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The Ministry of Magic This page has been updated for Book 7.

Department of Magical Law Enforcement


Other Personnel:

Main Offices: level two of Ministry of Magic Headquarters (OP7)


Improper Use of Magic Office

Magical Law Enforcement Squad

Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office

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

Head: Arthur Weasley with a staff of ten

office created by incoming Minister of Magic Scrimgeour July 1996 in response to the influx of counterfeit objects begin sold to supposedly protect people

Wizengamot and Wizengamot Administration Services

Council of Magical Law

The high Wizard court of law, held in a dungeon; the accused is magically bound to a chair in the center of the room. A jury sits on the right of the prosecutor who states the case against the accused and eventually asks for a verdict. The courtrooms are located on the tenth level of the Ministry of Magic; during the Voldemort years, prisoners are escorted and guarded by groups of Dementors (GF30). The members of the Wizengamot, of which there are about fifty, wear plum-covered robes with elaborate silver initials on them (the letter 'W').

Magical Equipment Control

The department is uncertain, especially since this group is called the "Department" of Magical Equipment Control, a misnomer no doubt resulting from the fact that this was written in 1998 (DP), three years before FB (which for the first time listed the various departments of the Ministry of Magic). A similar error occurs in the books themselves, where an "Accidental Magic Reversal Department" is mentioned (PA3), although no such department exists.

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