PHOTO TIME: Polizia! Carabinieri! Traffic Idiots!


This album is dedicated to all the traffic related accidents and government action shots such as swat vehicles, teams of soldiers and law enforcement officials, who collectively waste Italian tax payer dollars because the units are overstaffed and under-performing.

The Polizia di Stato is the civil national police of Italy. Along with patrolling, investigative and law enforcement duties, it patrols the Autostrada (Italy’s Express Highway network), and oversees the security of railways, bridges and waterways.

The Guardia di Finanza is a corps of the Italian Army under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance, with a role as police force.

The Carabinieri is the common name for the Arma dei Carabinieri, a Gendarmerie-like military corps with police duties. They also serve as the Italian military police.

The Polizia Penitenziaria (Prison Guards, literally Penitentiary Police) operate the Italian prison system and handle the transportation of inmates. The training academy for the Polizia Penitenziaria is located in Aversa.

Polizia Provinciale is a local police only used in some of the 109 provinces of Italy. Their main tasks are to enforce regional and national hunting and fishing laws, but have also expanded in wildlife management and environmental protection. Carries traffic police service and participates in the security services arranged by the authorities.

Polizia Municipale  has the main duty to enforce local regulations and control traffic, but who also deal with petty crime and anti-social behavior, especially in the largest metropolitan areas. These forces can be called Polizia Municipale, Polizia Locale, Polizia Comunale, Polizia Urbana or Vigili Urbani.

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