Reporting, and Fighting Crime
law enforcement agencies are working with their counterparts in state
and local governments and their private sector partners to protect our
lives, property, and neighborhoods. Information technology is an important
weapon in preventing, reporting, and fighting crime of every description.
Law Enforcement & Response Technology
With support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National
Institute of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police,
the Texas Transportation Institute is developing the Advanced Law Enforcement
& Response Technology (ALERT®). The System enhances
the safety and efficiency of all first responders by streamlining data
collection and sharing, and improving communication between law enforcement
and the entire first response community.
Many of the more than 80,000 jurisdictions--states, units of local
governments, and Indian tribes--may be eligible to apply for funds to
help purchase bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers.
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is a law enforcement
organization within the United States Department of Treasury. Its
dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue, and protecting
the public. ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to
alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson.
Mapping Research Center
The National Institute of Justices Crime Mapping Research
Center promotes, researches, evaluates, develops and disseminates (geographic
information systems) technology and the spatial analysis of crime.
Service -- Enforcement
The United States Customs Service is the primary enforcement agency
protecting the Nations borders. It is the only border agency with
an extensive air, land, and marine interdiction force and with an investigative
component supported by its own intelligence branch.
Internet crime, like any other crime, should be reported. Find
out how to do it on this useful site sponsored by the Department of Justice.
It has a wealth of other information as well, such as how to protect copyrights,
trademarks, and trade secrets.
Since the early 1960s, there has been an alarming increase in
drug use in the United States. Drug use among teens, and even younger
children, has been steadily increasing for the past several years. On
this site youll find everything from a list of the drugs that concern
us most to national drug statistics to the agencys major operations.
Communities Support Program
The Office of National Drug Control Policy funds community
coalitions of youth, parents, media, law enforcement, school officials,
religious organizations and other community representatives to prevent
and reduce young people's illegal use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Youll
find all 1999 grantees.
Bureau of Investigation
On this site youll find everything from the 10 most wanted
fugitives to the FBIs Internet Fraud Complaint Center, to career
opportunities with the FBI.
Computer Incident Response Capability
Fight viruses! The Federal Computer Incident Response Capability
(FedCIRC) is the central coordination and analysis facility dealing with
computer security related issues affecting the civilian agencies and departments
of the Federal Government. If you believe your federal site may have suffered
a break-in or other type of incident, you may report it on this site.
Up on Gangs
The Northeast Gang Information System (NEGIS) gives law enforcement
officers in five northeastern States the ability to track gang members
within and across State lines.
Resistance, Education, and Training (GREAT)
Sponsored by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
and their many partners this program helps children set goals for
themselves, resist pressures, learn how to resolve conflicts without violence,
and understand how gangs and youth violence impact the quality of their
How can someone steal your identity? By co-opting your name, Social
Security number, credit card number, or some other piece of your personal
information for their own use. In short, identity theft occurs when someone
appropriates your personal information without your knowledge to commit
fraud or theft. Find out what to do on this site sponsored by the Federal
This reportthe work of the Department of Justice and the
National Partnership for Reinventing Governmentdescribes what some
of the most innovative law enforcement agencies in the country are doing.
They are applying cutting-edge information technologies such as crime
mapping to drive management decisions and to create real partnerships
with communities to prevent and reduce crime.
Vehicle Theft Program
The Department of Justice provides funds to states for this voluntary
program. The "Watch Your Car" program encourages owners of motor
vehicles to voluntarily display a decal or device to alert police that
their vehicles normally are not driven between the hours of 1 a.m. and
5 a.m. A car owner also consents to have law enforcement officials determine
whether the vehicles are being operated with the owners consent.
of National Drug Control Policy
The office of the "drug czar" establishes policies to
aid in the reduction of drug trafficking, manufacturing, and use.
A unique network of local leaders -- aided by the National Partnership
for Reinventing Government and other national partners -- is sharing strategies
and techniques for reducing gun violence.
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add stories and links to this collection of law enforcement sites. Contact
Patricia B. Wood, Editor, Access America E-Gov E-Zine http://www.accessamerica.gov.
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