Law enforcement agencies (61 - 70 of 130 items)
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 32 Organizations
GGD-97-93: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal organizations employing from 25 to 699 law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations that these organizations investigate; (2) the authorities under which these organizations investigate suspected federal criminal law violations, execute search warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms;...
GGD-97-19R: Published: Nov 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed pre-seizure planning practices in the Department of Justice (DOJ), focusing on: (1) what pre-seizure planning guidelines exist for the U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation for determining whether or not to seize real property and businesses; and (2) to what extent the agencies follow the guidelines for pre-s...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 13 Agencies
GGD-96-154: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 13 federal agencies with the largest number of law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations investigated by these agencies; (2) these agencies' investigative authorities; (3) the number of law enforcement investigative personnel at these agencies at the end of fiscal years 1987, 1991, and 1995...
Violent Crime: Federal Law Enforcement Assistance in Fighting Los Angeles Gang Violence
GGD-96-150: Published: Sep 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1996.
GAO reviewed how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other federal agencies worked with local law enforcement agencies to target gangs in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.GAO found that: (1) FBI provided assistance to local law enforcement in the Los Angeles area through the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on Violent Crime; (2) federal assistance provided through the task force incl...
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: Issues Related to Use of Force, Dealer Licensing, and Data Restrictions
T-GGD-96-104: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), focusing on its: (1) policy on the use of force; (2) licensing of firearms dealers; and (3) compliance with legislative restrictions on maintaining certain firearms licensee data. GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1995, ATF arrested an annual average of 8,000 suspects and had fewer than 10 reported shootings or...
Status of CALEA Implementation
AIMD-96-69R: Published: Apr 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), focusing on: (1) the telecommunications equipment, facilities, and services that have been modified; and (2) whether FBI payments to telecommunications carriers are reasonable and cost-effective. GAO noted that: (1) FBI has n...
Gun Control: Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
GGD-96-22: Published: Jan 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1996.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the waiting period and background checks required for handgun purchases have prevented ineligible persons from legally purchasing handguns; (2) extent to which denials have resulted in follow-up enforcement actions against those submitting false purchase information; and (3) effects o...
U.S. Attorneys: More Accountability for Implementing Priority Programs Is Desirable
GGD-95-150: Published: Jun 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of Justice (DOJ) communicates national priorities to its 93 U.S. Attorneys; (2) how U.S. Attorneys establish their priorities in conjunction with law enforcement agencies; and (3) what measures, if any, DOJ uses to assess U.S. Attorneys' effectiveness in meeting national priorities.GAO found that: (1) DOJ communicates broad,...
Money Laundering: Needed Improvements for Reporting Suspicious Transactions Are Planned
GGD-95-156: Published: May 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on money laundering activities, focusing on: (1) how suspicious transactions are reported; (2) how currency transactions reports are used by law enforcement agencies; and (3) whether the reporting process can be improved.GAO found that: (1) financial institutions file reports of suspicious transactions each year on various forms to vari...
High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-95-7: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's and Department of Justice's (DOJ) management of property seized through their asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the government has lost significant revenues because seized property has not been properly cared for; (2) despite legislation that requires Justice and the Department of the Treasury to develop a plan to consolidate their postseizure ad...