Law enforcement agencies (51 - 60 of 130 items)
D.C. Criminal Justice System: Better Coordination Needed Among Participating Agencies
GAO-01-187: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
Effective coordination of the many agencies that participate in a criminal justice system is key to overall success. Although any criminal justice system faces coordination challenges, the unique structure and funding of the District of Columbia (D.C.) criminal justice system, in which federal and D.C. jurisdictional boundaries and dollars are blended, creates additional challenges. Almost every s...
Effective System of Justice, Strategic Objective Plan, Strategic Plan, 2000-2005
A82917: Mar 29, 2001
Spending on law enforcement issues continues to grow at the federal, state, and local levels. Federal spending was about $25 billion in fiscal year 1999, up from $10 billion just a decade ago. Most of the increase in spending has been to accommodate a shift in focus at the federal level from helping local governments control crime to emphasizing more distinct federal responsibilities, such as cont...
Illegal Aliens: INS Participation in Antigang Task Forces in Los Angeles
GAO-01-78: Published: Oct 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2000.
Department of Justice policy encourages cooperation among law enforcement agencies at all levels. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) participated in two such task forces, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and the Violent Gang Task Force. These task forces have come under public and legal scrutiny for possible miscond...
Crime Technology: Department of Defense Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
GGD-00-14: Published: Oct 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the crime technology assistance provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) to state and local law enforcement agencies during fiscal years (FY) 1996 through 1998, focusing on: (1) grants or other types of direct federal funding; (2) access to support services and systems, such as counterdrug or other intelligence centers; and (3) in-kind transfers...
Community Policing: Observations on the COPS Program Midway Through Program Implementation
T-GGD-00-33: Published: Oct 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Community Policing Act, focusing on statutory requirements for implementing the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants.GAO noted that: (1) the Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Act authorizes $8.8 billion to be used from fiscal years (FY) 1995 to 2000 to enhance public safety; (2) it has the goa...
Crime Technology: Federal Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement
GGD-99-101: Published: Jun 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the crime technology assistance provided by the federal government to state and local law enforcement agencies for fiscal years 1996 through 1998, focusing on the types and amounts of assistance provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).GAO noted that: (1) ide...
Drug Control: Observations on U.S. Counternarcotics Activities
T-NSIAD-98-249: Published: Sep 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1998.
GAO discussed the U.S. counternarcotics efforts in the Caribbean, Colombia, and Mexico, focusing on the: (1) challenges of addressing international counternarcotics issues; and (2) obstacles to implementing U.S. and host-nation drug control efforts.GAO noted that: (1) its work over the past 10 years indicates that there is no panacea for resolving all of the problems associated with illegal drug t...
Drug Control: An Overview of U.S. Counterdrug Intelligence Activities
NSIAD-98-142: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated federal counterdrug intelligence coordination efforts, focusing on identifying: (1) organizations that collect or produce counterdrug intelligence; (2) the role of these organizations; (3) federal funding they receive; and (4) the number of personnel that support this function.GAO noted that: (1) more than 20 federal or federally funded organizati...
Money Laundering: FinCEN's Law Enforcement Support Role Is Evolving
GGD-98-117: Published: Jun 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) products and services in support of law enforcement, focusing on: (1) trends in the types and quantities of products and services provided by FinCEN to the law enforcement community; (2) the extent to which FinCEN's products and services have been considered useful by the law enforcement community...
Law Enforcement Vehicles: Age, Mileage and Usage
GGD-98-127R: Published: May 20, 1998. Publicly Released: May 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the utilization of vehicles by law enforcement agencies, focusing on: (1) the number, cost, age, and mileage of vehicles used by the Department of the Treasury's law enforcement agencies, including those used for home-to-work transportation; (2) relevant legislation and agency policies; and (3) implementation of the legislation and...