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Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Releases Two New Publications: Future Trends in Policing and State Implementation of Community Policing

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released two publications available to law enforcement, adding to the extensive library of community policing publications and CDs it already offers completely free of charge. Read More

Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Highlights Building Trust With Communities of Color in June Issue of “The Beat”

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released the June episode of “The Beat” centered around building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Read More

Department of Justice SealU.S. Department of Justice Sponsors De-Escalation Training For Law Enforcement Personnel

Today the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) sponsored a training class for public safety personnel that will help them learn to deescalate encounters with military veterans in crisis leading to a positive outcome for both the veteran and public safety provider. Read More

Department of Justice SealCOPS Office Releases Two New Publications on Law Enforcement Suicide and Building Relationships of Trust

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has recently made two publications available to the law enforcement field. Read More

Photo: George Gascon July, 2014 - Partnership Building with the Prosecutor's Office when Dealing with Hate Crimes

In this podcast, George Gascon, the district attorney for the city and county of San Francisco, discusses partnership building with the prosecutor's office when dealing with hate crimes and addressing the needs of hate crime victims. Read More

Photo: Police Chief John Edwards and retired Lieutenant Brian Murphy July, 2014 - Hate Crimes: Waking in Oak Creek

In this podcast, Police Chief John Edwards and retired Lieutenant Brian Murphy discuss the August 2012 shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and the aftermath for the community of Oak Creek. Read More

Photo: Patrice O'Neil July, 2014 - Resources on Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement

In this podcast, Patrice O'Neil, chief executive officer and executive producer for The Working Group, discusses the Not in Our Town Project, the hate crime reporting gap, and the available resources for law enforcement. Read More

Photo: Chief Hassan Aden June, 2014 - Overcoming the Racial Divide

In this podcast, Chief Hassan Aden from Greenville’s Police Department discusses overcoming the racial divide. Read More

Photo: Commissioner Bill Bratton June, 2014 - Collaborative Policing

In this podcast, Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police Department discusses collaborative policing. Read More

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