Law Enforcement Associations and Organizations

Associations and organizations can be a great source for establishing contacts within the law enforcement community and the area of law enforcement in which you would like to pursue. It is also a way to learn about different types of law enforcement jobs.  Many associations post job openings on their website. Some law enforcement associations offer student memberships available at a reduced rate. There are even scholarships available through some associations

Police/Sheriff Organizations


Fraternal Order of Police


International Association of Chiefs of Police


Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement


National Asian Peace Officers' Association


National Association of Police Organizations


National Black Police Association


National Latino Peace Officers Association


National Sheriffs’ Association


The United Deputy Sheriffs’ Association


Federal Law Enforcement Organizations


Federal Criminal Investigators Association


Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association


Crime Scene Investigation Organizations


American Academy of Forensic Sciences


Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners


American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors


International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts


International Association for Identification


International Crime Scene Investigator’s Association


The Young Forensic Scientists Forum


Women in Law Enforcement Organizations


The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives


The National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement


International Association of Women Police


Same Shield


Women in Federal Law Enforcement


Criminal Justice Student Organizations

American Criminal Justice Association


National Criminal Justice Honor Society


General Organizations

American Board of Criminalistics


National Association of Blacks in criminal justice



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