The Reality Of Now: The Challenges Facing America’s Law Enforcement with Hugh Clements
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. The work of the COPS Office is vital to State and local law enforcement agencies and, by extension, to the safety of our communities. The COPS Office is the cornerstone of our national policing strategy—community-oriented policing. The hiring program, its work on collaborative reform, and efforts to improve officer safety and wellness is critical, especially at this time.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Hugh Clements, the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to discuss the current state of policing, the resources the COPS Office provides, as well as the partnership the two organizations have.
Hugh has extensive experience in virtually every aspect of policing and law enforcement, a career which began in 1985 with the Providence Police Department as a patrol officer and culminated with him becoming the agency’s chief in 2012. Hugh was also a long-time member of the FOP’s National Board of Trustees. He is a decorated officer and is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on law enforcement trends.
Law enforcement officers have one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the United States. The brave men and women of law enforcement are charged with the enormous responsibility of keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe.
Be sure to tune in to Blue View, a weekly podcast presented by the National Fraternal Order of Police, to hear from law enforcement experts, elected officials, and other notable leaders to gain insight into the issues and current events surrounding the law enforcement community. Each episode will leave you with a better understanding of what law enforcement officers face daily. Together, we can rebuild the trust between police officers and the communities they serve.