PUBLIC LAW 90-351-JUNE 19, 1968
I t is therefore the declared policy of the Congress to assist State and local governments in strengthening and improving law enforcement at eyery level by national assistance. I t is the purpose of this title to (1) encourage States and units of general local government to prepare and adopt comprehensive plans based upon their evaluation of State and local problems of law enforcement; (2) authorize grants to States and units of local government in order to improve and strengthen law enforcement; and (3) encourage research and development directed toward the improvement of law enforcement and the development of new methods for the prevention and reduction of crime and the detection and apprehension of criminals. PART A — L A W ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION
SEC. 101. (a) There is hereby established within the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (hereafter referred to in this title as "Administration"). (b) The Administration shall be composed of an Administrator of Law Enforcement Assistance and two Associate Administrators of Law Enforcement Assistance, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than two members of the Admhiistration shall be the same political party, and members shall be appointed with due regard to their fitness, knowledge, and experience to perform the functions, powers, and duties vested in the Administration by this title. (c) I t shall be the duty of the Administration to exercise all of the functions, powers, and duties created and established by this title, except as otherwise provided. PART B — P L A N N I N G GRANTS
/ \_3EC. 201. I t is the purpose of this part to encourage States and I units of general local government to prepare and adopt compre1 hensive law enforcement plans based on their evaluation of State I and local problems of law enforcement. a ^e'ncLf ^""^"^ \ ^^^' ^^^' '^'^^ Administration shall make grants to the States for the agencies. \ establishment and operation of State law enforcement planning agen\ cies (hereinafter referred to in this title as "State planning agencies") \for the preparation, development, and revision of the State plans 'required under section 803 of this title,^)Any State may make application to the Administration for such grants within six months of the date of enactment of this Act.