Washington, DC asked in Gov & Administrative Law for District of Columbia

Q: I'm trying to find the law which creates dllr police

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: Are you referring to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation? It’s an administrative agency, established by legislative enactment, and given authority to promulgate regulations to carry out its legislative mandate. Agency regulations appear in a separate repository than the statutory code. Most agencies post links to both their statutory authority and to their regulations on their website. They typically do not have their own police department, but sometimes they do, and that would be found in the statutory act that created the agency. Otherwise, to the extent that there are criminal penalties provided under the enabling statute, those crimes are investigated by the regular police department having jurisdiction over the location where the offense occurred. For civil regulatory action, the agency can assign investigators and assistant attorney general lawyers bring the actions in court or before agency administrative law judges hearing the case.

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