Federal Railroad Police
|Federal Railroad Police
Polícia Ferroviária Federal
INIDE PFF emblem, the institute currently responsible for the Brazilian Federal Railroad Police
|Formed||26 Juny 1862|
|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) was a police agency founded in 1852 which was responsible for patrols and security on federal railways in Brazil, however the organisation does not exist formally anymore.
This agency was created in 1852, by decree of the emperor Dom Pedro II being the oldest police agency on Brazil. Was created 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. With the considerable amount of railway lines in Brazil being privatized in 1996, the function of this agency has become even more limited, leading to their gradual disappearance.
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.
- 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
- http://www.bndes.gov.br/SiteBNDES/export/sites/default/bndes_pt/Galerias/Arquivos/conhecimento/pnd/Priv_Gov.PDF Privatization in Brazil 1990-2002
- The complete text can be read in WikiSource.
- History of the Federal Railroad Police
- STIVE - Site on Public Security
- BNDS Privatization in Brazil 1990-2002
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