U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is The Leading Law Enforcement Agency in the United States

Known as D.O.J., the Justice Department or U.S. Department of Justice is a federal department of the United States government that has been empowered to enforce the laws and administration of justice.  It is equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The D.O.J. was created in 1870 under the Ulysses S. Grant presidency.

The D.O.J. administers multiple federal law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I. and the D.E.A. It is also responsible for investigating financial fraud, representing the U.S. government in legal matters, and operates the federal prison system.  Additionally, D.O.J. is responsible for reviewing the conduct of law enforcement, directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1944.

The D.O.J. is operated by the U.S. Attorney General; currently, the Attorney General is Merrick B. Garland, who was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

The D.O.J. offers an organizational chart on their website (JUSTICE.GOV) and offers multiple videos on YouTube.

Related divisions of the DOJ and other federal law enforcement and national security agencies:

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