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Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Thursday rejected proposals to merge the Drug Enforcement Administration into the FBI, choosing instead to create a new Justice Department post designed to resolve turf battles among the department's law enforcement agencies. She then named FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to head the new office as director for investigative agency policies--a move that caused even some Freeh admirers to question whether he can impartially settle conflicts involving his own agency.
August 7, 1997 | (Dow Jones)
Printrak International Inc. said it was selected by an alliance of law enforcement agencies in three New England states to supply and manage an automated fingerprint identification system valued at $2.7 million. The system involving Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont is scheduled to begin operating by the end of the year.
August 13, 1986
Six law-enforcement agencies were rewarded for their efforts to combat illegal drugs by sharing in $223,810 seized in 10 drug busts, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday. Under a 1984 law, federal officials could for the first time repay law enforcement with as much as 90% of seized assets. The six law enforcement agencies received at least 80% of seizures from one 1984 case and nine 1985 cases.
December 5, 2002
Re "Sniper Suspects Slipped Past Authorities Time and Again," Nov. 30: This country needs a national police force. The disaster of the Washington-area snipers evading capture for so long underlines the ineffective, disjointed and bureaucratic makeup of our more than 14,000 law enforcement agencies that will not and cannot communicate with each other. Law enforcement agencies next door to each other have no idea what their neighbors are doing, let alone what is going on in another county or state that is hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
July 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Six Northern California counties are considering building a database for law enforcement agencies. Chico Police Chief Bruce Hagerty said the proposed database is "the big missing link in our homeland security system." It would allow officers in patrol cars and dispatch centers to instantly share information about offenders, suspects and incidents throughout the region. But critics question how it would be built and who should pick up the bill.
October 3, 1991
According to law enforcement agencies and the media, the "gangs" are identifiable along with their members and the areas they have invaded. These outlaws should be recognized as terrorists instead of service clubs practicing their constitutional rights of association and assembly. They are criminals and when a person or group has been victimized by terrorist attack, the terror is as real in this country as in Iraq. CAROLINE G. INGRAM Arcadia
April 20, 1989
The South Gate Police Department will receive $215,000 as its share of assets seized in a narcotics raid with other law enforcement agencies. The department assisted members of the Regional Narcotics Suppression Program, which includes various Orange County law enforcement agencies, in a Feb. 10, 1987, raid in the city. The raid led to the arrest of three people and the recovery of $5,453,624 and 18 pounds of heroin in South Gate and Riverside County. Federal law allows law enforcement agencies to seize assets taken in narcotics trafficking cases.
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