Law enforcement in Kiribati

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The only State disciplined forces in Kiribati are a unified national police force, with prison and quarantine powers, and the coast guard. Defense assistance is provided by Australia and New Zealand.

The Kiribati Police Service is an independent body with one police officer for every 222 people. Ioeru Tokantetaake is Commissioner of Police, and also presides over prisons in Kiribati. The Kiribati Police Service carry scarce weapons.

The police operate the RKS Teanoai (301), a Pacific class patrol boat provided to Kiribati by Australia as part of the Pacific Patrol Boat Program.

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