Reporting, and Fighting Crime
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
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
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
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
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
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 lives.
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 Trade Commission.
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
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.
us 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.
You may reach her at (202) 94-0063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.