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The Community Policing Dispatch is the e-newsletter of the COPS Office. It aims to educate readers about a variety of criminal justice issues that affect the implementation of community policing and to assist law enforcement practitioners in more effectively addressing crime and social disorder in their communities. It has twice been honored by the National Association of Government Communicators, with Gold Screen awards for outstanding e-Newsletter (2009) and Web Article (2010).

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A Different Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Biweekly OFDVI Task Force Meeting at the HPPD. The individuals in the photos represent: the High Point Police Department, Family Service of the Piedmont, the High Point Victim Justice Center’s Victim Advocate, High Point Community Against Violence, a Judge from the local Court System, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, the dedicated Domestic Violence Prosecutor who was contracted through the Victim Justice Center along with several other representatives of the District Attorney’s office to include the ADA assigned to High Point, and Probation and Parole.  The Legal Aid of NC attorney from the Victim Justice Center is also in attendance. This is the general group that regularly meets to discuss any DV related issues, cases, ideas and solutions that are encountered.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a community crime problem that costs the United States more than $5.8 billion every year.  Read More


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