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Law enforcement in Liechtenstein is handled solely by the small National Police of Liechtenstein (Landespolizei), consisting of 85 officers and 33 civilian staff[1] which police the 160km² doubly landlocked alpine country in Western-Central Europe. Bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east, the Liechtenstein Police maintain a trilateral treaty which enables close cross-border cooperation between the police forces of the three countries.[2]

Liechtenstein has a significantly low crime rate, with the last murder taking place, according to a serving officer, “about ten years ago.”[3 ] Liechtenstein jails hold very few, if any, inmates, with sentences over two years being transferred to Austria.[3 ] Officers in the Liechtenstein police force remained unarmed until a recent shooting.[3 ]

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  1. ^ OSCEpolis 'Liechtenstein retrieved on May 9, 2007
  2. ^ Liechtenstein – facts and figures retrieved from here on May 9, 2007
  3. ^ a b c International Special Reports Police are rarely seen in this peaceful principality retrieved on May 9, 2007
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