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Why were the Romans the first civilization to have police?

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09/13/2011

No offense, but that's a stupid question, the Babylonians were the first people to have some form of police.

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The person above should be right. But let's talk about what Romans had... they had a certain number of districts to divide the capital Rome... and every district had its own number of policemen, firefighters, etc. But as the word itself says, the Greece should have been the first culture with a police (polis = city), those who guarantee security in the city. Romans probably (that's my personal opinion and not a historical fact) integrated this into their culture.