read More


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