Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The law enforcement arm of the U.S. government that has responsibility for investigating violations of federal laws with the exception of those assigned to another federal agency. The FBI's jurisdiction includes a wide range of responsibilities among which are espionage, sabotage and other subversive activities, kidnapping, extortion, bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen property, civil rights matters, interstate gambling violations, fraud against the government, and assault on or killing of the President or a federal officer.

Harbor Patrol

Local law enforcement agencies that are responsible for promoting public safety and enforcing all laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the operation of small craft or other activities that affect the use of harbors (or other waterways) and facilities and beaches within the harbor area. Responsibilities include water rescue; first aid; boat towing, jump start or dewatering services; maintenance of inner-water buoys and other channel markers; and issuance of citations for abuse of speed limits, no wake zone violations, pollution violations, registration violations, navigation violations, molestation of marine birds and animals and other problems that occur on or near the water. Harbor police may be separate law enforcement organizations or may be units of fire departments, sheriff's departments, municipal police or other police agencies.

Highway Patrol

The state law enforcement agency that maintains exclusive jurisdiction over the freeways and limited jurisdiction over county roads and streets in unincorporated areas. Officers are responsible for patrolling the highways to enforce traffic laws, issue citations to violators, investigate accidents, provide emergency first aid, assist disabled motorists, prevent or relieve traffic congestion, remove traffic obstructions and perform other services that help to ensure that the highways are safe, convenient to use and accident-free.

Municipal Police

The local agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances; preventing crime; investigating criminal activity; apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects; presenting evidence; regulating traffic; investigating traffic accidents and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.

Secret Service

The federal law enforcement agency that is responsible for detecting and arresting people who have committed offenses against the United States relating to coins, currency and other obligations or securities of the U.S. or foreign governments; or who have violated laws relating to the FDIC, federal land banks, joint-stock land banks or federal land bank associations. The Secret Service is also responsible for the personal security of the President and Vice-President and their families, and for candidates for or past holders of these offices.


The county agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and regulations, preventing crime, investigating criminal activity, apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects, preventing and suppressing delinquency and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.

State Bureau of Investigation

State level, plainclothes detective agencies that generally investigate both criminal and civil cases involving the state and/or multiple jurisdictions. They also provide technical support to local agencies in the form of laboratory or record services. SBIs investigate a wide variety of cases assigned to them by their state's laws and usually report to their state's attorney general, or in some cases, to their state's governor. SBIs can also exist either independently or within a department of public safety (an umbrella agency coordinating and/or controlling various state level law enforcement agencies) or a state police force (which is a general law enforcement agency).

State Police

The state agency that has responsibility for enforcing state laws, investigating crimes, providing laboratory analysis of criminal evidence, gathering and sharing criminal intelligence and providing expertise and resources to other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.