List of law enforcement agencies

A law enforcement agency (LEA) is any agency which enforces the law. This may be a special, local, or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Also, it can be used to describe an international organization such as Europol or Interpol. This is a list of law enforcement agencies, organized by continent and then by country.

International – Africa – Asia – Europe – North America – Oceania – South America – Disbanded

InternationalEdit

AfricaEdit

AlgeriaEdit

AngolaEdit

BeninEdit

BotswanaEdit

Burkina FasoEdit

BurundiEdit

CameroonEdit

Cape VerdeEdit

Central African RepublicEdit

ChadEdit

ComorosEdit

Democratic Republic of the CongoEdit

Republic of the CongoEdit

Côte d'IvoireEdit

DjiboutiEdit

EgyptEdit

Equatorial GuineaEdit

EritreaEdit

EthiopiaEdit

GabonEdit

GambiaEdit

GhanaEdit

GuineaEdit

Guinea-BissauEdit

KenyaEdit

LesothoEdit

LiberiaEdit

LibyaEdit

MadagascarEdit

MalawiEdit

MaliEdit

MauritaniaEdit

MauritiusEdit

MoroccoEdit

MozambiqueEdit

NamibiaEdit

Nationwide
Municipalities

NigerEdit

NigeriaEdit

RwandaEdit

Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicEdit

São Tomé and PríncipeEdit

SenegalEdit

SeychellesEdit

Sierra LeoneEdit

SomaliaEdit

South AfricaEdit

SudanEdit

EswatiniEdit

TanzaniaEdit

TogoEdit

TunisiaEdit

  • Ministry of Interior
    • Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale (Police)
    • Direction Générale de la Garde Nationale (National Guard)
    • Office National de la Protection Civile (Firefighter)
  • Ministry of Finance
    • Direction Générale des Douanes (Customs)
  • Ministry of Justice
    • Direction Générale des Prisons et de la Rééducation (Prisons Guards)
  • Presidency
    • Direction Générale de la Sécurité du Chef de l'Etat et des Personnalités Officielles (Presidential Guards)

UgandaEdit

ZambiaEdit

ZimbabweEdit

AsiaEdit

AfghanistanEdit

BahrainEdit

BangladeshEdit

BhutanEdit

BruneiEdit

CambodiaEdit

People's Republic of ChinaEdit

Mainland ChinaEdit

 
A woman asking a Hong Kong policeman for directions.

Hong KongEdit

MacauEdit

 
ROC Coast Guard patrol boats

Republic of China (Taiwan)Edit

IndiaEdit

Indian Police Service Edit

Central (federal) law enforcement agenciesEdit

State law enforcement agenciesEdit

IndonesiaEdit

IranEdit

IraqEdit

IsraelEdit

JapanEdit

 
Japanese Mitsubishi GTO patrol car

JordanEdit

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)Edit

Republic of Korea (South Korea)Edit

KuwaitEdit

KyrgyzstanEdit

LaosEdit

LebanonEdit

MalaysiaEdit

 
Police Counter-terrorist Force Pasukan Gerakan Khas during stormed the patrol vessel drill.
Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs

Malaysian Ministry of Finance

Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia)

Military of Malaysia

MaldivesEdit

MongoliaEdit

MyanmarEdit

NepalEdit

OmanEdit

PakistanEdit

 
A personnel of the Sindh Police in uniform with a handgun on his belt.

FederalEdit

ProvincialEdit

Joint Army & FederalEdit

PhilippinesEdit

 
PSG SRU operators march during a parade in counter-terrorist combat gear. Note that they're marching with a mix of G36 and G36C assault rifles.
 
Philippine National Police Members on Rizal Park, Manila
 
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology members in a Firearms Safety and Proficiency Training

QatarEdit

Saudi ArabiaEdit

SingaporeEdit

Sri LankaEdit

SyriaEdit

TajikistanEdit

ThailandEdit

East TimorEdit

 
Abu Dhabi Police Chevrolet Camaro used for publicity

TurkmenistanEdit

United Arab EmiratesEdit

 
Dubai Police vehicle at the entrance of Dubai Gold Souk
Emirati level

UzbekistanEdit

VietnamEdit

National
  • Vietnam People's Public Security (Công an Nhân dân Việt Nam) under control of Ministry of Public Security (Bộ Công an Việt Nam), divides into:
    • Vietnam People's Police (Cảnh sát Nhân dân Việt Nam) consists of:
      • Traffic Police (Cảnh sát Giao thông), for traffic control and enforcement
      • Judiciary Police (Cảnh sát Bảo vệ và Hỗ trợ Tư pháp), for judiciary and executive enforcement
      • Rapid Response Police - also known as 113 Police (Cảnh sát Phản ứng Nhanh/Cảnh sát 113), for rapid criminal countering
      • Criminal Police (Cảnh sát Hình sự), for criminal investigation
      • Drug Investigation Police (Cảnh sát Điều tra Ma túy), for drug countering and investigation
      • Corruption Investigation Police (Cảnh sát Điều tra Tham nhũng), for corruption investigation
      • High Tech Investigation Police (Cảnh sát Điều tra Công nghệ cao), for high tech criminal investigation
      • Administrative Police (Cảnh sát Quản lý Hành chính), for administrative and resident services
      • Environmental Police (Cảnh sát Môi trường), for environmental law enforcement
      • Fire and Rescue Police (Cảnh sát Phòng cháy Chữa cháy và Cứu nạn Cứu hộ), for firefighting, search and rescue missions
      • Prison Guard (Cảnh sát Trại giam), for prison management and control
      • Mobile Police (Cảnh sát Cơ động), for riot and terrorist countering
      • Protective Guard (Cảnh vệ), for protective services of the State and Communist Party leaders
      • Order Police (Cảnh sát Trật tự), for public order response
      • Security Police (Cảnh sát Bảo vệ Mục tiêu), for protective services of properties and personnel
    • Vietnam People's Security (An ninh Nhân dân Việt Nam) consists of:
      • Cyber Security (An ninh Mạng), for cyber and internet affairs
      • Immigration Security (An ninh Xuất nhập cảnh), for immigration management, airport and seaport entry
      • Intelligence Service (Tình báo), for intelligence collection and investigation
      • Ciphering Service (Cơ yếu), for protection of top secret documents
      • Border Checkpoint Security (An ninh Cửa khẩu), for border checkpoint entry
      • Social Security (An ninh Xã hội), for social issues
      • Secret Service (Ngoại tuyến), for intelligence collection in secrecy
      • Political Security (An ninh Chính trị), for political protection
      • Financial and Monetary Security (An ninh Tài chính và Tiền tệ), for financial investigation
      • Economical Security (An ninh Kinh tế), for economical investigation
      • Agricultural and Rural Security (An ninh Nông nghiệp Nông thôn), for rural issues
      • Information and Communication Security (An ninh Thông tin và Truyền thông), for information, press and media investigation
Local
  • Provincial/Municipal Public Security (Công an Tỉnh/Thành phố Trực thuộc Trung ương)
    • District/Town/Provincial City Public Security (Công an Quận/Huyện/Thị xã/Thành phố Trực thuộc Tỉnh)
      • Commune/Ward/Township Public Security (Công an Xã/Phường/Thị trấn)

YemenEdit

EuropeEdit

AlbaniaEdit

AndorraEdit

ArmeniaEdit

AustriaEdit

Federal
 
Car of the Austrian Finanzpolizei
 
VW Touran in the Austrian Police livery
 
Standard vehicle of the Austrian Justizwache
Municipalities

AzerbaijanEdit

Bailiwick of GuernseyEdit

Bailiwick of JerseyEdit

BelarusEdit

BelgiumEdit

Federal level

  • Federal police (1 federal force for the entire country, responsible for specialized and supra-local policing as well as support to the local police)

Local level

  • Local police (189 local forces for 189 police zones that encompass either one muninicipality or multiple municipalities, responsible for basic policing)

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

BulgariaEdit

CroatiaEdit

CyprusEdit

 
Czech police car in Prague in 2016.

Czech RepublicEdit

National
Municipal

DenmarkEdit

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

NationalEdit

 
Republican Guard Infantry in ceremonial uniform.
 
Police municipale Peugeot car in Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

MunicipalEdit

Overseas FranceEdit

GeorgiaEdit

GermanyEdit

 
German Bundespolizei (federal police) Eurocopter Super Puma
 
New Bundespolizei offshore patrol vessel BP 81 Potsdam

FederalEdit

 
Landespolizei (state police) officer in Hamburg (Germany)

StateEdit

 
Car of the Stadtpolizei in Frankfurt

MunicipalitiesEdit

GreeceEdit

HungaryEdit

IcelandEdit

IrelandEdit

 
A member of the motorcycle unit of the Garda Síochána.

Isle of ManEdit

 
"Carabinieri" in Florence, Italy

ItalyEdit

National
 
Guardia di Finanza police in central Rome.
 
Polizia di Stato Lamborghini Gallardo
Provincial
  • Polizia Provinciale (Provincial Police) that mainly enforce hunting and fishing laws, it consists of several organizations (not a LEA by itself)
Municipal
  • Polizia Municipale (Municipal Police; originally called the Vigiles or Vigili Urbani), it consists of several organizations (not a LEA by itself)

KazakhstanEdit

  • (National Police • Kazak Militsiya • Полиция Казахстана)

LatviaEdit

LichtensteinEdit

LithuaniaEdit

LuxembourgEdit

MaltaEdit

MoldovaEdit

MonacoEdit

MontenegroEdit

The NetherlandsEdit

Dienst Speciale Interventies (DSI) composed of department of Defense, Police and the Department of Justice

North MacedoniaEdit

NorwayEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

Civilian

Military

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

San MarinoEdit

SerbiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

 
Car of National Police in Slovakia
National
Municipal

SloveniaEdit

SpainEdit

National
Autonomous communities
Municipal

SwedenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

 
Swiss police car

TurkeyEdit

UkraineEdit

United KingdomEdit

Territorial police forces

 
Territorial police forces' area in the UK

National police forces

National non-police law enforcement forces

Service police forces

British Overseas Territories police forces

MOD overseas police forces

Overseas service police forces

  • British Indian Ocean Territory Joint Service Police Unit
  • Cyprus Joint Police Unit
  • Falkland Islands Joint Service Police Security Unit
  • Gibraltar Joint Provost and Security Unit

VaticanEdit

North AmericaEdit

Antigua and BarbudaEdit

BahamasEdit

BarbadosEdit

BelizeEdit

BermudaEdit

CanadaEdit

 
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer stands watch over detained migrants aboard R-V Strait Hunter, which was simulating a migrant vessel, May 8, 2012, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, during exercise 120508-N-IL267-082

FederalEdit

ProvincialEdit

MunicipalEdit

Costa RicaEdit

CubaEdit

DominicaEdit

Dominican RepublicEdit

El SalvadorEdit

GrenadaEdit

GuatemalaEdit

HaitiEdit

HondurasEdit

JamaicaEdit

MexicoEdit

FederalEdit

NicaraguaEdit

PanamaEdit

Saint Kitts and NevisEdit

Saint LuciaEdit

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

Trinidad and TobagoEdit

United StatesEdit

 
Bat Masterson (standing second from right), Wyatt Earp (sitting second from left), and other Deputy Marshals during the Wild West era. Some of the earliest types of law enforcement in the U.S.
 
Modern day Deputy Marshals getting prepared for a raid.

FederalEdit

United States Department of State (DOS)Edit
United States Department of the TreasuryEdit
United States Department of Defense (DOD)Edit

The Department of Homeland Security

Department of the Army

Department of the Navy

Department of the Air Force

National Security Agency

United States Department of Justice (DOJ)Edit
United States Department of the Interior (USDI)Edit
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Edit
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)Edit
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Edit
United States Department of Education (ED)Edit
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)Edit
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Edit
 
Customs officers board a ship at the US Canada border
United States Department of Transportation (DOT)Edit
Other federal law enforcement agenciesEdit

State and localEdit

Territorial policeEdit

Commonwealth of Puerto RicoEdit
Territory of GuamEdit
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsEdit
Territory of American SamoaEdit
Territory of the United States Virgin IslandsEdit

Railroad PoliceEdit

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

FederalEdit

Service PoliceEdit

StateEdit

FijiEdit

KiribatiEdit

Marshall IslandsEdit

Federated States of MicronesiaEdit

NauruEdit

New ZealandEdit

PalauEdit

Papua New GuineaEdit

Pitcairn IslandsEdit

SamoaEdit

Solomon IslandsEdit

TongaEdit

TuvaluEdit

VanuatuEdit

South AmericaEdit

ArgentinaEdit

FederalEdit

Armed Forces of ArgentinaEdit

ProvincialEdit

Each one of Argentina's twenty-three provinces has its own Provincial Police force.

LocalEdit

BoliviaEdit

BrazilEdit

ChileEdit

ColombiaEdit

EcuadorEdit

GuyanaEdit

PanamaEdit

ParaguayEdit

PeruEdit

SurinameEdit

UruguayEdit

VenezuelaEdit

Disbanded agenciesEdit

Note: Many of these fall under the definition of secret police and derive from that list.

AustriaEdit

Costa RicaEdit

CzechoslovakiaEdit

GermanyEdit

Federal Republic of Germany
East Germany
Nazi Germany

Fascist ItalyEdit

Panama Canal ZoneEdit

Second Polish RepublicEdit

People's Republic of PolandEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Communist RomaniaEdit

Former Soviet Union/RussiaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "aseanapol.org.my". 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Kyrgyzstan / Asia & South Pacific / Member countries / Internet / Home - INTERPOL". www.interpol.int.
  3. ^ EJPD. "Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement". www.kobik.ch.
  4. ^ DASG
  5. ^ ONI Police