Community Oriented Policing Services

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Community Oriented Policing Services
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Seal of the United States Department of Justice
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United States Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services' logo.
Department overview
Formed 1994; 22 years ago (1994)
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States

145 N Street NE

Washington, D.C., United States
Annual budget $214 million
Department executive
Parent department U.S. Department of Justice

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is a component within the United States Department of Justice. The COPS Office was established through a provision in the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.

Since 1994, the COPS Office has provided $14 billion in assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies to help hire community policing officers. The COPS Office also funds the research and development of guides, tools and training, and provides technical assistance to police departments implementing community policing principles.[1]

In 2013 Ronald L. Davis was appointed director of the DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. [2]


  1. ^ "COPS History". Community Oriented Policing Services. 
  2. ^ IT, COPS Office. "COPS Office: Director's Corner". Retrieved 2016-09-28. 

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