The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) partners with many law enforcement agencies at the state and local levels to combat crime and promote safer neighborhoods. Through formula and discretionary grant programs, training, and technical assistance, OJP works with states, communities, and tribes to guarantee they have the resources necessary to provide effective law enforcement and to ensure the safety of their citizens. OJP assistance to law enforcement is rooted in the belief that federal dollars should support initiatives that work and that are backed by the communities they serve.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program
- Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV)
- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program
- Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) Program
Also see the Law Enforcement page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
Less-lethal technology devices serve to minimize the risk of death and injury to public safety officers, suspects, detainees, and the public. Information about less-lethal technologies can be found on the Less-Lethal Technologies section of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website. This page captures information about the topic and provides links to NIJ resources and reports concerning these technologies.
Also see the Less Lethal Technologies section of our website for additional resources.