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COPS Office

COPS — the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. COPS does its work principally by sharing information and making grants to police departments around the United States.

Western Community Policing Institute

Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) was established in 1996 as one of the national networks of Regional Community Policing Institutes (RCPI). WCPI provides innovative nationwide training and technical support on issues vital to community safety. 

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.

Partnerships & Teams

Find creative suggestions and approaches to developing effective partnerships & teams.

Clearing House

The Clearing House provides access to best practices and lessons learned,  community justice initiatives and relevant resource publications.

Law & Legal

A collection of Public Laws, Legal Statutes, published articles and recent court cases that have relevance to policing entities and activities. This section is not only a resource but will provide insight into the design and intent of the law.

Ask an Expert

Our experts are full of valuable knowledge and information and can help answer your questions or point you in the right direction to find answers.


The Toolbox contains useful tools that can assist you with uniform protocols, examples of MOU’s/MOA’s, interactive resources, and other important tools that can assist in enhancing community justice systems.