Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

  • Recruiting and Retaining Officers In Small And Rural Agencies

    • In December 2019, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services held a day-long forum to discuss the challenges of law enforcement recruitment and retention and specifically focused on these issues in relation to smaller and more rural law enforcement agencies. The 32 participants included police chiefs, captains, lieutenants, academic experts, researchers, and agency directors of state police standards.

    • The forum's small size allowed for a wide-ranging discussion that focused on the qualities that make an effective police officer, an in-depth examination of why people leave a department, the most significant challenges to recruiting and retaining officers, and a brainstorming session on the range of strategies these departments use to attract and keep officers. The result was an exchange of ideas and success stories that reflected the unique regional and size differences between the departments.

School Crime Operations Package (School COP)

  • School COP is a free software application developed by Abt Associates for the National Institute of Justice. It helps schools analyze and map incidents that occur in and around schools. The software can be used to support problem-solving efforts designed to increase school safety. In addition to downloading the actual software, please see the accompanying final report and U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office Guide to Using School COP to Address Student Discipline Problems.


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