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Government Information : Federal Agencies

Government Information Guide guide for Federal Depository Libraries. (adapted from Muskingum University via Ryan McLaughlin)

Ohio Agencies

Federal Agencies

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF)
Now a part of the Department of Justice, ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol and tobacco diversion, firearms, explosives, and arson.
Customs and Border Protection
The new unified border agency of the United States, under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security. Formerly the U.S. Customs Service.
Department of Homeland Security
This department was created by President Bush following 9/11 to oversee domestic counterterrorism operations. It includes many of the functions formerly handled by other agencies, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Customs Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Secret Service.
Department of the Treasury
Though many of its former criminal justice bureaus have been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security or the Justice Department, the DOT still houses the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
Drug Enforcement Administration
Official DEA website. This agency is under the control of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Official FBI website. The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Official website of the agency that oversees Federal corrections institutions. It is part of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Instructs agents and officers from various governmental law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Brings people and information together to fight the complex problem of money laundering, linking federal, state, local and international law enforcement, regulatory and financial communities together for the purpose of preventing and detecting financial crimes. An agency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICE is the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency is comprised of several components from the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Customs Service, and the Federal Protective Service (FPS). The agency combines the investigative, detention & removal, and intelligence functions of the former INS with the investigative, intelligence, and air & marine functions of the former Customs Service. All the functions of the former FPS are also part of IC
Library of Congress -- Official US Executive Branch Web Sites
A list of links to all types of federal government agencies.
National Institute of Justice
The research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
NCJRS Justice Information Center
A well-organized site of the U.S. Department of Justice with direct access to full-text government documents as well as links to other sites. Provides the full text of NIJ and other OJP and Office of National Drug Control Policy publications.
Office of Justice Programs
Funding and research arm of the DOJ. Includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice.
Secret Service
Now part of the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service provides executive protection, investigates crimes involving U.S. securities, coinage, other government issues, credit and debit card fraud, and electronic funds transfer fraud.
United States Department of Justice
Information about the DOJ, including press releases from the Attorney General. This department is home to most federal criminal justice agencies.
United States Marshals Service
America's oldest federal law enforcement agency. A component of the DOJ.

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