The report highlights some of the winners of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Award. Included are brief descriptions of innovative approaches, successfully developed and implemented at the local level, that aim to reduce crime and disorder.
This problem-oriented guide for police addresses the problem of clandestine drug labs. Offenders manufacture a variety of illicit drugs in such labs with methamphetamine accounting for 80 to 90 percent of the labs total drug production. Accordingly, the problem of clandestine drug labs is closely tied with the problems associated with methamphetamine abuse. This guide is an essential tool for law enforcement to help analyze and develop responses to their local clandestine methamphetamine lab problem (2nd Edition).
Community Policing: Looking to Tomorrow is based on a series of roundtable discussions held across the country, where police chiefs, sheriffs, and other leaders shared their views on community policing. The voices of the police leaders heard in this report are varied and reflect a broad policing experience, but what they have in common is a continuing interest in delivering the best quality police service to the communities they serve. Section I presents the roundtable participants' views about what community policing looks like today and the challenges it faces, and summarizes their predictions about how community policing may evolve in the future. Section II provides suggestions about how police departments and city leaders can work together to enhance their community policing efforts and continue to strive to take community policing to the next level.
Community Policing Defined provides a detailed description of the elements and subelements that fall under the community policing philosophy. The document describes the range of collaborative partnerships that exist between policing agencies and the individuals and organizations they serve. It outlines the process of how they go about engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses, and it illustrates how they align their organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem-solving.
This evaluation is an examination of the successes and challenges of the COPS Creating A Culture of Integrity. As the federal leader in police integrity, this document will further the COPS Office success in helping law enforcement agencies continue to provide a high level of public safety while respecting the rights of all individuals they serve.
Over time, the community policing reform movement has come to mean different things to different people. In fact, the community policing movement has wrestled with tension between philosophical ambiguity and implementation specificity for years. So what is community policing? What does it mean when a police agency says that it practices community policing? This report explores these questions by examining the implementation of community policing in 12 police agencies across the nation. It describes and analyzes the experiences of local law enforcement agencies and lessons learned as they work to define, make sense of, and implement community policing, synthesizing what was learned in topic-specific chapters. While there is no one-size fits-all approach to implementing community policing or any other innovation, this report offers police officials at all levels ideas that can be used in their own organizations to help implement effective community policing throughout the United States.
The COPS Office provided seed money to five law enforcement agencies with the goal of enhancing their problem analysis function. Additionally, the COPS Office funded North Carolina State University to provide training and technical assistance to each of these agencies. The purpose of this report is to document the problem analysis process that took place in these five law enforcement agencies so they may serve as examples to others seeking to enhance this function.
Police and Dog Encounters
This publication summarizes findings from the national evaluation of the COPS Problem-Solving Partnership (PSP) program grantees conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). PERF examined the problem-solving projects of 447 PSP grantees, analyzing agency activity and progress at each stage in the SARA model, resulting in recommendations for agencies wishing to conduct a problem-solving project.
Intended as a reference for those who are interested in implementing a problem-solving approach, this guide contains information and insights into the process. It takes the reader step by step through solving problems, offers examples of problem-solving from the field, and provide additional resources.
Procedural Justice Resources
This guide provides law enforcement practitioners with a resource for conducting problem analysis. It summarizes many challenges of the analysis phase of the problem-solving process. This book builds on the foundation presented in Problem-Solving Tips: A Guide to Reducing Crime and Disorder Through Problem-Solving Partnerships, and complements the Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series. The guide also identifies tools for analysis and proposes tips for effectively using each tool.