Military Brigade of Rio Grande do Sul

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Rio Grande do Sul Military Police Brigade
Brigada Militar do Rio Grande do Sul
MottoThe power of community
A força da comunidade
Agency overview
FormedNovember 18, 1837
Employees26,500 sworn personnel
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionRio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Map of police jurisdiction.
Size43.696054 km2 (16.871141 sq mi)
Population11,207,274 (2014)
Constituting instrument
  • Article 42 of Constitution of Brazil[1]
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersCity of Porto Alegre

The Military Police Brigade of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese: Brigada Militar do Rio Grande do Sul) (BMRS) like other military police in Brazil is a reserve and ancillary force of the Brazilian Army, and part of the System of Public Security and Brazilian Social Protection.[2] Its members are called "State Military" person.[3]

The primary mission of BMRS is ostensibly preventive policing for the maintenance of public order in the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

Under the United Nations, in cooperation with the Brazilian Army, the Military Police of Rio Grande do Sul has served in Guinea-Bissau and Haiti.

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