[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*
61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 04:08:58 UTC 2019
On 11/03/19 14:39, Sergio Manzi wrote:
> On 2019-03-11 04:05, Warin wrote:
>> On 11/03/19 10:29, Sergio Manzi wrote:
>>> In Italy there are five main, state-wide, police corps:
>>> * /Polizia di Stato/: a civil organization with civil jurisdiction
>>> (/with several different branches dealing with specific
>>> * /Carabinieri/: a military branch with military jurisdiction, but
>>> also civil jurisdiction.
>>> * /Polizia penitenziaria/: a civil organization handling prisons,
>>> but with also other civil jurisdictions.
>> In the UK these are not police officers and their powers are only
>> while 'acting as a prison officer' i.e. in relation to prisoners.
>> They are not considered 'police' by the general populace.
> Not here. Automatic Google translation (/sorry, no time for good
> translation.../) from the Italian Wikipedia article
> /"//Mainly it carries out the task of managing people subjected to
> restrictions or restriction of personal freedom. It also carries
> out traffic police activities pursuant to art. 12 of the Highway
> Code /[but TBH I never saw them acting in this capacity, mainly
> handled by the Polizia Stradale (part of the Polizia di Stato) and
> by the Carabinieri. smz]/, participates in the maintenance of
> public order, carries out judicial police activities and public
> safety even outside the prison environment, as well as all other
> police forces, carries out escort activities for the protection of
> institutional personalities (Minister of Justice, Undersecretaries
> of State) and magistrates.//"/
>>> * /Guardia di finanza/: a military organization, but depending
>>> from the Ministry of Finance, with civil jurisdiction on
>>> financial matters.
>> What do you mean by "military organization'? (/Guardia di finanza)/
>> Are they under the command of the army/navy/air force?
>> Or is that the personnel structure is similar to the military
>> (captains, corporals, etc)
> No, they are in a very peculiar situation: they are a militarized
> organzation, but not depending from the Ministry of Defence, but the
> Ministry of Finance. English Wikipedia aricle about them is quite good
> so I refer you to it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardia_di_Finanza
>>> * /Corpo delle capitanerie di porto - Guardia costiera/: a
>>> military organization, roughly comparable to the US Coast Guard.
>> More like the navy?
>> Or 'water police'?
> They are part of the Italian Navy (Marina Militare) but their
> responsiblities are more akin of those of the "US Coast Guard". Quite
> good English Wikipedia article for them too:
Thanks... I have a bit of reading to do.
The world sure is a mixed up place.
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