A 1930s Earth police officer


A 1990s police officer of the LAPD on Earth

Police officer 2240s

A 2240s police officer in Iowa on Earth

The police or cops were a series of forces that served as a type of security group to ensure laws and rules were obeyed, and that order and peace was the norm on a planet, or in space under a planet's jurisdiction. Police officers also tended to have authority to take criminal suspects in for questioning, conduct investigations into criminal activities, and arrest those who break the law. Police were often identified by uniform.

Police forces kept extensive records on various individuals that were suspected to be or were criminals. (DS9: "Heart of Stone", et al.)

It was common in some localities to use the term constable to refer to individual police officers, and deputy to designate lower-ranking police personnel. (DS9: "Emissary", et al.)

On Starfleet vessels, starbases and other installations, the security division was normally in charge of police activities as part of their duties. One exception was the use of Bajoran officers on Deep Space 9, under the command of Constable Odo. (DS9: "Emissary", et al.)

The police were mentioned in an article in the Q Continuum magazine The New. (VOY: "Death Wish")

Various police roles and titles Edit


Fuchida, a police officer from New Sydney in 2375

Other related terms Edit

Detroit police cars loomis

Detroit police cars in 2004

Known police forces Edit

Earth-based organizations Edit

TOS: "Spectre of the Gun" inaccurately depicts Johnny Behan as the "Tombstone Sheriff". Behan was in fact Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona where Tombstone is located.

Non-Earth organizations Edit

New Sydney police shoulder patch

New Sydney Police shoulder patch

In an earlier draft of VOY: "Repression", Tuvok's daughter, Asil, was a detective for the Vulcan police.

Secret policeEdit

Secret police forces are also referred to as intelligence agencies and have expanded jurisdiction and powers than traditional police forces.

List of police personnel Edit

Appendices Edit

Background information Edit

Gene Roddenberry studied three years of policemanship and was an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department before becoming a writer full-time.

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