law enforcement agency
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law enforcement agency
Any of a number of agencies (outside the Department of Defense) chartered and empowered to enforce US laws in the following jurisdictions: The United States, a state (or political subdivision) of the United States, a territory or possession (or political subdivision) of the United States, or within the borders of a host nation. Also called LEA.
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|Noun||1.||law enforcement agency - an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws|
FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation - a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, FLETC - a center in the Department of that trains law enforcement professionals for more than seventy federal agencies
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN - 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
National Institute of Justice, NIJ - the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
Marshals, United States Marshals Service, US 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, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"