In Brazil, traffic police and street patrolling (PM or policia militar) police are 2 different branches, PM's can't give traffic tickets and traffic cops, with exception of highway ones, can't arrest people for any crime that is not traffic related. we have the federal and state highway patrol, what will persecute and eventualy arrest you if you are with drugs or in possession of a stolen vehicle, but they don't respont normal police calls. There are city traffic cops what can only give tickets, mostly doens't have guns and can't arrest you.
If a PM officer see you parking illegally he will call an traffic cop, same applies if you are seen stealing something by a traffic cop
i am not aware of any other country that does this shit
we have the same in the US but either one can shoot you so it doesn't matter
it someone stab another person in front of a US traffic cop will he try to arrest the stabber or just pull his gun and order him to wait until a real cop comes? traffic cops here can only desperatelly grab their radios and yell at the dispatch for a PM
what do you mean by traffic police?
We don't have traffic police nor military police, but we have traffic agents for tickets and breathalyser tests
only one type of police here. they deal with everything, exept the technical state of veicles and military security. we have the road department that can put up checkpoints to see if you car is safe and within specifications, they even use license plate cameras that goes through their database so they know if your inspection or insurance is ok before they stop you. they do weight and driving/resting times on truckers and that stuff and can take you drivers license or plates away since they are the one who issue it in the first place. they can not take you for speeding or dui thats police work. usually they have an officer on site if its a huge planned checkpoint. police also cant take you for stuff about your veicle they send you to the road department for inspection. military police only care about the security of military installations and the behavior of military people. they have no power over civilians but to deny them access to bases and are usually not seen unless its a big nato or international excersise going on.
>PFA works as FBI
>Gendarmeria and Prefectura border patrol and coast guard, but also militarized police
>Provincial police forces every province has their own police
>City police forces only the richest ones have them
Norwegian road departament sounds like our highway patrol, except for the speeding part Military police here works as an State police, an alusion to the former state armies what used to exist, the general concept of a military police in brazil is called "army police", it is common to see PMs and highway cops working together in the countryside in those truck weight checkpoints between state borders, but PMs are just there because in some really small villages the police departament building is shared with highway cops.
City police (guarda metropolitana, in some places) here pretty much only serves to be asked out informations, they have pretty much the same duty as PMs but they are cowards and rare to be seen in general, thanks for your list
Fuck, they are bringing this here too, at least in poorer cities still the good old pen and paper, you have a chance to get away with it
we do have some kind of that we cal them barangay tanod which are armed with bamboo sticks or machete and their captain is armed with a .38 who does the traffic and policing deep neighboorhood, they do call the cops when shtf like muslim extremists
bamboo sticks sound really based, our city traffic cops don't have nothing to deffend themselves if someone get anger and decides to attack them do barangays are allowed to arrest people if needed, or they just act with traffic and as an enforce to normal cops?
some traffic cops dress as clows to advise pedestrians about traffic laws and safety, sometimes they (with help of actuall uniformized one) will pull you over just to give an advise paper and do clow stuff with you. i used to like it as a kid
yeah, barangay is like a mini goverment, it has a small jail, court room, police, traffic, garbage collection. although they only handle small shit like theft ,robbery. if theres gun involved they call the cops
>Policija (kriminālā) Regular police >Pašvaldības policija City police.Deals with sound complaints, fights, first responses, everything in city limits. >Ceļu policija Road police. Deals with speeding cars and pursuits. >militārā policija Military police. Deals with crime committed by military personnel >Transporta policija Same as Ceļu policija, but meant for trucks and commercial hauls >Alfa,Omega,Sigma,SUV Special units
>i am not aware of any other country that does this shit We have similar system Also we have ''Pašvaldības policija'' A police force employed by the city. They have guns and act almost as regular police (respond to most calls and crimes)
Every branch can technically detain you for a crime but they then calls the appropriate branch.
Video- city police ''doing job meant for road police''
Why a separate police just for trucking, it works like some sort of customs office with focus on cargo or it is by vechicle size?
what does Pašvaldības are not allowed to enfoce or interveigne?
No idea. I have seen them do everything - searches, foot patrols, pursuits, detaining people. I don't think they can't go outside the city to get some guy either. On average they just catch drunks. The regular police are more for the serious stuff, although Pašvaldības police need to be trained as they could just ''run in'' to a dangerous criminal
>order him to wait until a real cop comes? this only happens with mall cops