COPS to Host Free Community Policing Conference

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced plans to host a free national community policing conference this summer.

Community Policing: Leading the Way to a Safer Nation will be held in Washington July 27-29 and is expected to attract more than 1,200 police chiefs, sheriffs, officers, municipal officials, community leaders, and others concerned with community policing.

The conference will provide participants with training and insight on a variety of law enforcement and community policing issues, and it will emphasize the role of leaders in implementing community policing practices. The conference will feature 48 workshops on issues ranging from human trafficking and methamphetamine to gangs, the use of force, and effectively working with disenfranchised communities.

Conference participation is free, but attendance is limited to the first 1,200 registrants. For registration and conference information, visit

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