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Law Enforcement

Police Officers

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

Data on homicides cleared by arrest or exceptional means can be found in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annual Crime in the United States report. These annual reports also provide a definition of crimes cleared by exceptional means.

See the Crime: Homicide section of our site for additional resources.

The Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is Tracey Trautman.

Information about crime mapping can be found in the following National Institute of Justice resources: