105 Law Enforcement Quotes to Help You Appreciate Police Work

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Top 10 Law Enforcement Quotes (BEST)

  1. You can truly grieve for every officer who's been lost in the line of duty in this country, and still be troubled by cases of police overreach. — Jon Stewart
  2. The most effective weapon against crime is cooperation... The efforts of all law enforcement agencies with the support and understanding of the American people. — J. Edgar Hoover
  3. The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. — Frank Zappa
  4. There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. — Dorothy Height
  5. Some people say the president is incapable of enforcing the law. Let them say that once more and I will set the tanks on them. — Ferdinand Marcos
  6. Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, . . . neither persons nor property will be safe. — Frederick Douglass
  7. Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want. — Eliot Ness
  8. One of the most important accomplishments of the Caucus is raising awareness with law enforcement and communities nationwide on the issues of child safety and Internet safety. — Nick Lampson
  9. Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. — Tom Daschle
  10. Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. — Albert Einstein

Short Law Enforcement Quotes

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  • It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime. — Rudy Giuliani
  • We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity. — Will Rogers
  • I'm an equal-opportunity law-enforcement guy - I lock everybody up. — Joe Arpaio
  • The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. — Earl Warren
  • Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. — Robert Kennedy
  • The futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. — Killer Mike
  • Law enforcement officials cannot place themselves above the law that they are sworn to defend. — George H. W. Bush
  • I am very pro law enforcement. — Robert Stack
  • The laws of decency enforce themselves. — Louise Colet
  • You can't expect law enforcement to provide the solution to the drug problem. — Bill McCollum

Law Enforcement Image Quotes

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Law enforcement quote by Rudy Giuliani

It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime. — Rudy Giuliani

Law enforcement quote Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!
Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!

Above The Law Quotes

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Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. — Immanuel Kant

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. — Immanuel Kant

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. — Theodore Roosevelt

Law enforcement quote Laws control a lesser person, right conduct controls a greater one.
Laws control a lesser person, right conduct controls a greater one.

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law. — Leon Jaworski

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law. — Leon Jaworski

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar. — J. Edgar Hoover

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Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is acknowledged.

No one is above the law, not even the president. I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor. — Nancy Johnson

Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it — Winston Churchill

I may finally call attention to the probability that the association of paternal and maternal chromosomes in pairs and their subsequent separation during the reducing division as indicated above may constitute the physical basis of the Mendelian law of heredity. — Walter Sutton

Stargazing is one of the most profoundly human things one can do. But perhaps we must more frequently tear ourselves away from the mystery and beauty of the starry heavens above, and rather inspect, admire and foster the moral law within. — Jack Gleeson

Lawful Quotes

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As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to 'do what the people want,' instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically. — Antonin Scalia

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. — Malcolm X

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. — Ronald Reagan

I have to keep law and order and it means that I have to kill my enemies before they kill me. — Idi Amin

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. — Plato

The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics. — Galileo Galilei

Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society. — Antonin Scalia

Because you won't get gun control by disarming law abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time. — Ronald Reagan

The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society. — Thurgood Marshall

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The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. — Euclid

Law Quotes

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Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator. — Antoni Gaudi

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. — Montesquieu

Black people know what white people mean when they say “law and order”. — Fannie Lou Hamer

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Improve the World Through Music. — Plato

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When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right. — Simon Bolivar

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There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience. — Stokely Carmichael

Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, "By thinking about it all the time. — Isaac Newton

The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth. — Jagadish Chandra Bose

Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the "general welfare of the people." Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

You cannot change the way you feel until you change the way you think because your thoughts will determine the way you feel. — Tony Evans

Bad Laws Quotes

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I love a good man outside the law, just as much as I hate a bad man inside the law. — Woody Guthrie

There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone. — Sylvester Stallone

What goes around, comes around. — Willie Nelson

You couldn't pay me enough to be a law enforcement officer. Their job is a tough job. You have to solve people's problems, you have to baby-sit people, you have to always be doing this cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys. My respect for them is immense. — Christopher Meloni

Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap... We reap what we sow! We reap what we sow. The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law. — Nina Hagen

For the keynote of the law of Karma is equilibrium, and nature is always working to restore that equilibrium whenever through man's acts it is disturbed. — Christmas Humphreys

I believe that the laws of karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis. — Chuck Lorre

I think trading Bitcoin while reading twitter is a bad idea. The news that governments expect you to pay your taxes and abide by existing laws should not be driving panic in the marketplace. The main stream interpretations are almost always the opposite of the true implication. — Michael Saylor

Prostitution is criminal, and bad things happen because it's run illegally by dirt-bags who are criminals. If it's legal, then the girls could have health checks, unions, benefits, anything any other worker gets, and it would be far better. — Jesse Ventura

With bad laws and good civil servants it's still possible to govern. But with bad civil servants even the best laws can't help. — Otto von Bismarck

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More Law Enforcement Quotes

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You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way. — Emmeline Pankhurst

Don't condemn the gangbangers, they've got guns that are trafficked, that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don't have sensible gun legislation. — Sheila Jackson Lee

A ‘liberal paradise’ would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities and only law enforcement personnel have guns. And, believe it or not, such a liberal utopia does indeed exist. ... It’s called prison. — Joe Arpaio

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. — Noah Webster

This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime. — Gary Johnson

The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents. — William F. Buckley, Jr.

The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people. — Xi Jinping

With many sovereign states, with no system of law enforceable among them, with each state judging its grievances and ambitions according to the dictates of its own reason or desire - conflict, sometimes leading to war, is bound to occur. — Kenneth Waltz

But my view is that you need a system at the border. You need some fencing but you need technology. You need boots on the ground. And then you need to have interior enforcement of our nation's immigration laws inside the country. And that means dealing with the employers who still consistently hire illegal labor. — Janet Napolitano

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get. — Barbara Boxer

I don't even talk about whether or not racial profiling is legal. I just don't think racial profiling is a particularly good law enforcement tool. — Eric Holder

The laws should be rigidly enforced which prohibit the immigration of a servile class to compete with American labor, with no intention of acquiring citizenship, and bringing with them and retaining habits and customs repugnant to our civilization. — Grover Cleveland

I shortly will introduce legislation banning the sale, manufacture or possession of handguns (with exceptions for law enforcement and licensed target clubs)... . It is time to act. We cannot go on like this. Ban them! — John Chafee

The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies. — John Lescroart

First, we believe in absolutely gun-free, zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America's schools, period ... with the rare exception of law enforcement officers or trained se curity personnel. — Wayne LaPierre

If laws were real they wouldn’t need to be enforced, because if they were real they couldn’t be broken. Try breaking the law of gravity. Now that’s a law. Laws made by man are rules reflecting the current status of his moral codes. As he alters and whittles away his morality, casting bits and pieces aside, his codes change to reflect it. — Boyd Rice

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on. — Robert Kennedy

The truth is that this culture of political correctness has tied the hands of law enforcement around the USA. — Mike Pence

When you couple this militarization of law enforcement with an erosion of civil liberties and due process that allows the police to become judge and jury - national security letters, no-knock searches, broad general warrants, pre-conviction forfeiture - we begin to have a very serious problem on our hands. — Rand Paul

Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families. — Dirk Kempthorne

Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement. We need to secure our borders. We need to enforce our laws. — Allen West

Go after the illegal employers. No free stuff. Take the handcuffs off law enforcement. They'll go home! They'll self-deport! The problem today is they break the law. They come across the border. And again, what's coming across that border today are bad guys! — Russell Pearce

We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic. — Rick Larsen

The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this. — Albert Einstein

While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities. — Elton Gallegly

If somebody's gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society. — Sarah Palin

But in my district I have heard from law enforcement officials and across the State of Florida about how much this JAG funding helps them fight crime, and to protect and serve the citizens within their jurisdiction. — Cliff Stearns

You can have no wise laws nor free enforcement of wise laws unless there is free expression of the wisdom of the people -- and, alas, their folly with it. But if there is freedom, folly will die of its own poison, and the wisdom will survive. — William Allen White

We have an incredible warrior class in this country - people in law enforcement, intelligence - and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world. — Brad Thor

In Conclusion

These quotes are not just for those in the uniform; they resonate with everyone. They are especially inspiring for women in law enforcement, as they highlight their strength and resilience. These quotes also lend emotional support to our fallen law enforcement heroes and their families, providing solace and strength. They are a source of motivation for those nearing retirement in law enforcement, reinforcing the importance and impact of their years of service. So, why not delve into these quotes? You might find a new perspective, a renewed respect for our law enforcement officers, and perhaps, a little inspiration to make a difference in your own way.

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