TEAM / DIVISIONS
The Command Division includes a co-leadership between the judicial side (judge) and the enforcement side (law enforcement) side. Both co-leaders work on resolutions, command-level decisions and legal interpretations of the United States and International laws, as well as those relating to independent state, and in some cases, religious legal involvements. These leaders (and their Command Division Administrative Staff) hold all applicable licenses, certifications and authorizations to operate and function within the confines of their respective judicial and law enforcement groups. They both currently answer to the United States Supreme Court and the Department of Homeland Security.
Law Enforcement Division
The Peacekeepers' Law Enforcement Division, also known as the Peacekeeper Police Division (PPD), was created to properly engage any tech-enhanced, metahuman or enhanced being breaking the law when the nation's police forces, including SWAT, Homeland Security and the US Marshal's office, can't.
The PPD is under the leadership of Skywatch, a brilliant tactical leader with years of military and police training. The PPD continues to this day to train and work together to perform as a well-oiled machine. Teamwork is their focus, along with training in all forms of strategic and tactical maneuvers and arrest methods.
Once a call comes in, the PPD assesses the data about their objective(s), coordinates with the Investigations and Support divisions, performs a formal brief to the Command Division and then, depending on their assignments for the call, they teleport to the location using their Quantum Teleport technology.
Once on the site, by federal law, the PPD has automatic jurisdiction over the scene and any responding agencies (with the exception of anything internationally related, i.e., Interpol, Scotland Yard, the UN Security forces, etc.). Once briefed and a plan of action is coordinated with the other responding agencies, the PPD goes to work and takes down the villains/criminals/organizations while following US laws and federal and state regulations. Any normal captured criminals, villains and/or illegal organization personnel are transferred and processed through normal local legal requirements, however, should the perpetrator(s) be considered 'super-powered' or 'technologically enhanced', incarceration and processing are performed by the PPD themselves.
For the most part, over 95% of the Law Enforcement Division arrests have met with an excellent operation record, however, with recent bureaucratic oversight, restrictions and policies, their efficiency has been greatly compromised. As such, Skywatch has discovered that sometimes protocol isn't the way to go, but instead direct action. This has lead to friction with federal and local police agencies and as of this date, has placed responding agencies in a quandary over leadership and actions.
The Peacekeepers' Investigations Division (acronym: "PID") comprises of a handful of certified doctors, detectives and crime scene investigators with years of experience in crime scene medical examinations, investigation, psychological profiling, criminology, weapons and munitions testing, as well as being versed in local, state, federal and international law.
Led by Night Jack, the PID utilizes the state-of-the-art means for investigating crimes and solving murders and criminal actions. Most of the time they are either out in the field investigating or in the labs working the evidence. At times, the PID works side by side with the Peacekeepers' own Law Enforcement (Police) Division. All PID personnel are highly trained and capable of utilizing and operating any Peacekeeper weapons and transportation vehicles/teleporters as part of their job requirements.
With an impressive 85% crime solution record, the PID is considered one of the finest detective agencies in the United States. Even with diminished access to equipment, resources and lab materials, the PID always find a way to solve the case.
The Peacekeepers' Support Division comprises of a handful of energetic engineers and experts. Led by the man only known by his codenamed as "Centerfire", this division has not only found a way to kit-bash random equipment into superior performing vehicles and technological marvels, but have devised new weapons and means of transportation never found anywhere else in the world.
For the Arms and Munitions section of the Support Division, "Centerfire" not only procures and maintains the Peacekeepers' weapons and ammunition, he also builds any weapons, ammunition and/or cartridges from scratch. With his prior knowledge of being an arms dealer, coupled with his skills in weapons manufacturing, Centerfire has created an arsenal of modern day and futuristic weapons, most notably, Major Order's energy pistols. The Support Division even holds patents on over four dozen types of weapons and ammunition styles/makes. With these patents, the Peacekeepers have infused more cash into their coffers by authorizing paid patent releases to federal and state agencies to use his designs for themselves.
In regards to transportation and mobility, the man behind that plan is enigmatic "Travelmaster". He is a quantum physics and engineering genius that has not only created and upgraded most of the Peacekeepers transportation vehicles (Humvees, motorcycles, skycraft, assault drones, etc.), but has also devised the nation's first quantum teleportation system.
The Engineering section of the Support Division is led by a robot with limited Artificial Intelligence (AI) called "D.A.R.C.I.E". She, along with her build-bots, can mass produced anything set before the, so long as the engineering and science is sound.
Although they spend more time building things than being out in the field, the Support Division leaders are all trained and certified in hand-to-hand combat, certified in all weapons, and are certified police officers at state and federal levels.
A few years ago, after the finalization of the World Super-powered Registration Act (WSRA) went into effect, hundreds of super-powered people came out of hiding and registered with some of those 'coming out' for the first time in very influential positions and postings in U.S. state and federal government jobs. All those that registered under the WSR Law were immediately removed, quarantined and debriefed by federal and state authorities. This created a huge legal, security and moral issue, being that these super-powered people were not only hiding amongst normal humans, but that they'd used their powers in the performance of their jobs; predominantly, they'd used their powers for the good of the nation and their divisions, however, dozens more had used their abilities to secretly rise in rank, position and gain access to locations and information they'd normally never have access to. This required all of the newly discovered super-powered employees in federal positions like the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Marshall and dozens of other state and town police departments to be 'separated' from the their jobs in the normal human workforce for fear of human reprisal and animosity. Of those that were 'separated', many of them simply took a healthy one-time 'retirement package' payment from the federal and state governments. Others, however, still wanted to serve and do their duties, but again, couldn't under the WSR.
Thus, the "Peacekeeper" Plan was formulated.
The Peacekeeper Plan was an idea devised by the WSR Committee Chairman, Senator Felch that would keep super-powered people and beings still operating in the service of the state and nation under the WSR, yet have their own rank and file system, allowing themselves to be tasked and applied to roles and positions based on their powers and skills rather than being ostracized for them. The initial plan was authorized under Federal Law C14-147, with a provision that after the first five years of operations, in voted on and agreed by congress and the President of the United States, the program would be allowed to extend into additional branch regional locations. For the initial program chain of command, Senator Felch argued to he be the one to oversee the operations and control of the Peacekeeper Plan, however, an upstart Senator from Oklahoma rallied a vote suppressing Felch's bid and instead gave authority of the plan over to the head of the US Justice Department. Strangely enough, after the Oklahoma Senator's filibuster-led vote was counted, the Senator mysteriously died in the Capitol building's restroom of an apparent heart attack. Although Felch demanded a re-vote on the issue the following day of the Oklahoma Senator's death, a majority of congress remained with the US Justice Department's overseeing of the plan. Today, Senator Felch has since been on a tirade across the nation's TV and social media networks condoning the very Peacekeeper Plan he'd created and wrote to law.
As for the Peacekeepers Plan, one 'test' unit was to be used for the 5 year run-in and analysis period. Initially, the Peacekeepers were to be located in a high-tech, state-of-the-art Atlanta, Georgia facility, but through political maneuvering, Senator Felch instead had their location moved to an decaying abandoned nuclear missile silo site (Launch Facility Delta-09) 15 miles outside of Kadoka "Badlands", South Dakota that had been, up to recently, part of the Minuteman Missile National Historical Site. The Peacekeepers, once formed, were told to supply their own 'transportation' to the facility and refurbish it with a paltry $100,000 dollars per year program stipend (initial committee deliberations identified it would have actually required over $100 million per year to support the Peacekeeper Plan, but again, Senator Felch fought and won against the plan's initial funding once the plan was placed under the US Justice Department).
With nothing but 1950s inert technology and decaying facilities, the new Peacekeepers soon found their own legal ways to amass the equipment and resources they needed to create their own jury-rigged headquarters that they now called "The Hole". One of the most notable tech achievements by the Peacekeepers was the creation and utilization by one of the Peacekeepers' own "Travelmaster" of a teleportation portal system built in their own underground facility that allowed them to travel to anywhere in the world through 'quantum portals'. Using the Quantum Portals, they could walk, fly or drive with the portals in their base and out into a programmed location or site and vice-versa back to their base (with either operator controls to open the portals or pre-programmed portal access times and locations). Although Senator Felch and other corporations wanted this technology, Travelmaster created a secretive patent for it, preventing anyone from every trying to rebuild Travelmaster's own creation without him.
Within a year of their first official day on the job, they'd intervened and jailed over 150 drug dealers, 200 human trafficking bosses and thugs, stopped and jailed over 60 super-powered villains and solved 30 cold case murders. In their first congressional review, they were given an "A+" for their fiscal and functional worth. Of course, this did not sit well with Senator Felch who immediately demanded the dissolution of the plan and the group due to 'security' concerns, specifically in regards to the quantum portals. Instead, Congress decided to have the Peacekeepers 'log, record, report and receive only federal authorization' for every single action they performed thereafter. Needless to say, by their 2nd year's review, their arrests and cold case closings were nearly halved. The Peacekeepers were mired in political red tape, long periods of waiting for federal and state authorizations to perform any arrests or investigations, and once again, their budget was cut in half ($50,000 per year), which didn't even begin to cover their salaries.
When word got about about how the Peacekeepers were being treated, a small group of head-strong representatives from various federal and state organizations decided to join the Peacekeepers and do an 'independent review', utilizing public media and news agencies. The public furor over how the Peacekeepers were being treated created a viral media storm that literally caused congress to not only unseat Senator Felch from the committee, but also reapportion an additional one-time budget infusion of $100 million into the program for salaries and base expenses, along with a formal apology from the President of the United States. Senator Felch, to this day, continues to combat the Peacekeeper Act. Word is, he's also planning to run for President of the United States as well...
Today, the Peacekeepers have an incredible array of weapons, vehicles and equipment, as well as a mix of not only super-powered and alien personnel, but normal human personnel who personally volunteered to join the team as well. The 'plan' has another 3 years to go before the official final congressional review. What can happen during that time?
Will Senator Felch continue to fight against the plan even if it affects his political aspirations?
Will the Peacekeepers be able to continue their duties while still located in the remote areas of "The Badlands" in South Dakota?
Will the enemies of the Peacekeepers destroy them before they even get to the final congressional review?
Oh, and only several weeks ago, a mysterious benefactor has provided a new state-of-the-art headquarters for the Peacekeepers in St, Louis, Missouri. Senator Felch is of course commencing hearings on Capitol Hill about how the Peacekeepers 'appropriated' this building and property.
KADOKA BADLANDS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Minuteman Missile National Historical Site AKA "The Hole"
Used until only several weeks ago. Still used to house equipment, storage and 'emergency' equipment.
SECOND (CURRENT) BASE
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Just moved in only several weeks ago. Still has the 'new, not destroyed' headquarters smell in it.
CoHverse: Originally named the "Peacekeepers of Paragon". This was a SG (with an incredibly large base) on the Justice Server that was kindly transferred to my character the 'Rhode Island Trooper', who took leadership of the SG on 27 Feb 2010.
Major Peacekeeper (now Major Order) became the new SG Leader on 8 May 2010.