Community policing calls for comprehensive approaches to the problems of drug abuse and drug-related crime. Trafficking and abusing illicit drugs destroy neighborhoods, contribute to violence and victimization, and often ruin the lives of drug users and their families.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Smart on Crime Initiative acknowledges that the arrest and jailing of drug users and dealers alone has not eliminated the drug problem, which continues to plague the United States. COPS Office resources offer a more holistic community policing approach to combating drug crime problems.
Provides an overview of the problem of drug-impaired driving, reviews risk factors, identifies questions to help analyze the problem, and summarizes responses from evaluative research and police practice
Drug Market Intervention: An Implementation Guide
Provides practical information intended to help law enforcement, community, and social services partners - the strategy's key stakeholders - prepare and successfully execute Drug Market Intervention (DMI) to close overt drug markets
Prescription Drug Fraud and Misuse, 2nd Edition
Provides an overview of the problem of prescription drug fraud and misuse, reviews risk factors, identifies questions to help analyze the problem, and summarizes responses from evaluative research and police practice
The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
Provides multidisciplinary training for communities interested in starting or expanding drug endangered children programs and supports a national network of professionals by providing referrals to experts and by sharing research and best practices
National Network for Safe Communities
A coalition of police chiefs, prosecutors, and other community stakeholders whose mission is to support the implementation of two highly effective crime reduction strategies: the Group Violence Intervention (first launched in Boston, MA) and the Drug Market Intervention (first launched in High Point, NC)