• Federal law enforcement agencies
  • News sites
  • Legal sites
  • Police blogs and forums
  • Portals and links pages
  • Statistics and research
  • Terrorism and extremism
  • Drug abuse and addiction

  • Federal law enforcement agencies

    ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    BLM - Law Enforcement Rangers
    CBP - Customs and Border Protection
    - Customs and Border Protection officers
    - Border Patrol agents
    DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
    FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
    ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
    I.R.S. - Internal Revenue Service
    NCIS - Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    OSI - US Air Force Office of Special Investigations
    U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement
    U.S. Dept. of Defense Criminal Investigative Service
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.)
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Special Agents
    U.S. Forest Service - Law Enforcement Rangers
    U.S. Marshals Service
    U.S. Park Police
    U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    U.S. Secret Service
    U.S. State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security

    News sites

    The Crime Report Thought-provoking articles and a daily briefing on what’s hot in law enforcement and criminal justice, from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    ProPublica Excellent nonprofit website run by full-time investigative journalists.

    Pacific Crime Blog Keep up to date on interesting developments in criminal justice, courtesy Dr. Patrick Jackson, C.J. department chair at Sonoma State.

    Crime Library Everything about crime and law enforcement, from the perspective of actual cases.

    Trials and Tribulations.  Knowledgeable citizen journalists sit in court so you don’t have to.  They’ve covered every major criminal trial since O.J.  With terrific commentary. A must-read!

    The Marshall Project Deeply-researched articles by real journalists about the justice system and its many follies (winner of a Pulitzer in 2016!)

    Legal sites

    FindLaw Links to State and Federal laws and appeals court decisions.

    Cornell U.S. Code search Quick links to Federal law

    California State law All State codes, fully searchable (if you don’t have a keyword in mind, leave it blank and select a code for a searchable index.)

    CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Fully searchable.

    United States Code Fully searchable.

    SCOTUS blog.  What’s in front of the Supreme Court? What are the controversies?  You’ll find them here.

    Jay’s Law Links Summaries of recent and some historical court decisions in selected areas from my class website. Disclaimer:  I’m not a lawyer, so click on the links for the real scoop!

    Police Blogs and Forums

    PoliceOne Hardcore cop site with all the goodies, including news updates, commentary and feedback from line officers. Strap on that Sam Browne and fire up the PC!

    National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Tracks line-of-duty deaths and honors the fallen.  Maintains National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

    Officer Down Memorial Page Lists line-of-duty deaths and honors the fallen

    Cop in the Hood Ex-cop, prolific author and noted academic pulls no punches in his terrific blog

    Improving Police Veteran police chief on making cops better

    Portals and Links Pages

    USAGov A portal for everything Federal, from jobs to statistics to reports.

    USAGov Public Safety and Law links FirstGov’s sub-portal for crime and justice.

    National Registry of Exonerations. Exactly what is claims to be. From the law schools at the University of Michigan & Northwestern University.

    The Redwood Highway An amazing collection of criminal justice links, hosted by Sonoma State’s Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

    Statistics and Research

    Crime Solutions OJP reports on the effectiveness of selected criminal justice programs.

    NCJRS - Ntl. Criminal Justice Reference Service Invaluable source for research reports on police, crime and justice.

    BJS - Bureau of Justice Statistics Authoritative source on crime and justice statistics.

    Uniform Crime Reports Yearly FBI compendium on the bad and the ugly in America. Not for the faint at heart!

    Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, by year Links to yearly analyses from the UCR, including narratives of incidents resulting in an officer’s death.

    National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Data and information about officer deaths.

    Terrorism and extremism

    ADL website “combating hate” page Comprehensive source of information on extremism. Follow links for highly detailed information about domestic & international hate groups.

    Drug abuse and addiction

    NIDA easy-to-read drug facts Plain-language website about drugs of abuse and detecting and treating addiction



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