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COPS provides you with the most current information on our programs, grants and ongoing policing strategies research. Other resources with related criminal justice information may also be helpful in learning more about community policing and policing.

Links to Department of Justice Agencies and Components

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Links to COPS Funded Organizations

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing 
The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP Center) is a non-profit organization funded by the COPS Office to advance problem-oriented policing. It does this by offering information about ways in which police can more effectively address specific crime and disorder problems.

COPS in Schools 
This Web site provides information about the purpose of the COPS in Schools (CIS) grantee training, answer the questions about who should attend the training and logistical arrangements, and allow participants to register for the training on line.

Reports from the Field 
Reports from the Field describes the promising practices of COPS grantees in all grant programs. It is an excellent resource for those wanting to learn more about specific grantees, or for grantees that want to know what other agencies in their state or elsewhere are doing.


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Links to Department of Justice Funded Organizations

Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) 
The Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) is a U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs funded program whose mission is to foster the growth of strategic planning and implementation of integrated justice systems., is a tool for policymakers, law enforcement officials, treatment and prevention professionals, businesses and retailers, and anti-drug activists. The comprehensive site brings together information and resources available to communities on the topic of methamphetamine.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) 
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a clearinghouse for criminal justice related information. NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS provides extensive reference and referral services regarding crime and justice-related research, policy and practice, an information network via e-mail notifications and mailings, and access to thousands of published federal government reports.

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) 
The National Law Enforcement Corrections and Technology Center (NLECTC) is funded by the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice and serves as an "honest broker" offering support, research findings, and technological expertise to help State and local law enforcement and corrections personnel perform their duties more safely and efficiently.

Presidentís DNA Initiative
The Presidentís DNA Initiative provides funding, training, and assistance to ensure that forensic DNA reaches its full potential to solve crimes, protect the innocent, and identify missing persons.

Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Center 
The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance has funded the development of a Web-based tool to assist law enforcement agencies, government officials, community leaders and others in their efforts to minimize inappropriate racial profiling. This web site developed in cooperation with Northeastern University, offers a wide variety of information on racial profiling including, legislation and case law, reporting and analysis, planning and training and a resource library.

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Links to Other Federal Government Agencies

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for over 80 federal agencies (a.k.a. Partner Organizations). The center also provides services to state, local, and international law enforcement agencies. is the U.S. government's official web portal. It offers a wide range of online information, services, and resources. is the catalyst for a growing electronic government, and connects the world to all U.S. government information and services. It allows users to search more than 51 million web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites.

Counterterrorism Division
This website serves as a single point of access to counter-terrorism and related materials available at the Department of Homeland Security. This resources will help every law enforcement decision-maker develop strategic plans for professional training and local emergency response.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002 established the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation. Homeland security leverages resources within Federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.

Executive Office of the President
The official web site of the White House and the Office of the President of the United States. This site contains information on all issues related to the office of the President including proclamations, executive orders, transcripts of press briefing, and other major news pieces associated with the office.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)  
The principal purpose of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. The director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy. The strategy directs the nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among federal, state, and local entities.

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Links to Criminal Justice Organizations

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims  
For over a decade, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has collaborated with the Office for Victims of Crime at the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to facilitate law enforcement’s ability to effectively address the needs of crime victims. One of the key milestones of this collaboration is the 21st Century Strategy for Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims which consists of four interconnected volumes: the Strategy, the Implementation Guide, the Resource Toolkit, and the Training Supplemental. All of these and a number of other victim-related materials and publications are now available at, a comprehensive Web site that serves as a unique law enforcement resource center for enhanced victim response.

Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ)  
The Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ) conducts comprehensive police operations and management studies, staffing studies, and other specialized projects.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)  
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)  
The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) is an international organization of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. The association serves as the national forum of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, boards and commissions as well as statewide training academies throughout the United States.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC offers law enforcement powerful resources, free-of-charge, to help investigate cases of missing and sexually exploited children, track attempted abductions of children, and locate noncompliant registered sex offenders. Please click on the Law Enforcement link under the Resources for heading on the left-hand side of our home page to learn more.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
The goal of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is to be recognized as a highly competent, public service organization that is at the forefront of providing solutions to law enforcement issues and concerns, as well as to the ever-changing needs of our communities.

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety so that they may perform their jobs in the best possible manner, in service to the people of their communities.

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. The NCVC is dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a national non-profit educational organization that provides resources and services for individuals, communities and governments focused on the prevention of crime. This website offers a wide-variety of publication and products concerning these topics.

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county and state law enforcement agencies. PERF is dedicated to improving policing and advancing professionalism through research and involvement in public policy debate.

Police Foundation
An independent and unique resource for policing, the Police Foundation acts as a catalyst for change and an advocate for new ideas, in restating and reminding ourselves about the fundamental purposes of policing, and in ensuring that an important link remains intact between the police and the public they serve.

SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice and Information Statistics is a nonprofit provider of law enforcement technology resources that draws its funding from the COPS Office, other Department of Justice components, and several other sources. It has an extensive clearinghouse of information regarding law enforcement software and provides training, technical assistance, and conferences.

The Home Office
The Home Office is the government department responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales. This web site contains valuable resources on crime prevention and criminal justice resources including crime prevention toolkits and tips, a discussion forum, research and statistics and drug prevention techniques.

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