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A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder.

Etymology

From Latin politia (“state, government”), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía).

See also

The Police, police corruption, Police and Thieves
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