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Maintaining public order and enforcing the law are the primary duties of law enforcement officers. They protect people and property on a daily basis. Below is a collection of law enforcement quotations by famous authors and celebrities. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about law enforcement or police officers that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.



It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime.  ~ Rudolph Giuliani


Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.  ~
Robert Kennedy


We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.  ~ Hunter S. Thompson


We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.  ~ William Howard Taft


There is plenty of law at the end of a nightstick.  ~ Grover Whalen


We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity.  ~ Will Rogers


I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.  ~ Alfred Hitchcock


Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.  ~ Edgar Argo


No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.  ~ J. Edgar Hoover


I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.  ~ Calvin Coolidge


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~ Ambrose Redmoon


Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say "Stop, or I'll say stop again.  ~ Robin Williams


I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police.  ~ Keith Richards


When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.  ~ Mary Frances Berry


Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.  ~ Benjamin Spock


To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.  ~ Albert Camus


The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.   ~ Charles Evans Hughes


It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.  ~ Mae West


A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.  ~ Dennis Miller


We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?  ~ Will Rogers


The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder.  ~ Richard J. Daley


The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.  ~ Frank Zappa



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