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  • Daniel Newman Cone, Sr. (1814 - 1841)
    Birth: Oct. 2, 1814 Camden County Georgia, USA Death: Dec. 6, 1841 Benton Columbia County Florida, USA Daniel Newnan Cone, Sr. was born October 2, 1814 in Camden County, Georgia, the son of William...
  • John Stinson Lacey (1793 - 1873)
    Came to Ohio around 1805 with his parents, William and Mrs. Lacey, and two brothers, Robert and Anderson Lacey, where they settled near Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio. In the War of 1812, John and his bro...
  • Homer Francis Pointer (1904 - 1989)
    Retired from the Spokane Police Dept.
  • Sgt. George "Nicholas" Grubb (1770 - 1825)
    Nicholas was a tavern owner and farmer in Washington County, Virginia. Nicholas was last listed in Brandywine Hundred on November 28, 1791 and was first listed in Washington County five months later wh...
  • Julius R. Hofmann (1871 - 1950)
    Obituary: Albany Enterprise, Albany, Minnesota, 18 July 1950 The funeral of Julius R. Hofmann, who died at the St. Cloud Hospital on July 5th, after being ill and a patient at the hospital for the pa...

Law enforcement is the activity of some members of government who act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, rehabilitating, or punishing people who violate the rules and norms governing that society. The term encompasses police, courts, and corrections.

Modern state legal codes use the term peace officer, or law enforcement officer, to include every person vested by the legislating state with police power or authority, traditionally, anyone "sworn or badged, who can arrest any person for a violation of criminal law, is included under the umbrella term of law enforcement.

Although law enforcement may be most concerned with the prevention and punishment of crimes, organizations exist to discourage a wide variety of non-criminal violations of rules and norms, effected through the imposition of less severe consequences such as probation.

List of Law Enforcement Agencies Worldwide