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Center for Problem-Oriented Policing
The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is a non-profit organization comprising affiliated police practitioners, researchers, and universities dedicated to the advancement of problem-oriented policing. Their site provides guides and tools to help police identify and remove the causes of recurring crime and disorder problems that harm communities.

COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services)
The COPS site is designed to support police agencies' efforts to reach out to the communities they serve through community policing information. It provides resources and access to training that cover various ways to help make communities safer - from putting more officers on the street to training them in the use and application of cutting-edge technology to intervening in the lives of at-risk youth.

Crime Stoppers International
The non-profit organization offering anonymity and cash rewards for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of persons committing felony offences. Check out their programs, training conferences, and statistics.

Discover Criminal Justice - Police Studies Programs
An database of accredited police studies programs available in the U.S.A.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI's home page, links to general Information about the FBI, "Most Wanted," FBI News, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, Crime Statistics and more.

Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET)
JUSTNET serves as a gateway to the products and services of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). Site links to Technology Projects, Services/Assistance and What's New: Publications, Conferences and Training.

National Center for Women and Policing
A nation-wide resource for women in policing and the criminal justice fields. The Center provides and promotes educational campaigns about the benefits of women in policing, leadership training and advocacy programs, and specialized family violence response protocols.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world. Includes resources on Corrections, Courts, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice Statistics, Drugs and Crime, International, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Research and Evaluation, Victims, and more.

Officer.Com - The Police Officer's Internet Directory
This site covers everything from police organizations and agencies, law libraries online, training, employment opportunities, and listservs to terrorist groups, special operations, officers' personal home pages, and more.

Police Sector Council 
The Police Sector Council (PSC) is a national initiative to identify common human resource challenges and to find innovative solutions to urgent human resource issues in the policing community. Council membership is available to all police agencies and interested individuals who share a commitment to improving the management of policing resources.

The World's Most Wanted
Links to US Listings, US Marshals, International, Officer Down, Bail Jumpers, All Points Bulletin, Child Support and more.

British Columbia

British Columbia's Police Act and Regulations
Provides background information, the Police Act (which came into force July 1, 1998), and related Regulations.

Drive Smart BC - Home of Behind the Wheel
A weekly column for those who are interested in traffic safety in British Columbia. Replaces Vancouver Island Traffic Services link and Behind the Wheel.

ICBC's website offers Auto Crime links and a 'best rated' Anti- Theft Device.

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
The British Columbia Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner is an independent agency established under the Police Act. Monitors complaints against municipal police to ensure they are handled fairly and impartially. Includes decisions of the Commissioners and investigation and disciplinary reports.

Policing in British Columbia - Ministry of Justice
Police Services includes their publication: Police and Crime, Summary Statistics.


Canadian Firearms Program
Provides online access to the Canadian Firearms Manual, to Forms and Assistance and to safety information.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service
The national intelligence organization dedicated to the protection of Canada's security interests. This site links to CSIS publications, CSIS contacts and news releases.

Criminal Intelligence Service Canada
CISC "is an organization that provides the facilities to unite the criminal intelligence units of Canadian law enforcement agencies in the fight against the spread of organized crime in Canada". Includes access to CISC's annual reports on organized crime in Canada.

Canada's police information portal. Information included in this site: police agencies, police training, career opportunities, terrorism, education, conferences, research & publications, and retirement.

Police Departments

Ministry of Justice - Police Contact Information
A listing of Police Forces in British Columbia compiled by the Ministry of Justice.

Main site for the RCMP. Includes links to the organizational structure (divisions) of the RCMP.

Police Associations

British Columbia Police Association
This provincial association represents over 2,500 frontline police officers in BC.

Canadian Police Association
"The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is the national voice for 30,000 police personnel across Canada". Includes links to other international, national, provincial and local Police Associations.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
IACP serves as the professional voice of law enforcement.  The IACP serves law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

Vancouver Police Union
The Vancouver Police Union seeks to be representative of its membership by functioning through democratic procedures. It continually works at internal cooperation, consultation and consensus. To its membership, it is open and accessible, communicating, reporting and holding itself accountable to them.

Crime Prevention

British Columbia Crime Prevention Association
The BC Crime Prevention Association is an integrated team of citizens and police, dedicated to preventing crime by providing on-going province-wide education and awareness through community partnerships.

Canadian Council on Social Development - Crime Prevention Links
Canadian Council on Social Development's (CCSD) listing of links to sites concerned with crime prevention.

Crime Stoppers International
Established to support a worldwide network of Crime Stopper programs.

End Gang Life
Created by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit - British Columbia, the province’s anti-gang agency. This site is a comprehensive gang education, prevention, and awareness campaign that uses bold, emotional, and visually impactful images and messages to

  • Engage the public about gangs
  • Provide material that educates the public about gangs
  • Prevent youth and young adults from joining gangs
  • Encourage those involved in gang life to exit

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers
Online mugshots, crimes of the week, and stolen property in the greater Vancouver area.

National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies. NCPC was founded in 1982 to manage the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign and McGruff the Crime Dog and to administer the Crime Prevention Coalition of America

National Crime Prevention Strategy
Provides: information about funding programs, access to document and publications through their Resources section and links to Research & Evaluation.

Ethics for Law Enforcement

British Columbia Police Code of Ethics
The British Columbia Police Code of Ethics reflects the commitment of all Police Officers in British Columbia, regardless of their rank or position, to ethical principles and values, and acceptance of the responsibilities and privilege that accompany public service.    

Code of Professional Conduct Regulation - Police Act
Full text of the BC Police Code of Professional Conduct Regulation.

Disclosure of Wrongdoing in the Workplace - Corrections
From Correctional Service Canada, information on the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act.

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada
The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada provides a safe and confidential mechanism enabling public servants and the general public to disclose wrongdoings committed in the public sector.

Police Act
Full text of the BC Police Act, RSBC 1996, Chapter 367.

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA)
An Act to establish a procedure for the disclosure of wrongdoings in the public sector, including the protection of persons who disclose the wrongdoings.

Forensic Science

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
AAFS is a nonprofit professional society "devoted to the improvement, the administration, and the achievement of justice through the application of sciences to the processes of law".

Canadian Society of Forensic Science
Provides links to History, Resources, Education, Membership, Workshops and the Canadian Society of Forensic Science quarterly Journal subscription information.

Complete Latent Print Examination - CPLEX
This site, maintained by the Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers (SCAFO), is th home base from which Latent Print Examiners can easily access any available information about the science and practice they may need.

Forensic Chemistry Laboratory Manual
This laboratory manual is designed to assist analytical and forensic chemistry faculty in developing forensic chemistry project laboratories for undergraduate and graduate courses. The manual provides a set of resources for ten common forensic chemistry analyses, including sample preparation, full procedures, brief (student) instructions, and typical results (data, graphs, calculated values).

Forensic Science Resources
A comprehensive, excellent site for all aspects of forensic science. Forensic entomology, odontology, anthropology, DNA analysis, psychiatry and psychology, medicine, and education are just some of the topics covered in detail here. A recommended starting point for forensics research on the Internet.

Forensic Science Society
The main aim of the FSSoc is 'To be the professional body for all Forensic Practitioners.' This aim is achieved by various activities, including providing opportunities for practitioners, academics and interested parties to congregate, communicate and collaborate and providing opportunities for professional development as follows.

Reddy's Forensic Page
Developed by Reddy P. Chamakura, forensic scientist with the Police Laboratory, New York City Police Department. Compilation of links related to forensics.

Zeno's Forensic Site
Comprehensive Forensic website with links to Associations & Societies, Literature & Journals; Mailing Lists; Education; Conferences; Jobs and related sites.


Canadian Police College Library
Research and reference centre for the police community. Provides access to their online catalogue.

Public Safety Canada Library and Information Centre
Access to the online catalog. Resources focus on various aspects of criminal justice - corrections, parole, law enforcement - in Canada and abroad.


Calibre Press, Inc.
Creators and distributors of law enforcement training media and courses.

Canadian Police College
The national police training school since 1976, CPC offers a wide range of courses.

Canadian Police Knowledge Network
The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN), a not-for-profit organization, is Canada’s leading provider of e-learning training for police officers. Working with Canada’s most recognized police services, training academies and subject matter experts, CPKN delivers highly effective, economical and engaging e-learning courses that are relevant to the needs of police services.

Institute of Police Technology and Management
The Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) provides management, traffic and specialized training to municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement officers. The Institute has since become the largest police training center of its kind in the United States, annually training more than 14,000 officers from throughout the world.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 
Visit their Center for Police Leadership and Training (CPLT).

Provides a Province-by-Province description of police training programs.

Northwestern University - Center for Public Safety
Serves public safety organizations and other entities.  A leader in law enforcement professional development and education. The Transportation Library has the largest private collection of transportation, highway traffic control, highway safety and criminal justice literature in the country

Police Link
List of police academies and training institutes by State.

Job descriptions for careers in (U.S.) law enforcement, information on ordering guides to help obtain police jobs, links to employment postings in the U.S.A..

RCMP: Pacific Region Training Centre
The PRTC is responsible for training all employees within the Pacific Region. This site provides contact details for further information about their programs and facilities.

University of Leicester - Department of Criminology
The Department of Criminology undertakes research and teaching in crime, criminal justice, policing and penology, community safety and security and risk management.

Last updated April 30, 2018