The 2021 Community Policing in Action Photo Contest Ends Soon

The deadline for the seventh annual “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contest is quickly approaching​. Entries must be submitted by 7 p.m. Central Time, ​Monday, November 16​ to be considered.

All state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement agencies are invited to send in submissions for an opportunity to be featured on the COPS Office website and on Twitter and Facebook​​ headers for one month during the 2021 calendar year.

Each winning law enforcement agency may also be featured in the COPS Office e-newsletter, the Community Policing Dispatch, and a COPS Office-issued press release.

Complete Submission Quick Tips

Make sure your submission is complete with these steps:

Snap your photo

Photo should depict positive community engagement that promotes community policing and trust building with community members, stakeholders, local government, and others.

Only ONE photo may be submitted (no collages). Photo should be visibly clear.

Fill out all forms (submissions without these forms will not be accepted)

Privacy Consent, Waiver, and Release Authorizing Use and Disclosure of Photographic Image Form(s): Submission must include an original, signed Notice, Consent and Release waiver for EACH recognizable individual in the photo.

Permission and Release to Law Enforcement Agencies Form: Submission must include Permission & Release form signed by an authorized law enforcement agency representative.

Include a description of the photo and why it exemplifies community policing in action (don’t forget to include photo credit).

Review your forms to ensure they are signed and complete.

Send submissions to TELLCOPS@USDOJ.GOV by ​7 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, November 16.

More Questions?

​V​isit for all the required forms, FAQs and the complete contest rules, terms and conditions.

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