Police Industry Associations

Law enforcement associations
Police Officers from around the country escort busses of family members of officers killed in the line of duty to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial before a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 9, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Following is a list of law enforcement associations and police associations:

List of Police Industry Associations and Organizations

American Association of Code Enforcement – Information exchange, investigative, and case prep tips for officers and investigators. Links, photo gallery. Free membership.

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens – The AFP&CC is a nonprofit organization with over 100,000 members nationwide. Through the Police Family Survivors Fund, they offer programs and services, including educational scholarships, birthday and holiday gifts, financial assistance, grief counseling, and other opportunities for the families of deceased officers. Also, the organization supports communication, education, and development within the law enforcement community.

Fraternal Order of Police – The world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with over 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. The FOP is committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and safety. For example, they work through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.

InfraGard – An FBI program that began as 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. In 1998, the FBI assigned the national program responsibility for InfraGard to the former National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and the Cyber Division in 2003. InfraGard and the FBI exchange information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security matters.

Law Enforcement Alliance of America – 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 provides hard facts and real-world insights into 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 to self-defense.

National Association of Chiefs of Police – Founded in 1967, NACOP promotes and supports law enforcement through various programs and services. NACOP encourages the leadership of command law enforcement and private security within the United States and its territories. NACOP encourages a free exchange of information between men and women presently engaged in law enforcement, reserves, security, etc. The organization works through publications, meetings, regional training, research endeavors, films, and study courses. Also, it creates the opportunity to recognize and encourage citizens and law enforcement officers. Through an awards program, it recognizes citizens for their community deeds of bravery and valor.

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 a 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 that raises professionalism among criminal justice professionals.  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 better serve the people of their cities, counties, or jurisdictions.

International Law Enforcement Associations

International Association of Chiefs of Police – The world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives. They have 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.

The 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 managed by an international Board of Directors of nine elected IALEIA members. 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 various venues and provide an environment for the 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 worldwide. ILEETA provides information, police training resources, member discounts, and networking. ILEETA membership is exclusive to persons actively engaged in training society’s protectors.

International Police Association – The IPA was formed in 1950. Since then, its motto, Service through Friendship, has reached people worldwide.

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  1. I came across a reference to the Retired Police Association of North America, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL in 1947. Is this a precursor to any other association? Did it fold later on?

    Thank you.

  2. As a victim of property crime, I hired an investigation firm that successfully traced my stolen funds in the form of cryptocurrency to an exchange company through which the thief suspect had taken the value of $138,000, equal to my life savings.
    My local North California county Sheriff officer was reluctant to even make a police report that he eventually prepared but he refused to request the identity and address linked to the account of the suspect from the exchange company. This information has to be requested by law enforcement by email and takes only 30-second conduct since the request was properly drafted by the investigation firm that I had presented to the deputy sheriff officer to forward to the exchange company. My investigator company also asked the officer by email.
    Since this officer was not willing to do this very simple conduct, the recovery of the stolen funds is hindered and at a deadlock while the thief is well and happy.
    The officer’s excuse was that this case is beyond his jurisdiction and I should take it to the FBI I did already 3 times within the last 2 months and the FBI has been not responsive. According to an ex FBI agent, I talked to, they will certainly not respond to this case since it is well under the 8 figure financial range they are inundated with anyways.
    He also said that this simple conduct is within the full authority of my local Sheriff’s department.

    I have 2 questions:

    1. Is my local Sheriff authorized to request this essential information, that is the identity, address of the suspect from the exchange company, and is it within his jurisdiction since the suspect’s residency is unknown? He could be a California resident. If not, the investigation firm I hired can conduct the case outside the USA.
    2. By refusing to assist is the officer not fulfilling his duty?

  3. NLERA has disbanded. It is 2021. Some of these agencies that I need help with on this list no longer exist. Is there a place I can find an updated list.

  4. What is “Police Officers Support Association”? It is allegedly at 6650 W State St, Ste D PMB266. They are soliciting donations.


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