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Thin Blue Line Motorsports seeks to provide officers & their families w/ resources that help them understand the impact ...
05/28/2021

Thin Blue Line Motorsports seeks to provide officers & their families w/ resources that help them understand the impact of trauma, signs of suicidal ideation, & post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI), as well as information about the current trends in safety. https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/blue_line_motorsports.html

Thin Blue Line Motorsports seeks to provide officers & their families w/ resources that help them understand the impact of trauma, signs of suicidal ideation, & post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI), as well as information about the current trends in safety. https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/blue_line_motorsports.html

Traveling by car this holiday weekend? Be safe on the roads, obey all traffic and move-over laws, and remember to watch ...
05/28/2021

Traveling by car this holiday weekend? Be safe on the roads, obey all traffic and move-over laws, and remember to watch for #LawEnforcement officers conducting traffic stops! #DriveSafely #CommunityPolicing #MemorialDayWeekend

Traveling by car this holiday weekend? Be safe on the roads, obey all traffic and move-over laws, and remember to watch for #LawEnforcement officers conducting traffic stops! #DriveSafely #CommunityPolicing #MemorialDayWeekend

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) provides training, technical assistance, and resources...
05/28/2021

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) provides training, technical assistance, and resources to state, tribal, local, and community DEC alliances and to all those in the field and community who are in contact with, assist, or care for drug endangered children. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/protect_and_serve.html

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) provides training, technical assistance, and resources to state, tribal, local, and community DEC alliances and to all those in the field and community who are in contact with, assist, or care for drug endangered children. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/protect_and_serve.html

Do you know an officer, deputy, or trooper who should be recognized for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service? Nominate t...
05/28/2021

Do you know an officer, deputy, or trooper who should be recognized for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service? Nominate them for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award | The deadline Monday, June 28th, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET.

Do you know an officer, deputy, or trooper who should be recognized for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service? Nominate them for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award | The deadline Monday, June 28th, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET.

Have you checked out the latest issue of the #CPDispatch? This month's issue has resources & best practices for optimizi...
05/27/2021

Have you checked out the latest issue of the #CPDispatch? This month's issue has resources & best practices for optimizing #LawEnforcement mental health & physical wellness, ideas for youth engagement, & information on protecting #DrugEndangeredChildren: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/index.html

Have you checked out the latest issue of the #CPDispatch? This month's issue has resources & best practices for optimizing #LawEnforcement mental health & physical wellness, ideas for youth engagement, & information on protecting #DrugEndangeredChildren: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/index.html

The COPS Office would like to hear from you about how COVID-19 is impacting your projects and operations. Please email T...
05/27/2021

The COPS Office would like to hear from you about how COVID-19 is impacting your projects and operations. Please email [email protected] to share your story. #CRITAC #COVID19 #Coronavirus

The COPS Office would like to hear from you about how COVID-19 is impacting your projects and operations. Please email [email protected] to share your story. #CRITAC #COVID19 #Coronavirus

The COPS Office produces hundreds of guidebooks, white papers, and publications on the most successful proactive methods...
05/25/2021

The COPS Office produces hundreds of guidebooks, white papers, and publications on the most successful proactive methods for improving public safety. Check out our resources and recent releases here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/resources

The COPS Office produces hundreds of guidebooks, white papers, and publications on the most successful proactive methods for improving public safety. Check out our resources and recent releases here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/resources

#DidYouKnow: The deadline for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing has been EXTENDED! Nomi...
05/25/2021

#DidYouKnow: The deadline for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing has been EXTENDED! Nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service by 8:00 PM ET on Monday, June 28th. Learn more: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award

#DidYouKnow: The deadline for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing has been EXTENDED! Nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service by 8:00 PM ET on Monday, June 28th. Learn more: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award

The COPS Office has seven funding opportunities that are open and accepting applications. Learn more about each grant pr...
05/24/2021

The COPS Office has seven funding opportunities that are open and accepting applications. Learn more about each grant program on our website: https://cops.usdoj.gov/grants

The COPS Office has seven funding opportunities that are open and accepting applications. Learn more about each grant program on our website: https://cops.usdoj.gov/grants

#DidYouKnow: The COPS Office has new grants & payment management systems. JustGrants provides all functionalities necess...
05/24/2021

#DidYouKnow: The COPS Office has new grants & payment management systems. JustGrants provides all functionalities necessary to support all stages of grants management. ASAP is available for enrolled DOJ award recipients to request funds. Learn more: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/

#DidYouKnow: The COPS Office has new grants & payment management systems. JustGrants provides all functionalities necessary to support all stages of grants management. ASAP is available for enrolled DOJ award recipients to request funds. Learn more: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/

Our podcast series, The Beat, features interviews with experts from many disciplines & provides #LawEnforcement officers...
05/21/2021

Our podcast series, The Beat, features interviews with experts from many disciplines & provides #LawEnforcement officers with the latest developments in #CommunityPolicing. Listen to the latest episode here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/thebeat

Our podcast series, The Beat, features interviews with experts from many disciplines & provides #LawEnforcement officers with the latest developments in #CommunityPolicing. Listen to the latest episode here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/thebeat

In the #CPDispatch: Phoenix Police Department devised a holistic program to address the overall wellness of both sworn a...
05/21/2021

In the #CPDispatch: Phoenix Police Department devised a holistic program to address the overall wellness of both sworn and civilian employees, offering support for their physical health and providing resources for emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being. https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/optimizing_mental_and_phyiscal_health.html

In the #CPDispatch: Phoenix Police Department devised a holistic program to address the overall wellness of both sworn and civilian employees, offering support for their physical health and providing resources for emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being. https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/optimizing_mental_and_phyiscal_health.html

'An Introduction to SRO Programs' is an interactive online course that directly supports the mission of the National Ass...
05/21/2021

'An Introduction to SRO Programs' is an interactive online course that directly supports the mission of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) to provide the “highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers.”

This program provides an overview of school-based #LawEnforcement programs and illuminates the critical need for further School Resource Officer (SRO) training. Enroll in this free COPS Training Portal course now: https://copstrainingportal.org/project/an-introduction-to-sro-programs/

'An Introduction to SRO Programs' is an interactive online course that directly supports the mission of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) to provide the “highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers.”

This program provides an overview of school-based #LawEnforcement programs and illuminates the critical need for further School Resource Officer (SRO) training. Enroll in this free COPS Training Portal course now: https://copstrainingportal.org/project/an-introduction-to-sro-programs/

The deadline for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing has been EXTENDED! Nominate an offic...
05/21/2021

The deadline for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing has been EXTENDED! Nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service by 8:00 PM ET on Monday, June 28th. Learn more: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award

The deadline for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing has been EXTENDED! Nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service by 8:00 PM ET on Monday, June 28th. Learn more: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award

Are you facing a difficult challenge or issue in your agency or community? The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical...
05/20/2021

Are you facing a difficult challenge or issue in your agency or community? The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) can help by providing critical and tailored #TechnicalAssistance resources to your department. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/collaborativereform

Are you facing a difficult challenge or issue in your agency or community? The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) can help by providing critical and tailored #TechnicalAssistance resources to your department. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/collaborativereform

Two COPS Office Community Policing Development (CPD) programs (CPD Microgrants and CPD Crisis Intervention Teams) are no...
05/20/2021

Two COPS Office Community Policing Development (CPD) programs (CPD Microgrants and CPD Crisis Intervention Teams) are now open & accepting applications. Visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/cpdmicrogrants
and https://cops.usdoj.gov/cit for more information.

Two COPS Office Community Policing Development (CPD) programs (CPD Microgrants and CPD Crisis Intervention Teams) are now open & accepting applications. Visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/cpdmicrogrants
and https://cops.usdoj.gov/cit for more information.

How can state and local #LawEnforcement agencies get started on drafting a #BlueAlert plan? This resource can help: http...
05/19/2021

How can state and local #LawEnforcement agencies get started on drafting a #BlueAlert plan? This resource can help:https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/blue-alert/Blue_Alert_Guidance_2018.pdf
#NationalBlueAlertNetwork

How can state and local #LawEnforcement agencies get started on drafting a #BlueAlert plan? This resource can help:https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/blue-alert/Blue_Alert_Guidance_2018.pdf
#NationalBlueAlertNetwork

The Attorney General’s Award is given for work in three areas: Innovations in #CommunityPolicing, Criminal Investigation...
05/19/2021

The Attorney General’s Award is given for work in three areas: Innovations in #CommunityPolicing, Criminal Investigations, & Field Operations. Learn more about the award criteria here: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award | Nominations must be submitted on Friday, May 28, 2021 by 8:00 PM EST

The Attorney General’s Award is given for work in three areas: Innovations in #CommunityPolicing, Criminal Investigations, & Field Operations. Learn more about the award criteria here: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award | Nominations must be submitted on Friday, May 28, 2021 by 8:00 PM EST

COPS Office online training is for everyone and it's available when you are. This flyer provides a brief overview of wha...
05/18/2021

COPS Office online training is for everyone and it's available when you are. This flyer provides a brief overview of what the COPS Office Training Portal has to offer. Follow the link for more: https://copstrainingportal.org

COPS Office online training is for everyone and it's available when you are. This flyer provides a brief overview of what the COPS Office Training Portal has to offer. Follow the link for more: https://copstrainingportal.org

The @NationalDEC  provides training, technical assistance, and resources to state, tribal, local, and community DEC alli...
05/18/2021

The @NationalDEC provides training, technical assistance, and resources to state, tribal, local, and community DEC alliances and to all those in the field and community who are in contact with, assist, or care for drug endangered children. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/protect_and_serve.html

The @NationalDEC provides training, technical assistance, and resources to state, tribal, local, and community DEC alliances and to all those in the field and community who are in contact with, assist, or care for drug endangered children. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/protect_and_serve.html

Do you know an officer, deputy, or trooper who should be recognized for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service? Nominate t...
05/17/2021

Do you know an officer, deputy, or trooper who should be recognized for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service? Nominate them for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award | The deadline is May 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Do you know an officer, deputy, or trooper who should be recognized for exemplary #CommunityPolicing service? Nominate them for the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award | The deadline is May 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

To promote officer health and wellness, police agencies around the country are turning to mindfulness skills training as...
05/17/2021

To promote officer health and wellness, police agencies around the country are turning to mindfulness skills training as a complement to traditional tactical training protocols. Learn more about the positive impact it has had on #LawEnforcement officers: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/mindfulness_training.html

To promote officer health and wellness, police agencies around the country are turning to mindfulness skills training as a complement to traditional tactical training protocols. Learn more about the positive impact it has had on #LawEnforcement officers: https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2021/mindfulness_training.html

Today we recognize #NationalPeaceOfficersMemorialDay and pay tribute to the 295 law enforcement officers who made the ul...
05/15/2021

Today we recognize #NationalPeaceOfficersMemorialDay and pay tribute to the 295 law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. #PoliceWeek2021 #NationalPoliceWeek

Today we recognize #NationalPeaceOfficersMemorialDay and pay tribute to the 295 law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. #PoliceWeek2021 #NationalPoliceWeek

'An Introduction to SRO Programs' is an interactive online course that directly supports the mission of the National Ass...
05/14/2021

'An Introduction to SRO Programs' is an interactive online course that directly supports the mission of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) to provide the “highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers.”

This program provides an overview of school-based #LawEnforcement programs and illuminates the critical need for further School Resource Officer (SRO) training. Enroll in this free COPS Training Portal course now: https://copstrainingportal.org/project/an-introduction-to-sro-programs/

'An Introduction to SRO Programs' is an interactive online course that directly supports the mission of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) to provide the “highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers.”

This program provides an overview of school-based #LawEnforcement programs and illuminates the critical need for further School Resource Officer (SRO) training. Enroll in this free COPS Training Portal course now: https://copstrainingportal.org/project/an-introduction-to-sro-programs/

NEW RELEASE | This report contains data on #LawEnforcement officers shot in the line of duty, fatally & non-fatally, for...
05/13/2021

NEW RELEASE | This report contains data on #LawEnforcement officers shot in the line of duty, fatally & non-fatally, for the purpose of better understanding the nature & frequency of incidents that could give rise to the issuance of a #BlueAlert:https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/Blue-alert/2020_Blue_Alert_Officers_Shot_Year_End_Report.pdf National Fraternal Order of Police

NEW RELEASE | This report contains data on #LawEnforcement officers shot in the line of duty, fatally & non-fatally, for the purpose of better understanding the nature & frequency of incidents that could give rise to the issuance of a #BlueAlert:https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/Blue-alert/2020_Blue_Alert_Officers_Shot_Year_End_Report.pdf National Fraternal Order of Police

NEW RELEASE | The COPS Office is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, produced in collaboration wi...
05/12/2021

NEW RELEASE | The COPS Office is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, produced in collaboration with the National Police Foundation. Follow the link to download "Averted School Violence (ASV) Database: 2021 Analysis Update" today: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0946

NEW RELEASE | The COPS Office is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, produced in collaboration with the National Police Foundation. Follow the link to download "Averted School Violence (ASV) Database: 2021 Analysis Update" today: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0946

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