It might come as a shock, but just like in Iran and Saudi Arabia, the United States also has a version of “religious police” forces.
They’re located in two towns on the Arizona/Utah border, where polygamy is common because of the locals’ religious beliefs.
It’s kind of a “members only” deal, though.
Non-believers—in this case, non-fundamentalist Mormons—have complained that not only do local cops routinely fail to help the non-believers, they actually target them for harassment.
A judge has ruled that the local cops are acting outside the bounds of the U.S. Constitution and proceedings are scheduled for this fall to determine whether the agencies should be closed.
This is, of course, why some people get nervous when law enforcement agencies start slapping “In God We Trust!” stickers on official vehicles.
After all, some people worship gods named Warren Jeffs.