Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

The police are persons given power by the state to reduce civil disorder (crime) and protect property. Police forces in the United States are separate from the military but can and do work alongside them from time to time.

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In North American English, a law enforcement agency (LEA) is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws. Outside North America, such organizations are called police services. In North America, some of these services are called police while others have other names (e.g. sheriff's department; investigative police services in the USA are often called bureaus (e.g. FBI, USMS, ICE, CBP, ATF, DEA, USSS etc.)). LEAs which have their ability to apply their powers restricted in some way are said to operate within a jurisdiction. LEAs will have some form of geographic restriction on their ability to apply their powers.

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