DEA, FBI and ICE: Working together to keep America Safe
Georgia Military College
This paper reviews the formation and criminal investigative methods of the FBI, DEA and ICE federal agencies. Research shows that each agency was formed in order to keep citizens safe and to investigate criminal activity in America. Each agency has a distinct jurisdiction in which they can conduct criminal investigations. The greatest contribution from the agencies is their ability to share enormous amounts of criminal information with local law enforcement officers. This allows officers the ability to correctly identify known criminals on the street. Despite working toward a common goal, the agencies mostly work independently of one another in the field.
The land of the free and the home of the brave, it’s a single phrase that defines a nation. For over two hundred and thirty seven years The United States of America has been defending its freedom and safety from all threats. Today that role has been delegated to over a dozen government agencies. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a rich history and distinct purposes for existing. This report will focus on each agencies core mission and how together they are able to create a better and safer America for future generations.
The FBI was organized in 1908, when Attorney General Charles Bonaparte directed that Department of Justice investigations be handled by a small group of special investigators. In the following year the name “Bureau of Investigation” was given to this group. (Anon, 1974, pg. 2) In 1924, Attorney General Harlan F. Stone, who later became Chief Justice of the United States, appointed 29-year-old J. Edgar Hoover as Director of the bureau. (Anon, 1974, pg. 2) Under Hoover the bureau became a career service position where...