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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 (2010) and Web Article (2010).

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20th Anniversary Photo Contest November Winner

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Police Department

The COPS Office is pleased to feature the November 2015 winner of the Community Policing in Action Photo Contest: The Longwood (Florida) Police Department. Their winning photo features members of the Longwood Police Department and the Longwood Citizens on Patrol program greeting veterans at the Orlando International Airport upon their return from their Honor Flight trip in 2013.  Read More



The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.