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Why Would COPS 2.0 Succeed When COPS 1.0 Failed?

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): David B. Muhlhausen

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Justice (Police and law enforcement)

Keywords: Crime; Community Policing; law enforcement; Police

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Recently, there have been calls for Congress to beef up the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). From fiscal year 1996 to FY 1999, the COPS budget peaked at $1.4 billion annually. Since then, the COPS budget has steadily declined: For FY 2008, it was $320 million.