American Correctional Association (ACA)
The American Correctional Association (ACA) serves all disciplines within the corrections
profession, including professional development, certification, standards, accreditation,
networking, consulting, research, publications, technology, and testing. ACA also
handles conferences and exhibits in the corrections profession.
American Polygraph Association (APA)
The American Polygraph Association (APA) consists of over 2,500 members dedicated
to providing a valid and reliable means to verify the truth and establish the highest
standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct in the polygraph field. APA
establishes standards of ethical practices, techniques, instrumentation, research,
advanced training, and continuing educational programs.
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association
composed of individuals from the United States and Canada actively involved with
probation, parole, and community-based corrections. APPA serves, challenges, and
empowers members and constituents by educating, communicating, and training; advocating
and influencing; acting as a resource and conduit for information, ideas, and support;
developing standards and models; and collaborating with other disciplines. All levels
of government—including local, state/provincial, legislative, executive, judicial,
and federal—are counted among its constituents. Educators, volunteers, and concerned
citizens with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice are also among APPA’s
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization concerned
with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning
the etiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. ASC’s
objective is to bring together a multidisciplinary forum fostering criminology study,
research, and education. The members include practitioners, academicians, and students
in the many fields of criminal justice.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) provides antifraud training
and education. ACFE has over 33,000 members, sponsors more than 100 chapters worldwide,
and provides antifraud educational materials to over 100 universities. ACFE provides
training courses covering, but not limited to, the following: auditing for internal
fraud, casino fraud, computer-aided fraud prevention and detection, computer fraud,
contract and procurement fraud, financial statement fraud, and tracing illicit funds.
Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU)
Established in 1956 and serving local, state, and regional agencies and organizations,
the role of the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU) is to gather, record, and
exchange confidential information concerning organized crime and terrorism not available
through regular police channels. LEIU members are law enforcement agencies of general
jurisdiction having a criminal intelligence function.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), was
established as an independent accrediting authority in 1979 by the four major law
enforcement membership associations: the International Association of Chiefs of
Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE),
the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum
(PERF). CALEA has 21 members selected from law enforcement practitioners and the
public and private sectors. The overall purpose of CALEA is to improve delivery
of law enforcement service by offering a body of standards developed by law enforcement
practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date law enforcement topics. The primary
benefits of accreditation include controlled liability insurance costs, administrative
improvements, greater accountability from supervisors, and increased governmental
and community support.
Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC)
A primary objective of the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) is
to provide guidance and advice in connection with the implementation and refinement
of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and to serve as advocates
for local law enforcement in their efforts to develop and share criminal intelligence
for the promotion of public safety and the security of our nation.
Cyber Law Enforcement Organization (CLEO)
The Cyber Law Enforcement Organization (CLEO) is a network of law enforcement officers
who specialize in cybercrime investigation, training other law enforcement officers,
and assisting cybercrime victims online. CLEO’s tip line handles child pornography,
cyberstalking, and missing children tips, as well as tips for cyberscams and fraud
online. CLEO also includes prosecutors, defense counsel, and legal experts in the
field of cybercrime to help educate and guide the Internet community on crime prevention
and cybercrime reporting.
Federal Bar Association (FBA)
The Federal Bar Association (FBA) provides a wealth of constantly updated information
for law students, new practitioners, experienced attorneys, and judges from all
over the country. FBA serves as the national representative of the federal legal
profession in order to promote the sound administration of justice, enhance professional
growth and development of members, promote high standards of professional competence
and ethical conduct, promote the welfare of attorneys and judges, provide meaningful
service for the welfare and benefit of the members, provide quality education programs
to the profession and the public, keep members informed of developments in their
respective fields of interest and the affairs of the association, and promote professional
and social interaction among members of the federal legal profession.
Florida Crime and Intelligence Analyst Association (FCIAA)
The Florida Crime and Intelligence Analyst Association (FCIAA) shares information
about emerging crime trends, critical intelligence information, and educational
and training issues. FCIAA provides technical and analytical training, exchanges
information and ideas, and establishes a state certification process that will enhance
the effectiveness, efficiency, and professionalism of crime and intelligence analysts.
Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA)
The Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) is a nonprofit organization composed
of criminal justice professionals who are actively involved in every aspect of gang
investigations. The FGIA is involved in fostering the exchange of gang-related intelligence,
providing quality training, creating public awareness, and tracking legislative
issues related to the battle to eradicate gangs and gang activity in Florida.
Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology (FACT)
The Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology (FACT) is a consortium of private
sector companies and senior court representatives dedicated to strengthening the
dialogue between courts and providers of technology. FACT aims to improve the quality
of justice through communication between those who develop and provide technology
and services and those who manage the courts. FACT members provide insights and
propose methods to improve technology acquisition and development processes. Active
membership provides opportunities for business representatives to understand justice
priorities and the issues faced by court decision makers examining technology options.
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global)
The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) aims to develop and implement
a standards-based electronic information exchange capability, providing the justice
community with timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure
and trusted environment. Global operates under the auspices of the Office of Justice
Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice. Global advises the federal government,
specifically through the Assistant Attorney General, OJP, and the U.S. Attorney
General, on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. Global is a
"group of groups," representing more than 30 independent organizations, spanning
the spectrum of law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and related bodies. Member
organizations participate in Global out of shared responsibility and shared belief
that, together, they can bring about positive change in interorganizational communication
and data sharing.
Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program is a federally funded
program that coordinates drug control efforts among local, state, and federal law
enforcement agencies. HIDTA was created in designated areas that exhibit serious
drug trafficking problems and harmfully impact other areas of the country. The program
provides agencies with management, equipment, technology, and additional resources
to combat drug trafficking and its consequences. There are 28 HIDTA areas. HIDTA-designated
counties are in most states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District
High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) encourages,
promotes, aids, and affects the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience,
ideas, and knowledge regarding methods, processes, and techniques of investigations
and security in advanced technologies for its members.
International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)
The International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), founded
in 1984, is a professional association of criminologists, researchers, working professionals,
teachers, and students. IASOC works to promote greater understanding and research
about organized crime in all its manifestations.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
The goals of the IACP are to advance the science and art of services; to develop,
disseminate, and promote improved practices; to foster cooperation, exchange of
information, and experience among police administrators; to provide recruitment
and training; and to encourage adherence by police officers to high professional
standards of performance and conduct. IACP has over 19,000 members in over 89 different
countries. IACP’s leadership consists of the operating chief executives of local,
state, federal, and international agencies of all sizes.
International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)
The IACIS is an international nonprofit corporation composed of local, state, federal,
and international law enforcement professionals dedicated to education and certification
in the field of forensic computer science. IACIS exists to create and establish
procedures, train personnel, and certify forensic examiners in the recovery of evidence
from computer systems. IACIS offers training in the seizure and processing of computer
systems. This training incorporates forensic methods for searching seized computers
in accordance with the rules of evidence and laws of search and seizure. IACIS provides
an opportunity to network with other law enforcement officers trained in computer
forensics and to share and learn from other experiences.
International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
The International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) helps crime analysts around
the world improve their skills and make valuable contacts to help law enforcement
agencies make the best use of crime analysis and to advocate for standards of performance
and technique within the profession itself. Members include crime analysts, intelligence
analysts, police officers, educators, and students from over 30 countries.
International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)
The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) provides
information about how financial fraud, fraud investigation, and fraud prevention
methods can be collected, exchanged, and taught for the financial payment industry
and global society. IAFCI has members from across the world in every major continent.
The membership is about one-third law enforcement, one-third banking, and one-third
retail and service members.
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) provides leadership to career
and volunteer chiefs and chief fire officers and managers of emergency service organizations
throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services,
and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Established
in 1873, IAFC is a network of more than 12,000 chief fire and emergency officers.
The members are experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response,
hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)
The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)
aims to enhance the general understanding of the role of intelligence analysis,
encourage the recognition of intelligence analysis as a professional endeavor, develop
international qualification and competence standards, reinforce professional concepts,
devise training standards and curricula, furnish advisory and related services on
intelligence analysis matters, conduct analytic-related research studies, and provide
the ability to disseminate information regarding analytical techniques and methods.
Members include, but are not limited to, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark,
France, Germany, Haiti, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the
Philippines, South Africa, the United States, and Wales.
International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP)
The International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP) consists of people
working in the area of planning and research for criminal justice agencies. IALEP
shares information about the latest innovations, issues, problems, and solutions
confronting criminal justice today. IALEP serves as a forum to exchange ideas, programs,
techniques, and policies. It also sponsors a standard- and advanced-level certification
program for planners. IALEP has nearly 1,000 members from around the world. Members
are from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Guam, Guatemala, Hong
Kong, Iceland, Kuwait, Panama, the Philippines, Slovakia, South Africa, and the
International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association (ICTOA)
The International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association (ICTOA) is a nonprofit
association founded by members of the New York City Police Department. The ICTOA
comprises law enforcement personnel, firefighters, military personnel, first responders,
private corporate security, and other related professionals. The ICTOA supports
members with the most advanced counterterrorism measures to date. ICTOA’s efforts
are achieved through training, education, and networking. ICTOA believes networking
internationally will ensure the safety and security of all nations.
Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) comprises the organization
of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners
throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. JRSA provides
access to current information on state criminal justice research, programs, publications,
and training in the latest computer technologies for records management, data analysis,
the Internet, and forecasting, as well as reports on the latest research being conducted
by state and federal agencies.
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) fosters interstate cooperation
on legal and law enforcement issues, conducts policy research and analysis of issues,
and facilitates communication between the states’ chief legal officers and all levels
of government. NAAG’s members are the Attorneys General of the 50 states and the
District of Columbia, the commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana
Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
U.S. Attorney General is an honorary member.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), founded in 1975, provides
research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas
on pressing state issues. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators
and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths, and its territories. NCSL
is governed by a 60-member executive committee, composed of legislators and legislative
staff members, who are elected annually. Seven officers direct the overall work
of the conference.
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) exists to promote the development
of effective and efficient justice systems in local, state, and tribal government
that enhance public safety; prevent and reduce the harmful effects of criminal and
delinquent behavior on victims, individuals, and communities; and adjudicate defendants
and sanction offenders fairly and justly. NCJA’s members represent all facets of
the criminal and juvenile justice community, including law enforcement, corrections,
prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services, and educational institutions
to local, state, and federal elected officials.
National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)
The National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) provides information on tips, scams,
and statistics on fraud, including telemarketing, elder, Internet, and business
scams. NFIC also provides news articles from the National Consumers League.
National Gang Center™ (NGC)
The National Gang Center (NGC) assists policymakers, practitioners, and researchers
in their efforts to reduce youth gang involvement and crime by contributing information,
resources, practical tools, and expertise toward the development and implementation
of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. NGC also
conducts assessments of the scope and characteristics of youth gang activity, develops
resources, and provides training and technical assistance in support of community-based
prevention, intervention, and suppression efforts.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department
of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The director of NIC is appointed by the
U.S. Attorney General. NIC provides training, technical assistance, information
services, and policy/program development assistance to local, state, and federal
corrections agencies. Services are designed to help corrections professionals meet
the challenges of the corrections environment.
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) provides resources, technical assistance,
opportunities for professional development, information, congressional advocacy,
and valuable opportunities for networking and interacting with fellow criminal justice
professionals to sheriffs and other criminal justice practitioners.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
As a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, the COPS Office advances
community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country. COPS provides
grants to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire and train community
policing professionals, acquire and deploy crime-fighting technologies, and develop
and test policing strategies. COPS-funded training helps advance community policing
at all levels of law enforcement. Because community policing is by definition inclusive,
COPS training also reaches local and state government leaders and the citizens they
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) establishes policies, priorities,
and objectives for the nation's drug control program. The ONDCP also aims to reduce
illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence;
and drug-related health consequences.
Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX)
The Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX) improves the performance
of the counterintelligence (CI) community in identifying, assessing, prioritizing,
and countering intelligence threats to the nation to ensure CI community efficiency
and effectiveness and to provide for the integration of CI activities. The National
Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) is appointed by the President to serve as head
of national counterintelligence for the United States.
Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS)
The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program is a law enforcement program
that receives federal funding to support regional law enforcement efforts to combat
terrorist activity, illegal drug trafficking, organized criminal activity, criminal
gangs, violent crime, and other regional criminal priorities and to promote officer
safety. On national-scope issues, the six regional centers—MAGLOCLEN, MOCIC, NESPIN,
RMIN, ROCIC, and WSIN—initiate joint, cross-center efforts, coordinating and cooperating
as one body.
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is a nonprofit
membership organization that provides assistance to justice, public safety, first
responder, and homeland security practitioners with their information sharing initiatives.
SEARCH provides technical assistance, resources, and models to improve the exchange of
information among state, local, and tribal law enforcement and public safety; fusion
centers; and federal partners to keep communities safe. The organization addresses timely justice,
public safety, and first responder information management laws, policies, and procedures
as issues and events shape and change the justice and public safety landscape. SEARCH
provides tailored assistance that helps jurisdictions plan for, procure, upgrade,
implement, and manage information technology to prepare police, fire, and emergency medical service agencies
for successful information sharing and communications during criminal events, natural
disasters, and terrorist attacks and teaches high-tech investigators the skills
they need to stay ahead of criminals in the fight against crime.