It occurred to me that the police are really only setup to act on crimes of violence and illegal business activity.

What if we had “civil police”. They could handle street level contract disputes, Property disputes between family members that currently can only be handled by a family court judge. Domestic disputes before they become violent, it’s a civil contract after all, the terms of marrage are an unlimited partnership but it is still a binding contract and a little street level help interpreting of the law of the contract would probably save countless marrages.

Police generally don’t care about property to much, it’s a nuisense. Civil police would have a different mandate, property would be their thing. Property rights would be their province to protect. Sure, they could and should call for backup when they need muscle but using physical force would not be their thing.

That’s a quick note on the idea, It needs lots more development.


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