OJP partners with many law enforcement agencies at the state and local levels to combat crime and promote safer neighborhoods. Through formula and discretionary grant programs, training, and technical assistance OJP works with states, communities, and tribes to guarantee they have the resources necessary to provide effective law enforcement and to ensure the safety of their citizens. OJP assistance to law enforcement is rooted in the belief that federal dollars should support initiatives that work and that are backed by the communities they serve.
- Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program
- Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
- Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV)
- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Programs
- Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) Program
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Law Enforcement Programs
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annual report, Crime in the United States, presents data on law enforcement employment. Additionally, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) resource, Data Collection: Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) may also be of interest.
Evaluations on the use of tasers and other conducted energy devices (CEDs) by law enforcement are available in the following National Institute of Justice (NIJ) publications:
- Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption
- Police Use of Force, Tasers and Other Less-Lethal Weapons
- Final Findings From the Expert Panel on the Safety of Conducted Energy Devices
Additional research is available on the Assessing the Safety of Conducted Energy Devices section of the NIJ website.
You can also conduct a search of our National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)?Abstracts Database for further information.
If you have not yet contacted law enforcement officials to assist in locating a missing adult, please do so immediately. For additional assistance, visit the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) website. NamUs is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. This free online system can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials, and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
Additionally,?Ashanti Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information about adults who have been reported missing along with suspect information in cases of suspected abduction. Learn more about these Alerts on the National Ashanti Alert Network section of the Bureau of Justice Assistance website.