law enforcement agency

Definitions of law enforcement agency
  1. noun
    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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