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Judicial Police
Police judiciaire
Emblem of the Judicial Police
Emblem of the Judicial Police
Agency overview
Formed 8 May 2011
Preceding agencies Disparuean Investigation Bureau
Department of National Security
Royal Disparuean Guard
Jurisdiction Disparu
Headquarters Férin, Disparu
Employees 18,000
Ministers responsible Sébastien Michel, Minister of Justice and Accountability
Senapus Pouliotte, Minister of State Security
Agency executives Lyse Gagnon, Chief Justice
Auguste Berthiaume, Director-General
Parent agency Supreme Court
Website
policejudiciaire.gd.dp

The Judicial Police (French: Police judiciaire) is the national police force of Disparu. It is headed by Director-General Auguste Berthiaume.

It is under the command of the Supreme Court, which oversees and directs its activities. However, it remains responsible to the National Assembly through the Ministry of Justice and Accountability and the Ministry of State Security, two executive bodies that the Judicial Police closely works with.

The Judicial Police approximately has 18,000 employees. Its employees are split into two categories — regular staff, who are sworn in as peace officers and are assigned to different ranks, and auxiliary staff, who provide support services to the police force. The Judicial Police is composed of numerous divisions, each assigned to a particular department or geographical region.

The Judicial Police is equipped with numerous land, marine, and aerial vehicles and state-of-the-art weaponry to assist in its mandate of policing and enforcing the law in Disparu.

HistoryEdit

The Judicial Police was formed on 8 May 2011, after the merger of three executive bodies — the Disparuean Investigation Bureau (responsible for criminal investigations and counterintelligence), the Department of National Security (responsible for domestic security and border protection), and the Royal Disparuean Guard (responsible for the protection of Government officials and foreign dignitaries). As all three were components of the Ministry of Defence, the newly-created police force was also under the command of that Ministry. The decision to merge these departments sparked accusations of the Government attempting to establish a Stasi-like organization in Disparu.

After the Second Quiet Revolution, however, the Judicial Police was placed under the judiciary. This was due to concerns about the executive's corruption and fears that the executive would use the police force for its own interests, rather than Disparu's interests.

ResponsibilitiesEdit

Stemming from the government agencies it succeeded, the Judicial Police is responsible for an unusually large range of duties. These duties include:

  • Providing police services to municipalities and rural areas without a police force
  • Assisting local police forces in their duties, if requested
  • Providing police and crime data to the Government and the public
  • Enforcing Disparuean law and rulings passed by the Supreme Court
  • Licensing and controlling the use of firearms in Disparu
  • Enforcing border control and providing customs services at airports, harbours, and land border crossings
  • Criminal investigations
  • Infiltrating groups connected with organized crime
  • Assisting the Disparuean Forces and other executive bodies in counterterrorism and relief efforts
  • Assisting the Office of Basic Laws in counterintelligence and maintaining the constitutional and democratic order
  • Providing protection services to Government officials, foreign dignitaries, and witnesses
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