September 1, 2000
National Institute of Justice

This research report expands on findings presented in the Research in Brief, The COPS Program After 4 Years--National Evaluation. The document reports on the overall effectiveness of the Community Oriented Policing Services program, including program objectives, grant applications and funds distribution, agencies' use of funds, officer hiring and redeployment, and the organizational impact of community policing. More than 100 exhibits illustrate the research findings, and a methodological appendix explaining the survey process are included.