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**[[Justus Pilliwickle]]
 
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**[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] (1981-1990)
**[[Amelia Bones]] (?-1996)
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**[[Amelia Bones]] (1990-1996)
 
**[[Pius Thicknesse]] (1996-1997)
 
**[[Pius Thicknesse]] (1996-1997)
 
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The '''Department of Magical Law Enforcement''' is the largest department at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. Arguably the most important of the various departments, it is a combination of police and justice facilities, and is roughly the equivalent to the [[Wikipedia:Home Office|Home Office]] of [[Muggle]] Britain or the [[Wikipedia:United States Department of Justice|Department of Justice]] in the United States. All other departments are answerable to this one, with the exception of the Department of Mysteries. <ref>[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]</ref>
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The '''Department of Magical Law Enforcement''' is the largest department at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. Arguably the most important of the various departments, it is a combination of police and justice facilities, and is roughly the equivalent to the [[Wikipedia:Home Office|Home Office]] of [[Muggle]] Britain or the [[Wikipedia:United States Department of Justice|Department of Justice]] in the United States. All other departments are answerable to this one, with the exception of the [[Department of Mysteries]]. <ref>[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]</ref>
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==Office location==
==Main Divisions==
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Level Two of the Ministry of Magic houses the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Around the corner from the access lift, and past a set of heavy oak doors, lies the [[Auror Office|Auror Headquarters]]: a large open area divided into small cubicles, one for each [[Auror]]. A second set of double doors and another passage lead to a dimly lit and distinctly shabby corridor. A broom cupboard sits at the left end of the corridors, and the right side has the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]]: a room of almost the same size as the cupboard with two desks and overflowing filing cabinets crammed inside.
The department is located on the second level of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], and includes the following divisions:
 
   
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==Main divisions==
 
===Auror Office===
 
===Auror Office===
 
{{Main|Auror Office}}
 
{{Main|Auror Office}}
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[[Nymphadora Tonks]] mentions that two of the program's courses of study are "Concealment and Disguise" and "Stealth and Tracking" and that the training is hard to pass with high marks (a requirement). Aurors are the magical equivalents of Muggle counter-terrorism operatives and, during the [[First Wizarding War]], Aurors were authorised to use the [[Unforgivable Curses]] on suspected [[Death Eaters]]; specifically, they were given the licence to kill, coerce and torture them.
 
[[Nymphadora Tonks]] mentions that two of the program's courses of study are "Concealment and Disguise" and "Stealth and Tracking" and that the training is hard to pass with high marks (a requirement). Aurors are the magical equivalents of Muggle counter-terrorism operatives and, during the [[First Wizarding War]], Aurors were authorised to use the [[Unforgivable Curses]] on suspected [[Death Eaters]]; specifically, they were given the licence to kill, coerce and torture them.
 
Aurors significant in both the First and Second Wars include [[Alastor Moody]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], [[John Dawlish]], [[Frank Longbottom|Frank]] and [[Alice Longbottom]], [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], [[Gawain Robards]], [[Proudfoot]], [[Savage]], and [[Williamson]]. In addition, [[Harry Potter]] joins the department at the age of 17 and is promoted to department head in the year 2007. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] becomes a member of the Auror office as well.
 
   
 
Many of the Dark criminals first duel with the Aurors sent to arrest them before finally giving up their freedom. Aurors are also used to protect high-profile targets such as Harry, Hogwarts, and the [[Prime Minister|Muggle Prime Minister]].
 
Many of the Dark criminals first duel with the Aurors sent to arrest them before finally giving up their freedom. Aurors are also used to protect high-profile targets such as Harry, Hogwarts, and the [[Prime Minister|Muggle Prime Minister]].
 
===Department of Intoxicating Substances===
 
{{Main|Department of Intoxicating Substances}}
 
The [[Department of Intoxicating Substances]] is a sub-division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and is responsible for making regulations on the consumption of [[alcohol]]ic beverages.
 
   
 
===Improper Use of Magic Office===
 
===Improper Use of Magic Office===
 
{{Main|Improper Use of Magic Office}}
 
{{Main|Improper Use of Magic Office}}
This office, the [[Improper Use of Magic Office]], punishes violations of the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]]. This includes underage witches and wizards intentionally using [[magic]], which suggests that this office may be in charge of [[the Trace]], permitting them to monitor the magic used by those under the age of seventeen. [[Mafalda Hopkirk]] worked in this office until at least [[1998]].
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This office, the [[Improper Use of Magic Office]], punishes violations of the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]]. This includes underage witches and wizards intentionally using [[magic]], which suggests that this office may be in charge of [[the Trace]], permitting them to monitor the magic used by those under the age of seventeen.
 
===Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office===
 
{{Main|Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office}}
 
This office regulates the use of magic on [[Muggle]] objects and confiscates those which have been illegally bewitched. One of the laws they enforce is the prohibition on magically altering a Muggle vehicle with the intent to fly it. It was headed by [[Arthur Weasley]] until his promotion in [[1996]].
 
 
===Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects===
 
{{Main|Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects}}
 
This office was created in [[1996]] by [[Minister for Magic]], [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], in response to the growing threat of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and the rise of dangerous or dubious spells and products which claimed to provide protection against the [[Dark Arts]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] was promoted to head this operation. Its duties involved preventing the trade of fake and/or useless spells, potions and artefacts that appeared during the [[Second Wizarding War]].
 
   
 
===Wizengamot Administration Services===
 
===Wizengamot Administration Services===
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==Other divisions==
 
==Other divisions==
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===Administrative Registration Department===
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{{Main|Administrative Registration Department}}
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The [[Administrative Registration Department]] is responsible for the registration of the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Wizards wizarding population]. After the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Fall_of_the_Ministry_of_Magic Fall of the Ministry of Magic], the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Muggle-Born_Registration_Commission Muggle-Born Registration Commission] was created under this department.
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===Department of Intoxicating Substances===
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{{Main|Department of Intoxicating Substances}} The [[Department of Intoxicating Substances]] is a sub-division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and is responsible for making regulations on the consumption of [[alcohol]]ic beverages.
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===Hit Wizards===
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{{Main|Hit Wizard}} [[Hit Wizard]]s comprise a team of highly trained [[Wizardkind|wizards]] tasked with arresting dangerous criminals. The entry requirements include five [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], one of which must be [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. The equivalent of a Muggle S.W.A.T. Team. Members have a personal bed reserved at [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]].<ref>[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]</ref> In [[1993]], [[Cornelius Fudge]] suggested that only Hit Wizards should attempt to capture [[Sirius Black]], an [[Azkaban]] escapee then believed to be a highly dangerous criminal.
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===Investigation Department===
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{{Main|Investigation Department}} The [[Investigation Department]] was a subdivision of the [[Auror Office]]. It centred on investigation and tracking down [[Dark wizard|dark wizards]].
 
===Magical Law Enforcement Patrol===
 
===Magical Law Enforcement Patrol===
 
{{Main|Magical Law Enforcement Patrol}}
 
{{Main|Magical Law Enforcement Patrol}}
 
The [[Magical Law Enforcement Patrol]] (formerly the Magical Law Enforcement Squad) is tasked with general law enforcement, like with the Muggle police. In the [[1920s]] it was headed by [[Bob Ogden]], who led a team to [[Little Hangleton]] to arrest [[Marvolo Gaunt|Marvolo]] and [[Morfin Gaunt]] for crimes against both [[Muggle]]s and the Ministry, since the [[House of Gaunt]] had avoided previous attempts at arrest.
 
The [[Magical Law Enforcement Patrol]] (formerly the Magical Law Enforcement Squad) is tasked with general law enforcement, like with the Muggle police. In the [[1920s]] it was headed by [[Bob Ogden]], who led a team to [[Little Hangleton]] to arrest [[Marvolo Gaunt|Marvolo]] and [[Morfin Gaunt]] for crimes against both [[Muggle]]s and the Ministry, since the [[House of Gaunt]] had avoided previous attempts at arrest.
 
===Hit Wizards===
 
{{Main|Hit Wizard}}
 
[[Hit Wizard]]s comprise a team of highly trained [[Wizardkind|wizards]] tasked with arresting dangerous criminals. The entry requirements include five [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], one of which must be [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. The equivalent of a Muggle S.W.A.T. Team. Members have a personal bed reserved at [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]].<ref>[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]</ref> In [[1993]], [[Cornelius Fudge]] suggested that only Hit Wizards should attempt to capture [[Sirius Black]], an [[Azkaban]] escapee then believed to be a highly dangerous criminal.
 
   
 
===Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers===
 
===Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers===
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[[Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers]] are a special Ministry force that presumably is stationed at strategical places in search of fugitive criminals.
 
[[Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers]] are a special Ministry force that presumably is stationed at strategical places in search of fugitive criminals.
===Administrative Registration Department===
 
{{Main|Administrative Registration Department}}
 
   
The [[Administrative Registration Department]] is responsible for the registration of the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Wizards wizarding population]. After the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Fall_of_the_Ministry_of_Magic Fall of the Ministry of Magic], the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Muggle-Born_Registration_Commission Muggle-Born Registration Commission] was created under this department.
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===Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office===
===Investigation Department===
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{{Main|Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office}} This office regulates the use of magic on [[Muggle]] objects and confiscates those which have been illegally bewitched. One of the laws they enforce is the prohibition on magically altering a Muggle vehicle with the intent to fly it. It was headed by [[Arthur Weasley]] until his promotion in [[1996]].
{{Main|Investigation Department}}
 
The [[Investigation Department]] was a subdivision of the [[Auror Office]]. It centered on investigation and tracking down [[Dark wizard|dark wizards]].
 
   
==Senior Personnel==
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===Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects===
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{{Main|Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects}} This office was created in [[1996]] by [[Minister for Magic]], [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], in response to the growing threat of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and the rise of dangerous or dubious spells and products which claimed to provide protection against the [[Dark Arts]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] was promoted to head this operation. Its duties involved preventing the trade of fake and/or useless spells, potions and artefacts that appeared during the [[Second Wizarding War]].
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==Known personnel==
 
[[File:BonesOP.JPG|thumb|150px|right|[[Amelia Bones]]]]
 
[[File:BonesOP.JPG|thumb|150px|right|[[Amelia Bones]]]]
* [[Elphinstone Urquart]]: senior officer of the department in the [[1950s]]; deceased husband of [[Minerva McGonagall]].
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=== Heads of Department===
* [[Justus Pilliwickle]]: former department head; one of the most notable on the post.
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* [[Justus Pilliwickle]]: former department head; one of the most notable on the post
* [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]]: former department head, demoted to head of the [[Department of International Magical Cooperation]] after his [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|son's]] exposure as a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] in [[1981]].
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* [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]]: former department head, demoted to head of the [[Department of International Magical Cooperation]] after his [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|son's]] exposure as a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] in [[1981]]
* [[Amelia Bones]]: former department head, killed by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] in the summer of [[1996]].
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* [[Amelia Bones]]: former department head, killed by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] in the summer of [[1996]]
* [[Pius Thicknesse]]: former department head, [[Imperius Curse|subjugated]] by Yaxley and promoted to [[Minister for Magic]].
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* [[Pius Thicknesse]]: former department head, [[Imperius Curse|subjugated]] by Yaxley and promoted to [[Minister for Magic]]
* [[Yaxley]]: former department head, during the [[Death Eaters]]' control of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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* [[Yaxley]]: former department head, during the [[Death Eaters]]' control of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]
* [[Hermione Granger]]: after working with the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]], she eventually took a position high up in this department
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=== Aurors===
* [[Harry Potter]]: Head of the [[Auror|Auror Office]] from 2007.
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*[[Frank Longbottom]]: former Auror; permanently incapacitated by means of the Cruciatus Curse in [[1981]] or [[1982]]
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*[[Alice Longbottom]]: former Auror; permanently incapacitated by means of the Cruciatus Curse in 1981 or 1982
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*[[Rufus Scrimgeour]]: former Head of the Auror Office; promoted to [[Minister for Magic]] in [[1996]]
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*[[John Dawlish]]
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*[[Alastor Moody]]
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*[[Gawain Robards]]: Head of the Auror Office following Scrimgeour's promotion in 1996
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*[[Proudfoot]]
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*[[Savage]]
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*[[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]: promoted to [[Minister for Magic]] following Voldemort's defeat in [[1997]]
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*[[Nymphadora Tonks]]
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*[[Williamson]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]: Head of the [[Auror|Auror Office]] from 2007
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*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
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=== Other personnel===
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* [[Bob Ogden]]: Head of the Magical Law Enforcement Office in the 1920s
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* [[Elphinstone Urquart]]: senior officer of the department in the [[1950s]]; late husband of [[Minerva McGonagall]]
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* [[Minerva McGonagall]]: from 1954 to 1956, became Transfiguration professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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*[[Mafalda Hopkirk]]: works in the [[Improper Use of Magic Office]] in the 1990s; responsible for sending letters to underage wizards who use magic outside of [[Hogwarts]]
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*[[Perkins]]: worker in the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]]
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*[[Arthur Weasley]]: Head of the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]] under [[Cornelius Fudge]]; Head of the [[Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects]] under [[Rufus Scrimgeour]]
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* [[Hermione Granger]]: after working with the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]], she eventually took a senior position in this department, reaching the level of Deputy Head of the Department by [[2014]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Organisation information
Leader(s)
Headquarters

Ministry of Magic, London

Intentions

Policing and justice services for wizarding Britain

Affiliation

British Wizarding Government

Enemies

The Department of Magical Law Enforcement is the largest department at the Ministry of Magic. Arguably the most important of the various departments, it is a combination of police and justice facilities, and is roughly the equivalent to the Home Office of Muggle Britain or the Department of Justice in the United States. All other departments are answerable to this one, with the exception of the Department of Mysteries. [1]

Office locationEdit

Level Two of the Ministry of Magic houses the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Around the corner from the access lift, and past a set of heavy oak doors, lies the Auror Headquarters: a large open area divided into small cubicles, one for each Auror. A second set of double doors and another passage lead to a dimly lit and distinctly shabby corridor. A broom cupboard sits at the left end of the corridors, and the right side has the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office: a room of almost the same size as the cupboard with two desks and overflowing filing cabinets crammed inside.

Main divisionsEdit

Auror OfficeEdit

Main article: Auror Office

An Auror is a highly trained specialist officer who investigate crimes involving the Dark Arts and apprehend Dark Wizards. According to Minerva McGonagall, the Auror Office takes in new recruits with a minimum of 5 N.E.W.T.s (with marks no lower than "Exceeds Expectations"). She suggests that Potions, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Charms, and Herbology N.E.W.T.s are the most appropriate for someone who aspires to be admitted to the training program. (A potential recruit will also have to pass "...a series of character and aptitude tests.")

Nymphadora Tonks mentions that two of the program's courses of study are "Concealment and Disguise" and "Stealth and Tracking" and that the training is hard to pass with high marks (a requirement). Aurors are the magical equivalents of Muggle counter-terrorism operatives and, during the First Wizarding War, Aurors were authorised to use the Unforgivable Curses on suspected Death Eaters; specifically, they were given the licence to kill, coerce and torture them.

Many of the Dark criminals first duel with the Aurors sent to arrest them before finally giving up their freedom. Aurors are also used to protect high-profile targets such as Harry, Hogwarts, and the Muggle Prime Minister.

Improper Use of Magic OfficeEdit

This office, the Improper Use of Magic Office, punishes violations of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. This includes underage witches and wizards intentionally using magic, which suggests that this office may be in charge of the Trace, permitting them to monitor the magic used by those under the age of seventeen.

Wizengamot Administration ServicesEdit

An office which undertakes administrative and clerical duties for the Wizengamot. Its function seem analogous to Muggle court registries; this would typically include maintenance of court documents, hearing dates, judges' schedules, and the administration of legal proceedings.

Other divisionsEdit

Administrative Registration DepartmentEdit

The Administrative Registration Department is responsible for the registration of the wizarding population. After the Fall of the Ministry of Magic, the Muggle-Born Registration Commission was created under this department.

Department of Intoxicating SubstancesEdit

The Department of Intoxicating Substances is a sub-division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and is responsible for making regulations on the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Hit WizardsEdit

Main article: Hit Wizard
Hit Wizards comprise a team of highly trained wizards tasked with arresting dangerous criminals. The entry requirements include five O.W.L.s, one of which must be Defence Against the Dark Arts. The equivalent of a Muggle S.W.A.T. Team. Members have a personal bed reserved at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.[2] In 1993, Cornelius Fudge suggested that only Hit Wizards should attempt to capture Sirius Black, an Azkaban escapee then believed to be a highly dangerous criminal.

Investigation DepartmentEdit

The Investigation Department was a subdivision of the Auror Office. It centred on investigation and tracking down dark wizards.

Magical Law Enforcement PatrolEdit

The Magical Law Enforcement Patrol (formerly the Magical Law Enforcement Squad) is tasked with general law enforcement, like with the Muggle police. In the 1920s it was headed by Bob Ogden, who led a team to Little Hangleton to arrest Marvolo and Morfin Gaunt for crimes against both Muggles and the Ministry, since the House of Gaunt had avoided previous attempts at arrest.

Ministry of Magic Witch WatchersEdit

Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers are a special Ministry force that presumably is stationed at strategical places in search of fugitive criminals.

Misuse of Muggle Artefacts OfficeEdit

This office regulates the use of magic on Muggle objects and confiscates those which have been illegally bewitched. One of the laws they enforce is the prohibition on magically altering a Muggle vehicle with the intent to fly it. It was headed by Arthur Weasley until his promotion in 1996.

Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective ObjectsEdit

This office was created in 1996 by Minister for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, in response to the growing threat of Lord Voldemort and the rise of dangerous or dubious spells and products which claimed to provide protection against the Dark Arts. Arthur Weasley was promoted to head this operation. Its duties involved preventing the trade of fake and/or useless spells, potions and artefacts that appeared during the Second Wizarding War.

Known personnelEdit

BonesOP

Amelia Bones

Heads of DepartmentEdit

AurorsEdit

Other personnelEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Department of Magical Law Enforcement employees
Heads of Department
Justus Pilliwickle · Bartemius Crouch Sr. · Amelia Bones · Pius Thicknesse · Yaxley
Auror Office
Heads: Rufus Scrimgeour · Gawain Robards · Harry Potter

John Dawlish · Alice Longbottom · Frank Longbottom · Neville Longbottom · Alastor Moody · Proudfoot · Savage · Kingsley Shacklebolt · Nymphadora Tonks · Ronald Weasley · Williamson · Unidentified Aurors · Unidentified male Auror at Hogwarts · 3 Unidentified Aurors at Hogwarts · Director of the Investigation Department No. 61042
Other Personnel
Minerva McGonagall · Elphinstone Urquart · Alastor Gumboil · Arnold Peasegood · Mafalda Hopkirk · Honoria's fiancé · Rufus Fudge · Perkins · Hermione Granger · Travers · Bob Ogden · Arthur Weasley · Dempster Wiggleswade · Mafalda Hopkirk's Ministerial Superior · Arthur Weasley's ten subordinates



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