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Community Policing in Action PHOTO Contest

Dear Colleagues:

The COPS Office is pleased to invite you to participate in the 4th annual “Community Policing in Action” photo contest. This widely anticipated contest launched in 2014 as a way to provide law enforcement agencies the opportunity to share photos of positive interaction with the communities they serve. Since 2014, we have received over 800 photos law enforcement and community engagement!

We invite you to capture your most spirited and creative community policing moment and submit it for an opportunity to be featured on the COPS Office website and its Twitter and Facebook headers for one month during the 2018 calendar year. Each winning law enforcement agency may also be featured in the COPS Office e-newsletter, the Community Policing Dispatch and a COPS Office issued press release.

Your photo should reflect positive engagement that promotes community policing and trust building with community members, stakeholders, local government, and others. While photos may include community members of all ages, we highly encourage photos depicting interactions with adults due to privacy concerns with photos of minors (please see website for important details regarding photos of minors).

Each law enforcement agency may submit one official submission of one photo that accurately depicts the department’s community policing efforts. Please note that photos may be used in other COPS Office communications in the future and there is no cash award or other prize for this photo contest.

All photos must be submitted by 8:00 PM EDT on Friday, November 3, 2017 by email to Please visit for complete contest rules, terms and conditions along with frequently asked questions. Winners will be notified no later than December 29, 2017 by email. All reproductions of the image will include the photo credit information provided.

For questions regarding the contest, please see the Frequently Asked Questions on the COPS Office website or contact the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or by email at