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The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their lawful powers include arrest and the use of force legitimized by the state via the monopoly on violence. The term is most commonly associated with the police forces of a sovereign state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from the military and other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie are military units charged with civil policing. Police forces are usually public sector services, funded through taxes.
Law enforcement is only part of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different situations, but the predominant ones are concerned with the preservation of order. In some societies, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, these developed within the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property. Police forces have become ubiquitous in modern societies. Nevertheless, their role can be controversial, as they may be involved to varying degrees in corruption, brutality and the enforcement of authoritarian rule.
A police force may also be referred to as a police department, police service, constabulary, gendarmerie, crime prevention, protective services, law enforcement agency, civil guard, or civic guard. Members may be referred to as police officers, troopers, sheriffs, constables, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards. Ireland differs from other English-speaking countries by using the Irish language terms Garda (singular) and Gardaí (plural), for both the national police force and its members. The word police is the most universal and similar terms can be seen in many non-English speaking countries.Numerous slang terms exist for the police. Many slang terms for police officers are decades or centuries old with lost etymologies. One of the oldest, cop, has largely lost its slang connotations and become a common colloquial term used both by the public and police officers to refer to their profession.
This vid makes me smile every time I watch it.
Environmental protestors blocked the only road into the Burning Man Festival causing a back up for miles. This happens to be on tribal land overseen by tribal police, welp they weren’t going to have it and took care of business.
Look, I support...
Selling a very sweet FN Special Police rifle (SPR) chambered in .308. This rifle is a sweet shooter and has a butter smooth action. Timney trigger with very crisp break- 24 inch barrel. Sits in a Mcmillan A4? Stock- it is very nice. Currently rattle canned but the paint can be removed. I also...
About a dozen Police trade 870 magnums (the good ones) traded in to Oregon Rifleworks. Look to be well-loved but in good shape. If I remember right they were 18” with extended mag tubes, some had accessories (lights, side saddles, ghost rings). $350
Up for sale is a former Arkansas police Colt 6450 9mm carbine. It's in good working order and condition and is still setup the same as when it was issued. Comes with 6 metals mags, one plastic mag and a magazine loader.
Cash only, no trades, open to offers and I'll try my best to...
Older version of the 3 day bag in ranger green. In good shape except a couple burn marks on the bottom pouch where it was used as an impromptu rifle rest. All the zippers and buckles work well. I thought I’d post it here for free for a few days in case anybody wants it.
Wanting to buy a police marked pump shotgun. Seen a few marked Washington state patrol, various sheriff departments, etc. Some nice engraved, some scratched in. Thinking mossberg or remington 870 as I'm looking for a cheaper shotgun. Would entertain other affordable shotguns. Not in a rush I...
Searched and didn't find a thread on it yet. There's been several shootings at the hospital on 47th and Glisan but this is the first I've heard of at the good Sam hospital. That's a busy area.
Holy cow, did any of ya`ll here about this, popped up in another gun related group, how come this stuff never gets on the news, sounds like it was some sort of ambush...
Got in a trade to build but not really my thing. Guy said he put 25 rounds through before he disassembled to build an m40 copy he never got around to. Came from a government contract overrun, 24 inch bull barrel,factory enlarged tactical boltknobs. Awesome deal for someone into this.
Colt Thompson, Model 1921, NO 8681 former St. Louis Police Department Thompson is offered for sale here.
This Colt Thompson was originally owned by the St. Louis Police Department. The St. Louis Police Department acquired 29 or 30 Thompsons total depending on the source of information. NO...
Up for sale is a Model 10-7 pencil barrel S&W Model 10.
Bought it a few years ago from a gun show.
Wear in accordance with being carried but otherwise in good shape. Thought it was a cool piece since I lived in Hong Kong but I’d rather sell to fund another trip to Hong Kong instead.
I have here a police surplus Remington 870 police magnum. Decent amount of wear on the finish, but no pitting and the gun functions flawlessly.
Upgrades include a magpul SGA stock, extended mag-tube, and tac-star side saddle (w/o hardware)
Comes with ghost-ring sights, original Remington stock...
Why not a headline that goes something like...
Criminals firing at Law Enforcement on the rise in Clark County
Woke Azz Beotches. This is all by design.
Hi everyone! I guess this is my first post on here. As mentioned in the title, I'm looking to buy a S&W Model 10 revolver with RHKP backstrap stampings. I'm interested in the 10-7, 10-8, and 10-9 variants preferably with the circular lanyard loop still intact. I know already missed a few of the...