The police force and fire companies in the larger cities are organized on a military basis, and are sometimes used for military purposes.
She wrote a cover story about how the police force is sitting around on their thumbs while the poor widow's little twin darlings remain missing.
The police force of each municipality, or rather of each of 66 police districts, is maintained and controlled by the insular government; justice in each municipality is also administered by the insular government; the building, maintenance and repair of public roads are under the management of a board of three road supervisors in each of the seven insular election districts; and matters pertaining to education are for the most part under the insular commissioner of education and a school board of three members elected biennially in each municipality; nearly all other local affairs are within the jurisdiction of the mayor and municipal council.
The mounted police force of the republic is also organized on a military basis.
There is a police force composed of Europeans, Indian Sikhs and Chinese; and a strong military garrison.