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Encyclopedia > Civil police

A civil police force is a police force comprised of civilians and not military personnel.

Civil police agencies may be organized and trained on military lines (often called a constabulary, although that term may also be used for non_paramilitary forces), or they may be strictly non_military type organizations, often with a paramilitary unit (SWAT or similar).

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police - information on police at Answers.com (6585 words)
Police officers were uniformed, making them easily identifiable on the street, which in turn expanded their duties beyond mere law enforcement; policemen gave directions, took in lost children, assisted the indigent, enforced health codes, and, with the emergence of the automobile, directed traffic and enforced the rules of the road.
Police are the enforcers of the state, with the responsibility of maintaining "law" and order (law enforcement), and also hold the responsibility of protecting the general public from harm.
Police organizations must sometimes deal with the issue of police corruption, which is often abetted by a code of silence that encourages unquestioning loyalty to one's comrades over the cause of justice.
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