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Part of the FBI Mission is "to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners." That means many things, from fingerprint and DNA analysis to professional training to reports and statistics. You can learn a lot about how law enforcement partnerships work on terrorist, spy, and criminal cases just by clicking on the links below.

To Find Out About Criminal Justice Information Services

- Fingerprints: IAFIS, or Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System
- Fingerprints: General Information and How to Take Them
- Fingerprints: How to Request Your Fingerprint Record
- Fingerprints: FBI Laboratory Latent Fingerprints
- Gun-Buying Background Checks: NICS, or National Instant Criminal Background Check System
- LEO, or Law Enforcement Online
- National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact
- NCIC, or National Crime Information Center
- Publications/Reports: Crime in the United States
- Publications/Reports: Hate Crime Statistics
- Publications/Reports: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
- UCR, or Uniform Crime Reporting: Categories, FAQs, Brochure
- UCR: NIBRS, or National Incident-Based Reporting System
To Find Out How to Protect Against Espionage
- ANSIR, or Awareness of National Security Issues and Response
To Find Out Criminal Justice Research Resources & Citations at the FBI Library
- Visit the FBI Library. Lending of materials is restricted to law enforcement..
To Find Out About Laboratory Services and Technical Services
- CARTs, or Computer Analysis and Response Teams
- CIRG, or the Critical Incidents Response Group
- CODIS, or Combined DNA Index System
- Disaster Squad
- ERTs, or Evidence Response Teams
- Forensic Examinations, everything from chemical DNA document, materials, and image trace evidence...and everything in between
- HAZMAT, or Hazardous Materials Response Teams
- Forensic Research and Development
- Publications/Reports: Forensic Science Communications
- Publications/Reports: The Handbook of Forensic Services
- Publications/Reports: The FBI Laboratory Annual Report
- RCFLs, or Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories
- Trial preparation
  To Find Out About Law Enforcement Training
- Visit the FBI Academy and find out about International Training Programs, the National Academy, and Hogans Alley
To Find Out About Law Enforcement Partnerships
- FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination
- Asset Forfeiture program
- Publications/Reports: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
To Find Out How Law Enforcement Forecasts Future Threats
- The Futures Working Group