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Federal Jobs in Law Enforcement

NCJ Number
J W Warner Jr
Date Published
276 pages
This comprehensive book describes the responsibilities of the many Federal law enforcement agencies that are empowered to prevent and detect violations of national laws.
Law enforcement officers are deployed in the Executive Office of the President and in the following executive branch departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury; in independent agencies including the CIA, Securities and Exchange Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration, and Tennessee Valley Authority; and in several quasi-official agencies including the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Security forces are incorporated into legislative departments including the Library of Congress, General Accounting Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, and U.S. Capitol Police. The judicial branch features the U.S. Supreme Court police. In addition, the executive branch departments and many independent agencies and designated Federal entities have inspectors general. Federal law enforcement training facilities include the FBI Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Each entry in the book describes the law enforcement organization's mission, historical review, functions, training, and qualifications.