I was a bit taken aback to find out that the Tax Police actually have squad cars!
But I was really surprised to find out that they in addition have an "air force" of 100 planes and helicopters and a "navy" of 600 vessels.
If that seems a bit over the top for the purpose of persuading people to take paying taxes seriously I suppose it is only fair to mention that this branch of what are called "militarized police" also have responsibility for many other functions including preventing drug trafficking.
Wikipedia of course has so Much More. The Guardia works to track down illegal art sales. They fight credit card fraud. They run mountain rescue stations. They even have nominal duties to prevent illegal immigration. I wonder if their ships and that of the Italian Navy ever fire shots across the bow as the latter is currently tasked with rounding up ramshackle refugee vessels off the coast of Libya and towing them back to Italy.