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Law enforcement in Peru

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Law enforcement in Peru

PNP Transito officer in Cusco

Law enforcement in Peru is divided into a national police force and municipal police forces. The Peruvian National Police (Spanish: Policía Nacional del Perú, PNP) is the national police force of Peru. The PNP functions at both a state and local level. Peruvian cities and districts of Lima have a dedicated municipal police force with limited jurisdiction known roughly as a "Watchman Unit" (Spanish: Unidad de Serenazgo). Serenazgo officers have less jurisdiction than the PNP but are not technically a neighborhood watch, which is composed of civilians.


  • Corruption 1
  • Former Peruvian police forces 2
  • Historical secret police organizations 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5



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  • (Spanish) Official site

External links

Historical secret police organizations

Former Peruvian police forces


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