List of law enforcement agencies

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A law enforcement agency (LEA) is any agency which enforces the law. This may be a special, local, or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It could also refer to a national police force such as the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Also, it can be used to describe an international organization such as Europol or Interpol. This is a list of law enforcement agencies, organized by continent and then by country.

International – Africa – Asia – Europe – North America – Oceania – South America – Disbanded

Contents

International[edit]

Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Algeria.

Angola[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Angola.

Benin[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Benin.

Botswana[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Botswana.

Burkina Faso[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Burkina Faso.

Burundi[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Burundi.

Cameroon[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Cameroon.

Cape Verde[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Cape Verde.

Central African Republic[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in the Central African Republic.

Chad[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Chad.

Comoros[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in the Comoros.

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Republic of the Congo[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in the Republic of the Congo.

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Côte d'Ivoire.

Djibouti[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Djibouti.

Egypt[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Egyptian National Police.

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Equatorial Guinea.

Eritrea[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Eritrea.

Ethiopia[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Ethiopia.

Gabon[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Gabon.

Gambia[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in the Gambia.

Ghana[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Ghana.

Guinea[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Guinea.

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Guinea-Bissau.

Kenya[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Kenya.

Lesotho[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Lesotho.

Liberia[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Liberia.

Libya[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Libya.

Madagascar[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Madagascar.

Malawi[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Malawi.

Mali[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Mali.

Mauritania[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Mauritania.

Mauritius[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Mauritius.

Morocco[edit]

For more details on this topic, see General Directorate for National Security.

Mozambique[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Mozambique.

Namibia[edit]

Nationwide
Municipalities

Niger[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Niger.

Nigeria[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Nigeria.

Rwanda[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Rwanda.

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in São Tomé and Príncipe.

Senegal[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Senegal.

Seychelles[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Seychelles.

Sierra Leone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Sierra Leone.

Somalia[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Somalia.

South Africa[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in South Africa.

Sudan[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Sudan.

Swaziland[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Swaziland.

Tanzania[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Tanzania.

Togo[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Togo.

Tunisia[edit]

  • Ministry of Interior
    • Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale (Police)
    • Direction Générale de la Garde Nationale (National Guard)
    • Office National de la Protection Civile (Firefighter)
  • Ministry of Finance
    • Direction Générale des Douanes (Customs)
  • Ministry of Justice
    • Direction Générale des Prisons et de la Rééducation (Prisons Guards)
  • Presidency
    • Direction Générale de la Sécurité du Chef de l'Etat et des Personnalités Officielles (Presidential Guards)

Uganda[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Uganda.

Zambia[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Zambia.

Zimbabwe[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Law enforcement in Zimbabwe.

Asia[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

A woman asking a Hong Kong policeman for directions.

Hong Kong[edit]

Macau[edit]

ROC Coast Guard patrol boats

Taiwan[edit]

India[edit]

Indian Police Service – one of the three all-India civil services[edit]

Central (federal) law enforcement agencies[edit]

State law enforcement agencies[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Israel[edit]

Model of a Škoda Octavia, Israel Police Patrol Car

Japan[edit]

Japanese Mitsubishi GTO patrol car

Jordan[edit]

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)[edit]

Republic of Korea (South Korea)[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Laos[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Police Counter-terrorist Force Pasukan Gerakan Khas during stormed the patrol vessel drill.
Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs

Malaysian Ministry of Finance

Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia)

Military of Malaysia

Maldives[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Federal[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Philippines[edit]

PSG SRU operators march during a parade in counter-terrorist combat gear. Note that they're marching with a mix of G36 and G36C assault rifles.
A Toyota Corolla Altis Patrol car in Butuan
Philippine National Police boat on the Iloilo River, Iloilo City

Qatar[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Syria[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

East Timor[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

The National Security Service NSS; in Uzbek Milliy Xavfsizlik Xizmati, MXX

Vietnam[edit]

Yemen[edit]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Andorra[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Federal
Municipalities

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bailiwick of Guernsey[edit]

Bailiwick of Jersey[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Federal level

  • Federal police (1 federal force for the entire country, responsible for specialized and supra-local policing as well as support to the local police)

Local level

  • Local police (189 local forces for 189 police zones that encompass either one muninicipality or multiple municipalities, responsible for basic policing)

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

German policemen with Heckler & Koch MP-5 submachine guns.

Federal[edit]

  • Bundeskriminalamt (BKA): Federal Criminal Office
    • MEK (Mobiles Einsatzkommando): Special Unit for Surveillance and Detention
  • Bundespolizei (BPOL): Federal Police
    • Bereitschaftspolizei (BePo): Riot Police Branch of Federal Police
      • BFE+ (Beweissicherungs- und Festnahmeeinheit plus): Federal Police Anti-Terror Unit for long-lasting operations
      • BFE (Beweissicherungs- und Festnahmeeinheit): Federal Police Special Detention Unit
    • Bundespolizei-Fliegerstaffel: Federal Police Air Group
    • GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei): Federal Police Special Forces Group
    • MFE (Mobile Fahndungseinheit): Special Unit for Covered (Individual and Technical) Surveillance
  • Bundeszollverwaltung: Federal Customs Service
    • Zollkriminalamt (ZKA): Customs Investigation Bureau
      • ZUZ (Zentrale Unterstützungsgruppe Zoll): Customs SWAT Unit
  • Feldjägertruppe: Military Police of the Federal Defense Force
  • Küstenwache: Coast Guard, it is not separate agency, it consists of units compiled of ships and personnel of the Federal Police, Customs Service, the Wasser und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes (WSV) (Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration) and the Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) (Federal Agency for Agriculture and Nutrition)
  • Polizei beim Deutschen Bundestag (Polizei DBT): Federal Parliament Police

State[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Main article: Icelandic Police

Ireland[edit]

A member of the motorcycle unit of the Garda Síochána.
"Carabinieri" in Florence, Italy

Isle of Man[edit]

Italy[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lichtenstein[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Malta[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

The Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Civilian

Military

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

San Marino[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

National[edit]

Autonomous communities[edit]

Municipal[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Swiss police car

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Territorial police forces' area in the UK
Policing an animal rights demonstration in Oxford. Horse, car and bicycle police transport can be seen

Subnational police

National police

Service police

Overseas police

Non-police

British Overseas Territories police

Vatican[edit]

North America[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belize[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Canada[edit]

Ontario police car on night patrol.

Federal[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Municipal[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Dominica[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Grenada[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Federal[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Panama[edit]

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

United States[edit]

U.S. Secret Service officers on foot patrol.
An NYPD boat patrols the New York Harbor.

Federal[edit]

United States Department of State (DOS)[edit]
United States Department of the Treasury[edit]
United States Department of Defense (DOD)[edit]

Department of the Army

Department of the Air Force

Department of the Navy

National Security Agency

United States Department of Justice (DOJ)[edit]
United States Department of the Interior (USDI)[edit]
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)[edit]
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)[edit]
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)[edit]
United States Department of Education (ED)[edit]
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)[edit]
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)[edit]
Other federal law enforcement agencies[edit]

State and local[edit]

Territorial Police[edit]

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico[edit]
Territory of Guam[edit]
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands[edit]
Territory of American Samoa[edit]
Territory of the United States Virgin Islands[edit]

Railroad Police[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Federal[edit]

Service Police[edit]

State[edit]

Fiji[edit]

Kiribati[edit]

Marshall Islands[edit]

Federated States of Micronesia[edit]

Nauru[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Palau[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Pitcairn Islands[edit]

Samoa[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]

Tonga[edit]

Tuvalu[edit]

Vanuatu[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Federal[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Each one of Argentina's twenty-three provinces has its own Provincial Police force.

Local[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Panama[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Peru[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Disbanded agencies[edit]

Note: Many of these fall under the definition of secret police and derive from that list.

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Federal Republic of Germany
East Germany
Nazi Germany

Fascist Italy[edit]

Panama Canal Zone[edit]

Second Polish Republic[edit]

People's Republic of Poland[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Communist Romania[edit]

Soviet Union/Russia[edit]

South Vietnam/Republic of Vietnam[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]