Swot Analysis: Police and Society

980 words 4 pages
Police and Society
SWOT Analysis (Paper #1)

Ever since September 11th, 2001 a lot of Law Enforcement agencies were created. Many were federal level agencies and others were state level agencies. When asked to compare two different Law Enforcement Agencies, I chose to compare and analyze the Drug and Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The reason I chose to compare these two agencies is because I feel that these two agencies have a lot in common and at times can even overlap in job descriptions and or duties. I will go into further detail to fully detail my analysis of these two agencies.

I will start with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The DEA is part of
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This creates weaknesses for both agencies and even more so to ATF because they are a fairly new organization so when it comes down to budget cuts; I believe ATF will be the first to get affected.

Now for opportunities both agencies offer internship programs and different entry-level positions. Although most of their positions require certain criteria’s to be met, the job positions are still opening because no matter what, new laws and new crimes are developing everyday and when this happens new positions also become available. Also as technology continues to grow so does the level of opportunities available to both agencies.

Finally, what we may all fear, whether you are a supervisor or even someone in an entry-level position and those fears are the threats that can impact any organization. Even though some weaknesses can also be threats. I chose to compare the DEA and the ATF, they both have a lot in common and in a way they can be a threat to one another. The Department of Justice is so spread out and how I mentioned before, a lot of duties and responsibilities can overlap. It be can be very easy for the Department of Justice to eliminate and combine agencies all together and this in fact is a very huge threat to any law enforcement agency.

In conclusion, we all know that someone’s loss is another’s gain. Every Law Enforcement agency can benefit from time to time


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