President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1965 into law (Public Law 89–197) on September 22, 1965. The act authorized the attorney general to provide grants to state and local agencies for crime control research and law enforcement training. The attorney general created the Office of Law Enforcement Assistance (OLEA) to manage grants issued as part of the program. The act and the OLEA remained effective until 1968 when the program was folded into the newly formed Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. The Law ...

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