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Border Guard Unit

The Border Guard Unit (reporting name: BGU) is a national security and paramilitary unit of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). Established in October 1964, BGU's primary role is to guard Ghana's international borders during peacetime and prevent trans-border crime.[1]

History

In October 1964, the Border Guard Unit (BGU) was formed as a police unit led by an assistant commissioner of police. The Border Guard Unit (BGU) acted as customs agents examining passengers and baggage aboard ships and aircraft.[1] [2]

In 1988 the Border Guard Unit (BGU) was re-integrated into the Customs Excise and Preventive Service as a military unit. BGU designs and implements effective strategies and programmes to facilitate the movement of people across Ghana's international borders.[1] [2]

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BGU (Border Guard Unit) Special Agent Badge.
Border Guard Unit Shield

The Border Guard Unit (BGU) ensures the security of Ghana's international borders and entry and exit points against illegal immigration and cross-border criminals.[3] Its tasks include:

Border patrol operations and corporate operations
Sergeant Major and Chief Warrant Officer Dickson Owusu; the current Director-general of the BGU (Border Guard Unit)

The BGU's primary operation is detection and apprehension of illegal aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land borders.[3] Some of the major BGU operational activities include maintaining traffic checkpoints and security checkpoints along highways (Ghana Road Network) leading from border areas, conducting snap checks and anti-smuggling within Ghana.[3] These BGU operational activities are performed with the use of UCAVs, UAVs, attack helicopters, armoured fighting vehicles, pick-up vehicles, and all purpose motorbikes .[3]

Customs operations

The BGU physically examines containerized goods at Boankra Inland Port, Akosombo Port, Takoradi Harbour and Tema Harbour.[2] BGU is working to streamline and fully automate customs processes and procedures under the Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS) and the Ghana Community Network (GCNET).[2]

References
  1. The Security Act (Act 202) 1963, Ghana.
  2. The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (Management) Law 1993, PNDCL 330.
  3. "The Formative Stage of the Border Patrol Unit (BPU)". Ghanaimmigration.org. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
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Border Guard Unit

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The Border Guard Unit ( reporting name : BGU ) is a national security and paramilitary unit of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). Established in October 1964, BGU's primary role is to guard Ghana's international borders during peacetime and prevent trans-border crime. History In October 1964, the Border Guard Unit (BGU) was formed as a police unit led by an assistant commissioner of police. The Border Guard Unit (BGU) acted as customs agents examining passengers and baggage aboard ships and aircraft. In 1988 the Border Guard Unit (BGU) was re-integrated into the Customs Excise and Preventive Service as a military unit. BGU designs and implements effective strategies and programmes to facilitate the movement of people across Ghana's international borders. Objectives BGU (Border Guard Unit) Special Agent Badge . Border Guard Unit Shield The Border Guard Unit (BGU) ensures the security of Ghana's international borders and entry and ...more...



Border guard

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Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation

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Border Guard (Poland)

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Finnish Border Guard

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State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

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Border Guards Bangladesh

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European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Soviet Border Troops

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List of national border guard agencies

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Estonian Border Guard

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Israel Border Police

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Coast guard

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Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

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Coast Guard (Russia)

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The Coast Guard of the Border Service of the FSB ( Russian : Береговая охрана Пограничной службы ФСБ России , Beregovaya okhrana Pogranichnoy sluzhby FSB Rossii), previously known as the Maritime Units of the KGB Border Troops ( Russian : Морские части Пограничных Войск КГБ СССР ), is the coast guard of the Russian Federation . The Coast Guard is part of the Border Guard Service of Russia under the Federal Security Service of Russia (Береговая охрана Пограничной службы ФСБ России). History The roots of the Coast Guard lie in the Russian Maritime Forces of the KGB's Border Services. Training and Study The FSB Coast Guard Institute (Институт береговой охраны ФСБ России), located in Anapa , was established in 2007. Missions The Russian Coast Guard has various missions, such as the protection of Russian maritime borders, ensuring safe navigation in territorial waters, assisting vessels and aircraft, weather reconnaissance, fisheries protection, and fighting against smuggling and piracy. To perform these missions ...more...



Air National Guard

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Islamic Republic of Iran Border Guard Command

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State Border Guard

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Marine Unit (Australian Border Force)

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Lithuanian State Border Guard Service

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The State Border Guard Service or SBGS ( Lithuanian : Valstybės sienos apsaugos tarnyba ) is the organisation under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior charged with controlling and maintaining the security of Lithuanian borders on land, in the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon . Since December 21, 2007, Lithuania is part of the Schengen Area and SBGS, partner of Frontex , controls about 1,070 kilometres (660 mi) of Area's external land border with Kaliningrad Oblast and Belarus . History 1920–1940 Following the declaration of independence on February 16, 1918, Lithuania had to ensure its border protection. This was a difficult task to fulfill, because the borders were changing (Lithuanian took over the Klaipėda Region in 1923 and was in a perpetual dispute with Poland over the Vilnius Region ), and the bodies protecting the border were changing as well (the customs and patrol guards, militia and army). The formation of the first border regiment was started on 1 February 1920. On 26 January 1922, th ...more...



Border Guard Flight Squadron (Estonia)

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The Border Guard Flight Squadron ( Estonian : Piirivalve lennusalk ) is a mixed helicopter and airplane flight squadron of the Estonian Border Guard , subject to the Police and Border Guard Board . The squadron is a rapid response search and rescue unit, which also conducts the usual border control and monitoring operations. History The unit was established in 1993 under the name of States Flight Squadron. On 22 April 1997 the unit was reorganized and later renamed into Border Guard Flight Squadron. Modernization In 2000s the squadron has received some new equipment in the terms of modern search and rescue helicopters. In 2011 the unit opened another air base in Saaremaa at the Kuressaare Airport. Equipment Aircraft Origin Type In service Notes Let L-410UVP   Czech Republic transport and patrol aircraft 1 One retired in 2017. Beechcraft Super King Air 350ER   United States transport and patrol aircraft 1 Enter service in 2018. Cessna 172R   United States training and patrol aircraft 1 AgustaWestland AW139   I ...more...



Border Guard Forces

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Border Guard Forces ( Burmese : နယ်ခြားစောင့်တပ် ; abbreviated BGF ) are subdivisions of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces), consisting of former insurgent groups in Myanmar (Burma) under the instruction of Regional Military Commands . The government announced its plan to create Border Guard Forces in April 2009, in the hopes of ending hostilities between the government and insurgent groups leading up to the 2010 general election . History In 2008 the new constitution made it mandatory for insurgent groups to transition into a BGF before the government would agree to engage in peace talks. Following the government announcement on BGFs, the government set a deadline for all insurgent groups to transition into BGFs, and that all ceasefire agreements prior to the deadline would become "null and void". The deadline was originally set to be June 2009, but was delayed five times until September 2010. In April 2009, Lieutenant General Ye Myint led a government entourage to meet with Kokang , Shan and Wa insurgent ...more...



Paramilitary

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Emergency Response Team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military , but which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces . Legality Under the law of war , a state may incorporate a paramilitary organization or armed agency (such as a national police , a private volunteer militia ) into its combatant armed forces . The other parties to a conflict have to be notified thereof. Though a paramilitary is not a military force, it is usually equivalent to a military's light infantry force in terms of intensity, firepower, and organizational structure. A paramilitary may also commonly fall under the command of a military, even despite not being part of the military or play an assisting role for the military in times of war. Types Depending on the standards used, "paramilitaries" may include: Irregular military forces: militias , ...more...



Border Guard (disambiguation)

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Border guards of the inner German border

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The border guards of the inner German border comprised tens of thousands of military, paramilitary and civilian personnel from both East and West Germany , as well as from the United Kingdom , the United States and initially the Soviet Union . East Germany Grenzaufklärungszug (Border Reconnaissance) soldier taking photographs across the border The East German side of the border was guarded initially by the Border Troops (Pogranichnyie Voiska) of the Soviet NKVD (later the KGB). In 1946, the Soviets established a locally recruited paramilitary force, the German Border Police (Deutsche Grenzpolizei or DGP), under the administration of the Interior Ministry for Security of the State Frontier (Innenministerium zum Schutz der Staatsgrenze). Soviet troops and the DGP shared responsibility for patrolling the border and crossing points until 1955/56, when the Soviets handed over control to the East Germans. The DGP became increasingly militarised as the East German government decided that protecting the border was a ...more...



List of army units called Guards

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Swiss Border Guard

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Vehicles of the Swiss Border Guard at the EuroAirport (2014). Swiss Border Guard ( French : Corps des gardes-frontière , German : Grenzwachtkorps , Italian : Corpo delle guardie di confine ) are a federal law enforcement agency , which acts as both the border guard and customs service for Switzerland . It is a uniformed section of the Federal Customs Administration , which is attached to the Federal Department of Finance . It is the largest civilian security agency on a federal level. Its members are subjected to military criminal law. The Swiss Border Guard is the federal administrations instrument for: Prevention, intervention and repression, concerning customs and migration related matters. Enforcing border security and national compensating measures under the schengen treaty. Participation in international missions of the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders ( Frontex ). Tasks The Swiss Border Guard controls people and merchandise crossing the Swiss border, ...more...



Guard

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Look up guard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Guard or guards may refer to: Professional occupations Bodyguard , who protects an individual from personal assault Crossing guard , who stops traffic so pedestrians can cross the street Lifeguard , who rescues people from drowning Prison guard , who supervises prisoners in a prison or jail Security guard , who protects property, assets, or people Conductor (rail) § Train guard , in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India Governmental and military Police in medieval contexts Garda Síochána , Irish police force informally known as Guards Border guard , a state security agency. Coast guard , responsible for coastal defence and offshore rescue Foot Guards , a senior infantry unit in some armies, often with ceremonial duties Guard of honour , primarily ceremonial National Guard (disambiguation) , primarily domestic defense units which have military or law enforcement missions Guards unit , a title earned by distinguished units in the former Soviet Union and in s ...more...



Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic

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Bestenabzeichen (enamel breast badge) (1986–1990) Border Troops The Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic , in German Grenztruppen der DDR , were a military force of the GDR and the primary force guarding the Berlin Wall and the border between East and West Germany . The Border Troops numbered at their peak approximately 47,000 troops. Except the Soviet Union , no other Warsaw Pact country had such a large border guard force. The border guards were responsible for many deaths at the Berlin Wall . At least 29 border guards were killed in the line of duty. History East German Grenzaufklärungszug (GAK) border trooper taking a photograph of US Army activities across the inner German border. By December 1945—within six months of the end of the war—each of the five states in the Soviet occupation zone had a central police force, in clear violation of the Yalta and Potsdam agreements. In early January 1946, the term Volkspolizei (People's Police) was applied publicly to the new police forces in East German ...more...



Military organization

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Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer military capability required by the national defense policy . In some countries paramilitary forces are included in a nation's armed forces, though not considered military. Armed forces that are not a part of military or paramilitary organizations, such as insurgent forces, often mimic military organizations, or use ad hoc structures. Military organization is hierarchical . The use of formalized ranks in a hierarchical structure came into widespread use with the Roman Army . In modern times, executive control, management and administration of military organization is typically undertaken by the government through a government department within the structure of public administration , often known as a Ministry of Defense , Department of Defense , or Department of War . These in turn manage Armed Services that themselves command combat, combat support and combat service support formations and units. E ...more...



Border Security Force

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The Border Security Force ( BSF ) is the primary border guarding force of India. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India, it was raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 1 December 1965, "for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected there with". It is a Central Armed Police Force charged with guarding India's land border during peacetime and preventing transnational crime. It is a Union Government Agency under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs. The BSF has its own cadre of officers but its head, designated as a Director-General (DG), since its raising has been an officer from the Indian Police Service . It is an Armed Force of the Union of India tasked with various assignments from time to time. The BSF has grown exponentially from a few battalions in 1965, to 186 battalions with a sanctioned strength of 257,363 personnel including an expanding air wing, marine wing , artillery regiments, and commando units. It currently sta ...more...



Military of San Marino

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San Marino has one of the smallest military forces in the world. Its different branches have varied functions including: performing ceremonial duties; patrolling borders; mounting guard at government buildings; and assisting police in major criminal cases. There is also a military Gendarmerie which is part of the military forces of the republic. The entire military corps of San Marino depends upon the co-operation of full-time forces and their retained (volunteer) colleagues, known as the Corpi Militari Volontari, or Voluntary Military Force. National defence in the face of an aggressive world power is, by arrangement, the responsibility of Italy's armed forces. The component parts of the military (other than the purely historical Crossbow Corps) are distinguished (as in many nations) by distinctive cap badges, one each for the Fortress Guard (uniformed), Fortress Guard (artillery), Guard of the Council, Uniformed Militia, Military Ensemble (band), and Gendarmerie. There is no compulsory service, however un ...more...



Police and Border Guard Board

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The Police and Border Guard Board ( Estonian : Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet ) is a unified governmental agency within the Estonian Ministry of Interior and is responsible for the law and enforcement and homeland security in the Republic of Estonia. The main tasks of the agency are to ensure and protect the integrity of the Estonian state and since May 1, 2004 also the European Union border within the territories of the Republic of Estonia; to secure the state borders and the European Union outer within the territories of the republic of Estonia, to monitore and identify the citizenship along with the handling of the documentation, to preserve law and civil order within the borders of the Republic of Estonia and to detect and prevent crime. History Andrus Ansip's Government Cabinetm which was established after the 2005 parlamental elections , stated in its 2007–2011 coalition programme the need for a unified homeland security agency in order to reduce operating costs and upkeep between the ministry and its org ...more...



Praetorian Guard

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The Praetorian Guard ( Latin : cohortes praetoriae) was an elite unit of the Imperial Roman Army whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Roman emperors . During the era of the Roman Republic , the Praetorians served as a small escort force for high-ranking officials such as army generals or provincial governors. With the Republic's transition into the Roman Empire , however, the first emperor Augustus founded the Guard as his personal security detail. Although they continued to serve in this capacity for roughly three centuries, the Guard became notable for its intrigue and interference in Roman politics, to the point of overthrowing emperors and proclaiming their successors. In 312 the Guard was ultimately disbanded by Constantine the Great . Under the Roman Republic The designation originated during the Roman Republic , for the guards of Roman generals as early as the rise to prominence of the Scipio family around year 275 BC. There was no permanent guard charged with the protection of military g ...more...



Ukrainian Sea Guard

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Ukrainian Sea Guard ( Ukrainian : Морська охорона, Mors’ka Okhorona ; full name Морська охорона Державної прикордонної служби України, Sea Guard of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine ) is the coast guard service of Ukraine , subordinated to its Border Guard Service . Sea Guard vessels bear the Морська охорона inscription on their boards. Ukrainian Sea Guard is the local successor of the Soviet Border Troops Naval Units that have been similarly responsible for coast guard tasks. However, there were some interchanges in units, ships and personnel between Sea Guard and the Ukrainian Navy . Service persons of the Sea Guard wear either the black uniform similar to Ukrainian Navy, but decorated with some green elements (traditional for border guard), or a common uniform of the Border Guard. Organization The Sea Guard operates four sea guard detachments: in Balaklava , Odessa , Izmail and Kerch ; a sea guard cutters division in Mariupol ; a special-purpose sea guard cutters division in Yalta ; and a riverine ...more...



Australian Border Force

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The Australian Border Force ( ABF ), is a part of the Department of Home Affairs , responsible for offshore and onshore border control enforcement, investigations, compliance and detention operations in Australia . The Force was established on 1 July 2015 merging the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service with the immigration detention and compliance functions of the Department of Home Affairs . The ABF is a law enforcement agency operating under the Australian Border Force Act 2015 with broadened legislative powers including the introduction of sworn officers. A new uniform was introduced and following the transition there was increase in the number of officers authorised to carry firearms. As of 2016, approximately 15% of the Force is firearms trained which will increase by 2020 to less than 25%. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison MP announced the establishment of the Force on 9 May 2014 to be based on a hybrid of the United Kingdom Border Force model. History The National Commission of Audit ...more...



List of militaries by country

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This is a list of militaries by country , including the main branches and sub-branches. A  Afghanistan Afghan Armed Forces (Ministry of Defense) Afghan National Army Afghan Air Force Paramilitary Forces of Afghanistan Afghan National Police (Ministry of Interior Affairs) Afghan Border Police Afghan National Civil Order Police Afghan Local Police National Directorate of Security (Office of the President)  Albania Albanian Armed Forces Albanian Joint Forces Command Albanian General Staff Albanian Land Force Albanian Air Force Albanian Naval Force Albanian Joint Support Command Albanian Training and Doctrine Command Paramilitary Forces of Albania Paramilitary Units of the Albanian Police RENEA Shqiponjat  Algeria Algerian People's National Armed Forces People's National Army Republican Guard Algerian National Navy Algerian Air Force Territorial Air Defence Force Paramilitary Forces of Algeria Gendarmerie Nationale  Angola Angolan Armed Forces Army of Angola Angolan Navy National Air Force of Angola  Antigua and ...more...



Borders of India

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This article is about both land and maritime borders. Lakes and rivers boundaries are considered internal waters land borders, not maritime boundaries. Coastline paradox: border length varies depending on unit of measurement Britain coastline is 2,800 km & 3,400 km using 100 km & 50 km long measurement units respectively. Length of border is not fixed and it varies depending on the scale and zoom level used to measure the coastline. Coastline paradox is the counterintuitive observation that the coastline of a landmass does not have a well-defined length. This results from the fractal -like properties of coastlines. The first recorded observation of this phenomenon was by Lewis Fry Richardson and it was expanded by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in his 1967 paper " How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension ". Land borders of India Land Border Country Length (km) and (mi) Force Comments Afghanistan 106 kilometres (66 mi) Border Security Force PoK border wi ...more...



United States Border Patrol

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The United States Border Patrol ( USBP ) is an American federal law enforcement agency . Its mission is to detect and prevent illegal aliens , terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, and prevent illegal trafficking of people and contraband. It is the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With over 21,000 agents, the U.S. Border Patrol is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States. The current Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol is Carla Provost . History Mounted watchmen of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor patrolled the border in an effort to prevent illegal crossings as early as 1904, but their efforts were irregular and undertaken only when resources permitted. The inspectors, usually called "mounted guards", operated out of El Paso, Texas . Though they never totaled more than 75, they patrolled as far west as California trying to r ...more...



Military beret

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Berets have been a component of the uniforms of many armed forces throughout the world since the mid-20th century. Military berets are usually pushed to the right to free the shoulder that bears the rifle on most soldiers, but the armies of some countries, mostly Europe, South America and Iran have influenced the push to the left. Berets are in some countries particularly associated with elite units , who often wear berets in more unusual colours. History US Army Private wearing black beret with Distinctive Unit Insignia on the US Army beret flash The use of beret-like headgear by the military of Europe dates back hundreds of years, the first example being the Scottish Blue Bonnet, that became a de facto symbol of Scottish Jacobite forces in the 16th and 17th centuries. As an officially required military headdress, its use dates back to the Carlist Wars of Succession for the Spanish Crown in the 1830s by order of Carlist General Tomás de Zumalacárregui who wanted a local and non-costly way to make headgear th ...more...



State Border Service (Azerbaijan)

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The State Border Service of Azerbaijan Republic ( Azerbaijani : Azərbaycan Respublikası Dövlət Sərhəd Xidməti ) also known as Border Guard of Azerbaijan is a governmental law enforcement agency in charge of protecting the borders of Azerbaijan . History The State Border Service of Azerbaijan was established on July 31, 2002 by decree of the President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev , by the removal of the border troops from jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan . The main function of the border guard is to guard the Azerbaijani borders against any illegal acts, and to prevent illegal arms, drugs and human trafficking in the country. Chief of State Border Service and Commander of Border Troops is General-Lieutenant Elchin Guliyev . Other law enforcement bodies in Azerbaijan include the Internal Troops of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani National Guard . Maritime Brigade (Azerbaijani Coast Guard) The international border crossing between Azerbaijan and Georgia at Balakan. An ex-U.S. 82-foot ...more...



List of special law enforcement units

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This is a list of active Police Tactical Units . Definition Police Tactical Units are part of a civilian police force or gendarmerie -type police force tasked with resolving high risk/critical incidents, including: high risk armed offender/suspect searches/apprehensions including arrest warrant high risk search warrants involving an armed/dangerous offender/suspect siege/barricade incidents involving an armed offender/suspect domestic counter-terrorism incidents such as hostage rescue and/or armed intervention (including units that may be granted authority for overseas operations) The United States National Tactical Officers Association definition of SWAT is:- SWAT "A designated law enforcement team whose members are recruited, selected, trained, equipped and assigned to resolve critical incidents involving a threat to public safety which would otherwise exceed the capabilities of traditional law enforcement first responders and/or investigative units. For military special forces / special operations units s ...more...



Awards and decorations of the United States Armed Forces

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The United States Armed Forces awards and decorations are primarily the medals, service ribbons , and specific badges which recognize military service and personal accomplishments while a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Such awards are a means to outwardly display the highlights of a service member's career. Order of precedence While each service has its own order of precedence, the following general rules typically apply to all services: U.S. military personal decorations U.S. military unit awards U.S. non-military personal decorations (in order of receipt; if from the same agency, the applicable agency precedence listing should be consulted) U.S. non-military unit awards U.S. military campaign and service medals U.S. military service and training awards (ribbon-only awards) U.S. Merchant Marine awards and non-military service awards Foreign military personal decorations Foreign military unit awards International decorations & service medals (e.g., United Nations, NATO, etc.) Foreign military service a ...more...



German Federal Coast Guard

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The German Federal Coast Guard ( German : Küstenwache des Bundes ) is a civilian law enforcement organisation whose primary missions are border protection, maritime environmental protection, shipping safety, fishery protection and customs enforcement. The Küstenwache is an association of several federal agencies, not a single entity like the United States Coast Guard . The agencies that make up the Küstenwache have a common plan of action and direct their operations from two Coast Guard Centers (German: Küstenwachzentren), Neustadt (Holstein) for the Baltic Sea and Cuxhaven for the North Sea . Structure and responsibilities The Arkona multi-purpose vessel Customs Cruiser (Zollkreuzer) Helgoland (a SWATH -Vessel) Units and personnel from these federal agencies make up the coast guard: Bundespolizei (Federal Police), Ministry of the Interior Waterways and Shipping Offices, Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV), Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Urban Development Kontrolleinheit See ...more...



People's Armed Police

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The Chinese People's Armed Police Force (abbreviated: PAP ; simplified Chinese : 中国人民武装警察部队 ; traditional Chinese : 中國人民武裝警察部隊 ; pinyin : Zhōngguó Rénmín Wǔzhuāng Jǐngchá Bùduì or Chinese : 武警 ; pinyin : Wǔjǐng in short) is a Chinese paramilitary police force primarily responsible for civilian policing and fire rescue duties in the People's Republic of China , as well as providing support to the PLA Ground Force during wartime. In the contrast to the People's Police officers in Public Security and other law enforcement agencies, PAP servicepersons, also called as "Armed Police officers and soldiers" (武警官兵), wear olive green instead of the blue uniforms of the People's Police. From January 1, 2005 to July 31, 2007 the position had been renamed 'internal guard' (内卫) with arm insignia reflecting this change; new uniforms issued on August 1, 2007 carried the term for "People's Armed Police" (中国武警). The PAP is estimated to have a total strength of 1.5 million. History The history of the People's Armed Police is as ...more...



Jamaica Defence Force

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The Jamaica Defence Force ( JDF ) is the combined military of Jamaica , consisting of an infantry Regiment and Reserve Corps, an Air Wing, a Coast Guard fleet and a supporting Engineering Unit. The JDF is based upon the British military model, with similar organisation, training, weapons and traditions. Once chosen, officer candidates are sent to one of several British or Canadian basic officer courses depending upon the arm of service. Enlisted soldiers are given basic training at JDF Training Depot Newcastle. As on the British model, NCOs are given several levels of professional training as they rise up the ranks. Additional military schools are available for speciality training in Canada , the United States , and the United Kingdom . History West Indian soldiers, c. 1861 The JDF is directly descended from the British West India Regiment formed during the colonial era. The West India Regiment was used extensively by the British in policing the empire from 1795 to 1926. Other units in the JDF heritage inclu ...more...



Gold frame

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A gold frame is an attachment to a military decoration which is issued by the militaries of some countries. The gold frame is designed to enclose an award ribbon and is usually a means of distinguishing the ribbon's special quality or denoting some additional achievement to the award's basic criteria. The gold frame is normally an automatic attachment to a ribbon decoration. In certain cases, however, awards may be issued both with and without the gold frame depending upon the level of achievement. Such is the case in the United States Air Force which denotes the gold frame as a "gold border". The Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon may be presented with a gold border when the decoration is presented for service in a designated combat zone. The gold frame and gold border is a device for ribbon awards only, and there are no provisions for issuing the attachment for medals. United States Active duty Presidential Unit Citation (Army & Air Force; Air Force version may be issued without gold border) Joint ...more...



United States Coast Guard

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The United States Coast Guard ( USCG ) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services . The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. This has happened twice, in 1917, during World War I , and in 1941, during World War II . Created by Congress on 4 August 1790 at the request of Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Marine , it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton headed the Revenue Marine, whose original purpose was collecting customs duties in the nation's se ...more...



Home Guard (India)

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The Indian Home Guard is an Indian paramilitary police force. It is a voluntary force, tasked as an auxiliary to the Indian Police . The Home Guards Organisation was reorganised in India in 1962 after the Sino-Indian War with the People's Republic of China , though it existed in smaller units individually in some places. Home Guards are recruited from various cross sections of the civil society such as professionals, college students, agricultural and industrial workers etc. who give their spare time for betterment of the community. All citizens of India, in the age group of 18-50, are eligible. Normal tenure of membership in Home Guards is 3 to 5 years. History The Home Guard was originally raised in the erstwhile Bombay Province in 1946. Apart from Army, Navy, Air Force and other security agencies, the twin voluntary organisations - Civil Defence & Home Guards were raised to provide protection to citizens in any untoward situation. Therefore, 6 December every year is celebrated throughout the nation a ...more...



Shai Unit

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The Shai Unit is a volunteer unit of the Israel Border Police . The name is an acronym , which, when translated into English, means "Guardians of Jerusalem". History In January 2006 the Jerusalem Border Guard (also known as Magav) took existing volunteer Border Guard soldiers from within their ranks and formed them into their own special fighting unit. While volunteers are nothing new to the Israel Border Guard, what makes the Yechidat Shai Border Guard unit unique is that it is the first ever all volunteer Border Guard unit in Jerusalem . Structure The majority of the Shai Unit are new immigrants that have come from all over the world, including places like America , France and Russia . These volunteer soldiers serve alongside the regular full-time Magav Border Guard units assigned to protect Jerusalem. The volunteer soldiers leave behind jobs and families on a regular basis in order to serve in this special combat unit. Some come from as far away as Shilo , Ofrah , Ashkelon , Ranaana and even Haifa . The so ...more...




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