Law Enforcement

Tribe Embraces Recreational Marijuana Sales on Reservation Where Alcohol Is Banned

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota allows people to buy and use recreational marijuana but not alcohol. Some tribal citizens say cannabis is safer than alcohol, meth, and opioids — which have wreaked havoc on the state’s Indigenous communities.

A New Bill Seeks to Prevent the Secret Service from Withholding Records from its Watchdog

“While I share the concerns of my colleagues about the actions of the current inspector general, it is also clear the Secret Service tried to impede the inspector general’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

GovExec Daily: The State of Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss gender and policing.

Meet the Nonprofit Leader Who Is Working to Reverse the ‘Dismal’ Numbers of Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Cathy Sanz’s organization provides training, scholarships, networking and mentorship opportunities to help women “go for it” in their careers.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Wants to Know Why It Isn’t Able To Attract More Female Instructors

The training facility seeks to “create a more diverse and balanced law enforcement instructor workforce.”

Report: Half of the Responders in Uvalde Were Feds but That Didn't Speed Up the Slow Response

A comprehensive examination of the incident finds law enforcement prioritized their own safety over the 21 shooting victims.

GovExec Daily: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Decreased Autonomy for Tribes

Indigenous legal scholar M. Alexander Pearl joins the podcast to discuss last month's high court decision.

The ATF Finally Has a Confirmed Leader After Seven Years

The Senate voted 48-46 to confirm Steve Dettelbach to lead the agency that has been without permanent leadership for seven years. 

A New Federal Prisons Director Has Been Named, and Union Officials and Lawmakers Are Optimistic She Will Bring Positive Reforms

Colette Peters was most recently director of the Oregon Department of Corrections and was the first woman to hold that position.

The Federal Prisons Agency is Reviewing its Reproductive Care Options for Inmates

Prisons and jails “present unique barriers to abortion access," says the Urban Institute, a think tank.

The Justice Department is Investigating Texas’ Operation Lone Star for Alleged Civil Rights Violations

Emails obtained by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune confirm that federal authorities are probing discrimination claims involving Gov. Greg Abbott’s multibillion-dollar border initiative.

After Mass Shootings, Lawmakers Weigh Body Armor Bans

Over the past 20 years, sales of body armor have grown steadily among the general population.