Community Oriented Policing Services
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|Jurisdiction||Federal government of the United States|
Washington, D.C., United States
|Annual budget||$214 million|
|Parent department||U.S. Department of Justice|
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is a component within the United States Department of Justice. The COPS Office was established through a provision in the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.
Since 1994, the COPS Office has provided $14 billion in assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies to help hire community policing officers. The COPS Office also funds the research and development of guides, tools and training, and provides technical assistance to police departments implementing community policing principles.
- "COPS History". Community Oriented Policing Services.
- IT, COPS Office. "COPS Office: Director's Corner". www.cops.usdoj.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
- Official website
- James, Nathan (Sep 15, 2010). "Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): Current Legislative Issues" (pdf). Congressional Research Service.