The Tarsonis Police Force (TPF) was the law enforcement branch of Tarsonis City, created shortly after the settlement of Tarsonis. The ruling class believed that keeping law and order was critical. The district headquarters were built from bits of the original colony ships. Most of these were replaced, but the HQ in the Gutter had never been adjusted to fit modern architecture.
By the late 25th century the TPF was an underfunded, somewhat corrupt and inefficient organization composed mainly of bruisers, defended the interests of the rich (defined as anybody who makes more money than the chief). Those few good investigators they did have were snatched up by the government or military, deemed too important for local policing. Corruption in the Gutter was especially severe with Fagin's criminal organization bribing many officers.
Police officers with any brains become detectives, and the best detectives become government agents (whether they want to or not). Detectives were based out of the northern (wealthier) precinct of Tarsonis City. Body armor and rifles were available to its members as circumstances dictated.
Detective Squad was a branch of the TPF that investigated murders and robberies. However, it was considered wildly inefficient, only investigating crimes where the victims were wealthy, and notably only solving lower class murders when it was impossible not to catch the perpetrators. Malcolm Kelerchian considered it to be the department where those investigators with a modicum of intelligence would eventually be promoted to.
Traffic Control DepartmentEdit
The Traffic Control Department was a branch that dealt with hovercar infractions on Tarsonis. They utilized surveillance sensors to monitor traffic and fine those who abused hovercar laws, something that paid for much of the salaries of the police force. In the Gutter, the Traffic Control Department had a network of cameras set up in order to extort youth into hoverbike fines and catch drunk or stoned bus drivers. They would fine aggressively when the Council threatened an audit, but then would relax once the audit had passed.
- Detective Malcolm Kelerchian (later became a wrangler of the Ghost Program)
- Detective Jack Pembleton
- Sergeant Volmer
- Officer Larry Fonseca
- Lonnie Ursitti
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