Intelligence Law Glossary - Law Enforcement Officer


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Law Enforcement Officer

Statutory Law

18 U.S.C. § 1515(a)(4) (2010) (Title 18—Chapter 73: Obstruction of Justice)

(a) As used in sections 1512 and 1513 of this title [18 U.S.C. §§ 1512 and 1513] and in this section—
   (4) the term "law enforcement officer" means an officer or employee of the Federal Government, or a person authorized to act for or on behalf of the Federal Government or serving the Federal Government as an adviser or consultant—
      (A) authorized under law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of an offense; or
      (B) serving as a probation or pretrial services officer under this title;

Administrative Law

28 CFR § 59.2(d) [28 CFR PART 59—GUIDELINES ON METHODS OF OBTAINING DOCUMENTARY MATERIALS HELD BY THIRD PARTIES]

As used in this part—
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(d) The term law enforcement officer shall have the same meaning as the term “federal law enforcement officer” as defined in Rule 41(h) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; and