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  NCJ Number: NCJ 207389     Find in a Library
  Title: Secure Our Schools Initiative
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 10/07/2004
  Page Count: 1
  Annotation: This report reviews the history, features, and implementation of the "Secure Our Schools Initiative" (SOS), which is sponsored by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
  Abstract: COPS has invested more than $866 million in various programs intended to increase school security. The range of such programs was expanded in fiscal year 2002 to include SOS, which funds school safety equipment and/or programs intended to improve school safety. SOS grants assist in the purchase of such security measures as the placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; security assessment; security training for students and personnel; and coordination with local law enforcement agencies. In fiscal year 2004, SOS distributed nearly $10 million to help schools in 220 high-risk jurisdictions with increasing security concerns. Grantees are required to contribute a local match of 50 percent toward the cost of the grant project.
  Main Term(s): Community policing
  Index Term(s): Federal aid ; Grants or contracts ; Security systems ; Federal programs ; School security
  Publication Number: e10042571
  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 Fact Sheet; downloaded October 28, 2004. Revised.
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