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Police Officers, Crime and Corrections (Links)

American Correctional Association: The oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession; champions the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness.

American Jail Association: Official site of corrections.

American Probation and Parole Association: Helps provide a strong unified voice for probation, parole and corrections officers.

Bureau of Justice Assistance: Provides leadership and assistance in support of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities.

Community Policing Consortium: Plays a principal role in the development of community policing research, training and technical assistance.

International Association of Chiefs of Police: The world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency: A nonprofit organization that promotes effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family, community and justice problems.

National Institute of Corrections: Provides training, technical assistance, information services and policy/program development assistance to federal, state and local corrections agencies.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE): Seeks to ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.

National Sheriff's Association (NSA): A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field; serves the law enforcement/criminal justice professionals of the nation.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS):  Has assisted two-thirds (approximately 12,400) of the nation's law enforcement agencies in implementing a locally-defined vision of community policing.

Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice: Provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims.

Police Executive Research Forum: A national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county and state law enforcement agencies.

Police Foundation: Acts as a catalyst for change and an advocate for new ideas in restating and reminding ourselves about the fundamental purposes of policing, and in ensuring that an important link remains intact between the police and the public they serve.