DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

UNITED STATES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

Origins

  • Founded on May 15, 1862 by President Lincoln
  • President Lincoln signed it into law an act of congress established the USDA
  • The first commissioner of agriculture was Issac Newton appointed by Lincoln

Changes

  • They have many different law enforcement agencies dealing with speciality areas. such as; Forest preservation, food inspection, and farming.
  • All the policies have changed with the times to adapt with the technology

Their Mission

  • Their enforcement agency is the United States Forest Services.
  • Protect the public, employees, natural resources, and other property under the jurisdiction of the forest service.
  • Investigate and enforce applicable laws and regulations which affect the national Forest System.
  • Prevent criminal violations through informing and educating visitors and users of laws and regulations.
  • Preserve our nation's natural resources.
  • Improve and protect watersheds and private lands.

Problems with Law Enforcement and Investigations Unit (LEI)

  • Not known for workplace contentment
  • ranked 15/19 among the federal agencies for best places to work
  • ranked 261/301for satisfaction with teamwork, pay, and leadership
  • Agents have a lot of distrust in the management