Law enforcement officers are our country's front line in the fight against crime, and they perform a difficult and dangerous job with skill and dedication. However, the nation's law enforcement officers constantly face extraordinary new challenges with limited resources (Law Enforcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, retrieved April 2015).
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor the Federal, State, municipal, and tribal officers who die or are disabled in the line of duty. He also designated the week in which Peace Officers Memorial Day falls as National Police Week, a tradition that continues today.
In recognition of the crucial services provided by law enforcement personnel and to celebrate their brave efforts, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and resources for law enforcement officers, agencies, and loved ones. Please select a topic from the following list or from the section at the right under the heading "Law Enforcement Resources" to learn more: