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Italian Police Services

There are a few different forces that you should be aware of in case you need to contact the police. If you are a victim of a crime immediately call the local police/carabinieri.
Carabinieri The most popular of all the police forces (also serve as the italian military police). They wear military type navy uniforms with white shoulder belts. They handle general crime, drug offences and public order.
Polizia Statale This is a civilian police force and they deal mainly with assaults and thefts.
Vigili Urbani Direct traffic and issue parking fines in the cities.
Polizia Stradale This police force ake care of crime and traffic offences on the motorways.
Guardia di Finanza The financial police whose duties involve investigating money related crimes, such as tax evasion, smuggling, money laundering and counterfeiting.