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Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Community policing

A philosophy promoting organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques between the police and the community. These strategies proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues, such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. For more information about community policing, please visit the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) website.

Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 Cities, 1998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             BJS/COPS
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999        202/307-0703

SURVEYS IN 12 CITIES SHOW WIDESPREAD
COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR POLICE
New Process Collects Data on Victimization, Citizen
Perceptions of Police and Crime

     WASHINGTON, DC   Eighty-five percent of
residents surveyed in 12 cities reported satisfaction with the
police who served their neighborhood, according to a 1998
Justice Department survey released today.

City-Level Survey of Crime Victimization and Citizen Attitudes

The Bureau Justice Statistics in a joint effort with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), conducted victimization surveys in 12 selected cities. The standard National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument was used with questions about citizen perceptions of community policing and neighborhood issues.