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Law enforcement in Panama

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Law enforcement in Panama

Public Force
National Police of Panama
National Police of Panama.
Service branches

Policía Nacional
(National Police)

Servicio Nacional de Fronteras
(National Borders Service)

Servicio Nacional Aeronaval
(National Aeronaval Service)

Servico de Protección Institucional
(Institutional Protection Service)

Panama abolished its army in 1990, confirmed by a unanimous vote by the National Assembly of Panama for constitutional change in 1994. Some units within the Public Force (Police, Coast Guard, Air Service and Institutional Security) have limited warfare capabilities.

Historic Civil Guards now abolished

See also


  1. World Police Encyclopedia, ed. by Dilip K. Das & Michael Palmiotto. by Taylor & Francis. 2004,
  2. World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, 2nd. edition, Gale., 2006
  3. Sullivan, Larry E. et al. Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2005.
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