Law Enforcement Search Engines, Sites, and Communities

Find crime statistics, crime scene investigation information, police information and more with these law enforcement search engines, sites, and communities. These sites are open to anyone, and the information is absolutely free. 

This is a free service to find registered sex offenders in your local area. Sex offender registries, a searchable database of sex offender information and statistics, and help for victims of sexual crimes are all available here. You can search via zip code, address, school, and day care to make sure your searches are as refined as possible. This can be especially useful if you're planning a move and want to make sure that your neighborhood is safe.  More »

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There is a gigantic amount of information available here on the FBI site; lots of crime statistics and law enforcement information, including Reports & Publications, Top Ten Fugitives, How to Become an FBI Agent, and more. You can also find a rotating set of featured stories around crime and law enforcement, crime statistics, victim assistance, warnings about current popular scams, criminal justice information services, and much more. This site is updated quite frequently as FBI information tends to change often.  More »

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Law enforcement agency search, officer search, and crime sites search available at this very extensive site.Firearms information, tactical training, career information, and very active forums are also available here. Much of the information here is aimed towards police officers, but is of potential interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the criminal justice system.  More »

This free resource is a federally-funded organization that provides justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development. Search through A-Z Topics, learn about the Courts or Law Enforcement, and browse through A-Z Publications/Products. Many different organizations are represented here, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Juvenile Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.  More »

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One of the most authoritative sources on the Web to go for legal information, criminal law resources, and a ton more law enforcement topics. All sorts of legal topics, state law information, and help in finding a local attorney for any sort of legal need you might have are also available here. If you have a bit of legal research that you'd like to do, this is also a very useful site - of course, this doesn't substitute for advice from a licensed attorney, but it's good for getting started.  More »

There are all sorts of interesting things you can find here - anything from reporting a crime, finding a job, locating an inmate, finding help for crime victims, sales of seized property, even reporting waste and misconduct. Here are just a few of the topics you'll find at the Department of Justice: how to Combat Terrorism, Uphold Civil Rights & Liberties, End Violence Against Women, and much more. You can also sign up for E-mail updates to keep track of the latest law and order news that affects the nation, as well as "like" the DOJ's pages on various social media outlets.  More »

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SpotCrime provides a map of crime hot spots for hundreds of different cities around the United States. Simply click on your state, find the city you're looking for, and then read the map legend to figure out what kind of crimes are presently being reported. You're able to browse by state here, and you can submit crime information if you have it.  More »