Military of Dominica

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There is no standing army in Dominica[1] since 1981. Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System (RSS).

The civil Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force includes Special Service Unit, Coast Guard. In the event of war or other emergency, if proclaimed by the authorities, the Police Force shall be a military force which may be employed for State defence (Police Act, Chapter 14:01)[2]

  1. ^ Overview. 26 countries without armies, ARPED
  2. ^ cited literally from The Caribbean: Defence and Security in the Anglophone Caribbean — The Roads to Cooperation. in A Comparative Atlas of Defence in Latin America and Caribbean, 2010 Edition, table Defence Force’s Mission, p. 113 (pp. 113-128, pdf p. 1)