Lessons to Advance Community Policing: Final Report for 2014 Microgrant Sites

COPSThis publication from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) analyzes results from the COPS Office Microgrant Initiative for Law Enforcement under the Community Policing Development program. The grant aimed to facilitate the implementation or advancement of nationwide community policing efforts and address existing gaps in community policing knowledge and tools. In 2014, the COPS Office funded 10 microgrant projects in four categories: (1) building trust with communities of color; (2) implementing cutting-edge strategies to reduce violence; (3) countering violent extremism; and (4) protecting vulnerable populations. This report describes the lessons learned and promising practices that resulted from these microgrant projects.