Resources for Law Enforcement

The FBI has resources and information for our law enforcement partners at le.fbi.gov.

Featured Publications 

Most Requested Forms 

Bioterrorism Security Risk Assessments

Forms and instructions for Bioterrorism Risk Assessments.

National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives.

Standard Fingerprint Form (FD-258)

The FD-258 is the Applicant Fingerprint Card (white card with blue ink) most often used by law enforcement, government agencies, and banking institutions.

Fingerprint Card Orders

Information on ordering fingerprint cards and training aids.

Freedom of Information Act Requests 

How to find FBI records already released and how to request unreleased records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the Privacy Act.

Submit a Tip

Report violations of U.S. federal law or suspected terrorism or criminal activity.