Impact of the Economic Downturn on American Police Agencies

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) logoThe report The Impact of the Economic Downturn on American Police Agencies from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) examines how the economic crisis has changed policing in the United States. The report captured information from “reputable surveys, publications, and a variety of data sets” in order to illustrate how law enforcement agencies have been affected and how some agencies have responded to the current economic climate. The report finds that for many agencies “the importance of maintaining and expanding community policing practices during this time of economic hardship is paramount. Research and feedback from the field indicate that community policing is a successful practice in both small and large agencies with significant public safety problems.”

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