Policing Justice Series
Quiz 4 :
Becoming a Cop
The FBI's mission "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats" is relevant to local policing because it generally helps to create national security and extends the mission of local law enforcement agencies.The FBI's mission "to uphold and enforce criminal laws of the United States" duplicates the local mission,but on a different scale and with different resources and with a focus on national issues.The FBI's mission to "provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal,state,municipal,and international agencies and partners" extends local police capabilities with resources that they would otherwise not have access to.
The charts show the chain of command and the level of authority of each member of the organization.The separate entries show how the work is divided into specialties with well-defined tasks for individuals.