Public Force of Costa Rica (S/F)

The Public Force of Costa Rica (Spanish: Fuerza Pública de Costa Rica) is the national law enforcement agency of Costa Rica. It is the only military-like force which Costa Rica possesses; otherwise, its military was abolished in 1948 after the end of the Costa Rican Civil War. The FPCR is a civilian police force and was established in 1996, replacing the Civil Guard, Rural Assistance Guard, and Frontier Guard. It is an agency of the Ministry of Public Security.