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DOJ Law Enforcement Classification Study


Project: DOJ Law Enforcement Classification Study

Client: Department of Justice

Description: DOJ entered into an agreement with the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to conduct an independent study to examine a series of matters related to Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) classification status.

  • Assess the current use of law enforcement classification status at Headquarters and Field levels
  • Evaluate the extent and degree to which law enforcement status in statute has been applied to positions at Headquarters and Field levels
  • Benchmark DOJ’s current practices, protocols, and procedures for designating positions as law enforcement against best practices of other federal law enforcement agencies
  • Recommend revisions to ensure compliance with evidence-based classifications
  • Develop an implementation plan for specific revisions, to assess program success, and monitor program fidelity.

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