[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Phake Nick c933103 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 00:34:39 UTC 2019

Is it actually a good idea to put everything under police=*? Like
prison/detainment facilities, yes in China police have some sort of
detainment facilities that can detain people for a given number of days, as
an alternative to go through juridical trial and get into actual correction
facilities, but is the difference really that big? Is it not enough to have
something like amenity=prison and operator:type=police?

Likewise, China is also building some sort of new naval base for its
coastal guard managed by their armed police unit, which are already using
ships that are at warship level and they're preparing it to fight against
forces from other countries, in this situation police=naval_base would fit
but is it really necessary to create such tag instead of simply using

Or, in China some police divisions even managed to setup their own
for-profit companies, like hospitals or construction companies, that would
serve general public and compete in business environment in order to create
additional revenue stream for their police division. I don't think it would
be wise to tag them police=hospital or police=commercial either?
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