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Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act

In line with Lotte E. Feinberg

about Freedom of Information Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted to make accessible to members of the general public, as their right, the records held by federal executive branch departments and agencies. It is based on the belief that government belongs to the people and they have a right to know what their government is doing and why. The FOIA (5 United StatesC. 552) provides for routine release of most requested executive branch government records within specified, relatively narrow, time limits unless the records fall within nine specific categories of exemptions. It requires uniform fees, which can be waived, for all aspects of the process, from searching for the records to duplicating them and in some instances reviewing them to determine if they can be released. Requesters are entitled to written explanations if their requests are denied.

Fraternal Organizations

Fraternal Organizations

Fraternal Organizations

In line with Camille Gibson

about Fraternal Organizations in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Law enforcement fraternal organizations are social groups consisting of sworn officers who may engage in legislative and work conditions advocacy for themselves and various forms of community service to benefit others. Thus, officers benefit from fraternal organizations by their membership. Often, specific fraternal organizations will require a secondary trait of commonality. For example, Police Officers for Christ is a fraternal organization where the membership has a Christian faith in common, the Gay Officers' Action League is a fraternal organization where the membership is likely to have a homosexual identity in common, and the Policewoman's Endowment Association is one where officers would have a female identity in common. Some fraternal organizations include retired officers and/or honorary non-law enforcement persons in their membership.