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Drug Enforcement Administration Essay

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Drug Enforcement Administration
Tyler Harper
University of Detroit Mercy

Drug Enforcement Administration
As a proud American and an educated member of today’s society, it is my opinion that the local police departments in our respective communities do a good job “protecting and serving” the people of the United States.   I also think that if an opinion poll was taken across our country, most Americans would also say that the police in general, do a good job protecting our communities.   So if it is agreed by many that local policing meets most of our needs, why are there so many different and alternative branches of law enforcement operating in our country. Are local police undermanned?   Do they need additional training?   Are their weapons and supplies inferior?   Perhaps the answer could be as simple as federal assistance and country wide efforts to handle major crime issues and, provide the best possible method of eliminating the problem. Sometimes there are too many issues for the local police to handle.   That is why there are many different branches of local policing systems.   Aside from there being many different branches of policing, there are also many specific agencies that only deal with certain types of crimes and are involved in only certain   criminal issues.
      The Branch of Federal Law Enforcement that I will discuss in my research is the One Drug Enforcement Administration, also known as the D.E.A.   This agency is controlled by the United States Department of Justice.   The D.E.A. is one of the most important agencies in the United States because it fights against drug smuggling, drug sales, and drug abuse in our country.   The scourge of drug abuse and drug smuggling is ramped in today’s society.   In the late 1960,s and early 1970’s the drugs of choice in the United States were basically marijuana and heroin.   These two drugs were mostly abused by teenagers and young adults recreationally....

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