Community Policing for Grant Applications

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Community Policing for Grant Applications Registration and Payment

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The next course being offered is on January 27, 2023 from 8am-4pm EST live via Zoom. If your agency requires a direct invoice to remit payment, please email and we are happy to provide one for you.


Regular Registration$249
5 or more registrants$199
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Course Description

Community Policing has been discussed in law enforcement circles for decades. Many police agencies engage in aspects of community policing, but do not address or implement many of the most important components of the philosophy. That’s right, community policing is an organizational philosophy, not a set of tactics. In grant applications, many applicants confuse or conflate the two. In order to put forth the strongest COPS Office community policing hiring grant application in 2023, you must demonstrate that your agency is committed to the adherence of community policing’s strategic, tactical, organizational, and philosophical dimensions. If this seems overly academic and impractical, that is because discussion of these components have largely been discussed in the ivory tower of academia and poorly articulated to actual police officers in the field. This course will de-mystify these and other aspects of community policing to help you craft the strongest community policing grant application that demonstrates your command of the subject matter.


Evan Sorg, Ph.D.

Evan is a former New York City Police Officer and Grant Reviewer for the Department of Homeland Security, the owner of Police Grant Writing, and an Associate Professor of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University where he teaches courses on policing, crime analysis, and crime mapping. Read his full bio here.

Course Schedule

TopicStart TimeEnd TimeSkills/Knowledge Learned
The Standard Model of Policing and the Research Revolution of the 1970s08000900Identify the three components of the standard model of policing and cite relevant research demonstrating its ineffectiveness
Team Policing and Foot Patrol as a Precursor to Community Policing09000945Understand Team Policing’s origins and the rise of foot patrol and foot patrol research that paved the way for community policing
Morning Break09451000
From “Nothing Works” to Rethinking Policing’s Goals10001100Understand why American law enforcement agencies moved from a focus on ‘crime control’ to ‘citizen perceptions’
Enter Community Policing11001130Understand the early research on and attempts at ‘doing’ community policing
The four Dimensions of Community Policing11301230Understand the strategic, organizational, tactical, and philosophical dimensions of community policing
Herman Goldstein’s Problem-Oriented Policing13001400Learn about Herman Goldstein’s model of problem-oriented policing and how other scholars imbedded the SARA model into community policing
Community Policing in Action and the Most Recent Systematic Review14001500Review and understand the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS), what outcomes were studied and what the results were; understand what the most recent systematic review of community policing found
Pulling it all Together: COPS Grant Strategies15001600Considering the course content, develop a plan to strengthen your 2023 application
This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor