Rural law enforcement agencies face increasing rates of crime and disorder—and often have dwindling resources with which to combat them. To discuss critical issues in rural policing, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) convened five listening sessions with rural law enforcement stakeholders in September 2019 to discuss rural law enforcement's common concerns, challenges, and needs. The results of these sessions are summarized here.
Author: National Police Foundation
Federal Sponsor Agency: COPS Office, BJA
Publication Date: March 2020