Maximum Force Police

With their cities full of criminals, woefully underfunded jails, skyrocketing crime, and mass-murders happening in increasing numbers, it's a wonder that the Cops survive at all. In the old days of the 20th, the Police would occasionally get shot at, but these days they're lucky if a slug is the only thing they take. Often the last line of defense between the roving cyber-gangs and the helpless popultion of the inner city, the Cops are the overworked and underpaid guardians of hope.

Nevertheless, many Cops have gone bad: taking bribes, running protection rackets, outright murder. The few that resist are often hated both within the walls of the Precinct as well as on the Street. Even so, the people know a good cop when they see one--thay take care of those that they feel they can trust. Often overlooked by the media and kicked by the local goverment, it takes a rare breed to wear the badge.

State Patrol Officer


  • Authority
  • Awareness/Notice
  • Handgun
  • Human Perception
  • Athletics
  • Education
  • Brawling
  • Melee
  • Interrogation
  • Streetwise
Authority: The ability to intimidate or control others based on the Cop's position as a person of the Law. The skill represents the character's ability to call upon the Police and Government for backup whenever the character feels the need to. The higher the skill, the more influence they have to get what forces they need. This skill is applied to the character's COOL stat.

[The Perp is handcuffed to a car that's about to explode.] "These cuffs are made of tensiled steel. It would take you ten minutes to hack through them. [Hands Perp a hacksaw.] If you're quick, and if you're lucky, you can hack through your ankle in five."

"Mad" Max Rockatansky
State Patrol Officer

"Drop it, punk. I don't wanna hear your life story, and I don't care what society did to you. I just wanna see that gun hit the floor. Now. Before I give you an extra nostril... "

Sgt. Max Hammermand
3rd Precinct, DCPD

"I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

Detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan
Magnum Force Unit, SFPD

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