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whats the order law enforcement agencies from lowest to highest?

Example: fbi, dea, cia and so On.

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  • 6 years ago
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    The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) mostly operates outside the United States to gather intelligence via a network of spies whereas the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) predominantly operates within the U.S. to both gather intelligence as well as tackle federal crimes.

    The FBI reports to the Attorney General and the The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI); in practice, he deals with the DNI, Congress (usually via the Office of Congressional Affairs), and the White House, while the Deputy Director is the internal executive. The CIA has varying amounts of Congressional oversight, although that is principally a guidance role.

    They are two separate entities. One does not have anything to do with the other unless they have to share information.

    While the primary function of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the nation's federal drug laws, we understand that law enforcement alone cannot solve America's drug problems. DEA Special Agents are assigned to communities around the nation, and many serve as Demand Reduction Coordinators (DRCs) as a collateral duty. They work with individuals and groups such as community coalitions, civic leaders, state and local drug prevention organizations, treatment experts and the general public, and they provide DEA's unique expertise in the areas of intelligence and enforcement.

    The Administrator of the DEA reports to the Attorney General.

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    6 years ago

    CIA has nothing to do with law enforcement.

    There is no hierarchy.

    Different LE agencies have different jobs They also have different jurisdiction.

    For example if there is a murder in my city a detective in my city is the top law enforcement officer involved. If the FBI or CIA or whatever come to the scene they cannot even enter the scene without the detectives permission.

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  • 6 years ago

    There is no "ranking order" of those agencies.

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