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.

Border Patrol/Inspections

The federal agency that is responsible for enforcing and administering immigration and nationality laws by inspecting all persons seeking admission to or transiting through international borders at air, land and sea ports-of-entry; and by patrolling the borders to prevent smuggling and illegal entry of undocumented persons into the country. Border management is the responsibility of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP) which is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In most areas across the Canada-US border, Integrated Border Enforcement Teams have been established in order to share information and conduct joint operations.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

The federal agency that administers and enforces firearms and explosives laws as well as those covering the production, use and distribution of alcohol and tobacco products. Enforcement activities include investigation of tax evasion, trafficking in illegal distilled spirits, and illegal use of firearms, ammunition and explosives including homemade bombs and explosives. The ATF also inspects tobacco manufacturing plants, wineries and breweries and the premises of federal firearm and explosive licensees; monitors the packaging and labeling of alcoholic beverages to ensure that products are safe and accurately labeled; is responsible for tax enforcement in both industries; and operates a national firearms tracing center which serves all local, state and federal agencies, upon request.

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.

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.

School District Police

Law enforcement personnel who are responsible for the protection of students and staff while they are accessing educational programs or delivering educational services at local elementary and secondary schools. School district police are also responsible for the protection of property belonging to the district.

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.