Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 32 Organizations

GGD-97-93 Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
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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; (3) the number of law enforcement investigative personnel in these organizations as of September 30, 1996, and the number of these personnel who were authorized to execute search warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms; and (4) how the number of law enforcement investigative personnel in these organizations has changed since the end of fiscal year (FY) 1987. GAO did not independently verify the accuracy of the information provided by the organizations or obtained from the Central Personnel Data File (CPDF).

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