The Guardia Civil is an armed institution of military nature, whose point of reference and origin is the Spanish people. The Guardia Civil “raison d’être” is the protection of citizens, their property and assets, and its core mission consists in ensuring the full exercise of rights and freedoms. The Guardia Civil missions include administrative police, protection of the Spanish economic interests, public order, criminal investigation, intelligence services. In order to carry out all these functions, Guardia Civil has 80,000 officers who are deployed all over the national territory and territorial waters.