The e-newsletter of the COPS Office | Volume 2 | Issue 7 | July 2009

Shutting the Door on Foreclosure and Drug-Related Problem Properties: Two Communities Respond to Neighborhood Disorder

Abandoned Property Problem properties create more than just an eyesore. They act as a drain on police resources, create hazardous environments, and lessen the quality of life for neighbors and community residents. Read More

Combating the Stop Snitching Code of Silence

Communication between law enforcement and the communities they serve is essential to successful community policing.The willingness of community members to share vital information and participate in partnership-enhancing activities... Read More

National Institute of Justice Panel
Explores Familicide Phenomenon

Arrow showing rising trend The stresses of an economic downturn often lead to increases in domestic violence, and the current recession is no exception. Since October 2008, there has been a spike in familicides... Read More

A Closer Look at the COPS Office: The Response Center

The COPS Office Response Center is a central source of information about COPS Office resources and programs. Not just for COPS grantees, the Response Center serves both the public and the criminal justice community in a professional, efficient... Read More

New From COPS

Cover: Bridging the Language Divide: Promising Practices for Law Enforcement The report details numerous promising practices in overcoming language barriers in law enforcement agencies. Changing demographics across the country have led to a need for... Read More


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