So the answer is only the police then?
"If a police officer catches a serial killer, I would say they are helping protect me."
So the police, local government, but what about the legal system (courts, etc)? State politicians which make the laws that put the serial killer in prison. Etc...
Maybe you misunderstood the question, because I am curious about specific elements of our existing government and was curious which elements you believe are successful in making you safer.
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