DOJ Announces Three Opportunities for COPS Program
DOJ Announces Three Opportunities for COPS Program

The Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs provide support for community policing. Last week, three new funding opportunities were announced in support of COPS.

  • The COPS Hiring Program will provide funds to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies for 3 years to hire entry level career law enforcement officers. The program is design to increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
  • The COPS Community Policing Development Program will provide funds for 2-year activities aimed at advancing the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies. Activities may include training, technical assistance, demonstration projects, applied research, the development of guidebooks and best practices, etc. Virtually all entities are eligible to apply.

Applications for all three opportunities are due on June 23, 2014.