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The following are links to organizations and resources that may be useful in promoting, developing, and sustaining effective policing through ethical decision making.

COPS Office, US Department of Justice

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to the concept that trust and mutual respect between police and the communities they serve is critical to public safety. The COPS Office is a key resource for information, guidance, training and technical assistance related to all aspects of community policing.


International Association of Chiefs of Police – Ethics Toolkit

TThe International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is an organization committed to addressing cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, and training.


Josephson Institute of Ethics

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Josephson Institute develops and delivers services and materials to increase ethical commitment, competence, and practice in all segments of society including public service and policing.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is a web-based resource supported by Stanford University that organizes scholarly works into a single, up-to-date philosophy reference. The SEP is an especially useful tool for discovering the fundamental principles and historical roots of ethics and ethical thought. .


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Authorized by Congressional legislation, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) serves as the official national memorial to the Holocaust . In addition to its powerful exhibitions and collections on display in its Washington, D.C. location, the USHMM also features educational programs and resources including a program specific to law enforcement and the ethical lessons of the Holocaust.


United States Office of Government Ethics

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) oversees the federal government’s executive branch ethics programs. Although primarily a federal resource, the OGE may be a useful source for any government agency or public service practitioner looking for model practices, education, and training focused on ethical decision making in an official capacity.  


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