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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. Their lawful powers include 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... Wikipedia

Articles tagged police

  • August 15th 2022
  • Acrimonious negotiations come to an end as Police Scotland agree pay deal

  • Doug Marr: We ignore the lessons of 2011 at our peril

  • August 14th 2022
  • Number of people crossing Channel in small boats this year passes 20,000

  • More than £200,000 raised for family of John MacKinnon after Skye shooting

  • Police chief quit after abuse by British colonial troops in Kenya covered up

  • August 12th 2022
  • Graeme Biggar appointed director general of National Crime Agency

  • Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases

  • August 11th 2022
  • Exclusive: Majority of Labour voters say police are institutionally racist, poll finds

  • Stop-and-search is on the rise again in Britain

  • I was a senior officer – and even I struggle to get the police to investigate crimes

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