The Future of Policing Services

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) presents the 2012 Community Policing Conference: The Evolution of Public Safety in America. On August 1–2, 2012, at the Hyatt Bethesda, the COPS Office will host members of the public safety community and their community policing partners to address the practical needs of the field.

The 2012 COPS Conference will focus on how the tradition of service can be enhanced through commitment to innovations and responding to other changes in American society. There will be 24 interactive workshops on topics including regionalization, use of civilians, police legitimacy, cyberbullying, greater use of technology and more. We are confident that it will be of benefit to patrol officers, first-line supervisors, commanders, police chiefs, public safety directors, local elected officials and community leaders.

Registration is free but space is limited this year so please encourage those interested to register early. There will be no on-site registration at this conference.

Session Topics:

  • Operational Innovations that Promote Greater Efficiencies in Performance and Cost Effectiveness
  • Strategies for Addressing Rapidly Evolving Forms of Cyber-Crime
  • Practical Guidance for Taking Advantage of the Latest Technology Tools
  • Risk-Assessment Models for More Targeted Use of Scarce Resources
  • Opportunities, Trends, and Concerns Related to Collaboration, Resource-Sharing, and Regionalization
  • The Implications of Police Legitimacy

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