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Recommended FCC Databases for Public Safety Research
Ebook Academic Collection (EBSCO)
180,000+ ebooks covering a broad range of academic subjects, and includes titles from leading university presses and academic publishers.
National Newspapers (ProQuest)
Full-text articles from The Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun newspapers starting in 1970 to the present.
The world's largest statistical portal focused on businesses, industries, and media. Also includes infographics and charts.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Community policing begins with a commitment to building trust and mutual respect between police and communities. It is critical to public safety, ensuring that all stakeholders work together to address our nation's crime challenges. When police and communities collaborate, they more effectively address underlying issues, change negative behavioral patterns, and allocate resources.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI protects America from the most dangerous threats facing our nation—from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil, from cyber villains to corrupt government officials, from mobsters to violent street gangs, from child predators to serial killers.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.
Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
A dynamic association of law enforcement leaders who are committed to: education, innovation and collaboration.
Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC)
MCAC coordinates the efforts of federal, state and local agencies to gather, analyze, and share intelligence information with law enforcement, public health, and emergency responder personnel.
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
The mission of the Police and Correctional Training Commissions (PCTC) is to ensure the quality of law enforcement and correctional services through the establishment and enforcement of standards and the facilitation and delivery of training, education and prevention programs.
Maryland State Police
The mission of the Maryland State Police is to serve the people of Maryland and those who visit our State through purposed policing that protects our citizens, prevents criminal acts and traffic crashes, and provides the highest quality of law enforcement services available anywhere.
Ethics & Integrity
Aspects of police ethics covered by the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
American Police Canine Association
Helps users to locate experts in the field for the purposes of training, acquiring equipment (and work animals), competitions, certification programs, and articles of interest that can benefit people who work in the field
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
IACP is a professional association for law enforcement worldwide. The IACP launching internationally acclaimed programs, speaking on behalf of law enforcement, conducting groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to members across the globe.
International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
The IACA is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing training, networking and professional opportunities to crime and intelligence analysts around the world. We deliver these services in a cost-effective manner.
National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
Geared more toward enabling law enforcement to network with others working in the same specialty. National and regional conferences, training opportunities, discussion boards, and basic SWAT schools offered throughout the country, as well as literature.
FBI Reports and Publications
Search for FBI publications and filter by year of publication.
Journal of Law Enforcement
The Journal of Law Enforcement carries scholarly work on law enforcement from countries around the world.
Provides law enforcement with daily breaking new stories, and editorials of tactics, technology and training they need to stay safe on the job.
Police Chief Magazine
The Police Chief is the official publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
American Correctional Association Standards and Accredidation
The standards created and refined by the American Correctional Association represent fundamental correctional practices that ensure staff and inmate safety and security; enhance staff morale; improve record maintenance and data management capabilities; assist in protecting the agency against litigation; and improve the function of the facility or agency at all levels.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
CALEA is an international accrediting body that provides a set of professional standards with which law enforcement agencies can voluntarily comply.
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Standards
When it comes to delivering quality care in correctional settings, the NCCHC Standards provide the framework to ensure that systems, policies and procedures are in place to produce the best outcomes in the most cost-efficient and effective manner.
The National Sheriffs’ Association Triple Crown Award
The NSA offers a “Triple Crown Award” to sheriff’s offices that are simultaneously accredited at the same time by CALEA, ACA, and NCCHC. This designation is available only to sheriff’s offices, and there are very few nationwide that achieve this status.
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