Executive Order and Presidential Memoranda Watch 2/9
Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice (2/9/17) – Outlines the order of succession for performing the duties of the Attorney General in the event that the Attorney General becomes unable to perform the functions and duties of the office.

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking (2/9/17) – Prioritizes federal law enforcement focus on international criminal organizations, including cooperation across Federal agencies and with foreign counterparts.

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers (2/9/17) – The executive branch will develop strategies to further the protection and safety of law enforcement offices, and the Attorney General is tasked with developing strategies to improve prosecution of crimes related to violence against officers.

Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety (2/9/17) – The Attorney General will establish a task force to develop strategies for crime reduction in the U.S., including evaluation of current shortfalls in existing laws and the quality and availability of existing crime related data that can provide information regarding crime trends. The task force will submit a report to the president within one year outlining findings and making recommendations for policies to reduce crime.
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

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