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A 1930s Earth police officer

LAPD Officer

A 1990s police officer of the LAPD on Earth

Police officer 2240s

A 2240s police officer in Iowa on Earth

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

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

It is 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 is normally in charge of police activities as part of their duties. One exception is 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


Fuchida, a police officer from New Sydney in 2375

Other related terms

Detroit police cars loomis

Detroit police cars in 2004

  • .38 police special
  • Military police
  • Police station
  • Police department
  • Police car/vehicle
  • Police brutality
  • Patrol route
  • Undercover

Known police forces

Earth-based organizations

Non-Earth organizations

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 police

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

List of police personnel


Background information

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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