The CJIS Division
Community Outreach Program (COP) creates and provides crime, drug,
gang, violence prevention, and education programs within North Central
West Virginia to meet the growing needs of the local communities.The
COP works with school systems and community organizations to promote
healthy lifestyles and provide an environment that supports positive
alternative activities to drug use, gangs, and violence.
Current COP offerings include the following: Caring Officers Promoting Safety (C.O.P.S.), Right Choice Program, Junior Special Agent Program, Finish First in the Race Against Drugs, The Memorial Ceremony in Honor of Fallen West Virginia Law Enforcement Officers, School Violence Program, Community Fingerprinting Program, Statistical Curriculum, Internet Safety Program, and Guest Speakers Program. The following are descriptions of the CJIS Division COP Initiatives:
C.O.P.S. (Caring Officers Promoting Safety)
CJIS Division FBI Police Officers present a variety of safety tips to children and young adults and convey how important proper communication skills are in the event of an emergency. The Program also provides information about careers in law enforcement.
The Right Choice Program
Features an adventure film concerning adolescents faced with making the right choices concerning peer pressure, drugs, and crime. Following the videotape, veteran law enforcement officers, now FBI Training Instructors or CJIS Division Police Officers, address participating youth and share their first-hand accounts of crime, drugs, and violence.
The Junior Special Agent Program
Is a year-long
course currently offered to fifth grade students at Norwood