Federal Railroad Police
|Federal Railroad Police
Polícia Ferroviária Federal
|Common name||Federal Railroad Police|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Specialist jurisdiction||Railways, tramways, and-or rail transit systems.|
The Brazilian Federal Railroad Police (US English) or Federal Railway Police (British English) (Portuguese: Polícia Ferroviária Federal) is a police agency founded in 1852 which is responsible for patrols and security on federal railways in Brazil.
They are particularly active in Recife, Natal, Belo Horizonte, & Rio Grande do Sul.
This agency was created in 1852, by decree of the emperor Dom Pedro II to protect all riches that were carried on iron rails. There are some proposals in the Brazilian Senate to reactivate this police agency, as it is considered important to national security.
Federal Constitution 
The Brazilian Constitution of 1988 brings in its article 144, paragraph 3º, a text where it mentions and it regularizes the presence of this institution: § 3º - the federal railway police, permanent agency, organized and maintained by the Union and structured in career, is intended, in the law format, to the ostensible patrolling of the federal railroads.
See also 
- Brazilian Federal Police
- Military Police of Brazilian States
- Policing in Brazil
- Civil Police of Brazilian States
- Brazilian Federal Highway Police 
- National Force
Notes and references 
- The complete text can be read in WikiSource.
- History of the Federal Railroad Police
- Department of Federal Police
- Ministry of Justice
- STIVE - Site on Public Security
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