Template:Infobox law enforcement agency

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Purpose[change | edit source]

Infobox law enforcement agency is an infobox template for use in articles on individual law enforcement agencies.

The template provides an overview of key:

  • structural
  • jurisdictional
  • operational characteristics

of a law enforcement agency.

Automatic categorisation[change | edit source]

This template automatically categorises the article it is placed into. An including article will be categorised into one or more of:

These categories will be set if the law enforcement agency's relevant parameter values are used in the template.

The template allows for country names which are usually preempted with a 'the' for example specifying United Kingdom will result in the template using the United Kingdom. Do not specify the/The United Kingdom as a parameter value.

The template allows for some common category naming which does not comply to the above standard, for example, using in instead of of, and putting the State name first as in 'state' law enforcement agencies.

Cautions[change | edit source]

If a new combination of paramters is used, then the expected category for automatic categorisation might not exist. If so, manually create the necessary category. This is a once off process. See also Deficiencies - Automatic categorisation below.

There might be problems when (very) non standard naming conventions have been used for existing categories. These non standard named categories will slowly disappear over time and become deprecated, being replaced by standard named ones.

Deficiencies[change | edit source]

Automatic categorisation[change | edit source]

If no existing category can be identified for the relevant required categoristion, then the least standard / least preferred category name structure might be "red linked". The standard for category naming should be used, NOT necessarily the "red linked" form.

Parameter checking[change | edit source]

This template does NOT cross check parameters for nonsensical combinations of parameters or missing mandatory paramters.

Acknowledgements[change | edit source]

This template was initially inspired by {{Infobox Government agency}}, February 2008.

Usage[change | edit source]

The following skeleton can be copied and edited into an article. For a description of each parameter, see Template parameters, below.

The skeleton contains some abbreviations for the sake of brevity and these are not actual wiki text. Accordingly they need to be edited or removed as follows:

  • Remove the ' . . up to N' comments altogether.
  • Replace the template list sub skeletons, for example as shown for the international parameter, with a list of names, or with the number of things.

See the examples below for how the skeleton will look after being copied and edited.

Skeleton[change | edit source]

{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = 
|nativename      = 
|nativenamea     = 
|nativenamer     = 
|commonname      = 
|abbreviation    = 
|fictional       = 
|patch           = 
|patchcaption    = 
|logo            = 
|logocaption     = 
|badge           = 
|badgecaption    = 
|flag            = 
|flagcaption     = 
|imagesize       = 
|motto           = 
|mottotranslated = 
|mission         = 
|formedyear      = 
|formedmonthday  = 
|preceding1      = 
 (...up to 6...)
|dissolved       = 
|superseding     = 
|employees       = 
|volunteers      = 
|budget          = 
|nongovernment   = 
|country         = 
|countryabbr     = 
|national        = 
|federal         = 
|international   = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[country1]] . . |[[countryNNN]]}}
|divtype         = 
|divname         = 
|divdab          = 
|subdivtype      = 
|subdivname      = 
|subdivdab       = 
|map             = 
|mapcaption      = 
|sizearea        = 
|sizepopulation  = 
|legaljuris      = 
|governingbody   = 
|governingbodyscnd = 
|constitution1   = 
 (...up to 6...)
|police          = 
|local           = 
|military        = 
|provost         = 
|gendarmerie     = 
|religious       = 
|speciality      = 
|secret          = 
|overviewtype    = 
|overviewbody    = 
|headquarters    = 
|hqlocmap        = 
|hqlocleft       = 
|hqloctop        = 
|hqlocmappoptitle = 
|sworntype       = 
|sworn           = 
|unsworntype     = 
|unsworn         = 
|multinational   = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[country1]] . . |[[countryNNN]]}}
|electeetype     = 
|minister1name   = 
|minister1pfo    = 
 (...up to 6...)
|chief1name      = 
|chief1position  = 
 (...up to 6...)
|parentagency    = 
|child1agency    = 
 (...up to 6...)
|unittype        = 
|unitname        = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Unit1]] . . |[[UnitNNN]]}}
|officetype      = 
|officename      = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Office1]] . . |[[OfficeNNN]]}}
|provideragency  = 
|uniformedas     = 
|stationtype     = 
|stations        = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Station1]] . . |[[StationNNN]]}}
|airbases        = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Airbase1]] . . |[[AirbaseNNN]]}}
|lockuptype      = 
|lockups         = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Lockup1]] . . |[[LockupNNN]]}}
|vehicle1type    = 
|vehicles1       = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Vehicle1]] . . |[[VehicleNNN]]}}
 (...up to 3...)
|boat1type       = 
|boats1          = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Boat1]] . . |[[BoatNNN]]}}
 (...up to 3...)
|aircraft1type   = 
|aircraft1       = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Aircraft1]] . . |[[AircraftNNN]]}}
 (...up to 3...)
|animal1type     = 
|animals1        = NNN or {{collapsible list |title=NNN |[[Animal1]] . . |[[AnimalNNN]]}}
 (...up to 3...)
|person1name     = 
|person1reason   = 
|person1type     = 
 (...up to 6...)
|programme1      = 
 (...up to 6...)
|activity1name   = 
 (...up to 6...)
|activitytype    = 
|anniversary1    = 
 (...up to 6...)
|award1          = 
 (...up to 6...)
|website         = 
|footnotes       = 
|reference       = 
}}

Information box width[change | edit source]

Some articles may benefit from having a narrower information box than the one generated by default.

Adding

|narrowerbox     = Yes

will reduce the width of the generated information box.

Note this might cause the length of the generated information box to increase, due to increased text wrap within table cells in the information box. Editors should take care to check the presentation of the information box if they add or remove this parameter.

Alternative skeleton[change | edit source]

Use this alternative if you prefer a skeleton with underscored parameter names instead of concatenated parameter names.

Example usage[change | edit source]

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New York Police Department[change | edit source]

New York City Police Department
Common name New York Police Department
Abbreviation NYPD
Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
Patch of the New York City Police Department.
Motto Fidelis ad Mortem
Agency Overview
Formed 1845
Preceding agency Municipal Police
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Divisional agency City of New York in the State of New York , United States
General nature
Operational Structure
Sworn members 36,127 (November, 2007)
Elected officer responsible Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner
Agency executive Joseph Esposito, Chief of Police
Units
Boroughs
Facilities
Precincts 76
Police boats 9
Helicopters 7
Website
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd
Footnotes
Data for organisation as at February 2008.
{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = New York City Police Department
|commonname      = New York Police Department
|abbreviation    = NYPD
|patch           = Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
|flag            = Nypd flag.jpg
|motto           = Fidelis ad Mortem
|mottotranslated = 
|formedyear      = 1845
|preceding1      = Municipal Police
|employees       = 
|budget          = 
|divtype         = State
|divname         = New York
|subdivtype      = City
|subdivname      = New York
|map             = 
|mapcaption      = 
|governingbody   = 
|constitution1   = 
|police          = Yes
|local           = Yes
|headquarters    = 
|sworn           = 36,127 (11, 2007)
|unsworn         = 
|minister1name   = [[Raymond W. Kelly]]
|minister1pfo    = [[Commissioner]]
|chief1name      = [[Joseph Esposito]]
|chief1position  = [[Chief of Police]]
|unitname        = {{collapsible list |Aviation |Emergency Service
 |Organized Crime Control Bureau |Scuba Team and Harbor |Special Victims
 |Major Case Squad |Taxi Squad |Movie and Television |School Safety
 |Real Time Crime |Auxillay Police |Crime Scene |Evidence Collection
 |Transit Bureau |Housing Bureau |Highway Patrol |Transportation Bureau}}
|officetype      = Borough
|officename      = {{collapsible list |Manhattan North |Manhattan South
 |Brooklyn North |Brooklyn South |Queens North |Queens South |Bronx
 |Staten Island}}
|stationtype     = Precinct
|stations        = 76
|boat1type       = Police boat
|boats1          = 9
|aircraft1type   = Helicopter
|aircraft1       = 7
|website         = http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}


























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Ministry of Public Security[change | edit source]

Ministry of Public Security
公安部
gōng ān bù
Abbreviation MPS
Agency Overview
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
National agency People's Republic of China
Governing body State Council
General nature
Operational Structure
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Meng Jianzhu, Public Security
Child agencies
Departments
Website
http://www.mps.gov.cn/ (Chinese)
http://www.mps.gov.cn/cenweb/English/index.htm (English)
Footnotes
Data for organisation as at February 2008.
{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = Ministry of Public Security
|abbreviation    = MPS
|nativename      = 公安部
|nativenamer     = gōng ān bù
|country         = People's Republic of China
|governingbody   = State Council
|national        = Yes
|police          = Yes
|headquarters    = [[Beijing]]
|electeetype     = Minister
|minister1name   = [[Meng Jianzhu]]
|minister1pfo    = Public Security
|child1agency    = [[People's Armed Police]]
|child2agency    = [[Public Security Bureaus]]
|unittype        = Department
|unitname        =
 {{collapsible list |title=14 |Economic Crime Investigation
 |Public Order Administration |Border Control | Criminal Investigatios
 |Exit and Entry Administration |Fire Control |Security Protection
 |Public Information Network Security Supervision
 |Penitentiary Administration |Traffic Control |Legal Affairs
 |International Cooperation |Drug Control |Counter Terrorism}}
|website         =
 http://www.mps.gov.cn/ (Chinese)<br>http://www.mps.gov.cn/
cenweb/English/index.htm (English)
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}






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Lincolnshire Police (a snapshot information box example)[change | edit source]

Lincolnshire Police
Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
Badge of the Lincolnshire Police.
{{Infobox law enforcement agency
|agencyname      = Lincolnshire Police
|patch           =
|patchcaption    =
|badge           = Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
|motto           = 
|mottotranslated = 
|formedyear      = 1946
|preceding1      = Lincolnshire Constabulary
|preceding2      = Boston Police Force
|preceding3      = Grantham Police Force
|preceding4      = Lincoln Police Force
|preceding5      = Grimsby Police Force
|employees       = 
|budget          = £108.6{{fact}}
|country         = United Kingdom
|divtype         = Shire
|divname         = Lincolnshire
|map             = EnglandPoliceLincolnshire.png
|mapcaption      = Jurisdiction over [[Lincolnshire]]
 excluding [[North Lincolnshire]] and [[North East Lincolnshire]].
|sizearea        = 5,921 km²
|sizepopulation  = 646,000
|legaljuris      = [[England]] and [[Wales]]
|governingbody   = 
|constitution1   = 
|police          = Yes
|local           = Yes
|overviewtype    = [[Police authority]]
|overviewbody    = Lincolnshire Police Authority
|headquarters    = [[Nettleham]], [[Lincolnshire]]
|sworn           = 1,234{{fact}}
|unsworn         = 
|electeetype     = 
|minister1name   = 
|minister1pfo    = 
|chief1name      = Tony Lake
|chief1position  = Chief Constable
|officetype      = Division
|officename      = {{collapsible list |title=3 |West |East |South}}
|stations        =
 {{collapsible list |title=11 |Boston |Gainsborough  |Grantham
 |Lincoln |Louth |Mablethorpe |Market Rasen |Skegness |Sleford |Spalding
 |Stamford}}
|website         = http://www.lincs.police.uk/
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}

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Europol[change | edit source]

Europol
Agency Overview
Formed 1999, July 1
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
International agency
Countries
Europol-members-map.png
Map of Europol's jurisdiction.
Governing body European Council
Constituting instruments
General nature
  • Civilian agency
Operational Structure
Headquarters The Hague, Netherlands
Paris plan pointer b jms.gif
EU map brown.svg
Multinational agency
Nationalities of personnel Yes
Agency executive Max-Peter Ratzel, Director
Website
http://www.europol.europa.eu/
Footnotes
Data for organisation as at February 2008.
{{Infobox law enforcement Agency
|agencyname      = Europol
|logo            = EUROPOL logo.svg
|logocaption     = Logo of Europol
|formedyear      = 1999
|formedmonthday  = July 1
|constitution1   =
 [http://europa.eu/eur-lex/en/treaties/dat/C_2002325EN.000501.html
 Treaty on Eurpoean Union Title VI]
|constitution2   =
 [http://www.europol.europa.eu/index.asp?page=legalconv
 The Europol Convention]
|country         = European Union
|governingbody   = European Council
|international   =
 {{collapsible list |title=27 |{{flagicon|Austria}}[[Austria]]
 |{{flagicon|Belgium}}[[Belgium]] |{{flagicon|Bulgaria}}[[Bulgaria]]
 |{{flagicon|Cyprus}}[[Cyprus]]
 |{{flagicon|Czech Republic}}[[Czech Republic]]
 |{{flagicon|Denmark}}[[Denmark]] |{{flagicon|Estonia}}[[Estonia]]
 |{{flagicon|Finland}}[[Finland]] |{{flagicon|France}}[[France]]
 |{{flagicon|Germany}}[[Germany]] |{{flagicon|Greece}}[[Greece]]
 |{{flagicon|Hungary}}[[Hungary]]
 |{{flagicon|Ireland}}[[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]]
 |{{flagicon|Italy}}[[Italy]] |{{flagicon|Latvia}}[[Latvia]]
 |{{flagicon|Lithuania}}[[Lithuania]]
 |{{flagicon|Luxembourg}}[[Luxembourg]]
 |{{flagicon|Malta}}[[Malta]] |{{flagicon|Netherlands}}[[Netherlands]]
 |{{flagicon|Poland}}[[Poland]] |{{flagicon|Portugal}}[[Portugal]]
 |{{flagicon|Romania}}[[Romania]] |{{flagicon|Slovakia}}[[Slovakia]]
 |{{flagicon|Slovenia}}[[Slovenia]] |{{flagicon|Spain}}[[Spain]]
 |{{flagicon|Sweden}}[[Sweden]]
 |{{flagicon|United Kingdom}}[[United Kingdom]]}}
|multinational   = Yes
|map             = Europol-members-map.png
|headquarters    = [[The Hague]], [[Netherlands]]
|hqlocmap        = EU_map_brown.svg
|hqlocleft       = 95
|hqloctop        = 138
|employees       = 
|budget          = 
|chief1name      = [[Max-Peter Ratzel]]
|chief1position  = Director
|website         = http://www.europol.europa.eu/
|footnotes       = Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}


















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Australian Federal Police[change | edit source]

Australian Federal Police
Abbreviation AFP
Agency Overview
Formed 1979, October 19
Preceding agencies
Employees 6,036 (30 June 2007)[1]
Volunteers Small numbers for non operations related activity.
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Federal agency Australia
Governing body Parliament of Australia
Constituting instrument Australian Federal Police Act 1979
General nature
Operational Structure
Headquarters 68 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia
Sworn members 2,501 (30 June 2007)[1]
Unsworn members 3,535 (30 June 2007)[1]
Minister responsible The Hon Bob Debus MP, Member for Macquarie, Home Affairs
Agency executive Mick Keelty, Commissioner
Functions
Offices
Website
http://www.afp.gov.au/
Footnotes
The Australian Federal Police, while a federal agency, provides direct policing for dependant Australian territories.



Data for organisation as at February 2008.

{{Infobox law enforcement Agency
|agencyname      = Australian Federal Police
|abbreviation    = AFP
|formedyear      = 1979
|formedmonthday  = October 19
|budget          = 
|preceding1      = [[Commonwealth Police]]
|preceding2      = [[Australian Capital Territory Police]]
|preceding3      = [[Federal Bureau of Narcotics]]
|constitution1   =
 [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/afpa1979225
 Australian Federal Police Act 1979]
|country         = Australia
|governingbody   = Parliament of Australia
|federal         = Yes
|police          = footnote
|local           = footnote
|headquarters    = 68 Northbourne Avenue, [[Canberra]] City, ACT 2601,
 [[Australia]]
|employees       = 6,036 ''(30 June 2007)''
<ref>http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/
8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07
 Appendix 6</ref>
|volunteers      = Small numbers for non operations related activity.
|sworn           = 2,501 ''(30 June 2007)''
<ref name="afp0607">http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/
8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07
 Appendix 6</ref>
|unsworn         = 3,535 ''(30 June 2007)''
<ref name="afp0607">http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/
8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07
 Appendix 6</ref>
|electeetype     = Minister
|minister1name   = The Hon Bob Debus MP, Member for Macquarie
|minister1pfo    = Home Affairs
|chief1name      = [[Mick Keelty]]
|chief1position  = [[Commissioner]]
|unittype        = Function
|unitname        =
 {{collapsible list |title=9 |[[Australian Hi-Tech Crime Centre]]
 |Counter Terrorism |Economic and Special Operations |Aviation
 |Border |International |Protection |International Deployment Group
 |intelligence}}
|officetype      = Office
|officename      =
 {{collapsible list |title=9 |Adelaide Office |Brisbane Office
 |Darwin Office |Hobart Office |Melbourne Office |Perth Office
 |Sydney Office |Protective Service, Kingston |Winchester Centre, ACT}}
|website         = http://www.afp.gov.au/
|footnotes       = The Australian Federal Police, while a federal
 agency, provides direct policing for dependant Australian territories.
<br><br>Data for organisation as at February 2008.
}}






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Template parameters[change | edit source]

Parameter Name Required Description Values
Agency Header yes agencyname is provided automatically based on PAGENAME if not provided.
agencyname no Name of the agency. Defaults to the name of the current page. Text. Do not link.
nativename no Agency name in a native language using Western characters (French, German, Spanish, etc.), such as Port Lotniczy im. Fryderyka Chopina. Can also be used for two different names in the same language. Text.
nativenamea no Agency name in a native language with non-Western characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, etc.), such as 北京首都国际机场. Text.
nativenamer no Use in conjunction with nativenamea for Romanized name of the agency, such as Běijīng Shǒudū Guójì Jīcháng. Text.
commonname no Common name for the agency. Text. Do not link.
abbreviation no Abbreviation of the agency name. Text.
fictional no 'Yes' if the agency is a fictional agency Text == Yes.
patch no Patch for the agency. Image file name.
patchcaption no Caption for the agency patch. Defaults to 'Patch of the agencyname.' upon use of patch. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
logo no Logo for the agency. Image file name.
logocaption no Caption for the agency logo. Defaults to 'Logo of the agencyname.' upon use of logo. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
badge no Badge for the agency. Image file name.
badgecaption no Caption for the agency badge. Defaults to 'Badge of the agencyname.' upon use of badge. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
flag no Flag for the agency. Image file name.
flagcaption no Caption for the agency flag. Defaults to 'Flag of the agencyname.' upon use of flag. This parameter and the corresponding image file name can be retyped to another useful image, for example overridden to "coat of arms". Optionally linked text.
imagesize no Size in px of the images for patch, logo, badge, flag. Defaults to 250. Single number.
motto no The motto of the agency. Optionally linked text.
mottotranslated no The English translation of the motto of the agency. Optionally linked text.
mission no The mission statement of the agency. Optionally linked text.
Agency Overview yes At least one parameter should be provided.
formed no Date of formation of the agency. This parameter has been deprecated by formedyear and formedmonthday. Linked text, for example, [[25 July]] [[2005]], or [[1876]].
formedyear no The year the agency was formed. yyyy. Do not link. The template will link.
formedmonthday no The month and day of month the agency was formed. Month name day of month number. Do not link. The template will link.
preceding1 no Name of preceding agency. Can be repeated up to six times (preceding1 to preceding6).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of preceding2.
Text. Do not link. The template will link.
dissolved no Date of dissolution of the agency. Text, for example, [[25 July]] [[2005]], or [[1876]].
superseding no Name of superseding agency. Optionally linked text.
employees no Number of employees of the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
volunteers no Number of volunteers to the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
budget no Annual budget of the agency Linked and referenced text, for example, $95M [[USD]] (2006).
nongovernment no Full legal name of organisation if the agency is not a governmental agency. Describes the general legal personality of the agency. Defaults to 'Governmental agency'. Optionally linked text.
Jurisdictional Structure yes At least one parameter should be provided.
country yes Name of the country or name of the group of countries the agency operates in or across. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
countryabbr no Abbreviation for the country. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
national no 'Yes' if the agency services a single national jurisdiction. Text == Yes.
federal no 'Yes' if the agency services a jurisdiction established by a Federation. Text == Yes.
international no Number of, or optionally linked list of, the countries the agency has jurisdiction in or across. Number or template reference with parameters.
divtype no Title of a division of a country, for example, State, Territory, etc. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
divname no Name of a division of a country, for example, Queensland, Pennsylvania, etc. The template will attempt to disambiguate if required. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
divdab no Value for explicit disambiguation of divname. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
subdivtype no Title of a sub division of a country, for example, City, County, etc. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
subdivname no Name of a sub division of a country, for example, Sydney, Bucks, etc. The template will attempt to disambiguate if required. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
subdivdab no Value for explicit disambiguation of subdivname. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
map no Map of jurisdiction of the agency. Image file name.
mapcaption no Caption for the agency map. Linking is recommended to a more detailed description of the geography of the jurisdiction. Defaults to 'Map of the agencyname's jurisdiction.'. It is recommended that this parameter and its corresponding image file name NOT be overridden to another image type. Optionally linked text.
sizearea no Size of geographic area covered by the jurisdiction. Number and area unit, preferably metric.
sizepopulation no Size of the population covered by the jurisdiction. Number.
legaljuris no Name of area in which the agency is legally empowered to act. If the same as the operational area then set value to 'opsjuris'. Optionally linked text, or Text == opsjuris.
governingbody no Name of the governing body which is responsible for the agency, the law making body. Do not confuse with the overviewbody parameter below. The title will change from 'Governing body' to 'Primary governing body' if the governingbodyscnd parameter is set. Text, for example, Government of Western Australia or United States Government. Do not link. The template will link.
governingbodyscnd no Name of a secondary governing body which is responsible for the agency, for example, a local or state government versus as state of federal government respectively, and a law making body. Do not confuse with the overviewbody parameter below. Text. Do not link. The template will link.
constitution1 no Titles and references to the instruments of the governing body which constitute and create the agency. Can be repeated up to six times (constitution1 to constitution6).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of constitution2.
Text, linked and-or referenced.
police no 'Yes' if the agency also provides services related to general social order and public safety. 'footnote' if qualified provision and use footnotes below. Text == Yes, or Text == footnote.
local no 'Yes' if the agency is the local or territorial agency for the type of services provided. 'footnote' if qualified provision and use footnoes below. Text == Yes, or Text == footnote.
military no 'Yes' if the agency is a military police agency. Text == Yes.
provost no 'Yes' if the agency is a military provost. Forces military parameter to 'Yes'. Text == Yes.
gendarmerie no 'Yes' if the agency is a gendarmerie. Forces military parameter to 'Yes'. Text == Yes.
religious no 'Yes' if the agency is involved in enforcing religious law. Text == Yes, or Text == footnote.
restriction no Identifies the agency as having jurisdiction of very particular types of geography, property, etc. This parameter has been deprecated by speciality. Enumerated text value, one of == water, envher, postal, property, road, customs, corruption, rail.
speciality no Identifies the agency as having a specialist jurisdiction of particular types of geography, property, etc. Enumerated text value, one of == institution, education, water, envher, postal, property, road, customs, corruption, rail, vehicle, protection, fraud, paramilitary, diplomatic, border, coast.
secret no A (robust) source reference for the fact that the organisation is known as a secret police organisation. The infobox will name the reference "ibleasecpol". This reference name can be used elsewhere in the article to refer to the same reference using <ref name="ibleasecpol"/>. Place {{Reflist}} at the end of the article in a ==References== section to display the reference. Optionally templated and-or linked text.
Operational Structure yes At least one parameter value should be provided.
overviewtype no Type of overview authority for the operations of and community engagement by the agency. Defaults to 'Overviewed by', and becomes 'Overviewed by overviewtype'. Optionally linked text.
overviewbody no Name of the overviewbody. Optionally linked text.
headquarters no Location of the agencies's headquarters. Text, for example, [[Sydney, New South Wales]], [[Australia]]
hqlocmap no Map containing location of the headquarters. Scaled to width of 265px. Image file name.
hqlocleft no Position of headquarters on map - number of px from left side of hqlocmap. Defaults to 132. Number.
hqloctop no Position of headquarters on map - number of px from top side of hqlocmap. Defaults to 132. Number.
hqlocmappoptitle no Pop up title on mouse over map. Defaults to 'Map indicating the location of the headquarters'. Text.
sworntype no Type or title of sworn members, for example 'Police officer', 'Federal agent'. Defaults to 'Sworn member'. The 's' is added by the template. Optionally linked text.
sworn no Number of sworn members of the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
sworntype no Type or title of unsworn members, for example 'Staff member', 'Civilian'. Defaults to 'Unsworn member'. The 's' is added by the template. Optionally linked text.
unsworn no Number of unsworn members of the agency. Number with optional citation or comment.
multinational no Number of, or optionally linked list of, the countries the agency draws personnel from. Note that an international agency does not necessarily draw personnel from all countries in its jurisdiction. Number or template reference with parameters.
electeetype no Generic type of governing body officials overseeing the agency. For example, Minister. Defaults to 'Elected officer'. Optionally linked text.
minister1name no Elected or overseeing governing body member. For westminster systems: Name of current minister responsible for the agency. Can be repeated up to six times (minister1name to minister6name).
Note: Title of box, electeeetype, will automatically pluralise upon use of minister2name.
Optionally linked text.
minister1pfo no Elected or overseeing governing body member. For Westminster systems: Portfolio title of responsible minister. Can be repeated up to six times (minister1pfo to minister6pfo). Optionally linked text.
chief1name no Name of current agency chief/director/executive director. Can be repeated up to six times (chief1name to chief6name).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of chief2name.
Text.
chief1position no Position title of current agency chief/director/executive director. Can be repeated up to six times (chief1position to chief6position). Optionally linked text.
parentagency no Parent agency of this agency Optionally linked text.
child1agency no List of current child agencies reporting to this agency. Can be repeated up to six times (child1agency to child6agency).
Note: Title of box will automatically pluralise upon use of child2_agency.
Optionall linked text.
unittype no Generic name or title of a unit if the agency, for example, Function, Division, Command. Defaults to 'Unit'. Optionally linked text.
unitname no Optionally linked list of the units in the agency, for example, Crime Stoppers, Counter Terrorism. The intent here is to list operations, and operations support units, for example Crimes Scenes, Forensics, and not administration units. Number or template reference with parameters.
officetype no Generic name or title of the operation area of the agency, for example, Office, Precinct, District. Defaults to 'Command'. Text.
officename no Optionally linked list of the operation areas of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
provideragency no Name of the agency to which the services are outsourced to. Optionally linked text.
uniformed as no Name of agency if the not uniformed as the 'agencyname'. Defaults to agencname Optionally linked text.
Facilities no Each of the following facilities can be "type" overridden but will still display in the set order. For example, lockuptype/lockups can be used as vehicle0type/vehicle0s, boat1type/boats1 can be used as vehicle4type/vehicles4, boat2type/boats2 can be used vehicle5type/vehicles5, etc. There are up to 14 facilities which can be typed as required.
stationtype no Generic name or title of a work location of the agency, for example, Station, Office, Precinct. Defaults to 'Station'. Optionally linked text.
stations no Number of or optionally linked list of the work locations of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
airbases no Number of or optionally linked list of the airbases of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
lockuptype no Generic name or title of a temporary detention centre of the agency, for example, Lockup, Watch house, Remand centre. Defaults to 'Lockup'. Optionally linked text.
lockups no Number of or optionally linked list of the temporary detention centres of the agency. Number or template reference with parameters.
vehicle1type no Generic name or title of a vehicle of the agency, for example, Patrol car, Forward command vehicle, Tactical vehicle. Defaults to 'Patrol car'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
vehicles1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the vehicles of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
boat1type no Generic name or title of a water craft of the agency, for example, Boat, Patrol craft. Defaults to 'Boat'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
boats1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the water craft of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
aircraft1type no Generic name or title of an air craft of the agency, for example, Plane, Helicopter. Defaults to 'Plane'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
aircraft1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the air craft of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
animal1type no Generic name or title of an animal of the agency, for example, Dog, Horse. Defaults to 'Dog'. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Optionally linked text.
animal1 no Number of or optionally linked list of the animals of the agency. Can be repeated up to 3 times. Number or template reference with parameters.
Notables no Key significant notables for the agency. These and other, more numerous, notables should appear in article sections or even separate supporting articles.
person1name no Name of agency member notable for special reason. Up to 6. Optionally linked text.
person1type no Type of peson, for example 'Inspector', 'Federal agent', 'Director', 'Commissioner'. Optionally linked text.
person1reason no Reason the agency is notable, for example, bravery, reform, corruption (yes the bad too). Optionally linked text.
programme1 no Name of a key agency programme, or campign, for example, most wanted. Up to 6. Optionally linked text.
activitytype no Type of activity or event, for example 'investigation'. Defaults to 'operation'. Automatically suffixed with an 's' on use of activity2name. Optionally linked text.
activity1name no Name of an activity or event which is notable. Up to 6. Optionally linked text.
anniversary1 no Name of notable event to be commemorated. Up to 6. Optionally linked text. Recommended format: [[optionally piped text]] ([[Year]], [[dd Month]])
award1 no Name of award, decoration, honour, or other significant recognition. Up to 6. Optionally linked text. Recommended format: [[optionally piped text]] ([[Year]], [[dd Month]])
Website and Footnotes no
website no Web address for agency website WWW address.
footnotes no Footnotes or references for included information Text.
reference no A main reference for the data provided in the infobox. The infobox box will name the reference "iblearef". This reference name can be used elsewhere in the article to refer to the same reference using <ref name="iblearef"/>. There will be a reference tag placed in the footnotes at the bottom of the infobox. Place {{Reflist}} at the end of the article in a ==References== section to display the reference. Optionally templated and-or linked text.

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Agency Name
Native Name
Romanised Agency Name
Common name Common agency name
Abbreviation AN
This is a fictional organisation.
Law Enforcement WikiProject.png
Caption for patch
Motto Motto is a good motto
Motto is better when translated
Mission statement To go forth and be a law enforcement agency for all
Agency Overview
Formed Formed Year, Formed Month Day
Preceding agencies
  • Absorbed Agency One
  • Absorbed Agency Two
  • Absorbed Agency Three
  • Absorbed Agency Four
  • Absorbed Agency Five
  • Absorbed Agency Six
Dissolved Latember DD, Year
Superseding agency Supersed By Agency
Employees Number of employees
Volunteers Number of volunteers
Annual Budget Budget
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
C
Federal agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
C
International agency
Countries
Divisional agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Sub division type of Name of subdivision in the Division type of Name of division , C
Size Area km2
Population Population count
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
Primary governing body Governing Body
Secondary governing body Secondary governing body
Constituting instruments
  • Constituting Instrument One
  • Constituting Instrument Two
  • Constituting Instrument Three
  • Constituting Instrument Four
  • Constituting Instrument Five
  • Constituting Instrument Six
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Water ways and bodies and-or coastal areas.
Operational Structure
Overviewed by Over View Type Over View Body
Headquarters An address for the agency
Sworn types Number of sworn members
Unsworn types Number of unsworn members
Multinational agency
Nationalities of personnel
Elected officers responsible
  • Minister Named One, portfolio Named One
  • Minister Named Two, portfolio Named Two
  • Minister Named Three, portfolio Named Three
  • Minister Named Four, portfolio Named Four
  • Minister Named Five, portfolio Named Five
  • Minister Named Six, portfolio Named Six
Agency executives
  • Name of Chief One, Title of Chief One
  • Name of Chief Two, Title of Chief Two
  • Name of Chief Three, Title of Chief Three
  • Name of Chief Four, Title of Chief Four
  • Name of Chief Five, Title of Chief Five
  • Name of Chief Six, Title of Chief Six
Parent agency Parent Agency Name
Child agencies
  • Child Agency One
  • Child Agency Two
  • Child Agency Three
  • Child Agency Four
  • Child Agency Five
  • Child Agency Six
Unit Types
Office Types
Services provided by Providing Agency
Uniformed as Uniformed as Agency
Facilities
Station Types Number of stations
Airbases
Lockup Types Number of lockups
Vehicle One Types Number of vehicle ones
Vehicle Two Types Number of vehicle twos
Vehicle Three Types Number of vehicle threes
Boat One Types Number of boat ones
Boat Two Types
Boat Three Types Number of boat threes
Aircraft Type Ones Number of aircraft ones
Aircraft Type Twos Number of aircraft twos
Aircraft Type Threes Number of aircraft threes
Animal One Types
Animal Two Types
Animal Three Types Number of animal threes
Website
http://www.website.agency.gov
Footnotes
Footnotes  See the reference[2] below for the source of the above data.
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 {{collapsible list |title=4 |Unit Name 1 |Unit Name 2
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|officename      =
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|animals2        =
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|award5          = Award Five
|award6          = Award Six
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|footnotes       = Footnotes
|reference       = Reference for the data
}}



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Snapshot information boxes[change | edit source]

To put a snapshot copy of the information box from a main article for a law enforcement agency in an article related to the law enforcement agency:

  1. Instead of adding the template to the law enforcement agency's (main) article, create a new template using the Infobox law enforcement agency template, for example Template:Foo City Police.
  2. Copy the following parameter instantiations into the Infobox law enforcement agency template call in Template:Foo City Police:
    | sharedcat = Foo City Police
    | infotype = {{{infotype|related}}}
    | subname = {{{subname|}}}
    | doc = {{{doc|<noinclude>doc</noinclude>}}}
  3. Create the category Category:Foo City Police, so that all articles related to Foo City Police can be categorised together. The categorisation of the main and related articles will then be done automatically by the template.
  4. Add {{Foo City Police |infotype=main}} to the main article for Foo City Police.
  5. Add {{Foo City Police}} to the articles related to Foo City Police.
  6. Also, for example, include:
    | subname = Training Academy
    in the Foo City Police Training Academy article to properly place the article within the Foo City Police category page.

Also categorise the new Foo City Police template into Category:Snapshotinfoboxes for law enforcement agencies.

If any images for patch, logo, badge, flag are provided, then the first image in this list is placed in the noncollapsible section of the infobox and any further images are placed in the collapsible section of the infobox by the template.

Usage for snapshot information boxes[change | edit source]

Usage for the Foo City Police snapshot information box template will be:

This is available via {{Infobox law enforcement agency/snapshotinfoboxusage |Foo City Police}}.

Checklists for template editors[change | edit source]

Adding or modifying a parameter:

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.afp.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/61787/8_Appendixes.pdf Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2006–07 Appendix 6
  2. Reference for the data