Rob Chapman is a Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and currently serves as the COPS Office Acting Director. In his permanent position, he oversees the COPS Office training and technical assistance, demonstration project, convening, and resources and publications portfolios. He has twice received the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety, which recognizes DOJ employees for outstanding achievement in the development and support of community partnerships designed to address public safety within a community. Prior to Joining the COPS Office in 1996, Mr. Chapman assisted in a variety of public safety research projects and managed the legislative affairs for the Police Executive Research Forum. Mr. Chapman received his Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University, his Master Degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Government, and has also conducted graduate studies in Demography and Public Policy at the Georgetown University School of Public Policy.