Thunder City Police Department
The Thunder City Police Department (TCPD) manages law and order in Thunder City. It’s led by Chief Daniel Irons, as it has been for the past eight years. The department’s reputation, for the most part, is mixed. While no police force on Earth lacks critics, it’s generally taken as a given by many of the residents that internal corruption is rife. Syndicate bribes, blackmail, and influence no doubt permeates the organization. This is generally taken as the reason for the department’s relative inactivity against organized crime in Thunder City.
The truth, where the syndicates are concerned, is more complex. Directly confronting them is often a vain and even fatal effort. Violent altercations are virtually guaranteed to end in considerable loss of life for the department, and the syndicates are careful not to be the initiators of physical hostilities. When criminal activity takes place that is suspected to involve Neosapiens, it is usually seen as the most productive approach to simply try to keep civilians out of the line of fire. While acts of overt murder and other mayhem do garner a crackdown, more subtle infringements of the law are frequently overlooked to avoid provoking an outright street war. It’s much more common to see mortal subordinates arrested – but sometimes even this ends poorly, as favored members may be protected by the syndicates’ powerful legal resources, networks of blackmail and bribery, and, if need be, outright supernatural powers. As dangerous as they can be on the battlefield, a Neosapien attorney can be just as great a terror in the courtroom.