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Law Enforcement Agencies


  • List of United States State & Local Law Enforcement Agencies
    Listed by state.

  • List of Law Enforcement Agencies in Texas
    Lists of State Agencies, County Officers County Agencies, College & University Agencies, Independent School Agencies, Transit Authority Agencies, and Other Agencies. Many agencies contain links to their web sites.

  • Law Enforcement Links
    San Antonio, Bexar County, and Texas law enforcement agencies.


    INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century. The idea of INTERPOL was born in 1914 at the first International Criminal Police Congress, held in Monaco. Officially created in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission, the Organization became known as INTERPOL in 1956.

  • Interpol Washington
    The mission is to advance the law enforcement interests of the US as the official representative to INTERPOL.

  • List of Law Enforcement Agencies
    An International list by country.


  • ATF: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    This site has links to regulations, federal licenses, and related law enforcement programs for Firearms, Explosives, Arson, Alcohol & Tobacco, as well as a brief biography of the most famous ATF agent, Eliot Ness.

  • BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics was first established on December 27, 1979 under the Justice Systems Improvement Act of 1979, Public Law 96-157 (the 1979 Amendment to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Public Law 90-351). The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Coast Guard
    From this site: The Coast Guard is the principal Federal agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways. In this capacity, the Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles stretching from North of the Arctic Circle to South of the equator, from Puerto Rico to Guam, encompassing nine time zones – the largest EEZ in the world. As one of the five Armed Services of the United States, the Coast Guard is the only military branch within the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to its role as an Armed Service, the Coast Guard is a first responder and humanitarian service that provides aid to people in distress or impacted by natural and man-made disasters whether at sea or ashore. The Coast Guard is a member of the Intelligence Community, and is a law enforcement and regulatory agency with broad legal authorities associated with maritime transportation, hazardous materials shipping, bridge administration, oil spill response, pilotage, and vessel construction and operation.

  • DEA: Drug Enforcement Administration
    Includes links to Operations, Drug Info, Prevention, Press Room, plus the Controlled Substances Act, Drug Disposal, and Extortion Scam Alert. From the site: "The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973 in order to establish a single unified command to combat "an all-out global war on the drug menace." At its outset, DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million. Today, the DEA has nearly 5,000 Special Agents and a budget of $2.02 billion."

  • FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Includes the Most Wanted, News, Stats & Services, Scams & Safety, and a charming Fun & Games page for kids. Established in 1908 during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

  • BOP: Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Established in 1930, this site can help you locate a federal prison in each state, as well as a federal inmate.

  • Homeland Security
    'How do I ...' topics include protecting yourself from cyber attacks, Report suspicious activity, Find student resources, and of course, Get a Homeland Security job.

  • ICE: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, and trade & immigration. CE consists of three directorates to accomplish the agency’s mission, including Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Management and Administration (M&A). Enter 'Texas border' in Search for links to articles from ICE's news releases.

  • National Commission on Forensic Science
    From the site: "n 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) established the National Commission on Forensic Science, in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to enhance the practice and improve the reliability of forensic science. This unique partnership draws upon each agency's core strengths to promote scientific validity, reduce fragmentation, and improve federal coordination of forensic science." The site includes Agencies, Resources, News, and Careers.

  • OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Links to E-news, Topics, Programs, State Contacts, Publications, Statistics, Events, & Tools. A component of the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act (Pub. L. No. 93-415, 42 U.S.C. § 5601 et seq.) in 1974. This landmark legislation established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. On November 2, 2002, Congress reauthorized the JJDP Act. The reauthorization (the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. No. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758) supports OJJDP's established mission while introducing important changes that streamline the Office's operations and bring a sharper focus to its role. The provisions of the reauthorization took effect in FY 2004 (October 2003).

  • Office for Victims of Crime
    Another component of the Office of Justice, this agency helps with the vital task of helping victims, and now includes human trafficking information.

  • TSA: Transportation Security Administration
    Established in 2001, TSA is responsible for all civil aviation security functions; hires, trains, & deploys security officers for over 400 commercial airports; and provides 100% screening of checked baggage for explosives.

  • U.S. Marshals Service
    We now know this Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency, formed in 1789. This site has links to Fact Sheets, History, News Room Business Opportunities, Prisoner Issues, and Career Opportunities. DHS combined 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency when it was established in 2002.

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