Law enforcement agencies (81 - 90 of 130 items)
ATF Firearms Inspections: Use of Results to Improve Inspection Targeting Has Been Limited
GGD-93-30BR: Published: Dec 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' (ATF) compliance inspection activities, focusing on: (1) ATF strategies for inspecting firearms dealer and pawnbroker licensees and applicants; (2) ATF targeting of dealer and pawnbroker licensees and applicants for inspection; and (3) ATF use of inspection results to improve its targeting process.GAO fo...
High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-93-17: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's and the U.S. Customs Service's management and disposition of seized and forfeited assets, focusing on: (1) program changes; and (2) areas needing sustained management attention.GAO found that: (1) legislative changes allowing more seizures and forfeitures increased Justice's and Customs' seized property inventories by almost 600 percent by 1992; (2) Congres...
Money Laundering: State Efforts To Fight It Are Increasing But More Federal Help Is Needed
GGD-93-1: Published: Oct 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed what states are doing to combat money laundering and what assistance the federal government is providing to the states.GAO found that: (1) few states use legislation and financial transaction reports as federal law enforcement agencies do; (2) six states have agreements with the Treasury that permit them to receive Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data rele...
Bank and Thrift Criminal Fraud: Information on Justice's Investigations and Prosecutions
GGD-93-10FS: Published: Oct 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's investigations of criminal bank and thrift fraud, focusing on: (1) the recorded number of prosecutions and the number of investigations and cases that U.S. Attorneys declined to proceed with; (2) the amounts of fines and restitution that the government collected; and (3) the adequacy of Justice's resources.GAO found that...
Federal Affirmative Employment: Status of Women and Minority Representation in Federal Law Enforcement Occupations
T-GGD-93-2: Published: Oct 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1992.
GAO discussed its analysis of female and minority representation in federal law enforcement occupations, focusing on: (1) nine federal agencies; and (2) persons covered by special federal law enforcement retirement provisions. GAO noted that from the end of fiscal year (FY) 1987 to the end of FY 1991: (1) of its ten race/gender personnel groupings, all except the two American Indian groups showed...
Drug Control: Oversight Needed to Prevent Acquisition of Unnecessary Equipment
NSIAD-92-260: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procurement and modification of aircraft and other equipment used for drug detection and monitoring, focusing on: (1) whether equipment acquisitions met the Department of Defense's (DOD), the U.S. Customs Service's, and the U.S. Coast Guard's legitimate requirements; and (2) whether the agencies coordinated their acquisitions.GAO found that: (1...
FBI: Advanced Communications Technologies Pose Wiretapping Challenges
IMTEC-92-68BR: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the: (1) technological alternatives available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to wiretap voice and data communications; (2) telecommunications network changes needed to accommodate the least detectable wiretaps; and (3) estimated cost of developing and implementing such changes.GAO found that: (1) the technologies in use and the locat...
Drug Control: Inadequate Guidance Results in Duplicate Intelligence Production Efforts
NSIAD-92-153: Published: Apr 14, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to increase the availability and usefulness of drug-related intelligence to law enforcement agencies; (2) identified duplicate reporting and analysis efforts among various counternarcotics organizations; (3) described the roles of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDC...
Drug Enforcement: Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
T-GGD-92-37: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program. GAO noted that, in response to previous GAO recommendations concerning the need to promote collaborative federal, state, and local planning in the five HIDTA and to establish a system for assessing program performance, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): (1) issued guidance to HIDTA to designate area coordinato...
The War on Drugs: Narcotics Control Efforts in Panama
NSIAD-91-233: Published: Jul 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Panama's narcotics control efforts, focusing on the: (1) extent of narcotics-related activities in Panama; and (2) status of U.S. and Panamanian efforts to reduce such activities.GAO found that: (1) although reliable statistics on the volume of drugs passing through Panama are not available, the amount of cocaine seized in Panama has increased; (2)...