Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 COPS Conference

Registration for the 2012 COPS Conference is now open.  Registration is free, however, spots are limited and it is recommended to register early. This conference generally draws attendees from across the country, including command and patrol-level police officers, criminal justice professionals, and community leaders.

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is holding this years conference at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD on August 1-2, 2012.  This year the conference is going to focus on The Evolution of Public Safety In America.  Utilizing case studies and workshops, they will examine the effects the economy has had on police services throughout the country.  They will also explore some major changes that have occurred as a result of rapid technological advances in recent years.

According to Police One, topics that will be addressed are:

Community policing topics that will be addressed:
  • Operational innovations that promote greater efficiency in performance and cost effectiveness
  • Strategies for addressing rapidly evolving forms of cyber-crime
  • Practical guidance for taking advantage of the latest technology tools
  • Risk-assessment models for more targeted use of scarce resources
  • Opportunities, trends, and concerns related to collaboration, resource-sharing, and regionalization
  • The implications of police legitimacy
Session Topics:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Risk Assessment
  • Consolidation and Regionalization
  • Greater Use of Technology
  • Private/Public Partnerships
  • Officer Suicide/Wellness
  • Labor Management
  • Militarization
  • Public Health/Public Safety
  • TAPS Program
  • And more
For more information on this conference, visit

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