Accession Number:

ADA143366

Title:

The Role of the U.S. Navy in Domestic Law Enforcement.

Descriptive Note:

Student research paper,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-22

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A study of the roles of the U.S. Navy in assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in enforcing domestic law is examined through historical background, legal implications, and present guidance to Navy commands. The purpose of the paper is to determine the history which results in present NavyCoast Guard guidance and to provide a succinct, general set of guidelines for the conduct of direct Navy involvement in law enforcement activities. An examination of the establishment of the Posse Comitatus Act, its reasons for existence, the changes made to it, and the subsequent directives implementing present policy is conducted. Both domestic and international legal considerations involving the use of the Navy in maritime law enforcement are examined. Finally present Coast Guard and Navy policy are summarized, including the use of force and concluding with a set of five basic premises to be followed by a Navy commanding officer involved in a law enforcement situation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE