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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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Imperial Guards (Tang dynasty)

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The Imperial Guards of the Tang Dynasty , also known as the Forbidden Troops ( traditional chinese : 禁軍, simplified Chinese : 禁军, pinyin : jìn jūn), were initially honor guards of the emperor and garrisons of the imperial capitals during the Tang's formation in early 7th century. After the An Shi Rebellion , which lasted from AD 755 to 763, the Imperial Guards became the only military force that remained under direct control of the Tang court. The Pioneers The dynasty's founder was an aristocrat based in present-day Taiyuan , and was an experienced soldier from his tenure as border commander. He launched his bid for power in AD 617 with only 30,000 troops, and by the time he defeated his rivals, he commanded more than 200,000 troops. About 30,000 volunteered to remain in service after general demobilisation; they became the pioneers of the Tang's hereditary Imperial Guards, and were assigned the fertile lands in the region of Bai irrigation canal, north of the Wei River , which had been abandoned during the t ...more...



Republican Guard (France)

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The Republican Guard ( French : Garde républicaine ) is part of the French Gendarmerie . It is responsible for providing guards of honor for the State and security in the Paris area. Its missions include: Guarding important public buildings in Paris such as the Élysée Palace (the residence of the President of the French Republic ), the Hôtel Matignon (the residence of the Prime Minister of France ), the Palais du Luxembourg (the Senate ), the Palais Bourbon (the National Assembly ), the Palais de Justice , and keeping public order in Paris. Honor and security services for the highest national personalities and important foreign guests; Military ceremonies and guards of honour for fallen soldiers. Support of other law enforcement forces with intervention (i.e. SWAT) teams; Staffing horseback patrol stations, particularly for the forests of the Île-de-France region; The close physical protection of the President of France is entrusted to the GSPR ( Groupe de sécurité de la présidence de la République ) a mixed ...more...



Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan

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Tajikistan's armed forces consist of National Army , Mobile Forces , Air Force , Presidential National Guard , border and internal troops . There are also significant Russian forces in the country principally the 201st Motor Rifle Division . Unlike the other former Soviet states of Central Asia, Tajikistan did not form armed forces based upon former Soviet units on its territory. Instead, the Russian Ministry of Defence took control of the Dushanbe -based 201st Motor Rifle Division. Control simply shifted from the former district headquarters in Tashkent , which was in now-independent Uzbekistan , to Moscow. Also present in Tajikistan was a large contingent of Soviet border guards, which transitioned into a Russian-officered force with Tajik conscripts. For a long period a CIS peacekeeping force, built around the 201st MRD, were in place in the country. Due to the presence of Russian forces in the country and the Civil war in Tajikistan , Tajikistan only formally legalised the existence of its armed forces in ...more...



2nd Infantry Division (Thailand)

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The 2nd Infantry Division, Queen's Guard ( Thai : กองพลทหารราบที่ 2 รักษาพระองค์ ) (พล.๒ รอ.) is an infantry division of the Royal Thai Army . It is currently part of the First Army Area . The division was founded by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1910. In 1988 the division was designated a King's Guard unit by cabinet order, however, as a mark of distinction the division and all its subsidiary units were put under the patronage of Queen Sirikit and has since been known as the Queen's Guard . The division is composed of three infantry regiments and three attached units, the 2nd Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard , the 12th Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard , and the 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard . The division and its subsidiary units are all based east of Bangkok , headquartered in Prachinburi , with other units in Chonburi and Sa Kaeo . History The 2nd Infantry Division was formed in 1910 at the command of King Chulalongkorn , as a part of the newly reorganised Siamese army. After the Siamese revolutio ...more...



Law enforcement in Liechtenstein

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Law enforcement in Liechtenstein is handled solely by the small Liechtenstein National Police Force ( Landespolizei ), composed of 91 officers and 34 civilian staff, a total of 125 employees (not including the Security Corps ), who police the 160 km² (61 sq mi) doubly landlocked alpine country in Western - Central Europe . Bordered by Switzerland to its west, and Austria to its east, Liechtenstein maintains a trilateral treaty which enables close cross-border cooperation between the police forces of the three countries; Liechtenstein is also a member of Interpol , and a signatory to a variety of other treaties . Crime Liechtenstein has a significantly low crime rate , with the last murder taking place, according to a serving officer, “about ten years ago” as of 2007. Crime has always been low since the mid-1970s when Liechtenstein started to prosper as a nation. According to an International Special Reports study, the average Liechtenstein resident doesn't even lock their door. Liechtenstein jails hold ...more...



New York Guard

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The New York Guard (NYG) is the state defense force of New York State , also called The New York State Military Reserve. As of June 2008, the New York Guard, a recognized command under the New York State's Military law, has line-item funding in the state budget. Now with a unified command structure, formerly the organization contained an Army Division and an Air Division. The missions of the New York Guard include augmentation, assistance, and support of the New York Army National Guard and New York Air National Guard respectively and aide to civil authorities in New York State. New York also has a New York Naval Militia which, with the State Guard and the Army and Air National Guards, is under the command of the Governor of New York , the Adjutant General of New York , and the Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA). The New York Guard is one of the largest and best organized State Guards in the United States. It is historically derived from Revolutionary and Civil War era state military units that wer ...more...



Law enforcement in Finland

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A Finnish police van in the old livery featuring vanity plates promoting the common European emergency telephone number 1-1-2 Law enforcement in Finland is the responsibility of several agencies. The Police of Finland , a national police agency, is responsible for most tasks. The two other main agencies are the Finnish Border Guard and the Finnish Customs . Examples of other agencies with limited policing powers are the Finnish Defence Forces , municipal parking inspectors and railway staff. Law enforcement agencies Police of Finland The Police of Finland is subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior and divided into the National Police Board, two national units and 11 local police departments. Within departments, there is a division between uniformed patrol police (järjestyspoliisi, "order police") and criminal investigation (rikospoliisi, "criminal police"). The function of each police department is to maintain general law and order, prevent crime, investigate crime and other events that threaten public o ...more...



Border Protection Corps

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KOP soldier's uniform, to 1939 Poland's borders 1922-1938 The Border Protection Corps ( Polish : Korpus Ochrony Pogranicza , KOP ) was a Polish military formation that was created in 1924 to defend the country's eastern borders against armed Soviet incursions and local bandits. Other borders were under the jurisdiction of a separate, regular Border Guard state security agency. Though the corps was part of the Polish Army , it was commanded directly by the Ministry of Internal Affairs rather than the Ministry of National Defence. It consisted of elite soldiers from all parts of Poland. Initially KOP comprised 6 brigades and 5 regiments, each guarding part of the borders with the Soviet Union. KOP ceased to exist with the fall of Poland in September 1939. History Founding After the Polish-Bolshevik War the Polish eastern frontier was stretched from the border with Latvia to the north, to the Prut river and Romanian border to the south. Although the peace treaty had been signed, the eastern border of Poland was ...more...



Israel Police

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Honor guard of the Israeli Police and Border Guard for Israel's Memorial Day. The Israel Police ( Hebrew : משטרת ישראל ‎, translit.   Mišteret Yisra'el; Arabic : شرطة إسرائيل ‎, translit.   Shurtat Isrāʼīl) is the civilian police force of Israel . As with most other police forces in the world, its duties include crime fighting , traffic control , maintaining public safety , and counter-terrorism . It is under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Public Security . The Israel Police operates throughout Israel, and the Area C of the West Bank , in all places in which Israel has civilian control. There are no local or "municipal" police departments in Israel. The National Headquarters of the Israel Police are located at the Government offices named after Begin in Jerusalem . In an emergency, the police can be reached by dialing 100 from any telephone in Israel. Roles Israeli police officers and a patrol car National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem The Israel police is responsible for public security, maintaining ...more...



Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia

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The Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces ( Arabic : القُوّات المُسَـلَّحَة المَلكيَّة السُّـعُوديَّة ‎, translit.   al-Quww?t al-Musalla?ah as-Su??diyyah) is the Armed Forces, consists of the Saudi Arabian Army , the Royal Saudi Air Force , the Royal Saudi Navy , the Royal Saudi Air Defense , and the Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force . In addition the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG), which is one of the three major branches of the Joint Forces of the Kingdom . The national guard is under the administrative control of the Ministry of National Guard , instead of the Ministry of Defence, the Saudi Arabian Royal Guard , and paramilitary forces. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has one of the best-funded defence forces in the Middle East. The kingdom spends 25% of its budget, or about $88 billion, on its military. In terms of manpower, Saudi Arabia has about 688,000 active personnel in its military, with 300,000 army troops. Saudi Arabia also has more than 200,000 men in its national guard and 25,000 tribal levies, ...more...



North Korea–Russia border

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The border between Russia and North Korea , according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 kilometres (11 mi) of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles ) of "maritime border". It is the shortest of the international borders of Russia . Description The terrestrial boundary between Russia and North Korea runs along the fairway ( thalweg ) of the Tumen River and its estuary , while the maritime boundary separates the two countries' territorial waters in the Sea of Japan . The principal border treaty was signed on April 17, 1985. A separate, trilateral treaty specifies the position of the tripoint of the borders of Russia, North Korea, and China . The North Korea–Russia and China–North Korea borders run along the middle of the Tumen River, while the China–Russia border approaches the junction point overland from the north. Because the theoretical tripoint is in the middle of the river, where it would be impractical to install a border monument, the agreement provides instead that the ...more...



Civil Guard (Costa Rica)

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Civil Guard ( Spanish : Guardia Civil) of Costa Rica was a gendarmerie type force responsible for both limited national defense and internal security missions. The Guardia Civil was the largest branch of the Fuerza Pública (Public Force) and was responsible for the defense of the nation in addition to its law enforcement duties. History[1] The Civil Guard was founded in 1949 and combined the functions of an army, air force, navy, national police and coast guard . As formed, it was intended to have a very limited military capacity but have a primary internal security function. Its strength was initially 1,200, which remained relatively stable until the mid-1970s when it increased to 2,000. With its increased size came a tendency to assume a more military role. The Civil Guard was organised along military lines and was deployed in seven provincial companies. Roughly 40 percent of the Civil Guard was deployed in or near the capital of San José . The units included the Presidential Guard approximating battalion s ...more...



Israeli security forces

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Security forces in Israel (also known as Israel security establishment , Hebrew : מערכת הבטחון ‎, Ma'arechet ha'Bitachon) include a variety of organizations, including law enforcement , military , paramilitary , governmental , and intelligence agencies . Military Israel Defense Forces : Israel's Defense forces, comprising the Army , Air Force and Navy . Police Israel Police : a civilian force. As with most other police forces in the world, its duties include crime fighting, traffic control and maintaining public safety . Israeli police officers and a patrol car Civil Guard (Mishmar Ezrahi): A volunteer organization of Israeli citizens which assists in daily police work. It is a subdivision of the Israel Police . Border Police (Magav): the military branch ( gendarmerie ) of the Israeli Police. Intelligence Shabak (Israel Security Agency) Sherut HaBitahon HaKlali ( Hebrew : שירות הבטחון הכללי ‎, "General Security Agency"): the organization responsible for internal security, including in the Israeli-occupied ter ...more...



Coast Guard Air Station Savannah

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Coast Guard Air Station Savannah is a United States Coast Guard Air Station located at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia . Operations and missions HH-65, Air Station Savannah, GA Coast Guard and Air Station (CGAS) Savannah support a multitude of Coast Guard missions worldwide. Air Station Savannah provides Search & Rescue (SAR) coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for 450 miles of shoreline from the northern border of South Carolina to Melbourne, Florida , averaging more than 250 SAR cases a year. Other missions include: Marine Safety, Marine Environmental Protection , Fisheries Enforcement, Aids to Navigation support , Migrant Interdiction, Drug Interdiction , Other Law Enforcement and Defense Readiness. Many of these missions require deployment of aviation detachments about Coast Guard Cutters . History CGAS Savannah was commissioned in the summer of 1963 on what was then known as Hunter Air Force Base , which became Hunter Army Airfield in 1967. In 1964, the Coast Guard's original HH-52A ...more...



Civil Guard (Spain)

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The Guardia Civil (English: "Civil Guard" ; ) is the oldest law enforcement agency in Spain. It is organised as a military force charged with police duties under the authority of both the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence . The corps is colloquially known as the benemérita (reputable). In annual surveys, it generally ranks as the national institution most valued by Spaniards, closely followed by other law enforcement agencies and the military. It has both a regular national role and undertakes specific foreign peace-keeping missions. As a national police force, the Guardia Civil is comparable today to the French Gendarmerie , the Italian Carabinieri , the Portuguese National Republican Guard and the Dutch Royal Marechaussee as it is part of the European Gendarmerie . A Nissan Patrol GR of the Guardia Civil. Horse Guards of the Guardia Civil during the ceremonies of the Dos de Mayo 2008 in Madrid As part of its daily duties, the Guardia Civil patrols rural areas (including highways and port ...more...



Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

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Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans is a United States Coast Guard Air Station located at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Belle Chasse, Louisiana . Operations and missions Air Station New Orleans, LA Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) New Orleans support a multitude of Coast Guard missions worldwide. Air Station New Orleans provides Search & Rescue (SAR) coverage with MH-65D Dolphin helicopters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for numerous miles of shoreline from the western border of Florida to the eastern border of Texas , averaging more than 320 SAR cases a year. Other missions include: Marine Safety, Marine Environmental Protection , Protection of Natural Resources, Aids to Navigation support , Migrant Interdiction, Drug Interdiction , and Defense Readiness. Many of these missions require deployment of Aviation Detachments (AVDETs) about Coast Guard Cutters . History Air Station New Orleans has been a part of the Coast Guard family for nearly 50 years saving over 3,600 lives since its ...more...



Central Armed Police Forces

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The Central Armed Police Forces ( CAPF ) refers to uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs . They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Organisation and leadership Each of the five CAPFs (the BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB) has its own cadre of officers, but they are headed by officers of the Indian Police Service. They have, for many years, demanded improved promotional prospects. However, the higher echelons in these organisations, including the head of the organization, designated as Director General, is reserved by the MHA for Indian Police Service (IPS) officers The DGs of those five CAPFs were upgraded by the Manmohan Singh led UPA Government following the 6 CPC the apex scale, a grade held by DGs of various state police. They were allocated a total of ₹ 52,443 crore (US$8.2 billion) for the ...more...



State Presidents Guard

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The State President's Guard was a home guard for the South African State President and also acted as a guard of honour at ceremonial occasions. History Up to, and including State President C.R. Swart's term of office, no permanent Guard existed. On his retirement from office on 31 May 1967, plans were made for the Guard to appear in public for the first time. The Unit was established officially on 1 May 1967 and an effort was made to train the specially selected servicemen who would form this guard of honour. Special uniforms were manufactured Due to the State President elect's illness, the Guard could, however only make its first public appearance eight months later at his State funeral. Function Ceremonial The most important ceremonial function of the State President's Guard was that of guard of honour. Appearances of the Guard in this capacity included the following: the inauguration of State Presidents; visits from foreign heads of State, as well as other eminent foreign visitors; performances at the sta ...more...



Bornholmer Straße border crossing

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The Bornholmer Straße border crossing was one of the border crossings between East Berlin and West Berlin between 1961 and 1990. The crossing was named after the street on which it is located, Bornholmer Straße ("Bornholm Street"). Named after the Danish Baltic Sea island Bornholm . The actual border between East and West Berlin ran along railway lines which were crossed by the Bösebrücke. The Bornholmer Straße border crossing played the historic role of being the first border crossing to be opened during the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. Events of 9 November 1989 Immediately after news of East Germany's somewhat mistaken announcement on the removal of border controls by Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) official Günter Schabowski was broadcast at 8:00pm on 9 November 1989, thousands of East Germans began gathering at the Bornholmer Straße border crossing, demanding that border guards immediately open its gates to let them through to West Berlin. The surprised and overwhelmed guards made m ...more...




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