Welcome to the COPS Office Training Portal! The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recognizes that training is critical in advancing the capacity for law enforcement agencies and communities to practice effectively the tenets of community policing.
The COPS Office Training Portal provides a convenient way for law enforcement professionals and community partners to access interactive online training in emerging public safety topics and serves as a gateway to a variety of multimedia community policing resources at no cost.
The COPS Office is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.
Community policing begins with a commitment to building trust and mutual respect between police and communities. It is critical to public safety, ensuring that all stakeholders work together to address our nation's crime challenges. When police and communities collaborate, they more effectively address underlying issues, change negative behavioral patterns, and allocate resources.
The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals; to develop and test innovative policing strategies; and to provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing.
The COPS Office produces hundreds of guidebooks, white papers, and publications on the most successful proactive methods for improving public safety. Access the complete archive of COPS Office publications through its Resource Center, and keep up with the latest in community policing wherever you go.
The Beat is the COPS Office's monthly podcast series. The Beat features interviews with experts from many disciplines and provides law enforcement with the latest developments in community policing. Click below to access The Beat podcasts as well as The Beat archive organized by topic.
The Community Policing Dispatch is the e-newsletter of the COPS Office. It aims to educate readers about a variety of criminal justice issues that affect the implementation of community policing and to assist law enforcement practitioners in more effectively addressing crime and social disorder in their communities.