Law enforcement agencies (71 - 80 of 130 items)
Electronic Surveillance: Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges
T-AIMD-94-173: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to preserve law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct court-approved wire-taps. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies have reasonably defined their capability requirements for new telecommunications technologies, but they have yet to precisely define their capacity requirements; (2) the proposed legislation...
INS Drug Task Force Activities: Federal Agencies Supportive of INS Efforts
GGD-94-143: Published: Jul 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) participation in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), focusing on INS: (1) staffing and efforts for OCDETF in pilot cities and nonpilot cities; and (2) responsiveness to inquiries from law enforcement organizations and participation in OCDETF criminal investigations.GAO found t...
Money Laundering: Project Gateway
GGD-94-91R: Published: Feb 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's initiative to facilitate states' access to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data, focusing on: (1) its implementation of Project Gateway; (2) whether BSA data are useful; and (3) why state officials are purchasing BSA data on magnetic tape for in-state processing if they have access to the entire BSA database. GAO noted that:...
Border Management: Dual Management Structure at Entry Ports Should End
T-GGD-94-34: Published: Dec 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the coordination of U.S. Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) operations at border crossing points and alternatives for improving those operations. GAO noted that: (1) although previous interagency agreements between Customs and INS have attempted to increase interagency coordination, enforcement and operating inefficiencies persist due to insufficient cro...
Money Laundering: Progress Report on Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
GGD-94-30: Published: Nov 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) operations, focusing on its progress in supporting other agencies in their efforts to combat money laundering operations.GAO found that: (1) Treasury established FinCEN in 1991 to serve and assist other law enforcement agencies in identifying, investigating, and pros...
Environmental Crime: Issues Related to Justice's Criminal Prosecution of Environmental Offenses
T-GGD-94-33: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's Environmental Crimes Section's (ECS) enforcement of certain environmental laws, focusing on its: (1) enforcement statistics; and (2) criminal environmental investigations and prosecutions. GAO noted that: (1) investigation data do not accurately reflect distinctions between ECS and the U.S. Attorneys Offices' (USAO) investigation responsibilities; (2) Just...
The Drug War: Colombia Is Implementing Antidrug Efforts, but Impact Is Uncertain
T-NSIAD-94-53: Published: Oct 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1993.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to assist Colombia in interdicting drug production and trafficking activities, focusing on U.S. and Colombia agencies' progress in implementing U.S. antidrug programs. GAO noted that: (1) the United States believes its antidrug efforts in Colombia are effective; (2) Colombia has demonstrated its commitment to participate in counternarcotic activities and disrupt drug-tra...
Firearms and Explosives: Information and Observations on ATF Law Enforcement Operations
GGD-93-73BR: Published: Jun 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' (BATF) firearms and explosives activities, focusing on: (1) the types of cases the BATF Office of Law Enforcement investigates; (2) how BATF special agent allocations are determined; (3) how BATF sets firearms and explosives law enforcement priorities; (4) the results of BATF firearms and...
INTERPOL: Information on the Red Notice System
IMTEC-93-23: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United States National Central Bureau's (USNCB) use of the International Criminal Police Organization's (INTERPOL) red notice system to apprehend fugitives internationally who have committed crimes in the United States.GAO found that: (1) statistics specifically pertaining to the arrest rate for U.S. fugitives who are subjects of red notices ar...
EL Salvador: Efforts to Satisfy National Civilian Police Equipment Needs
NSIAD-93-100BR: Published: Dec 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of equipment, facilities, and supplies in El Salvador to meet the needs of the National Civilian Police (NPC), focusing on: (1) possible NPC use of existing National Police and Salvadoran military equipment, facilities, and supplies; (2) the status of public security forces' equipment provided by the United States; and (3) the Salv...