Police force in the Shire that was led by the Mayor of Michel Delving. The there were twelve Shirriffs in the Shire that oversaw the people of each farthing and kept the peace. They also housed stray animals. Some were guards of the Shire border and were called Bounders. During the War of the Ring, Shirriffs were assigned evil roles by the Ruffian invaders and forced to arrest the innocent. But after, they released their captives from the Lockholes prison. Frodo made this happen as deputy mayor.