State Forestry Corps

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State Forestry Corp
Corpo Forestale dello Stato
Abbreviation CFS
Coat of Arms of the State Forestry Corps.svg
Logo of the State Forestry Corp
Motto "PRO NATURA OPUS ET VIGILANTIA"
Agency overview
Formed October 15, 1822
Dissolved December 31, 2016
Superseding agency Comando unità per la tutela forestale, ambientale e agroalimentare, Carabinieri
Employees 8.500
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Officers of the State Forestry Corp.

The State Forestry Corp (Italian: Corpo forestale dello Stato or CFS) was a national police agency in Italy. It was established on 15 October 1822 by Charles Felix of Sardinia as Amministrazione forestale per la custodia e la vigilanza dei boschi. The Autonomous Regions of Sicily and Sardinia have own corp of forestry police.[1] CFS was dissolved on December 31, 2016 and all personnel become militarized and absorbed by the Carabinieri.

Mission[edit]

The CFS has police powers and acts as a park ranger force responsible for protecting Italy's natural resources, the environment, countryside and ecosystems, especially national parks and national forests. It also acts as criminal investigative department and as typical police force. Its specialist duties include arresting poachers, investigating environmental violations, illegal building, counterfeit foods, safeguarding protected animal species, enforcing endangered species laws, and preventing and fighting wildfires through 15 regional commands and its fleet of 22 fire-fighting aircraft. It has responsibility for managing activities related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Italy.

Organization[edit]

The CFS is an agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. It is part of the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia (DIA) (Anti-Mafia Investigation Department). The CFS is also responsible for civil protection in Italy's mountain areas and for disaster relief. If necessary, the CFS can also be used in tasks of public order in the city and any urban context.

Corporate profile[edit]

The CFS's emergency telephone number for reporting forest fires is 1515. The CFS's vehicle livery is green with a white stripe and the words Corpo Forestale dello Stato in white along the side. The vehicle plates begin with the letters "CFS" in red.

Rank insignia[edit]

Senior executive positions
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dirigente generale
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dirigente superiore
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primo dirigente
Senior management positions and senior management trainees
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vice questore aggiunto forestale
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commissario capo forestale
Commissario ruolo direttivo ordinario del cfs.png
commissario forestale (direct entry trainee)
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commissario forestale (internal recruitment trainee)
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vice commissario (internal recruitment trainee)
Middle management positions
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ispettore superiore scelto
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ispettore superiore
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ispettore capo
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ispettore
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vice ispettore
Supervisory positions
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sovrintendente capo
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sovrintendente
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vice sovrintendente
Basic positions
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assistente capo
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assistente
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agente scelto
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agente

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External links[edit]

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