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NCJ Number: 76811 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Forest Service Law Enforcement
Corporate Author: US Dept of Agriculture
Fiscal and Accounting Management Staff Group
Forest Service, Alaska Region
United States of
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Agriculture
Juneau, AK 99801
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Developed to assist employees in administering National Forest land in the Alaska region, this field handbook is a guide to the use of law enforcement as a tool in the protection of people, property, and forest resources.
Abstract: The introductory chapter explains the law enforcement policy aimed at assisting all visitors to obtain a safe, peaceful, and enjoyable experience in their use of the National Forest System. The primary objectives of forest service law enforcement officers are resource protection and public protection. Every Forest Officer has a responsibility to be observant for violation of laws and regulations in National Forests. A discussion of the authority of forest officers covers enforcement of Federal and State law, and areas of overlap. Federal laws greater than petty offenses (i.e., felonies, misdemeanors,) which apply in a forest setting are outlined. A step-by-step guide for taking action in Federal offenses instructs officers on how to deal with offenders, how to handle drug-related problems, and how to deal with juveniles. The section focusing on the Code of Federal Regulations (16 USC 551-petty offenses) includes a Bail Forfeiture Schedule approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The final section offers instructions for issuing and processing violation notices, warning notices, incident reports, and case reports. A glossary of relevant terms concludes the handbook.
Index Term(s): Alaska; Environmental laws; Federal Code; Park police; Police crisis intervention; Police reports; Procedure manuals; State laws
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