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Attorney General of Florida
Myfloridalegal.com is the official site of the Attorney General of Florida.  The site offers information about consumer protection in several areas to include types of fraud and scams, crime victim’s rights, Florida’s lemon law, and what Florida law provides for its citizens.  The site links to SafeFlorida.net, a Florida website dedicated to fighting Cybercrime and supporting Cybersafety. The site also provides a link the latest opinions issued by the Attorney General.
Florida Attorney General's Cybersafety Website
Tips on safe surfing for parents, students, and educators as well as other useful information about protecting our children from internet predators, shielding individuals from identity theft or keeping our senior citizens safe from those who target them for fraud.
Florida Bicycle Law website
Excellent resource for law enforcement officers interested in posing questions and finding answers about bicycle laws in the state of Florida as well as locating resources for bicycle law enforcement.
Florida Department of Corrections
The Florida Department of Corrections website has many interesting links pertaining to the correctional system in Florida.  Information about facilities, organization, employment, publications, and statistics can all be accessed from the main page.  Safety tips, a searchable offender database and virtual tour of Florida's prisons are also available.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The FDLE website has plenty of links to useful information including a citizen's resource center, a career resource center and a criminal justice resource center.
Florida Police Accreditation Coalition, Inc.
The Florida Police Accreditation Coalition, Inc. (FLA-PAC) is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1989, under the laws of the State of Florida, for the purpose of providing member agencies a network of law enforcement professionals encouraging communication, mutual cooperation, support and the sharing of resources among each other.
Florida Standard Jury Instructions
Link to Florida Standard Jury Instructions via the Florida Supreme Court home page
Florida State Fire College
The Florida State Fire College is the training and education arm of the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training is one of the four bureaus and a section which comprise the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal.  Also you will find links to firefighter certification, training courses, and the Bureau of Forensic and Explosives Analysis.
Florida TaxWatch
Florida TaxWatch is a private, non-profit, non-partisan research institute that over its 25 year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens′ hard-earned tax dollars. Our mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public officials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida Government.
FloridaDisaster.org
This site, maintained by the Division of Emergency Management provides a wealth of information for families, businesses, and even kids related to planning for the potential effects of disasters.
FSU Institute for Family Violence Studies
The Law Enforcement Families Partnership seeks to end and prevent all forms of domestic violence in the homes of criminal justice officers. Here you will find tools for agencies, officers, and families designed to save lives, careers, and the public trust in agencies.  FPSI is proud to be part of this partnership.
FSU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice links on this site are one of the most comprehensive set of links available.
Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC)
The Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC) is the central repository of information regarding missing endangered persons in Florida. MEPIC assists law enforcement agencies and Florida's citizens in finding missing persons by providing analytical services and engaging the public in the search. As part of these services, MEPIC has worked with partner agencies to develop the Florida AMBER Plan and Florida Silver Alert Plan. Under these plans, MEPIC is responsible for issuing all AMBER Alerts, Missing Child Alerts and State Silver Alerts in Florida.
MyFlorida.com
This comprehensive web site has everything one needs to know about state and local government in Florida with links to agencies and information on accessing services.  Extensive online search capabilities can help you answer any question you might have about public safety in Florida.
Online Sunshine - Florida Legislature Website
Online Sunshine is the official site of the Florida Legislature.  Links to the Florida Senate, House of Representatives and other legislative and state government sites are included on the homepage as well as links to information about laws, statutes, and legislative and executive branch lobbyists.  There is even a link to a kids' page with fun facts and games.
State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association
The State Law Enforcement Chiefs' Association, commonly known by its acronym, "SLECA", represents the interests of law enforcement managers and supervisors employed by the State of Florida.

 

 

 National Resources

 
  
Description
Freedom of Information Act
This web site offers several FBI cases that may be of interest.  These documents also appear in paper form in the FBI's reading room in Washington, D.C.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics home page has the most comprehensive collection of statistics at the federal level on crime, criminals, and victimization.
Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice home page provides links to a variety of publications and reports, terrorism information, domestic violence, victim information, speeches by federal officials, and more.
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security home page offers up-to-the-minute stories and information on terrorism and threats to the United States.
Law Enforcement Resource Center
Created with a federal grant in 1973, this site functions to provide low cost training materials to law enforcement agencies.  Video/DVD, multimedia, audio and books can all be obtained through this site.
Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center
The Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center provides information, describes projects and programs, and links to other sites designed for small and rural law enforcement agencies.  It is a program of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.
U.S. Fire Administration
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response. This site provides information about grants and educational opportunities for members of the fire service.  The site also provides information about upcoming courses at the National Fire Academy.
Bureau of Justice Assistance Podcast Series
These podcasts are designed to provide listeners with the latest information in innovations, practices, and perspectives from the field of criminal justice. Topics vary, spanning the justice system from matters such as innovative policing and prisoner reentry, to substance abuse and mental health issues, to relations with tribal nations. An expert in the chosen field is interviewed in each podcast, providing an opportunity for listeners to garner new insights about issues that are critical to our nation and its communities.
ACT Online Cyber Security Training
This site provides a number of online cyber security training courses that have been approved by the Department of Homeland Security.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Since 2009, families and medical examiners have had access to a free online database that's designed to assist in the identification of more than 40,000 sets of unidentified remains across the country. Dubbed "NamUs," short for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, the program allows both parties to enter identifying characteristics of a missing person or unidentified body in the hopes that this information exchange will help match a face to a fate.
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
This web site provides a rich variety of information regarding conferences, public policy issues, education, law enforcement initiatives, and other important information to those interested in boating law and safety.
Police Futurists International
The Society of Police Futurists International (PFI) is an organization of law enforcement practitioners, educators, researchers, private security specialists, technology experts and other professionals dedicated to improving criminal and social justice through the professionalization of policing. Futures Research (long-range planning and forecasting) is the pivotal discipline that constitutes the philosophical underpinnings of PFI. The tools and techniques of this field are applied in order to more accurately anticipate and prepare for the evolution of law enforcement ten, twenty, and even fifty years into the future. Futures Research offers both philosophical and methodological tools to analyze, forecast, and plan in ways rarely seen in policing in the past. The strength of PFI lies in the participation of it's members as we engage in dialogue and collaborate on research on the future of the policing profession.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
This site provides useful information to law enforcement officers about programs targeting enforcement of alcohol-related traffic offenses as well as broad information of use to everyone regarding activism, victim services, and education related to drinking and driving.
National Fire Academy
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.
U. S. Fire Administration
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
FedStats
FedStats is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use the Internet's powerful linking and searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This is the home page for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and it contains a wealth of information useful to law enforcement officers regarding traffic safety as well as information about NHTSA programs and other related information.
Emergency Management Institute-FEMA
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
Identity Theft-FTC
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
U.S. Supreme Court
The federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. This web site provides information about the Court, its rulings and links to information such as the U. S. Constitution.
National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.  It emphasizes outcome and cost-benefit evaluations of criminal justice programs and technologies.  Its goal is to keep the social and physical sciences together under one research agency to maximize collaboration, cost-effectiveness, and the benefits to the field.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.  NCJRS services and resources a re available to anyone interested in crime and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.
Office of the Law Revision Counsel
No-nonsense and simple to navigate, this site allows civilians and law enforcement officers alike to search the U.S. Code.  There is also a link to Thomas, the online database of current legislation.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
This Center was founded in 1992 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York with the intention to provide information to groups committed to helping stop violence.  Links include an Information House, Technical Assistance, Research, Publications, Blueprints, Safe Schools and Resources.
 

 

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