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

New from COPS

Advancing Community Policing Through Community Governance:
A Framework Document

Cover: Advancing Community Policing Through Community Governance: A Framework 
Document Many city administrators and elected officials are also seeking ways to increase community involvement in local government matters in a more systematic way that results in a more transparent government structure that stresses accountability and responsiveness to the community. Cities that pursue these collective efforts are beginning to adopt a philosophical approach to local governance referred to as “community governance”, which is collaborative across agencies and service oriented. Advancing Community Policing Through Community Governance details the community governance philosophy and describes its implementation in five communities across the country.
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ResourceDetail.aspx?RID=521.

Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local,
and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, Second Edition

Cover:Intelligence Guide Since the initial publication of Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies in November 2004, there have been a number of significant changes that have once again had an impact on law enforcement intelligence. While the field is continually evolving, many of the changes have been captured in the second edition of Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies. In fact, 85 percent of the content is new including new chapters on intelligence-led policing; civil rights and privacy in the law enforcement intelligence process; public-private partnerships; fusion centers; suspicious activity; and open source information. This publication takes a comprehensive look at these topics as well federal and national law enforcement intelligence resources, networks, systems, human resources, and anticipated changes to the classification system moving from Sensitive But Unclassified information to Controlled Unclassified Information. This guide will be a valuable reference for those involved in the criminal intelligence process.
www.cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ResourceDetail.aspx?RID=525.

Biased-Based Policing

The COPS-Office has organized a series of resources to better understand and address bias-based policing behavior, and to change perceptions among those in the community that resulted from that behavior. COPS has funded several publications that provide guidance to law enforcement executives, elected officials, and analysts to ensure the responsible analysis and interpretation of vehicle stop data.
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2274.

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