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Municipal Police

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.

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Provincial/Territorial Court Enforcement Officers

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.

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Provincial/Territorial Police

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.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.

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