The local agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances; preventing crime; investigating criminal activity; apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects; presenting evidence; regulating traffic; investigating traffic accidents and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.
Enforcement officers for provincial/territorial courts who handle the execution, service and return of all writs, processes and warrants directed by the courts or other competent authorities; maintain order in the courtroom; assume custody of deliberating juries, and perform other tasks, as needed, to ensure that the courts operate effectively. In some provinces/territories, these officers are still known as Sheriffs and in jurisdictions where these services are being privatized, the Sheriff's Office may be responsible for the training and regulation of enforcement officers.
The provincial/territorial agency that has responsibility for enforcing provincial/territorial laws, investigating crimes, providing laboratory analysis of criminal evidence, gathering and sharing criminal intelligence and providing expertise and resources to other law enforcement agencies throughout the province/territory.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.