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) has convened a listening session series with rural law enforcement stakeholders to discuss rural law enforcement's common concerns, challenges, and needs. The results of the second round of these sessions, which took place in seven states in late 2019 and early 2020, are summarized here.
Conversations with Rural Law Enforcement Leaders: Volume 2
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)