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Law Enforcement

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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.

Funding Opportunities

Visit the following sites to learn about law enforcement-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:

See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.


Also see the Law Enforcement page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.

Training and Technical Assistance

Information on the use of DNA to solve property crimes can be found in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-sponsored publication, The DNA Field Experiment: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Use of DNA in the Investigation of High-Volume Crimes; in the NIJ Journal article, DNA Solves Property Crimes (But Are We Ready for That?); and the DNA Field Experiment section of the CrimeSolutions website.

Visit the Using DNA to Solve Property Crimes section of the NIJ site for additional information.

Information on the use of DNA to solve cold cases can be found in the following National Institute of Justice (NIJ) articles and resources:

Also watch the following NIJ videos:

Additionally, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program has produced the following materials:

The Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is Kendel Ehrlich.