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NCJ Number: NCJ 199265     Find in a Library
Title: Promising Strategies from the Field: A National Overview
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Editor(s): Noah Teates ; Kelly Tapp
  Project Director: Amy Schapiro
Date Published: 03/13/2003
Page Count: 58
  Annotation: This document highlights the projects of 11 law enforcement agencies that found innovative uses for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding.
Abstract: The Akron (Ohio) Police Department used a COPS Universal Hiring Program grant to develop a Crisis Intervention Team, which ensures more effective and appropriate responses to calls for service involving mentally ill suspects. The San Diego City Schools Police Department has used both COPS in Schools and Universal Hiring Program grants to add 19 full-time police officers to its force since 1996. The Hollywood (Florida) Police Department combined a COPS in Schools grant with local and Federal funding to double the number of School Resource Officers deployed in its schools. COPS MORE funding helped the Lansing (Michigan) Police Department overcome hurdles to create LPD crime, a crime analysis and mapping application for police personnel. The Regional Community Policing Institute (University of Illinois) launched the Innovative Methods for Achieving Global Impact in Neighborhood environments, an online databank established to more easily share information about problem-solving projects and ideas. COPS supports the Indianapolis Police Department (Indiana) in its effort to provide youth services and address youth-related crime through its Justice-Based After-School program. A COPS Community Policing to Combat Domestic Violence grant enabled the Westminster Police Department (California) to reduce calls for domestic violence, improve investigative techniques, and work more effectively with prosecutors. A COPS Grant allowed the city of Houston (Texas) to create a 311 non-emergency telephone system that would centralize the city’s call intake system and reduce the volume of non-emergency calls to 911. The Salt Lake City (Utah) Police Department took steps to address its methamphetamine problems after receiving a COPS’ Methamphetamine Initiative grant. COPS awarded a Problem-Solving Partnership grant to the Buffalo (New York) Police Department to reduce the high incidence of street prostitution. A COPS School-Based Partnerships grant helped the Oak Harbor (Washington) Police Department and its community partners form a successful collaborative partnership in 1999.
Main Term(s): Funding sources ; Community policing
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness ; Police resource allocation ; Policing innovation ; Criminal justice projects ; Financial aid ; Problem-Oriented Policing
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2001-CK-WX-K092
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
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Washington, DC 20530
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: COPS Innovations: Promising Strategies From the Field Series; downloaded July 9, 2003.
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