law enforcement


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Noun1.law enforcement - ensuring obedience to the lawslaw enforcement - ensuring obedience to the laws  
enforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
vigilantism - the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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One question remained during these years of inquiry into law enforcement safety.
In submitting data to the national UCR Program, law enforcement agencies count one offense for each victim of crimes against persons.
Beginning in 1937, the FBI's UCR Program collected and published statistics on law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in its annual publication, Crime in the United States.
Understanding a jurisdiction's industrial/economic base; its dependence upon neighboring jurisdictions; its transportation system; its economic dependence on nonresidents (such as tourists and convention attendees); its proximity to military installations, correctional facilities, etc., all contribute to accurately gauging and interpreting the crime known to and reported by law enforcement.
Yet even STD clinics report potential child abuse and provide information to law enforcement to assist their investigations.
What's more, having a solid policy in place is the most effective means of deterring well-meaning campus officials who may be just too willing to hand over information to law enforcement officials.
Yet, President Ronald Reagan resurrected the functional equivalent of military law enforcement when he declared the flow of drugs and illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexican border a threat to national security and ordered military involvement.
For this reason, and to support our law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat crime, the Federal Reserve's efforts to attack the money laundering problem continue to be one of our highest bank supervisory priorities.
CST poses a unique problem to the law enforcement community for several reasons.
Two officers, one aged 58 with nearly 29 years of law enforcement experience and one aged 40 with nearly 7 years of law enforcement experience, were at the back door of the residence.

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