The Galactic Patrol also known as the Space Police and Galaxy Police is a cosmic police force that is led directly by the Galactic King and helps keep order throughout the Milky Way Galaxy (天の川銀河). While many of the members are powerful, they do not have enough power to oppose Frieza's namesake military force and the Saiyans. The Galactic Patrol also uphold a strict law forbidding the usage of time travel.
The Galactic Patrol has been around for at least a couple hundred years as they are mentioned in Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock by Chilled upon his arrival on Planet Plant when he decides to disguise himself and his soldiers as members of the Space Police in order to trick the indigenous population into revealing what happened to his two men, Toobi and Cabira, and bring whoever defeated them to him.
The Galactic Patrol first actual appearance is in a trilogy of other manga by Akira Toriyama known as the "Galactic Patrol series". They first appear near the end of Sachie-chan Guu!! where they arrest the Mil Clan after Sachie defeats them and rewards both her and Zarid Galactic Patrol medals for their help saving planet Octo.
In Jiya, one of the members known as Jiya ends up on Earth where he fights against Steth a rogue member of the Galactic Patrol who attempts to take over the planet with the help of the insect race known as the Mogans and uncovers the lies he reported about the planet.
A Galactic Patrolman named Jaco is the main protagonist in the manga Jaco the Galactic Patrolman: he came to Earth in order to stop a dangerous invader, Goku. Jaco says that the Galaxy Patrol only has 38 members and they operate under the direct orders of the Galactic King, who is shown to be a Martian in a flashback that also shows a Namekian and a Tech-Tech alien in their ranks. It is very hard to become one, as currently, there is only a 5/9 (55%) chance to become one. Jaco also says he is the third shortest member of the Galactic Patrol, and he is 4'10".
Jaco appears in the film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and fights alongside the Z Fighters against Frieza's Army. In Dragon Ball Super, Jaco manages to arrest Burp Man on Zuno's planet while taking Bulma to see Zuno. In the God of Destruction Champa Saga Jaco introduces the Galactic King to the Z Fighters as they attend the Universe 6 and 7 Gods of Destruction Selection Martial Arts Competition. Prior to this the galactic patrol did not acknowledge the existence of any supernatural beings like the God of Destruction Beerus and only knew of them as simply being legends.
- The Galactic Patrols symbol is different in its manga appearances prior to Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. In Sachie-chan Guu!!, Sachie has a birthmark on her bottom that resembles the patrols older sign.