As the 78th attorney general of the United States, Janet Reno was the first woman to lead the nation's largest law enforcement office, overseeing 125,000 employees. A major figure during the Clinton administration, her eight-year term made her the longest-serving attorney general since the Civil War. During her tenure, she revolutionized law enforcement and achieved conventional crime-rate and drug-use reductions.
As the chief law enforcement officer, Reno enforced policies on civil rights, race relations, corruption, the environment, gun control and immigration. She aimed to give ordinary citizens greater access to the justice system, while also ensuring that the federal government consistently adhered to strict principles of due process. Focusing on the well-being of the nation's children, Reno pushed for reforms to provide assistance to troubled youths. She also increased the amount of information technology resources devoted to law enforcement and proposed additional Internet security by encouraging collaboration between private companies and federal agencies.
One of the most influential and admired women of our time, Reno continues to be involved with the issues important to her, including dispute resolution, advocacy for children and the elderly, and law-enforcement reform. She has been recognized by numerous organizations for her positive and enduring contributions to both law enforcement and humanity.
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