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

International Association of Chiefs of Police

National Sheriffs’ Association

Fraternal Order of Police

The United Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

National Association of Police Organizations

Small & Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association





Federal Law Enforcement Organizations

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

Federal Criminal Investigators 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

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Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement

Asian Peace Officers’ Association

National Asian Peace Officers’ Association

Black Peace Officers’ Associations

National Black Police Association

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

Latino Peace Officers Associations

National Latino Peace Officers Association

Narcotic Officers’ Associations

California Narcotic Officers’ Association

Probation and Parole Associations

American Probation and Parole Association

Criminal Justice Student Organizations

American Criminal Justice Association

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

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