Crime Prevention

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently released the “Rank and File: Reflections on Emerging Issues in Law Enforcement” report, which highlights the viewpoints of 40 rank-and-file officers from across the nation on implementing their agencies’ community policing policies and operations. The report outlines the officers’ insights into how officers, law enforcement leaders, and communities can work together to reduce crime.

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Resource Center Webinar Series: Handle With Care

This webinar will showcase innovative best practices to mitigate the negative effects experienced by children exposed to trauma—including an arrest or incident related to opioid use—and will highlight the Handle With Care initiative. This promising initiative partners schools and childcare agencies, law enforcement, and treatment providers to promote safe and supportive homes, schools, and communities with the goals of protecting children and helping traumatized children heal and thrive.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) recently released a resource that outlines successful actions and activities for combating violent crime across various communities in the United States. The Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide offers guidance on combining best practices and research-based strategies to support effective crimefighting efforts.

Join the Police Foundation for the webinar “How to Integrate Data from New and Emerging Law Enforcement Technology” on Wednesday, December 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Attend a Webinar on How to Integrate Data from New and Emerging Law Enforcement Technology

Facial recognition, optical character recognition systems, drones, and mobile devices are all making their way into law enforcement agencies at a fast pace. Each of these systems is bringing new data sources, which enhance and can be integrated with existing data systems. This webinar will highlight these new and emerging technologies, as well as other technologies such as body-worn cameras and license plate recognition systems; the data they provide; and practical examples of integrating the data for investigations and crimefighting efforts.

Webinar - The Changing Nature of Crime and Criminal Investigations

Crime is evolving rapidly, creating new challenges for law enforcement agencies. By using computers, communications platforms, and other technologies, criminals commit crimes that were unheard of a decade or two ago, while also finding different ways to commit traditional crimes. For law enforcement agencies to keep up in this new environment, they must change their approach to criminal investigations. Physical evidence and witness statements are no longer sufficient in many cases.

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