42 U.S. Code § 15231 - Definitions

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In this chapter:
(1) Federal agency head
The term “Federal agency head” means the head of any executive, legislative, or judicial branch Government entity that employs Federal law enforcement officers.
(2) Federal Board
The term “Federal Board” means the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board established under section 15243 (a) of this title.
(3) Federal Board members
The term “Federal Board members” means the members of the Federal Board appointed under section 15243 (c) of this title.
(4) Federal Law Enforcement Badge
The term “Federal Law Enforcement Badge” means the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery described in section 15241 of this title.
(5) Federal law enforcement officer
The term “Federal law enforcement officer”—
(A) means a Federal employee—
(i) who has statutory authority to make arrests or apprehensions;
(ii) who is authorized by the agency of the employee to carry firearms; and
(iii) whose duties are primarily—
(I) engagement in or supervision of the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law; or
(II) the protection of Federal, State, local, or foreign government officials against threats to personal safety; and
(B) includes a law enforcement officer employed by the Amtrak Police Department or Federal Reserve.
(6) Office
The term “Office” means the Congressional Badge of Bravery Office established under section 15261 (a) of this title.
(7) State and Local Board
The term “State and Local Board” means the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board established under section 15253 (a) of this title.
(8) State and Local Board members
The term “State and Local Board members” means the members of the State and Local Board appointed under section 15253 (c) of this title.
(9) State and Local Law Enforcement Badge
The term “State and Local Law Enforcement Badge” means the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery described in section 15251 of this title.
(10) State or local agency head
The term “State or local agency head” means the head of any executive, legislative, or judicial branch entity of a State or local government that employs State or local law enforcement officers.
(11) State or local law enforcement officer
The term “State or local law enforcement officer” means an employee of a State or local government—
(A) who has statutory authority to make arrests or apprehensions;
(B) who is authorized by the agency of the employee to carry firearms; and
(C) whose duties are primarily—
(i) engagement in or supervision of the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law; or
(ii) the protection of Federal, State, local, or foreign government officials against threats to personal safety.

Source

(Pub. L. 110–298, § 2,July 31, 2008, 122 Stat. 2985.)
Short Title

Pub. L. 110–298, § 1,July 31, 2008, 122 Stat. 2985, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008’.”

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