Federal law enforcement agencies

ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BLM - Law Enforcement Rangers
CBP - Customs and Border Protection
- Customs and Border Protection officers
- Border Patrol agents
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
I.R.S. - Internal Revenue Service
NCIS - Naval Criminal Investigative Service
OSI - US Air Force Office of Special Investigations
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement
U.S. Dept. of Defense Criminal Investigative Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Special Agents
U.S. Forest Service - Law Enforcement Rangers
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Park Police
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
U.S. Secret Service
U.S. State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security

News sites

The Crime Report  Thought-provoking articles and a daily briefing on what’s hot in law enforcement and criminal justice, from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

ProPublica  Excellent nonprofit website run by full-time investigative journalists.

Pacific Crime Blog  Keep up to date on interesting developments in criminal justice,  courtesy Dr. Patrick Jackson, C.J. department chair at Sonoma State.

Crime Library Everything about crime and law enforcement, from the perspective of actual cases.

Trials and Tribulations.  Knowledgeable citizen journalists sit in court so you don’t have to.   They’ve covered every major criminal trial since O.J.  With terrific commentary.  A must-read!

The Marshall Project  Deeply-researched articles by real journalists about the justice system and its many follies (winner of a Pulitzer in 2016!)

Legal sites

FindLaw  Links to State and Federal laws and appeals court decisions.

Cornell U.S. Code search  Quick links to Federal law

California State law  All State codes, fully searchable (if you don’t have a keyword in mind, leave it blank and select a code for a searchable index.)

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations  Fully searchable.

United States Code Fully searchable.

SCOTUS blog.  What’s in front of the Supreme Court?  What are the controversies?  You’ll find them here.

Police Blogs and Forums

PoliceOne  Hardcore cop site with all the goodies, including news updates, commentary and feedback from line officers. Strap on that Sam Browne and fire up the PC!

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund  Tracks line-of-duty deaths and honors the fallen.  Maintains National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

Officer Down Memorial Page  Lists line-of-duty deaths and honors the fallen

Cop in the Hood  Ex-cop, prolific author and noted academic pulls no punches in his terrific blog

Improving Police  Veteran police chief on making cops better

Portals and Links Pages

USAGov A portal for everything Federal, from jobs to statistics to reports.

National Registry of Exonerations. Exactly what is claims to be. From the law schools at the University of Michigan & Northwestern University.

Cal State Long Beach. A comprehensive portal for information and data sources relating to criminology, crime and justice.

The Redwood Highway  An amazing collection of criminal justice links, hosted by Sonoma State’s Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Statistics and Research

Crime Solutions  OJP reports on the effectiveness of selected criminal justice programs.

NCJRS - Ntl. Criminal Justice Reference Service Invaluable source for research reports on police, crime and justice.

BJS - Bureau of Justice Statistics Authoritative source on crime and justice statistics.

Crime and Justice Research Alliance - a joint project of America’s two CJ educator organizations, ASC and ACJS, to inform the public and decisionmakers about CJ issues. Publishes a monthly newsletter.

Uniform Crime Reports Yearly FBI compendium on the bad and the ugly in America.  Not for the faint at heart!

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, by year  Links to yearly analyses from the UCR, including narratives of incidents resulting in an officer’s death.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund  Data and information about officer deaths.

Terrorism and extremism

ADL website “combating hate” page  Comprehensive source of information on extremism. Follow links for highly detailed information about domestic & international hate groups.

Drug abuse and addiction

NIDA easy-to-read drug facts  Plain-language website about drugs of abuse and detecting and treating addiction



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