Formerly the Office of Law Enforcement (CG-531)
The United States Coast Guard is the nation's leading maritime law enforcement agency and has broad, multi-faceted jurisdictional authority. The specific statutory authority for the Coast Guard Law Enforcement mission is given in 14 USC 2, "The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable laws on, under and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States." In addition, 14 USC 89 provides the authority for U.S. Coast Guard active duty commissioned, warrant and petty officers to enforce applicable U.S. law. It authorizes Coast Guard personnel to enforce federal law on waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction and in international waters, as well as on all vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction (including U.S., foreign and stateless vessels).
Living Marine Resource
Alien Migrant Interdiction
|Drug Smugglers interdicted by the Coast Guard||Coast Guard Personnel inspect commercial fishing gear.||A Coast Guard cutter interdicts a group of 380 migrants.|
|Office of Law Enforcement Links|
|Cuban Travel Regulation|
|Law Enforcement Academy|
|Department of Homeland Security Homepage|
|CAPT Phil Welzant Bio: English|
Office of Law Enforcement Policy (CG-MLE)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Stop 7406
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20593-7406
CG-MLE will move to the St. Elizabeth's Campus during the week of October 7th, 2013.