Public safety in Illuminatia
Agencies and officers dedicated to promoting public safety are organized as a public service in Illuminatia as a means of protecting personal safety, promoting social wellbeing, and fostering general public convenience. Public safety officers do not engage in law enforcement nor do they engage in interfering with criminality except for situations in which an observed activity poses an immediate risk to public safety. Public safety officers do not use force, do not carry weapons, do not enforce laws or regulations, cannot assess penalties, execute arrests, pursue suspects, or engage in extrajudicial termination of life.
Agencies and officers dedicated to promoting public safety are highly-regarded and well-trusted in Illuminatia thanks to their ubiquitous presence and integration into everyday civic life. This congenial relationship is also helped by the intentional failure to include law enforcement within the sphere of responsibility of public safety agencies.
Public safety forces are employed entirely on a local level in Illuminatia. No national public safety force exists. Public safety is arranged primarily by local tertiary assemblies, although small public safety contingents have been organized by some of the largest bureaus and departments of the continental Illuminatian government to provide services within those agencies' physical headquarters.
Public safety officers might be dispatched to respond to situations endangering physical or mental health, to facilitate social conflicts, to provide information, assistance, or direction purely for the convenience of a member of the general public, or to help protect personal property so long as doing so not involve risk to public safety. The full extent of a public safety officer's interaction with the law might be to provide information and guidance to an individual regarding a law or regulation as necessary in situations in which the observed behavior of an individual might not be compliant with law, regulation, or socially acceptable standards, and when such activity might result in a threat to personal or public safety, social harmony, or public convenience. In doing so, public safety officers also make it their purview to offer services to help change an observed situation into one more compliant with regulations and social standards without directly interfering with or arresting such activity.
Public safety officers do not engage in active patrols but instead conveniently position themselves in public locations such that they might be easily on-hand to provide assistance when requested on an around-the-clock basis. The general public is generally assured that a public safety officer is probably stationed within a short distance within any given urban local and is available to be dispatched when summoned with a nearly-immediate response time.