And 'subject to the rules of operation, the laws that guide the social life of each country, which may be more or less moderate, intense, specialized or extreme, depending on the social
and political situation of the moment. In some countries of the democratic regime, the excesses in 'policing are penalized by law, with certain exceptions for individuals with high
potential delinquent and dangerous. The Defense Police, for his view, is more targeted to the protection of the citizen, social support, and has a more preventive and repressive. However,
in countries of totalitarian regimes, the Defense Police does not apply only to maintain 'social order, but also to suppress the behavior of opponents of the regime, which often do not
constitute a crime under the laws of democratic societies, nor violations social discipline.