An officer[1] is an an individual with a position of authority or command in a rigidly hierarchical organisation, especially in the context of law enforcement or military forces.[2] In most countries, it is used in the context of a "police officer", being a generic term for an officer of the law rather than signifying a particular rank.[3]

In the wizarding world, the term was used in a similar manner. At the British Ministry of Magic, for example, it was used generically to refer to witches and wizards in their employ tasked in various ways with law enforcement. A celebrated Auror, Cerberus Langarm[4], as well as Myra Curio,[5] of the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office, was known examples of "Magical Law Enforcement Officers" at the Ministry.[1]


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