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Law enforcement in Peru

Law enforcement in Peru is divided into a national police force and municipal police forces. The Peruvian National Police is the national police force of Peru. The PNP functions at both a state and local level. Peruvian cities and districts of Lima have a dedicated municipal police force with limited jurisdiction known roughly as a "Watchman Unit" . Serenazgo officers have less jurisdiction than the PNP but are not technically a neighborhood watch, which is composed of civilians.

Former Peruvian police forces

The Peruvian Civil Guard was formed in 1924 as Peru's main preventive police force. It later became the General Police, which in 1988 was merged into the National Police.

The Peruvian Republican Guard existed between 1919 and 1986.

Historical secret police organizations

Peruvian State Security

DIRCOTE (Anti-Terrorism Directorate)

External links

Official site

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