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The Watch was responsible for maintaining the peace in the Shire. It consisted of the Shirriffs, a police force of twelve hobbits responsible for 'Internal Work', and the Bounders, a larger body that guarded the borders of the Shire. The head of the Watch was the First Shirriff, a post attached to that of the Mayor of Michel Delving.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Of the Ordering of the Shire"