Policing Issues in Garrison Communities   [open pdf - 3MB]

"In garrison communities, police agencies must have similar understandings with military organizations, just as they do with their neighboring police agencies, regarding active shooter incidents and other issues that may require joint responses. In an effort to help these agencies achieve such goals and objectives, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), held a meeting on October 15, 2015 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a city that borders Fort Bragg, one of the largest U.S. Army installations in the nation. There, civilian law enforcement officials and their military partners discussed promising practices for policing garrison communities and introduced recommendations for future engagement and partnerships. Participants discussed a number of issues that require joint civilian and military police cooperation and innovation, including the response to active shooter scenarios and other critical incidents; interoperability of radios and communications equipment; and law enforcement responses to persons with mental illness, drug abuse, and human trafficking for purposes of prostitution. This publication serves as a summary of that conference and outlines the major challenges that police agencies highlighted as consequences of adjoining a major military base. Additionally, this report presents promising practices shared by participants and recommendations for improving coordination between civilian and military agencies."

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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): http://cops.usdoj.gov/
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Policing Issues in Garrison Communities. Fayetteville, NC. October 15, 2015
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