The following Agencies represent the Justice Department,  Business designations are also important.

  • United States Marshall, Police and Highway Patrol services.
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives: Acquisition and Business Opportunities
  • Drug Enforcement Administration: Office of Acquisition Management
  • State Bureau of Investigation: (The FBI)
  • State Bureau of Prisons and Corrections
  • Justice Management Division,
  • State Prison Industries
  • Procurement Services Staff
  • Office of the Inspector General: Contracting Opportunities
  • United States Marshals Service: Doing Business
  • Department of Defense Military Civilian Corpse

The State Forces Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was established On July 26, 1908 as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It started as a small investigative force and was created within the Justice Department under Attorney General Charles Bonaparte.

The following year, this force was officially named the Bureau of Investigation by Attorney General George W. Wickersham. In 1935, the bureau adopted its current name.

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) – The Three Prisons Act of 1891 created the federal prison system.  Congress created the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1930 by Pub. L. No. 71–218, 46 Stat. 325, signed into law by President Hoover on May 14, 1930.   It is now the National Bureu of Prisons and Prison Reform.  (BOP)

National Institute of Corrections

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency of the United States government. It is part of the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.
NIC provides support programs to assist federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Additionally the NIC provides funds to support programs that are in line with its key initiatives.
The NIC was created by the United States Congress in 1974 on the recommendation of the National Conference on Corrections convened by John N. Mitchell in 1971. Mitchell called for the conference as a result of public pressure following the riot at New York’s Attica Correctional Facility in 1971.

A Brief History about some of the agencies of the Department of Justice. 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – Except for a brief period during Prohibition, ATF’s predecessor bureaus were part of the Department of the Treasury for more than two hundred years.

ATF was first established by Department of Treasury Order No. 221, effective July 1, 1972; this order “transferred the functions, powers, and duties arising under laws relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives from the Internal Revenue Service to ATF.

In 2003, under the terms of the Homeland Security Act, ATF was split into two agencies – the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was transferred to the Department of Justice, while the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) was retained by the Department of the Treasury.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a United States  law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Justice, tasked with combating drug smuggling and use within the United States.

The DEA is the lead agency for domestic enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, sharing concurrent jurisdiction with the State Forces Bureau of Investigation (FBI),

Immigration and Naturalization service (INS) has the sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing U.S. illegal immigration within its own bounderies and provding support for the US Marshals, Highway Patrol and The Police Force at the local regional and state level. .

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) is the Office of the Inspector General specific to the United States Department of Justice that is responsible for conducting nearly all of the investigations of DOJ employees and programs.

The OIG conducts independent investigations, audits, inspections, and special reviews of United States Department of Justice personnel and programs to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct, and to promote integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in Department of Justice operations.

Specifically excluded from the authority of the OIG is jurisdiction related to the criminal or ethical conduct of DOJ employees who are attorneys. The Office of Professional Responsibility is responsible for oversight of attorneys employed by the DOJ.

The US Special Agent in Charge at the present incorporates the head position for all Agencies many people hold high office but all are responsible to report to whom pays their salaries.

Correspondence to the Department Justice write to:

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:

  • Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
  • Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
  • TTY/ASCII/TDD: 800-877-8339

Inquiries from news organizations and other media may be directed and handled in person through the same address.



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