We conduct criminal investigations and operate with full statutory law enforcement authority. This includes making arrests and executing search warrants. Some of the cases we work involve subjects with significant criminal histories to include murder or violence against law enforcement officers, which are considered high-risk law enforcement activities. In such cases, these firearms are deployed.
She did not go into further detail, but here you can find details of cases that the office has handled in recent years. One example is a case in which armed special agents of the department’s Office of Inspector General executed a search warrant at a home in Stockton, Calif., on June 7, 2011. A statement issued at the time by the Office said that the raid was conducted to help enforce “waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations.”
Grant said the office has not bought any more guns since the 2010 purchases.