Forest Service, Law Enforcement and Investigations

In line with Katherine B. Killoran

about Forest in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The motto of the Forest Service (FS), “Caring for the Land and Serving the People,” reflects its mission to protect, manage, and promote use-timbering, grazing, and mining, as well as recreational-of more than 175 national forest units. Under the Department of Agriculture, the FS is responsible for stewardship of natural resources on more than 192 million acres, 8.3% of America's land area. The Law Enforcement and Investigations (LEI) program is responsible for public safety and protecting the natural resources, employees, and property on lands under the jurisdiction of the FS. LEI investigates violations of, and enforces federal laws and regulations that relate to, the National Forest System (NFS). LEI also works to prevent violations through public education programs and cooperates with other federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations. Internal investigation is also part of its responsibilities.

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