The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement



Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) (State Dept.), Anticrime Programs, 2401 E St. N.W., #L600, 20037; (202) 663-1860. Susan Snyder, Director.


Supports a global network of International Law Enforcement Academies to combat international drug trafficking, criminality, and terrorism.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Justice Dept.), 145 N St. N.E., 20530 (mailing address: for overnight delivery, use zip code 20002); (202) 616-2888. Fax, (202) 616-2914. Phil Keith, Director. Press, (202) 514-9079. Response Center, (800) 421-6770.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @COPSOffice

Awards grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test policing strategies. Community policing emphasizes crime prevention through partnerships between law enforcement and citizens.

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