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Welcome to WikiProject Law Enforcement. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Law enforcement and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.



  • Join, Create, Assess. This project needs to expand, add your name to the list on the participants subpage if you're interested and get stuck in writing a law enforcement article, add the banner and put it up for assessment, and please assess as many existing articles as you can! Ensure to check out the scope of the project!
  • No vandalism, no conflict. This project, by definition, strives continually for community good will, and a reduction in vandalism. Let members of this project set excellent examples as honest, hard working, polite Wikipedians! If there are problems with a particular article in the project, please add it to the Article Watch section of the vandalism subpage. Vandalism will be reverted on sight.
  • Read the bulletin board. With such ground to cover, and so much work still to do, it is vital that all users check the bulletin board frequently for news, updates and important requests.


  • Inclusion: Topics directly related to policing and law enforcement, including types of police, specialized roles, organisations, institutions, departments, agencies, uniforms and ranks, crime science theory and research, investigative techniques and procedures, tools, equipment and assets used, services provided, related statistics, governance, empowering legislation and administration, issues and controversies, history, pioneers and notable individuals. Offender rehabilitation, Victim support, Police and law enforcement employee related education, sports, recreation, off-duty activities and involvement in community service. Miscellaneous policing related topics.
  • Exclusions:
    • Crime and criminology, sociology, law, and similar topics that are related to police work but are more concerned with society or the criminal justice system overall than law enforcement alone.
    • Forensic sciences and techniques that have more general applications in medicine and the sciences, or require specialists or experts to use in an investigation, or are not commonly and frequently used or applied directly by police officers.
    • Topics that are predominantly related to the military, intelligence, espionage, surveillance or national security despite having a minor law enforcement related connection.
    • Firearms and ammunition, except specific standard issue weapons commonly used by Police forces and ammunition with specific policing applications (rubber bullets, sponge rounds)

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  • Neutral point of view applies here! All articles on Wikipedia, including ones on this WikiProject, MUST, with NO EXCEPTIONS WHATSOEVER, be written from a neutral perspective! This means that they must not be written from a liberal perspective that is unsympathetic to cops, if not full of negative prejudice against them, or from the opposite perspective.
Rather, articles should describe all the major viewpoints, controversial or not, and tell all the facts, without treating as fact the opinions (or vice versa); they should also describe the pros and cons of the subject.
NPOV applies to all subjects worldwide, not just simply the Western world!

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Knight of Gloucestershire (talk) 19:09, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
  2. Supaflyrobby (talk) 23:25, 10 May 2014 (UTC) (I am interested in working on criminology and narcotics trafficking related articles)
  3. Profmwilliams (talk · contribs) I teach policing at Weber State University and I am particularly interested in police-citizen interactions and community responses to crime more generally. I am incorporating a Wikipedia assignment into my course this fall, so my students will be editing a variety of Wikipedia pages related to law enforcement. 01:16, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  4. SantiLak I am interested in adding pages for departments that haven't been listed yet, updating pages, and removing vandalism. I also am mostly interested in creating california law enforcement articles. 21:19, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  5. kfb001 I am interested in working on articles focusing on technology used in policing and law enforcement. 16:36, 25 September 2014 (EST)
  6. rflower I am interested in revising and expanding articles that discuss issues in police/mentally ill interactions, international policing, and/or criminological perspectives on policing. --15:39, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  7. Chinnz (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on articles related to my locality and improve the standard of Wikipedia articles. 12:44, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
  8. Kaguchi (talk · contribs) I'm interested in expanding stubs and taking care of article details other contributors may overlook. 14:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  9. PaulBustion88 (talk · contribs) I'm interested in providing citations for articles, like I did for the sheriff article, and in expanding the parts of the articles about police history. I also might be interested in editing articles related to the Darren Wilson case after I have learned more about it.--PaulBustion88 (talk) 02:25, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  10. RES2773 (talk · contribs) I'll really edit any incorrect information
  11. Shoman93 (talk · contribs) Past student of criminology & history in British Columbia, interested in law enforcement, crime, and history.
  12. Catmando999 (talk · contribs) I wan to assist especially with murderers.
  13. Sudawei (talk · contribs) Completing my Graduate studies in Criminal Justice and a full time LEO. I am interested in identifying and addressing the reasons crime occurs.
  14. Hullian111 (talk · contribs) Self-proclaimed policing enthusiast here, I'll edit the little things, maybe. Also would like a 'This user is a member of' thing, too.
  15. MordeKyle (talk · contribs) I work in law enforcement. I also advocate law enforcement protecting the rights of all civilians. 21:38, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  16. SomeThingsLaw Constitutional and legal theory.
  17. TommyBoy (talk · contribs) My interests include articles on federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the United States, and related biography articles.
  18. GELongstreet (talk · contribs) - organisation, rank structure, minor fixes & additions
  19. WPCW (talk · contribs) - PhD candidate specialising in anti-social behaviour legislation and topics
  20. CaptainGummyBearz (talk · contribs) - Anything related to federal agencies in the United States.
  21. DoctorKarpiak (talk · contribs). I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. My research focuses on anthropological (cultural, comparative, holistic) approaches to policing, with a regional specialty in France and the U.S. During the Fall 2018 semester I will be adding a Wikipedia editing component to my Senior Seminar in Criminology course.--DoctorKarpiak (talk) 19:14, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  22. Maguirej03 (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on articles related to law enforcement in the United Kingdom.) 21:52, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  23. MPSHeritage (talk · contribs) - British policing history, particularly History of the Metropolitan Police and women in law enforcement in the United Kingdom. MPSHeritage (talk) 14:08, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
  24. Rx22e (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on articles related to the Metropolitan Police Service, document examination and digital policing) 17:54, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  25. franksan (talk · contribs) (I am an ordinary U.S. citizen, interested in the question of authority and power interfaces among the three branches of U.S. Federal government with respect to investigation, judicial processes, and enforcement of Court findings when applied to the President of the United States.) 22:51, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
  26. CharlesViBritannia (talk) 15:53, 6 June 2019 (UTC), I'm interested in expanding stubs and articles related to the Police services in the Kingdom of the Netherlands


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Please feel free to list your new Law enforcement-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

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