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Port Authority Police

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, or Port Authority Police Department, is a police department in New York and New Jersey. It protects all the property owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and it e ...

                                               

Portland Police Bureau (Oregon)

The Bureau, first named the Portland Metropolitan Police Force, was created in 1870 by the Portland City Council. The Council chose Phillip Saunders as its first chief of police. He was in charge of a force with six patrolmen and one lieutenant, ...

                                               

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is the Australian Federal Government agency with the duty of protecting the Australian border, helping with the movement of legal international travellers and goods, and collecting border relat ...

                                               

HM Prison Pentridge

HM Prison Pentridge was an Australian prison built in 1850 in Coburg, Victoria. The first prisoners arrived in 1851. The prison was closed on 1 May 1997. Pentridge was often known by the nicknames "The Bluestone College", "Coburg College" or the ...

                                               

Victoria Police

Victoria Police provides police services to the people of Victoria, Australia. It employs more than 13.800 people and has 339 police stations. Victoria Police started in the 1850s. One of their early jobs was to collect licence fees from miners s ...

                                               

Police Service of Northern Ireland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. It was started on 4 November 2001. The old police service for Northern Ireland was the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The service is based in Cherryvalley, eas ...

                                               

Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police in London. This police force is responsible for the security in Greater London. New Scotland Yard is in a 20-story office block on Broadway and Victoria Street in Westminster, about 450 ...

                                               

2016 shooting of Dallas police officers

The 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers was an incident in which five police officers were killed by a man with a gun in Dallas, Texas. Six other officers and a civilian were also injured. Earlier in the week, two black men were killed by pol ...

                                               

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

The United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service is the primary law enforcement agency of the United States Department of the Navy. It investigates activities concerning crimes against or by United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personne ...

                                               

Resisting arrest

A person resisting arrest has done, depending on the jurisdiction, at least one of the following acts: attacking a police officer while being arrested physically struggling to free oneself from being restrained handcuffed or put into the police v ...

                                               

United States Federal Witness Protection Program

The United States Federal Witness Protection Program, also known as the Witness Security Program or WITSEC, is a witness protection program. It is operated by the United States Marshals Service. It was created to protect threatened witnesses befo ...

                                               

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara is a large area of Aboriginal land in the north west corner of South Australia. It belongs to the Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra peoples. Native title was granted by the government of David ...

                                               

Nagar panchayat

A Nagar Panchayat or Notified Area Council or City Council in India is a council helps in the transformation of from rural to urban. The 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India made laws relating to urban local government. The three-tier stru ...

                                               

Revenue block

Revenue blocks, revenue circles or firka are the local revenue sub-divisions of the various districts of the states of India. These blocks should not be confused with the similar Panchayath union blocks and taluks. The revenue blocks exist to sim ...

                                               

City commission government

City commission government is a kind of government in the United States. Many cities use it. People vote for a commission. The commission is a group of people. They are responsible for taxes, funding, and other general things. Some commissioners ...

                                               

Dry county

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government does not allow the sale of any kind of alcoholic beverages. Some dont allow off-premises sales, some dont allow on-premises sale, and some dont allow both. Many dry counties exist in ...

                                               

San Diego City Council

The San Diego City Council is the legislative branch of government in San Diego, California. The council has a Strong-mayor system. The council was made in 1850. There are nine members of the council. City council members serve a four-year term a ...

                                               

Alcide De Gasperi

Alcide Amedeo Francesco De Gasperi was an Italian politician who started the Christian Democracy party, and helped to start the Council of Europe and the European Coal and Steel Community. He was the Prime Minister of Italy for eight years, betwe ...

                                               

List of members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom, 2014–19

The 8th European Parliament was elected across the European Union in the late days of May 2014 for the 2014-2019 session. The United Kingdom was apportioned to send 73 out of the 751 Member of the European Parliament that are listed below.

                                               

East of England (European Parliament constituency)

East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 7 MEPs using the dHondt method of party-list proportional representation.

                                               

Gladwyn Jebb

Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, GCMG, GCVO, CB, known as Gladwyn Jebb 25 April 1900– 24 October 1996), was a prominent British civil servant, diplomat and politician as well as the first Acting Secretary-General of the United Nations.

                                               

Armed Forces of Armenia

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia is the Army, Air Defense, and Border Guard. Some parts were formed out of the former Soviet forces in the Armenian SSR. The Commander-in-Chief of the military is the President of Armenia, currently Robe ...

                                               

Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia. It is made up of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and a number of joint groups. At first the Austral ...

                                               

Henry Head Battery

The Henry Head bunker is found on the La Perouse side of the inlet to Botany Bay near the edge of a cliff that drops down into the ocean on Henry Head, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

No. 77 Squadron RAAF

No. 77 Squadron is a squadron in the Royal Australian Air Force. It flies out of RAAF Williamtown in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of No. 81 Wing and has F18 Hornet fighters. The squadron started at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia in 19 ...

                                               

Azerbaijani Armed Forces

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces is the military of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The armed forces have three branches: the Azerbaijani Land Force, the Azerbaijani Air Force, and the Azerbaijani Navy. Related forces which are not part of the Azerbaijan ...

                                               

Canadian Forces

The Canadian Forces, is the army, air force, and navy of Canada, commanded by a single structure, unlike the United States. Under the National Defence Act, "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of o ...

                                               

Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy was the navy of Canada from 1911 to 1968. From 4 May 1910 to 29 August 1911 the navy was known officially as the Naval Service of Canada and operationally as Canadian Naval Forces. During the early years of the 20th centur ...

                                               

FAMAS

The FAMAS is a bullpup-styled assault rifle designed and manufactured in France. Its the main assault rifle of the French Army, French Air Force, and French Navy since 1980. It was also sold for export. Designed in 1973 FAMAS uses a 5.56mm NATO.2 ...

                                               

Operation Sentinelle

Operation Sentinelle is a counter-terrorism mission of the French army. It was put in place in January 2015 after the attacks against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the supermarket Hyper Casher. It was the President of the French Repub ...

                                               

Bundeswehr

The Bundeswehr are the German Armed Forces. The German armed forces are for the unified Germany itself and do not have several parts for the States of Germany. There are five sections: three bigger ones: Heer Army, Marine Navy and Luftwaffe Air F ...

                                               

Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a jet fighter aircraft made by EADS, BAE Systems and Alenia Aeronautica with Eurofighter GmbH. It first flew in 1994 and was introduced in 2003. It uses canards, which makes it agile. and a delta wing. It is called the ...

                                               

First Battle of the Masurian Lakes

The First Battle of the Masurian Lakes was a German offensive on the Eastern Front during the early part of World War I. It started on 7 September and ended on 14 September 1914. The battle was the second heavy defeat of a Russian army by the Ger ...

                                               

Focke-Wulf Fw 190

The Fw 190 was a German fighter aircraft made by Focke-Wulf during World War II. It first flew in 1939 and was introduced in 1941. Even though it was not sleek, it could still go 408 miles per hour. It was also called the Shrike and the Butcher B ...

                                               

Junkers Ju 87

The Junkers Ju 87 or Ju 87 was a German light bomber of World War II. It was used as a dive bomber. Its crew was a pilot with a navigator/radio operator behind him. He also handled the rear machine gun. The Ju 87 could drop 500 kg of bombs. Some ...

                                               

Kriegsmarine

The Kriegsmarine was the name of the Navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It replaced the Imperial German Navy of World War I and the inter-war Reichsmarine. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches of the Wehrmacht, the armed force ...

                                               

Land Forces of the National Peoples Army

The Land Forces of the National Peoples Army was the ground-based military branch of the National Peoples Army. It was the largest branch, with 120.000 soldiers.

                                               

Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe is the name for the air force of Germany. It was the name for the air force of Germany during the Third Reich when Adolf Hitler was in power. It has also been the name for the air force since it was re-established in 1955 during the ...

                                               

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht was the name of the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. The Wehrmacht consisted of the Heer, the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe. The Waffen-SS, an initially small armed section of Heinrich Himmlers Allgemeine SS that ...

                                               

Imperial Japanese Army

Imperial Japanese Army, also known as the IJA, was the army of Imperial Japan from 1871 to 1945. The IJA was started after the Meiji Restoration and dissolved at the end of World War II.

                                               

Imperial Japanese Navy

Imperial Japanese Navy, also known as IJN, was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1869 until 1947. The IJN was created in 1868 by the Meiji Restoration. It won against larger navies in the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. It lost ...

                                               

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

The Mitsubishi A6M Zero, often called just the A6M Zero or simply the Zero was a long range carrier ship-based fighter aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The aircraft was built by Mitsubishi, making its first flight in 19 ...

                                               

Nikolayevsk Incident

The Nikolayevsk Incident was a series of several events during the Russian Civil War. They happened between February and March 1920. It ended with the killing of many Japanese people in Russia and most of the Russians living in the town Nikolayev ...

                                               

Sentai

In Japanese, sentai is a military unit and may be literally translated as squadron, "task force", "group" or "wing". The terms "regiment" and "flotilla", while sometimes used as translations of Sentai, are also used to refer to larger formations. ...

                                               

Pakistani military

The Pakistan Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of Pakistan. The Pakistani military was first formed when the nation achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. Its component branches are: Pakistan Air Force Pakistan ...

                                               

AK-47

The AK-47 is a Russian assault rifle first used in 1949. It and an updated version called the AKM were used by the Soviet Unions military. It was later replaced by the AK-74. The AK-47 was designed in 1947 by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The AK-47 quickl ...

                                               

Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is the armed forces of Russia, created after the breakup of the Soviet Union. The Armed Forces is known to be one of the biggest in the world with about 1.200.000 troops active. Russia also makes its own ...

                                               

Russian Ground Forces

The Russian Ground Forces are the land forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, formed after the break up of the Soviet Union. Since 1992, the Russian troops have withdrawn from many Soviet posts, but the branch has been engaged in t ...

                                               

South African Navy

The South African Navy is the navy of the South African National Defence Force. The role of the South African Navy is to conduct naval operations in defence of the Republic of South Africa. The current organisation of the South African Navy dates ...

                                               

South African Air Force

The South African Air Force is the air force of the South African National Defence Force. The South African Air Force goes back to 1912, when the Union Defence Force UDF was created. The UDF had included the South African Aviation Corps SAAC, whi ...