A law enforcement agency was an organization that enforced the law under the authority of some government. Most were referred to as a police force or security force. Law enforecement agencies throughout multiversal history took on different names and functions. Law enforcement organizations were generally divided into three jurisdictional divisions although sometimes an agency could perform functions that were a part of all three. There were agencies with universal wide duties, agencies with planetary and local duties, and then there were agencies that served various other functions including counter-terrorism and political enforcement.