Following statements of regulations NI-1 and NI-2 of the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (NILECJ), this report provides a comprehensive description of NILECJ's mission and organization, including the mission and activities of each of its offices, as prescribed in regulation NI-2.
The purpose of NILECJ's regulation NI-1 is to prescribe the nature of the organization's documents so as to facilitate information exchange and simplify records. The purpose of regulation NI-2 is to prescribe the organization, missions, and functions of all authorized organizational elements of NILECJ, so as to provide a stable framework within which the daily functions of the organization may be accomplished, as well as to assign responsibility among the various organizational elements. The overall mission of NILECJ is "to encourage research and development to improve and strengthen law enforcement." This includes making grants to, or entering into contracts with public agencies, institutions of higher education, or private organizations in order to conduct research, demonstrations, or special projects that pertain to NILECJ's research agenda. The elements of the organization are the Office of the Director; the Administrative and Fiscal Office; Plan, Programs, and Review Office; Project Manager's Office; Visiting Fellows Office; Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation Research Center; Detection and Apprehension Development Center; Criminal Justice Management and Systems Analysis Center; the National Criminal Justice Statistics Center; the User Requirements, Standards, and Evaluation Division; and the Demonstrations and Professional Services Division. The mission, functions, and illustrative activities of each of the aforementioned organizational elements are specified.