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NCJ Number: NCJ 199266     Find in a Library
Title: Promising Strategies from the Field: Spotlight on Sheriffs
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Editor(s): Noah Teates ; Kelly Tapp
  Project Director: Amy Schapiro
Date Published: 03/14/2003
Page Count: 41
  Annotation: This document highlights the projects of six sheriffs’ offices that found innovative uses for Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding.
Abstract: A 1996 COPS grant helped the Orange County Chiefs and Sheriffs’ Association (California) assess its response to a surge in gang violence. A 1998 COPS MORE grant gave the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) the resources to improve the efficiency of its deputies so that more time could be spent on community policing. A 1997 Problem-Solving Partnership grant helped the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office (Oklahoma) reduce trailer thefts, a problem that adversely impacts the livelihood and recreation of area residents and businesses. A series of COPS MORE grants enables the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (California) to acquire and deploy several new technologies, such as CAD, DMV, and criminal databases. A 1999 COPS in Schools grant helped the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Arizona) bring two school resource officers to its two local high schools, resulting in a reduction of fear of crime on school campuses. A COPS hiring grant enabled the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (Louisiana) to expand its forces to meet the needs of its rapidly growing population in 1997. COPS programs have advanced community policing across the country by putting more than 116,000 officers and deputies on the street, providing innovative crime-fighting technologies to law enforcement professionals, and providing training to law enforcement and community members. COPS continues to fund State, local, and tribal implementation of innovative and effective community-policing strategies.
Main Term(s): Funding sources ; Community policing
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness ; Police resource allocation ; Policing innovation ; Government contracting ; Criminal justice projects ; 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
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: COPS Innovations: Promising Strategies From the Field Series; downloaded July 9, 2003.
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