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The Guidance Patrol (Persian: گشت ارشاد, romanized: gašt-e eršâd) or morality police is an Islamic religious police force and vice squad in the Law Enforcement Command of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Guidance Patrol enforces Sharia—Islamic law—per laws in Iran; this is most often the enforcement of Islamic dress code, such as ensuring women in the country wear hijabs. The Guidance Patrol was formed in 2005 as a successor organisation to the older Islamic Revolution Committees, and reports to the Supreme Leader.
Islamic religious police in Iran
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|Formed||Summer 2005[lower-alpha 2]|
|Type||Religious police and vice squad|
|Parent department||Law Enforcement Command of the Islamic Republic of Iran|