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The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder.
The first official and uniformed and centrally organized police force was established under the rule of King Louis XIV (King of France) in 1667.
Police functions include protecting life and property, enforcing criminal law, criminal investigations, regulating traffic, crowd control, public safety duties, civil defense, emergency management, searching for missing persons, lost property and other duties concerned with public order.
Uniformed police, detectives, volunteers and auxiliary, specialized groups, military police, religious police, administrative police.
More than 90% of police officers in London don’t carry firearms while on duty.
Around 11.9% of the police officers in the US are women.
About 33% of the police officer’s time is spent in enforcing criminal law.
American law enforcement agents can solve about 20% of all the reported crimes.
Over the last ten years, most police officers have died on Friday while the lowest fatal incidents happened on Tuesday.