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.
See the Current Funding Opportunities page to learn about opportunities available from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics. Also see Grants.gov for opportunities from other federal agencies.
- 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
Training and Technical Assistance
Information on required qualifications, education and training for careers in forensic science can be found from:
- The National Institute of Justice Special Report Education and Training in Forensic Science: A Guide for Forensic Science Laboratories, Educational Institutions, and Students.
- The Choosing a Career section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences website provides information about the different types of forensic scientists, salaries, and educational requirements.
- The U.S. Department of Labor resource, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Forensic Science Technicians.
You may also be interested in viewing A Simplified Guide to Forensic Science, a website created by the National Forensic Science Technology Center. This website covers the core concepts, capabilities and limitations of key forensic science disciplines.
Information about forensic computer investigations can be found on the Digital Evidence and Forensics section of the National Institute of Justice site. This page contains general information about the topic and also provides access to publications and guides that have been developed for those involved in such investigations.