Resources and Links

2-1-1 Help Services
2-1-1 is a nationwide telephone number that, where available, will connect callers to an operator who can provide a list of various types of community service and assistance programs, including: food, clothing, shelters, housing assistance, counseling, legal aid, victim advocacy, and much more.  Many law enforcement agencies now direct callers to dial 2-1-1 or visit the website for referral assistance for any of the above services.

9-1-1 Magazine
9-1-1 Magazine is an online magazine for the emergency communications and response industry (9-1-1 dispatchers and telecommunicators) serving law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, search & rescue, emergency management, and related services. It provides valuable information to readers in all aspects of the public safety communications and response community, a blending of product-related technical, operational, and people-oriented features, covering the skills, training, and equipment which these professions all share in common.

9-1-1 Wellness Foundation
A consortium of 911 stakeholders from all walks of life but with one deep concern to address the health of our nation’s 911 dispatchers.  Dispatchers face high risk of stress-related illness related to the extraordinarily stressful nature of their work. The mission is to foster their optimal well-being, quality of life and work performance through strategic, systematic long-term pursuit of research, education, policy development, and intervention, in collaboration with other 911 stakeholders.

Advocates for Public Safety
Based in California, Advocates for Public Safety educates the public and challenges policies that jeopardize officer safety, public safety, and victims rights.

California Peace Officer Standards and Training
The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training provides training to law enforcement professionals throughout the state and provides valuable information to interested candidates who are applying for a job with a local or state agency.  Learn about current training techniques, hot topics for debate in the law enforcement community, and an up-to-date list of agencies in the state that are hiring for various positions.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Contact your local police or fire department to inquire about CERT training.

Crime Survivors
Crime Survivors is committed to serving our community by being an advocate and resource for crime victims and their families.

Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.  Report crime tips and leads on wanted persons or crime occurring in your area anonymously.

Law Enforcement Today
A leading law enforcement community created by law enforcement officials that provides breaking news on current events that impact the world of public-safety.

The Officer Down Memorial Page
The Officer Down Memorial Page provides updated information on peace officers killed in the line of duty across the United States.  Learn about fallen officers, their stories, and contact information for their agency.