Template:Infobox law enforcement agency

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Function

Purpose

Infobox law enforcement agency is an infobox template for use in articles on individual law enforcement agencies.

The template provides an overview of key:

  • structural
  • jurisdictional
  • operational characteristics

of a law enforcement agency.

Automatic categorisation

This template automatically categorises the article it is placed into. An including article will be categorised into one or more categories according to the law enforcement agency article categorisation standards of the Law Enforcement WikiProject. These categories will be set if the law enforcement agency's relevant parameter values are used in the template. Automatic categorisation is currently undergoing enhancement, as of 7 November 2008, and not all of this categorisation is currently being done automatically.

The template allows for country names which are usually pre-empted with a 'the' for example specifying United Kingdom will result in the template using the United Kingdom. Do not specify the/The United Kingdom as a parameter value.

The template allows for some common category naming which does not comply to the above standard, for example, using in instead of of, and putting the State name first as in 'state' law enforcement agencies.

Cautions

If a new combination of parameters is used, then the expected category for automatic categorisation might not exist. If so, manually create the necessary category. This is a once off process. See also Deficiencies - Automatic categorisation below.

There might be problems when (very) non standard naming conventions have been used for existing categories. These non standard named categories will slowly disappear over time and become deprecated, being replaced by standard named ones.

Deficiencies

Automatic categorisation

If no existing category can be identified for the relevant required categorisation, then the least standard / least preferred category name structure might be "red linked". The standard for category naming should be used, NOT necessarily the "red linked" form.

Parameter checking

This template does NOT cross check parameters for nonsensical combinations of parameters or missing mandatory parameters.

Acknowledgements

This template was initially inspired by {{Infobox government agency}}, February 2008.

Usage

The following skeleton can be copied and edited into an article. For a description of each parameter, see Template parameters, below.

The skeleton contains some abbreviations for the sake of brevity and these are not actual wiki text. Accordingly they need to be edited or removed as follows:

  • Remove the ' . . up to N' comments altogether.
  • Replace the template list sub skeletons, for example as shown for the international parameter, with a list of names, or with the number of things.

See the examples below for how the skeleton will look after being copied and edited.

Skeleton

{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = 
|nativename      = 
|nativenamea     = 
|nativenamer     = 
|commonname      = 
|abbreviation    = 
|fictional       = 
|patch           = 
|patchcaption    = 
|logo            = 
|logocaption     = 
|badge           = 
|badgecaption    = 
|flag            = 
|flagcaption     = 
|imagesize       = 
|motto           = 
|mottotranslated = 
|formedyear      = 
|formedmonthday  = 
|preceding1      = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|dissolved       = 
|superseding     = 
|employees       = 
|volunteers      = 
|budget          = 
|legalpersonality = 
|country         = 
|countryabbr     = 
|national        = 
|federal         = 
|international   = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[country1]] . . |[[countryNNN]]}}-->
|divtype         = 
|divname         = 
|divdab          = 
|subdivtype      = 
|subdivname      = 
|subdivdab       = 
|map             = 
|mapcaption      = 
|dmap            =
|sizearea        = 
|sizepopulation  = 
|legaljuris      = 
|governingbody   = 
|governingbodyscnd = 
|constitution1   = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|police          = 
|local           = 
|military        = 
|paramilitary    =
|provost         = 
|gendarmerie     = 
|religious       = 
|speciality1     = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|secret          = 
|overviewtype    = 
|overviewbody    = 
|headquarters    = 
|hqlocmap        = 
|hqlocmapborder  =
|hqlocmapheight  = 
|hqlocmapwidth   = 
|hqlocleft       = 
|hqloctop        = 
|hqlocmappoptitle = 
|sworntype       = 
|sworn           = 
|unsworntype     = 
|unsworn         = 
|multinational   = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[country1]] . . |[[countryNNN]]}}-->
|electeetype     = 
|minister1name   = 
|minister1pfo    = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|chief1name      = 
|chief1position  = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|parentagency    = 
|child1agency    = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|unittype        = 
|unitname        = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Unit1]] . . |[[UnitNNN]]}}-->
|officetype      = 
|officename      = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Office1]] . . |[[OfficeNNN]]}}-->
|provideragency  = 
|uniformedas     = 
|stationtype     = 
|stations        = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Station1]] . . |[[StationNNN]]}}-->
|airbases        = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Airbase1]] . . |[[AirbaseNNN]]}}-->
|lockuptype      = 
|lockups         = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Lockup1]] . . |[[LockupNNN]]}}-->
|vehicle1type    = 
|vehicles1       = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Vehicle1]] . . |[[VehicleNNN]]}}-->
<!-- (...up to 3...) -->
|boat1type       = 
|boats1          = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Boat1]] . . |[[BoatNNN]]}}-->
<!-- (...up to 3...) -->
|aircraft1type   = 
|aircraft1       = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Aircraft1]] . . |[[AircraftNNN]]}}-->
<!-- (...up to 3...) -->
|animal1type     = 
|animals1        = <!--NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Animal1]] . . |[[AnimalNNN]]}}-->
<!-- (...up to 3...) -->
|person1name     = 
|person1reason   = 
|person1type     = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|programme1      = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|activity1name   = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|activitytype    = 
|anniversary1    = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|award1          = <!-- (...up to 6...) -->
|website         = 
|footnotes       = 
|reference       = 
}}

Information box width

Some articles may benefit from having a narrower information box than the one generated by default.

Adding

|narrowerbox     = Yes

will reduce the width of the generated information box.

Note this might cause the length of the generated information box to increase, due to increased text wrap within table cells in the information box. Editors should take care to check the presentation of the information box if they add or remove this parameter.

Alternative skeleton

Use this alternative if you prefer a skeleton with underscored parameter names instead of concatenated parameter names.

Example usage

The text of the presented template instantiations in the examples below has been manually wrapped to get a better fit in the browser frame. Do not add unnecessary new lines when using the template. Varying frame width and screen resolution, then you might still get "overflow" from one example to the next example, etc., when viewing this documentation.

New York City Police Department

City of New York Police Department
Common name New York City Police Department
Abbreviation NYPD
Example.jpg
The New York City Police Department patch, depicting the department logo.
Example.jpg
The shield of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), with badge number "911".
Example.jpg
Flag of the New York City Police Department
Motto Fidelis ad Mortem
(English: "Faithful Unto Death")
Agency overview
Formed 1845
Employees 34,500 (Uniformed)
Annual budget $4.8 billion
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of New York, U.S.
Map of New York Highlighting New York City.svg
Map of City of New York Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 468.9 square miles (1,214 km2)
Population 8,405,000
Legal jurisdiction New York City
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 1 Police Plaza
Police Commissioner responsible William J. Bratton
Agency executive Phillip Banks III, Chief of Department
Parent agency City Administrator's Office
Units
Boroughs
Facilities
Commands 77 Precincts
12 Transit Districts
9 Housing Police Service Areas
Police cars 8,839
Police boats 11
Helicopters 8
Horses 120
Dogs 31 German Shepherds
3 Bloodhounds
Website
www.NYC.gov
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.
{{Infobox law enforcement agency
| agencyname = City of New York Police Department
| commonname = New York City Police Department
| abbreviation = NYPD
| patch = Patch of the New York City Police Department.png
| patchcaption = The New York City Police Department patch, depicting the department logo.
| badge = NYPD Badge.jpg
| badgecaption = The shield of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), with badge number "911".
| flag = Flag of the New York City Police Department.png{{!}}border
| flagcaption = Flag of the New York City Police Department
| motto = ''Fidelis ad Mortem''
| mottotranslated = ({{lang-en|"Faithful Unto Death"}})
| formedyear = 1845
| formedmonthday =
| employees = 34,500 (Uniformed)
| budget = $4.8 billion
| country = United States
| countryabbr = U.S.
| divtype = State
| divname = New York
| map = Map of New York Highlighting New York City.svg
| mapcaption =
| sizearea = {{convert|468.9|sqmi|km2}}
| sizepopulation = 8,405,000
| legaljuris = [[New York City]]
| police = Yes
| local = Yes
| headquarters = [[1 Police Plaza]]
| sworntype = Police Officer
| sworn officers = 34,413 (2011/12)
| civilians = 14,172 (2010)<br><br><br>5,147 (2009)
| total employees = 48,585
| electeetype = [[New York City Police Commissioner|Police Commissioner]]
| minister1name = [[William J. Bratton]]
| minister1pfo =
| chief1name = [[Phillip Banks III]]
| chief1position = Chief of Department
| parentagency =  City Administrator's Office
| child1agency =
| unittype =
| unitname = {{collapsible list|[[New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police|Auxiliary Police]] |Aviation |Crime Scene |[[New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit|Emergency Service]] |[[New York City Police Department Highway Patrol|Highway Patrol]] |[[New York City Police Department Housing Bureau|Housing Bureau]] |Evidence Collection |Major Case Squad |Movie and Television |[[Organized Crime Control Bureau]] |Real Time Crime |Scuba Team and Harbor |Special Victims |[[New York City Police Department School Safety Division|School Safety]] |Taxi Squad |Transit Bureau |[[New York City Police Department Transportation Bureau|Transportation Bureau]] }}
| officetype = Borough
| officename = {{collapsible list |Manhattan North |Manhattan South |Brooklyn North |Brooklyn South |Queens North |Queens South |Bronx |Staten Island }}
| stationtype = Command
| stations = 77 Precincts<br />12 Transit Districts<br />9 Housing Police Service Areas
| vehicle1type = Police car
| vehicles1 = 8,839
| boat1type = Police boat
| boats1 = 11
| aircraft1type = Helicopter
| aircraft1 = 8
| animal1type = Horse
| animals1 = 120
| animal2type = Dog
| animals2 = 31 German Shepherds<br />3 Bloodhounds
| website = {{URL|http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd|www.NYC.gov}}
| footnotes =
| reference =
}}

A free use image has been substituted for the actual patch.

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purposes. Do not add any unnecessary new lines when using the template.


Ministry of Public Security

Ministry of Public Security
公安部
gōng ān bù
Abbreviation MPS
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency People's Republic of China
Governing body State Council
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Meng Jianzhu, Public Security
Child agencies
Departments
Website
http://www.mps.gov.cn/ (Chinese)
http://www.mps.gov.cn/cenweb/English/index.htm (English)
Footnotes
Data for organisation as at February 2008.
{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = Ministry of Public Security
|abbreviation    = MPS
|nativename      = 公安部
|nativenamer     = gōng ān bù
|country         = People's Republic of China
|governingbody   = State Council
|national        = Yes
|police          = Yes
|headquarters    = [[Beijing]]
|electeetype     = Minister
|minister1name   = [[Meng Jianzhu]]
|minister1pfo    = Public Security
|child1agency    = [[People's Armed Police]]
|child2agency    = [[Public Security Bureaus]]
|unittype        = Department
|unitname        =
 {{collapsible list |title=14 |Economic Crime Investigation
 |Public Order Administration |Border Control | Criminal Investigatios
 |Exit and Entry Administration |Fire Control |Security Protection
 |Public Information Network Security Supervision
 |Penitentiary Administration |Traffic Control |Legal Affairs
 |International Cooperation |Drug Control |Counter Terrorism}}
|website         =
 http://www.mps.gov.cn/ (Chinese)<br>http://www.mps.gov.cn/
cenweb/English/index.htm (English)
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}

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Lincolnshire Police (a snapshot information box example)

Lincolnshire Police
Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
Badge of the Lincolnshire Police.
{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = Lincolnshire Police
|patch           =
|patchcaption    =
|badge           = Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
|motto           = 
|mottotranslated = 
|formedyear      = 1946
|preceding1      = Lincolnshire Constabulary
|preceding2      = Boston Police Force
|preceding3      = Grantham Police Force
|preceding4      = Lincoln Police Force
|preceding5      = Grimsby Police Force
|employees       = 
|budget          = £108.6{{Citation needed}}
|country         = United Kingdom
|divtype         = Shire
|divname         = Lincolnshire
|map             = EnglandPoliceLincolnshire.png
|mapcaption      = Jurisdiction over [[Lincolnshire]]
 excluding [[North Lincolnshire]] and [[North East Lincolnshire]].
|sizearea        = 5,921 km²
|sizepopulation  = 646,000
|legaljuris      = [[England]] and [[Wales]]
|governingbody   = 
|constitution1   = 
|police          = Yes
|local           = Yes
|overviewtype    = [[Police authority]]
|overviewbody    = Lincolnshire Police Authority
|headquarters    = [[Nettleham]], [[Lincolnshire]]
|sworn           = 1,234{{Citation needed}}
|unsworn         = 
|electeetype     = 
|minister1name   = 
|minister1pfo    = 
|chief1name      = Tony Lake
|chief1position  = Chief Constable
|officetype      = Division
|officename      = {{collapsible list |title=3 |West |East |South}}
|stations        =
 {{collapsible list |title=11 |Boston |Gainsborough  |Grantham
 |Lincoln |Louth |Mablethorpe |Market Rasen |Skegness |Sleford |Spalding
 |Stamford}}
|website         = http://www.lincs.police.uk/
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}

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For details on how to set up a snapshot information box, see Snapshot information boxes below.

Europol

Europol
Agency overview
Formed July 1, 1999
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
International agency
Countries
Europol-members-map.png
Map of Europol's jurisdiction.
Governing body European Council
Constituting instruments
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters The Hague, Netherlands
EU map brown.svgParis plan pointer b jms.svg
Multinational agency European Union
Nationalities of personnel Yes
Agency executive Max-Peter Ratzel, Director
Website
http://www.europol.europa.eu/
Footnotes
Data for organisation as at February 2008.
{{Infobox law enforcement Agency
|agencyname      = Europol
|logo            = EUROPOL logo.svg
|logocaption     = Logo of Europol
|formedyear      = 1999
|formedmonthday  = July 1
|constitution1   =
 [http://europa.eu/eur-lex/en/treaties/dat/C_2002325EN.000501.html
 Treaty on Eurpoean Union Title VI]
|constitution2   =
 [http://www.europol.europa.eu/index.asp?page=legalconv
 The Europol Convention]
|country         = European Union
|governingbody   = European Council
|international   =
 {{collapsible list |title=27 |{{flagicon|Austria}}[[Austria]]
 |{{flagicon|Belgium}}[[Belgium]] |{{flagicon|Bulgaria}}[[Bulgaria]]
 |{{flagicon|Cyprus}}[[Cyprus]]
 |{{flagicon|Czech Republic}}[[Czech Republic]]
 |{{flagicon|Denmark}}[[Denmark]] |{{flagicon|Estonia}}[[Estonia]]
 |{{flagicon|Finland}}[[Finland]] |{{flagicon|France}}[[France]]
 |{{flagicon|Germany}}[[Germany]] |{{flagicon|Greece}}[[Greece]]
 |{{flagicon|Hungary}}[[Hungary]]
 |{{flagicon|Ireland}}[[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]]
 |{{flagicon|Italy}}[[Italy]] |{{flagicon|Latvia}}[[Latvia]]
 |{{flagicon|Lithuania}}[[Lithuania]]
 |{{flagicon|Luxembourg}}[[Luxembourg]]
 |{{flagicon|Malta}}[[Malta]] |{{flagicon|Netherlands}}[[Netherlands]]
 |{{flagicon|Poland}}[[Poland]] |{{flagicon|Portugal}}[[Portugal]]
 |{{flagicon|Romania}}[[Romania]] |{{flagicon|Slovakia}}[[Slovakia]]
 |{{flagicon|Slovenia}}[[Slovenia]] |{{flagicon|Spain}}[[Spain]]
 |{{flagicon|Sweden}}[[Sweden]]
 |{{flagicon|United Kingdom}}[[United Kingdom]]}}
|multinational   = Yes
|map             = Europol-members-map.png
|headquarters    = [[The Hague]], [[Netherlands]]
|hqlocmap        = EU_map_brown.svg
|hqlocleft       = 90
|hqloctop        = 132
|employees       = 
|budget          = 
|chief1name      = [[Max-Peter Ratzel]]
|chief1position  = Director
|website         = http://www.europol.europa.eu/
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}

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Australian Federal Police

Australian Federal Police
Abbreviation AFP
Agency overview
Formed October 19, 1979
Preceding agencies
Employees 6,036 (30 June 2007)[1]
Volunteers Small numbers for non operations related activity.
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency Australia
Governing body Parliament of Australia
Constituting instrument Australian Federal Police Act 1979
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 68 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia
Sworn members 2,501 (30 June 2007)[1]
Unsworn members 3,535 (30 June 2007)[1]
Minister responsible The Hon Bob Debus MP, Member for Macquarie, Home Affairs
Agency executive Mick Keelty, Commissioner
Functions
Offices
Website
http://www.afp.gov.au/
Footnotes
The Australian Federal Police, while a federal agency, provides direct policing for dependant Australian territories.



Data for organisation as at February 2008.

{{Infobox law enforcement Agency
|agencyname      = Australian Federal Police
|abbreviation    = AFP
|formedyear      = 1979
|formedmonthday  = October 19
|budget          = 
|preceding1      = [[Commonwealth Police]]
|preceding2      = [[Australian Capital Territory Police]]
|preceding3      = [[Federal Bureau of Narcotics]]
|constitution1   =
 [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/afpa1979225
 Australian Federal Police Act 1979]
|country         = Australia
|governingbody   = Parliament of Australia
|federal         = Yes
|police          = footnote
|local           = footnote
|headquarters    = 68 Northbourne Avenue, [[Canberra]] City, ACT 2601,
 [[Australia]]
|employees       = 6,036 ''(30 June 2007)''
<ref>http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/
8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07
 Appendix 6</ref>
|volunteers      = Small numbers for non operations related activity.
|sworn           = 2,501 ''(30 June 2007)''
<ref name="afp0607">http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/
8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07
 Appendix 6</ref>
|unsworn         = 3,535 ''(30 June 2007)''
<ref name="afp0607">http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/
8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07
 Appendix 6</ref>
|electeetype     = Minister
|minister1name   = The Hon Bob Debus MP, Member for Macquarie
|minister1pfo    = Home Affairs
|chief1name      = [[Mick Keelty]]
|chief1position  = [[Commissioner]]
|unittype        = Function
|unitname        =
 {{collapsible list |title=9 |[[Australian Hi-Tech Crime Centre]]
 |Counter Terrorism |Economic and Special Operations |Aviation
 |Border |International |Protection |International Deployment Group
 |intelligence}}
|officetype      = Office
|officename      =
 {{collapsible list |title=9 |Adelaide Office |Brisbane Office
 |Darwin Office |Hobart Office |Melbourne Office |Perth Office
 |Sydney Office |Protective Service, Kingston |Winchester Centre, ACT}}
|website         = http://www.afp.gov.au/
|footnotes       = The Australian Federal Police, while a federal
 agency, provides direct policing for dependant Australian territories.
<br><br>Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}

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Template parameters

Parameter name Required Description Values
Agency header yes agencyname is provided automatically based on PAGENAME if not provided.
agencyname no Name of the agency. Defaults to the name of the current page. Text. Do not link.
nativename no Agency name in a native language using Western characters (French, German, Spanish, etc.), such as Port Lotniczy im. Fryderyka Chopina. Can also be used for two different names in the same language. Text.
nativenamea no Agency name in a native language with non-Western characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, etc.), such as 北京首都国际机场. Text.
nativenamer no Use in conjunction with nativenamea for Romanized name of the agency, such as Běijīng Shǒudū Guójì Jīcháng. Text.
commonname no Common name for the agency. Text. Do not link.
abbreviation no Abbreviation of the agency name. Text.
fictional no 'Yes' if the agency is a fictional agency Text == Yes.
patch no Patch for the agency. Image file name.
patchcaption no Caption for the agency patch. Defaults to 'Patch of the agencyname.' upon use of patch. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
logo no Logo for the agency. Image file name.
logocaption no Caption for the agency logo. Defaults to 'Logo of the agencyname.' upon use of logo. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
badge no Badge for the agency. Image file name.
badgecaption no Caption for the agency badge. Defaults to 'Badge of the agencyname.' upon use of badge. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
flag no Flag for the agency. Image file name.
flagcaption no Caption for the agency flag. Defaults to 'Flag of the agencyname.' upon use of flag. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
imagesize no Size in px of the images for patch, logo, badge, flag. Defaults to 250. Single number.
motto no The motto of the agency. Optionally linked text.
mottotranslated no The English translation of the motto of the agency. Optionally linked text.
Agency overview yes At least one parameter should be provided.
formed no Date of formation of the agency. This parameter has been deprecated by formedyear and formedmonthday. Linked text, for example, 25 July 2005, or 1876.
formedyear no The year the agency was formed. yyyy. Do not link.
formedmonthday no The month and day of month the agency was formed. Ignored if formedyear not set. Month name followed by day of month number. Do not link.
preceding1 no Name of preceding agency. Can be repeated up to six times (preceding1 to preceding6).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of preceding2.
Text. Do not link. The template will link.
dissolved no Date of dissolution of the agency. Text, for example, 25 July 2005, or 1876].
superseding no Name of superseding agency. Optionally linked text.
employees no Number of employees of the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
volunteers no Number of volunteers to the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
budget no Annual budget of the agency Linked and referenced text, for example, $95M [[USD]] (2006).
legalpersonality no The legal personality of the agency. For example: government agency; government-owned corporation; government ministry; partnership; privately-held company; cooperative; body corporate; or, the full legal name of organisation if the type of organisation is not known. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
nongovernment no Full legal name of organisation if the agency is not a governmental agency. Describes the general legal personality of the agency. Defaults to 'Governmental agency'. This parameter has been deprecated by legalpersonality. Optionally linked text.
Jurisdictional structure yes At least one parameter should be provided.
country yes Name of the country or name of the group of countries the agency operates in or across. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
countryabbr no Abbreviation for the country. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
national no 'Yes' if the agency services a single national jurisdiction. Text == Yes.
federal no 'Yes' if the agency services a jurisdiction established by a Federation. Text == Yes.
international no Number of, or optionally linked list of, the countries the agency has jurisdiction in or across. Number or template reference with parameters.
divtype no Title of a division of a country, for example, State, Territory, etc., or 'Police area' if the jurisdiction is specifically constructed. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
divname no Name of a division of a country, for example, Queensland, Pennsylvania, etc. The template will attempt to disambiguate if required. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
divdab no Value for explicit disambiguation of divname. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
subdivtype no Title of a sub division of a country, for example, City, County, etc., or 'Police area' if the jurisdiction is specifically constructed. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
subdivname no Name of a sub division of a country, for example, Sydney, Bucks, etc. The template will attempt to disambiguate if required. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
subdivdab no Value for explicit disambiguation of subdivname. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
map no Map of jurisdiction of the agency. Image file name.
dmap no Location Map of jurisdiction of the agency. Use Template:Location map to get image.
mapcaption no Caption for the agency map. Linking is recommended to a more detailed description of the geography of the jurisdiction. Defaults to 'Map of the agencyname's jurisdiction.'. It is recommended that this parameter and its corresponding image file name NOT be overridden to another image type. Optionally linked text.
sizearea no Size of geographic area covered by the jurisdiction. Number and area unit, preferably metric.
sizepopulation no Size of the population covered by the jurisdiction. Number.
legaljuris no Name of area in which the agency is legally empowered to act. If the same as the operational area then set value to 'opsjuris'. Optionally linked text, or Text == opsjuris.
governingbody no Name of the governing body which is responsible for the agency, the law making body. Do not confuse with the overviewbody parameter below. The title will change from 'Governing body' to 'Primary governing body' if the governingbodyscnd parameter is set. Text, for example, Government of Western Australia or United States Government. Do not link. The template will link.
governingbodyscnd no Name of a secondary governing body which is responsible for the agency, for example, a local or state government versus as state of federal government respectively, and a law making body. Do not confuse with the overviewbody parameter below. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
constitution1 no Titles and references to the instruments of the governing body which constitute and create the agency. Can be repeated up to six times (constitution1 to constitution6).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of constitution2.
Text, linked and-or referenced.
police no 'Yes' if the agency also provides services related to general social order and public safety. 'footnote' if qualified provision and use footnotes below. Text == Yes, or Text == footnote.
local no 'Yes' if the agency is the local or territorial agency for the type of services provided. 'footnote' if qualified provision and use footnoes below. Text == Yes, or Text == footnote.
military no 'Yes' if the agency is a military police agency. Text == Yes.
paramilitary no 'Yes' if the agency is a paramilitary police agency. Text == Yes.
provost no 'Yes' if the agency is a military provost. Forces military parameter to 'Yes'. Text == Yes.
gendarmerie no 'Yes' if the agency is a gendarmerie. Forces military parameter to 'Yes'. Text == Yes.
religious no 'Yes' if the agency is involved in enforcing religious law. Text == Yes, or Text == footnote.
restriction no Identifies the agency as having jurisdiction of very particular types of geography, property, etc. This parameter has been deprecated by speciality. Enumerated text value.
speciality no Identifies the agency as having a specialist jurisdiction of particular types of geography, property, etc. This parameter has been deprecated by speciality1. Enumerated text value.
speciality1 no Identifies the agency as having a specialist jurisdiction of particular types of geography, property, etc. Can be repeated up to 6 times. Enumerated text value, one of == institution, education, primary, secondary, nontertiary, tertiary, water, envher, postal, property, road, customs, corruption, rail, vehicle, protection, specops, fraud, paramilitary, diplomatic, border, coast.
secret no A (robust) source reference for the fact that the organisation is known as a secret police organisation. The infobox will name the reference "ibleasecpol". This reference name can be used elsewhere in the article to refer to the same reference using <ref name="ibleasecpol"/>. Place {{Reflist}} at the end of the article in a ==References== section to display the reference. Optionally templated and-or linked text.
Operational structure yes At least one parameter value should be provided.
overviewtype no Type of overview authority for the operations of and community engagement by the agency. Defaults to 'Overviewed by', and becomes 'Overviewed by overviewtype'. Optionally linked text.
overviewbody no Name of the overviewbody. Optionally linked text.
headquarters no Location of the agencies's headquarters. Text, for example, [[Sydney, New South Wales]], [[Australia]]
hqlocmap no Map containing location of the headquarters. Image file name.
hqlocmapwidth no Width of the map in pixels. Defaults to 265. Number.
hqlocmapheight no Height of the map in pixels. Defaults to 265. Must be set for infobox to display correctly if the map image is higher than it is wide. Best value is to set the height so that the width scales to 265 pixels. Number.
hqlocmapborder no By default a border will be placed around the map image. Set to 'No' to stop a border being placed around the image. Text == No.
hqlocleft no Position of headquarters on map - number of pixels from left side of hqlocmap. Defaults to 132. Number.
hqloctop no Position of headquarters on map - number of pixels from top side of hqlocmap. Defaults to 132. Number.
hqlocmappoptitle no Pop up title on mouse over map. Defaults to 'Map indicating the location of the headquarters'. Text.
sworntype no Type or title of sworn members, for example 'Police officer', 'Federal agent'. Defaults to 'Sworn member'. The 's' is added by the template. Optionally linked text.
sworn no Number of sworn members of the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
unsworntype no Type or title of unsworn members, for example 'Staff member', 'Civilian'. Defaults to 'Unsworn member'. The 's' is added by the template. Optionally linked text.
unsworn no Number of unsworn members of the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
multinational no Number of, or optionally linked list of, the countries the agency draws personnel from. Note that an international agency does not necessarily draw personnel from all countries in its jurisdiction. Number or template reference with parameters.
electeetype no Generic type of governing body officials overseeing the agency. For example, Minister. Defaults to 'Elected officer'. Optionally linked text.
minister1name no Elected or overseeing governing body member. For westminster systems: Name of current minister responsible for the agency. Can be repeated up to six times (minister1name to minister6name).
Note: Title of box, electeeetype, will automatically pluralise upon use of minister2name.
Optionally linked text.
minister1pfo no Elected or overseeing governing body member. For Westminster systems: Portfolio title of responsible minister. Can be repeated up to six times (minister1pfo to minister6pfo). Optionally linked text.
chief1name no Name of current agency chief/director/executive director. Can be repeated up to six times (chief1name to chief6name).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of chief2name.
Text.
chief1position no Position title of current agency chief/director/executive director. Can be repeated up to six times (chief1position to chief6position). Optionally linked text.
parentagency no Parent agency of this agency Optionally linked text.
child1agency no List of current child agencies reporting to this agency. Can be repeated up to six times (child1agency to child6agency).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of child2_agency.
Optionall linked text.
unittype no Generic name or title of a unit if the agency, for example, Function, Division, Command. Defaults to 'Unit'. Optionally linked text.
unitname no Optionally linked list of the units in the agency, for example, Crime Stoppers, Counter Terrorism. The intent here is to list operations, and operations support units, for example Crimes Scenes, Forensics, and not administration units. Number or template reference with parameters.
officetype no Generic name or title of the operation area of the agency, for example, Office, Precinct, District. Defaults to 'Command'. Text.
officename no Optionally linked list of the operation areas of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
provideragency no Name of the agency to which the services are outsourced to. Optionally linked text.
uniformedas no Name of agency if the not uniformed as the 'agencyname'. Defaults to agencname Optionally linked text.
Facilities no Each of the following facilities can be "type" overridden but will still display in the set order. For example, lockuptype/lockups can be used as vehicle0type/vehicle0s, boat1type/boats1 can be used as vehicle4type/vehicles4, boat2type/boats2 can be used vehicle5type/vehicles5, etc. There are up to 14 facilities which can be typed as required.
stationtype no Generic name or title of a work location of the agency, for example, Station, Office, Precinct. Defaults to 'Station'. Optionally linked text.
stations no Number of or optionally linked list of the work locations of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
airbases no Number of or optionally linked list of the airbases of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
lockuptype no Generic name or title of a temporary detention centre of the agency, for example, Lockup, Watch house, Remand centre. Defaults to 'Lockup'. Optionally linked text.
lockups no Number of or optionally linked list of the temporary detention centres of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
vehicle1type no Generic name or title of a vehicle of the agency, for example, Patrol car, Forward command vehicle, Tactical vehicle. Defaults to 'Patrol car'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
vehicles1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the vehicles of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
boat1type no Generic name or title of a water craft of the agency, for example, Boat, Patrol craft. Defaults to 'Boat'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
boats1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the water craft of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
aircraft1type no Generic name or title of an air craft of the agency, for example, Plane, Helicopter. Defaults to 'Plane'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
aircraft1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the air craft of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
animal1type no Generic name or title of an animal of the agency, for example, Dog, Horse. Defaults to 'Dog'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
animal1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the animals of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
Notables no Key significant notables for the agency. These and other, more numerous, notables should appear in article sections or even separate supporting articles.
person1name no Name of agency member notable for special reason. Up to 6. Optionally linked text.
person1type no Type of peson, for example 'Inspector', 'Federal agent', 'Director', 'Commissioner'. Optionally linked text.
person1reason no Reason the agency is notable, for example, bravery, reform, corruption (yes the bad too). Optionally linked text.
programme1 no Name of a key agency programme, or campaign, for example, most wanted. Up to 6. Optionally linked text.
activitytype no Type of activity or event, for example 'investigation'. Defaults to 'operation'. Automatically suffixed with an 's' on use of activity2name. Optionally linked text.
activity1name no Name of an activity or event which is notable. Up to 6. Optionally linked text.
anniversary1 no Name of notable event to be commemorated. Up to 6. Optionally linked text. Recommended format: [[optionally piped text]] ([[Year]], [[dd Month]])
award1 no Name of award, decoration, honour, or other significant recognition. Up to 6. Optionally linked text. Recommended format: [[optionally piped text]] ([[Year]], [[dd Month]])
Website and footnotes no
website no Web address for agency website WWW address.
footnotes no Footnotes or references for included information Text.
reference no A main reference for the data provided in the infobox. The infobox box will name the reference "iblearef". This reference name can be used elsewhere in the article to refer to the same reference using <ref name="iblearef"/>. There will be a reference tag placed in the footnotes at the bottom of the infobox. Place {{Reflist}} at the end of the article in a ==References== section to display the reference. Optionally templated and-or linked text.

Parameter test

Agency Name
Native Name
Romanised Agency Name
Common name Common agency name
Abbreviation AN
This is a fictional organisation.
Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
Caption for patch
Motto Motto is a good motto
Motto is better when translated
Agency overview
Formed Formed Month Day, Formed Year
Preceding agencies
  • Absorbed Agency One
  • Absorbed Agency Two
  • Absorbed Agency Three
  • Absorbed Agency Four
  • Absorbed Agency Five
  • Absorbed Agency Six
Dissolved Latember DD, Year
Superseding agency Supersed By Agency
Employees Number of employees
Volunteers Number of volunteers
Annual budget Budget
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
C
Federal agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
C
International agency
Countries
Operations jurisdiction* Sub division type of Name of subdivision in the division type of Name of division, C
Size Area km2
Population Population count
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
Primary governing body Governing Body
Secondary governing body Secondary governing body
Constituting instruments
  • Constituting Instrument One
  • Constituting Instrument Two
  • Constituting Instrument Three
  • Constituting Instrument Four
  • Constituting Instrument Five
  • Constituting Instrument Six
General nature
Specialist jurisdictions
  • Water ways and bodies and-or coastal areas.
  • Railways, tramways, and-or rail transit systems.
  • Highways, roads, and-or traffic.
  • Buildings and lands occupied or explicitly controlled by the educational institution and the institution's personnel, and public entering the buildings and immediate precincts of the institution.
  • Vehicle safety and hazardous material transport laws and regulations, licensing, registration, insurance, etc.
  • Environment, parks, and-or heritage property.
Operational structure
Overviewed by Over View Type Over View Body
Headquarters An address for the agency
Sworn types Number of sworn members
Unsworn types Number of unsworn members
Multinational agency C
Nationalities of personnel
Elected officers responsible
  • Minister Named One, portfolio Named One
  • Minister Named Two, portfolio Named Two
  • Minister Named Three, portfolio Named Three
  • Minister Named Four, portfolio Named Four
  • Minister Named Five, portfolio Named Five
  • Minister Named Six, portfolio Named Six
Agency executives
  • Name of Chief One, Title of Chief One
  • Name of Chief Two, Title of Chief Two
  • Name of Chief Three, Title of Chief Three
  • Name of Chief Four, Title of Chief Four
  • Name of Chief Five, Title of Chief Five
  • Name of Chief Six, Title of Chief Six
Parent agency Parent Agency Name
Child agencies
  • Child Agency One
  • Child Agency Two
  • Child Agency Three
  • Child Agency Four
  • Child Agency Five
  • Child Agency Six
Unit Types
Office Types
Services provided by Providing Agency
Uniformed as Uniformed as Agency
Facilities
Station Types Number of stations
Airbases
Lockup Types Number of lockups
Vehicle One Types Number of vehicle ones
Vehicle Two Types Number of vehicle twos
Vehicle Three Types Number of vehicle threes
Boat One Types Number of boat ones
Boat Two Types
Boat Three Types Number of boat threes
Aircraft Type Ones Number of aircraft ones
Aircraft Type Twos Number of aircraft twos
Aircraft Type Threes Number of aircraft threes
Animal One Types
Animal Two Types
Animal Three Types Number of animal threes
Website
http://www.website.agency.gov
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.
Note: Footnotes
 See the reference[2] below for the source of the above data.
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|unitname        =
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|officetype      = Office Type
|officename      =
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|boats3          = Number of boat threes
|aircraft1type   = Aircraft Type One
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 {{collapsible list |title=Number of animal ones |Fido
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|animals2        =
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|anniversary2    = Anniversary Two
|anniversary3    = Anniversary Three
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|anniversary5    = Anniversary Five
|anniversary6    = Anniversary Six
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|award3          = Award Three
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|award5          = Award Five
|award6          = Award Six
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|footnotes       = Footnotes
|reference       = Reference for the data
}}

This text has been manually and artificially wrapped for presentation
purposes. Do not add any unnecessary new lines when using the template.


Notes for template editors

Snapshot information boxes

To put a snapshot copy of the information box from a main article for a law enforcement agency in an article related to the law enforcement agency:

  1. Instead of adding the template to the law enforcement agency's (main) article, create a new template using the Infobox law enforcement agency template, for example Template:Foo City Police.
  2. Copy the following parameter instantiations into the Infobox law enforcement agency template call in Template:Foo City Police:
    | sharedcat = Foo City Police
    | infotype = {{{infotype|related}}}
    | subname = {{{subname|}}}
    | doc = {{{doc|<noinclude>doc</noinclude>}}}
  3. Create the category Category:Foo City Police, so that all articles related to Foo City Police can be categorised together. The categorisation of the main and related articles will then be done automatically by the template.
  4. Add {{Foo City Police |infotype=main}} to the main article for Foo City Police.
  5. Add {{Foo City Police}} to the articles related to Foo City Police.
  6. Also, for example, include:
    | subname = Training Academy
    in the Foo City Police Training Academy article to properly place the article within the Foo City Police category page.

Also categorise the new Foo City Police template into Category:Snapshotinfoboxes for law enforcement agencies.

If any images for patch, logo, badge, flag are provided, then the first image in this list is placed in the noncollapsible section of the infobox and any further images are placed in the collapsible section of the infobox by the template.

Usage for snapshot information boxes

Usage for the Foo City Police snapshot information box template will be:

{{Foo City Police

infotype =
subname =

}}

infotype: optional – normally defaults to related

  • 'main' for the main article Foo City Police
  • 'related' for any article related to Foo City Police

subname: optional

  • text for an abbreviated form of the name of an article related to Foo City Police to be used in category sort orders. For example, Foo City Police something related might become something related.

This is available via {{Infobox law enforcement agency/snapshotinfoboxusage |Foo City Police}}.

Automatic categorisation

The automatic bulk categorisation is done by the sub template Template:Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat.

The automatic single categorisation, for a snapshot information box, is done in the main template.

Automatic categorisation can be turned off by setting the doc parameter to any value. This parameter is not documented above, and is not for use in articles. The doc parameter should only be used for documentation purposes, for example in the template use examples to turn off categorisation of the documentation and the template, etc.

If the template cannot find a geographic category for the article, country sub division, country division, or country, then the article is placed in to the hidden category Category:Law enforcement agency articles with no available geographic category.

Automatic disambiguation

The automatic disambiguation is done by the sub template Template:Infobox law enforcement agency/paramdab:

{{paramdab |paramdab|param|paramtype|paramarea|abbr}}. Only parameter 2 is mandatory.

A disambiguable parameter, param, will be disambiguated by the template if possible.

A disambiguable parameter, param, can have its disambiguation set by using the corresponding parameter, paramdab.

The template will try, in order:

  1. [[paramdab|param]]
  2. [[param (Paramtype)|param]]
  3. [[param (paramtype)|param]]
  4. [[param, Paramarea|param]]
  5. [[param (abbr paramtype)|param]]
  6. [[param]]

If there is no link available the article is placed into the hidden category Category:Law enforcement agency articles with no operations jurisdiction link.

Regression testing

To assist in the testing of changes to existing parameters, temporarily add the following to the entry point template:

{{#if:{{{parameter|}}}|[[Category:Infobox law enforcement agency parameter use]]}}

This will allow the quick checking of articles which use the relevant parameter via the hidden category Category:Infobox law enforcement agency parameter use.

Checklists for template editors

Adding or modifying a parameter:

Template administration categories

The following are hidden categories which are used to help administer this template:

Structure of template call relationships

Sub calls

{{Infobox law enforcement agency}}
agencyclass = enforcement
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/main}}
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat}} {{Infobox law enforcement agency/paramdab}} {{Infobox law enforcement agency/logo}}
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat specialist}} {{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat geography}}
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat geography}}

Para calls

{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat geography}} {{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat subdivision}}
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat division}}
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat typedivision}}
{{Infobox law enforcement agency/autocat country}}

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07 Appendix 6
  2. ^ Reference for the data

See also