The COPS Toolkit: How to Build, Fix, and Sustain Productive Partnerships

Community Oriented Policing Services,


This toolkit provides practical guidance to law enforcement agencies as they develop and sustain partnerships that support community policing. The toolkit will benefit law enforcement personnel, community-based organizations, educators, youth, government officials, and others seeking to combine efforts to reduce crime and social disorder problems. Topics covered include: collaboration fundamentals, stakeholders, trust, shared vision and common goals, expertise, teamwork strategies, open communication, motivated partners, sufficient means, and action plans.