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Modern police forces include various bodies to perform different tasks. These include general beat cops, plain clothes detectives and deep cover agents, traffic patrols, forensic divisions (including Crime Scene Investigations units and forensic accountants), airborne divisions using helicopters, and various heavily armed rapid response teams.
 
Modern police forces include various bodies to perform different tasks. These include general beat cops, plain clothes detectives and deep cover agents, traffic patrols, forensic divisions (including Crime Scene Investigations units and forensic accountants), airborne divisions using helicopters, and various heavily armed rapid response teams.
  
Police developed as urban societies developed. [[China]] and ancient [[Roman Empire|Rome]] both developed professional law enforcement institutions. In Europe during the Middle Ages up to the [[Age of Enlightenment]], law enforcement was usually handled by informal means. Modern police forces began to appear around the 19th century.
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Police developed as urban societies developed. [[China]] and ancient [[Roman Empire|Rome]] both developed professional law enforcement institutions. In Europe during the Middle Ages up to the [[Age of Enlightenment]], law enforcement was usually handled by informal means. Modern police forces began to appear around the 19th century. Among the first modern police force was the London Metropolitan Police, created in 1829 and organized by Sir Robert Peel.
  
 
== Police in Science Fiction and Fantasy ==
 
== Police in Science Fiction and Fantasy ==

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