law enforcement agency

Definitions of law enforcement agency

n an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws

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FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
FLETC, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
a center in the Department of that trains law enforcement professionals for more than seventy federal agencies
FinCEN, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
a law enforcement agency of the Treasury Department responsible for establishing and implementing policies to detect money laundering
ATF, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
the law enforcement and tax collection agency of the Treasury Department that enforces federal laws concerning alcohol and tobacco products and firearms and explosives and arson
CID, Criminal Investigation Command
the United States Army's principal law enforcement agency responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations for all levels of the Army anywhere in the world
DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Enforcement Agency
federal agency responsible for enforcing laws and regulations governing narcotics and controlled substances; goal is to immobilize drug trafficking organizations
BoP, Federal Bureau of Prisons
the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
Federal Judiciary
the judiciary of the United States which is responsible for interpreting and enforcing federal laws
NIJ, National Institute of Justice
the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
Marshals, US Marshals Service, United States Marshals Service
the United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system
constabulary, law, police, police force
the force of policemen and officers
European Law Enforcement Organisation, Europol
police organization for the European Union; aims to improve effectiveness and cooperation among European police forces
gendarmerie, gendarmery
French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively
Mutawa, Mutawa'een
religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded
Mounties, RCMP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
the federal police force of Canada
New Scotland Yard, Scotland Yard
the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London
secret police
a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition)
SS, Schutzstaffel
special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
posse, posse comitatus
a temporary police force
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agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office
an administrative unit of government

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