The Polizia Municipale are the municipal police of Italy responsible to the mayors of the various Municipalities of Italy and are usually limited to performing public order duties. Traffic control is their main function in addition to enforcing regional and local laws regarding commerce, legal residence, and other administrative duties.
Some municipal police, are known as the Vigili Urbani. In other regions of Italy, these forces can also be called
Polizia Comunale, Polizia Urbana, or Polizia Locale.
In the autonomous province of Bolzano-Bozen, where German is an official language, the municipal police is also called Stadtpolizei or Gemeindepolizei. Municipal police vehicles in this region have both Italian and German names on them. In the autonomous province of Aosta-Aoste, where French is an official language, the municipal police is also called Police municipale.
Municipal police vehicles in this region have both Italian and French names on them.