Law Enforcement Associations and Police Industry Groups
Following is a list of law enforcement associations and police associations:
- American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens – AFP&CC is a nonprofit organization with more than 100,000 members nationwide. Through the Police Family Survivors Fund, AFP&CC offers programs and services including educational scholarships, birthday and holiday gifts, financial assistance, grief counseling and other opportunities for the families of fallen officers. The organization also supports communication, education and development within the law enforcement community.
- Fraternal Order of Police – The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. The voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. Committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
- InfraGard – InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. The program expanded to other FBI Field Offices, and in 1998 the FBI assigned national program responsibility for InfraGard to the former National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and to the Cyber Division in 2003. InfraGard and the FBI have developed a relationship of trust and credibility in the exchange of information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security matters.
- International Association of Chiefs of Police – The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries. IACP’s leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts – IALEIA is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. It is based in the United States, and is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. IALEIA is managed by an international Board of Directors consisting of nine elected IALEIA members. Several board members are also supported by volunteer committees. IALEIA also has an Executive Advisory Board appointed by the President. IALEIA supports regional chapters throughout the world. IALEIA has a certification program for analysts, a code of ethics, and bylaws that provide structure for the organization. We represent law enforcement analysts in a variety of venues, and provide an environment of community by establishing regional chapters.
- International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association – ILEETA was formed in 2002 to serve the needs of criminal justice trainers and educators throughout the world. ILEETA provides information, training resources, member discounts and networking. The true strength of the organization lies in its diverse membership. ILEETA facilitates the sharing of ideas to help promote our motto: “Wisdom and Courage through Knowledge and Skill”. ILEETA membership is exclusive to persons actively engaged in training society’s protectors.
- International Police Association – The IPA – the largest police organization in the World – was formed on 1st January 1950. Since that time, its Esperanto motto “Servo per Amikeco” (Service through Friendship) has reached more people than could have been imagined.
- Law Enforcement Alliance of America – The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) is the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. With a major focus on public education, LEAA is dedicated to providing hard facts and real-world insights into the world of law enforcement and the battle against violent crime. LEAA fights at every level of government for legislation that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of honest citizens, particularly the right of self-defense.
- National Association of Chiefs of Police – Founded in 1967, NACOP promotes and supports the law enforcement profession through a variety of programs and services. NACOP encourages leadership of command law enforcement and private security within the United States and her territories. NACOP encourages a free exchange of information between men and women presently engaged in law enforcement, reserves, security, etc., through publications, meetings, regional training, research endeavors, films and study courses. It also creates the opportunity to recognize and encourage citizens and law enforcement officers for their community deeds of bravery and valor through the medium of an awards program.
- National Association of Code Enforcement Officers & Investigators – Information exchange, investigative and case prep tips for code enforcement officers and investigators. Links, photo gallery. Free membership.
- National Law Enforcement Recruiters Association – The National Law Enforcement Recruiters Association (NLERA) is the largest law enforcement, corrections, military and private security human resources organization in the United States. With membership representing all 50 states and organizations at all levels of law enforcement and private security, NLERA membership truly represents the broad spectrum of public safety professionals.
- National Sheriffs’ Association – The National Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. Through the years, NSA has provided programs for Sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions.
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