From the Director: COPS Office: Changing the Narrative

It is a great honor for me to serve as the sixth director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). Next to my family, the greatest commitment of my life has been to law enforcement, especially state, local, and tribal law enforcement. The privilege of serving in this role provides me with an opportunity to guide the COPS Office as we move to change the narrative of policing to support the heroic daily work of officers and deputies and continue to ensure that federal resources are aligned with public safety. Changing the narrative to more accurately reflect the work of our law enforcement professionals will take a concerted effort by the various stakeholders who understand the vital role law enforcement plays in a free society. The COPS Office’s initiatives help local law enforcement agencies build and strengthen their ranks, reduce violent crime, hold offenders accountable, develop strategies to address the opioid epidemic, improve school safety, and promote the wellness and safety of the men and women who serve and protect our communities. 

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