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Dear Minister Crouch,

I hope this memo finds you well.

As you know, I became the head of the Being division relatively recently. My years of experience dictated that I ease through changes gradually, so as not to introduce a rough transition for the witches and wizards under my supervision and slow down the work of the department. However, after further review, and careful following of the recent unsolved attacks perpetrated by magical beings, it's my opinion that the department has been poorly, even incompetently run and is in need of serious top-down reorganization. The reasons for this are too numerous to individually list, but in summation, the problems are with methodology, personnel, and reach.

Firstly, the recent methodology of this department has been palliative rather than preventative: the status quo seems to be supporting dangerous magical beings with costly social programs and cleaning up after their messes as opposed to actively policing them—a wasteful and belated approach, Minister, that won't save lives.

Secondly, the training of the witches and wizards under my supervision has been hopelessly uneven: On the one hand, most possess a bureaucratic skillset, liaising with beings in an above-board and support-based sense. On the other hand, the capture and control skills at my disposal are limited and myopic. The Werewolf Capture office, for instance, seems to focus only capturing transformed werewolves—they've little experience beyond such ludicrous measures as setting traps and seem to ignore the problem of feral werewolves for 29 days out of the month. I needn't tell you how inefficient that is. The only other Ministry cover we have for the lycanthrope population is Werewolf Support Services, which (besides maintaining the Registry) spends an inordinate amount of Ministry funds essentially making werewolves more comfortable.

I am an expert on werewolves—as the popularity and efficacy of the legislation I spearheaded will attest—and this is not only wasteful, but sadly lacking. Werewolf Support Services is a toothless office and Werewolf Capture is a stopgap measure. Between them, there is no dedicated unit in place for actively hunting dangerous werewolves. A werewolf isn't simply a Dark creature: he's also, for the majority of the time, a Dark wizard, and I need trained individuals capable of hunting and tracking down Dark wizards. Attached to this memo is a formal request for a loan of Aurors to create a dedicated task force to find and eliminate the werewolf, or more likely werewolves, that have been setting Dementors on our public, and to investigate any possible link they may have to the ferals in Scotland. These Aurors can collaborate with some of my Registry wizards to formulate a united approach to the problem.

Third, and last, I've found that the Being division lacks the necessary powers to effectively reorganize, or to indeed be effective in the long run. Dementors and werewolves, to say nothing of the other creatures under our purview, are a deadly and growing threat to our public—this is unprecedented, and it is perhaps the time for bold and unprecedented measures. I look forward to meeting with you in person at your convenience to discuss potential expanded powers for this division and the wizards under my supervision.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Dolores J. Umbridge

Head of the Department for Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, Being division


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