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Law Enforcement Agencies

Agencies that are part of city, county, state/provincial or federal government or university departments that are responsible for preserving peace, protecting life and property, preventing and detecting crime and apprehending and arresting suspects.

Highway Patrol
The state law enforcement agency that maintains exclusive jurisdiction over the freeways and limited jurisdiction over county roads and streets in unincorporated areas. Officers are responsible for patrolling the highways to enforce traffic laws, issue citations to violators, investigate accidents, provide emergency first aid, assist disabled motorists, prevent or relieve traffic congestion, remove traffic obstructions and perform other services that help to ensure that the highways are safe, convenient to use and accident-free.

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Municipal Police
The local agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances; preventing crime; investigating criminal activity; apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects; presenting evidence; regulating traffic; investigating traffic accidents and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.

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Sheriff
The county agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and regulations, preventing crime, investigating criminal activity, apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects, preventing and suppressing delinquency and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.

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A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
189 E. Court Street, Suite 600
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org