An Interview with Bernard Melekian, Director, US Department of Justice-Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

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The program interviews Bernard Melekian, Director of the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (commonly known as COPS or the COPS Office). Mr.  Melekian has a life-long commitment to law enforcement starting as a police officer and ending as a Chief of Police for Pasadena, CA.

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the component of the US Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing through the provision of information and grant resources.

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address crime and public safety issues and fear of crime.

The website for COPS is

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.