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Resources for Law Enforcement

An FBI agent and a local crime scene investigator search for clues in the murder of a newborn baby in Ocean City, Maryland. AP Photo.

It’s a stated part of our longstanding mission: “to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.”

That means many things, from fingerprint and DNA analysis…to professional training…to reports and statistics. Visit the links below for more information. Also visit the website of the Office of Partner Engagement, which works with a host of national law enforcement organizations to discuss and find solutions to broader issues.

Our Resources

Criminal Justice Information Services
- Criminal Background Checks
- Fingerprints and Other Biometrics
- Gun Checks: NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System)
- LEEP (Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal)
- National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact
- NCIC (National Crime Information Center)
- N-DEx: Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
- Publications: Crime in the United States
- Publications: Hate Crime Statistics
- Publications: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
- UCR (Uniform Crime Reports)
- UCR: NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System)

Law Enforcement Training
- National Academy
- International Training
- Virtual Academy for Law Enforcement
- More

Protecting Against Espionage
- Counterintelligence Strategic Partnerships

FBI Library/Criminal Justice Research Resources
- FBI Library: Lending of materials is restricted to law enforcement

Law Enforcement Partnerships
- Office of Partner Engagement | Security Clearances
- Asset Forfeiture program
- Publications: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Laboratory Services & Operational Technology 
- CODIS (Combined DNA Index System)
- Counterterrorism & Forensic Science Research
- Disaster Squad
- ERTs (Evidence Response Teams)
- HAZMAT (Hazardous Material Response Teams)
- Operational Technology
- Publications: Forensic Science Communications
- Publications: The Handbook of Forensic Services (pdf)
- RCFLs (Regional Computer Forensic Labs)
- Trial Preparation
- Unidentified Remains and Facial Reconstruction

Reporting Threats
- eGuardian

Crisis Response
- Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents
- CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group)
- HRT (Hostage Rescue Team)
- Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC)
- Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP)

International Operations
- Locations, maps, and overview

Forecasting Future Threats
- The Futures Working Group