The Role of Local Police in Addressing Gangs and Urban Violence: US Perspective and the Role of Community Policing


  • Rob Chapman
Rob Chapman is the Acting Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) where he oversees the Community Policing Advancement Directorate and the COPS Office training and technical assistance, research, research, stakeholder, and demonstration projects. He currently manages projects examining policing protests, the development of a set of audience-specific community policing implementation guides, and partnerships between community developers and police to support broad community revitalization. He previously most recently managed the Research and Development Division, where he conducted program development activities, applied research and evaluation, and program and policy analyses on a variety of community policing and law enforcement topics. Mr. Chapman received his M.A. Degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Government, and conducted graduate studies in Demography and Public Policy at Georgetown University.

This presentation is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit and follow #PovGov on Twitter.

Robert Chapman, Community Policing Tools to Combat Gangs and Violent Crime