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The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, protect public order, and the public itself. This commonly includes ensuring the safety, health, and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their lawful powers encompass arrest and the use of force legitimized by the state via the monopoly on violence. The term is most commonly associated with the police forces of a sovereign state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from the military and other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie are military units charged with civil policing. Police forces are usually public sector services, funded through taxes.

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Organizations relating to Police

Nordiska Polisförbundet / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1921
Aquapol / Est. 2002
European Network of Railway Police Forces / Winterswijk, Netherlands
Nordic-Baltic Network of Policewomen / Uusikaupunki, Finland / Est. 2001
International Association of Chiefs of Police / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1893
United Nations Police / New York NY, USA
Southeast Europe Police Chiefs Association / Est. 2002
African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum / Cape Town, South Africa / Est. 2004
International Union of Police Associations / Sarasota FL, USA / Est. 1979
Society of Police Futurists International / Est. 1991
International Christian Police Association / Est. 1883
International Police Conference / Est. 1921
World Police League / Est. 1923
Special Standing Committee for the International Police Conference / Est. 1914
International Federation of Police Officials / Est. 1927
United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti / Est. 1997
European Police Chiefs Operational Task Force / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2000
Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization / Est. 1998
Commonwealth Police Association / Est. 2012
European Police Association / Rebecq, Belgium / Est. 1996
Agreement Relating to the International Convention for Regulating the Police of the North Sea Fisheries / Est. 1955
Modification of the Police Regulations Regarding Navigation on the Rhine, the Wahal and the Lek / Est. 1923
Resolution Relative to Sanitary Police, 1906 / Est. 1906
Police Convention / Est. 1920
Resolution Respecting Sanitary Police / Est. 1910
Règlement of Navigation and Police Applicable to the Danube between Galatz and the Mouths / Est. 1911
Resolution Relative to Sanitary Police, 1902 / Est. 1902
Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe / Est. 2006
International Security Officers Police and Guards / Brooklyn NY, USA
International Security and Detective Alliance / Est. 1984
Unified Police Force / Est. 1994
Standing Committee of Police in Europe / Est. 1993
Organisation panarabe de défense sociale
Internationale Kommission der Detektiv Verbände
Inter-American Conference of Police and Judicial Authorities
Police Ministers Council International
International Police / Est. 1932
International Conference of Police Associations / Est. 1953
International Police Office
International Conference of Police Chaplains / Destin FL, USA / Est. 1973
International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America / Roseville MI, USA / Est. 1948
Sheriff Guards International / Lagos, Nigeria / Est. 1965
Ligue internationale des policiers-espérantistes
International Police Task Force / Est. 1995
International Police Security
Network for Improved Policing in South Asia
Capital Policing Europe / Est. 1979
EUROGENDFOR / Vicenza, Italy / Est. 2006
Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police / Wellington, New Zealand / Est. 1970
Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police / St Michael, Barbados / Est. 1987

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World Problems relating to Police

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Interrogation while naked
Police crimes during narcotic investigations
Unregulated police immunity
Abuses by private police forces
Political repression
Aircraft noise
Low-intensity conflict
Rape by military personnel
Excessive population demands on the environment
Unethical interrogation methods
Inhumane interrogation techniques
Ecological footprint of cities
Police brutality
Political police
Police corruption
Unethical practices by police forces
Commercialization of crime-prevention

Action Strategies relating to Police

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Strengthening cooperative security measures
Improving enforcement against game poaching
Applying historical precedent
Applying ecological footprint analysis
Assisting criminal police authorities
International coordination of police forces
Abolishing unethical practices by police forces
Resisting police intervention in meetings
Crossing guard
Fostering police cooperation
Democratizing police state
Using fear of police
Authorizing arbitration of minor crime by police
Reporting police malpractice
Correcting police attitudes
Maintaining civil police force
Enhancing independence of police operations
Bribing police
Improving community policing
Uncovering police falsification of evidence
Reducing fear of police
Controlling police operations
Trusting police
Authorizing police search

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