Law Enforcement and Judiciary System of Britannia Eire
In Britannia Eire it is the Ministry of Homeland Security and Justice that controls the Britannia Eire Police Force (BEPF), the Britannia Eire Coast Guard (BECG) and the Judiciary Courts System.
Britannia Eire Police Force
The Britannia Eire Police Force (BEPF) is responsible for law enforcement throughout the Kingdom of Britannia Eire. It has many branches to cover all aspects of law enforcement to the best of its ability.
Units and Branches
The Britannia Eire Police Force is divided up into several branches. Each has it's own specialisation that any police officer may call upon when the need arises.
Operations Command Centre
All Police emergency telephone calls are received at the Police Force Operations Command Centre. From here the staff can then coordinate the operation; including which units to deploy. The Operations Command Centre is located within Britannia Eire's largest city, York. This is where the head of the police force organises all events and operations.
Air Support Unit
Based in several civilian and military airports, the Air Support Unit is tasked with traffic control, ground support, search and rescue, high-speed car pursuits, observation, air patrol and riot control. They can also be used to transport officers from other units (such as Firearms Command) into areas for a "Shock and Awe" tactical manoeuvre.
All police helicopters are painted in a black and yellow colour scheme in order to make them highly visible from all directions. Sometimes they perform manoeuvres at airshows for public entertainment. Many of the helicopters are Eurocopters of the EC135T variant. There are currently 45 helicopters in service with the Police Force.
Canine Support Unit
The Canine Support Unit can offer its services which include; Tracking and Locating (of Bombs, Narcotics, Criminals and any other evidence). They are often called upon when a criminal has gone into hiding and cannot be found. The sensitive noses of the dogs can pick up the scents of the criminal, and then locate them.
Marine Policing Unit
Based on all major rivers, lakes, estuaries, ports and harbours, the MPU is responsible for ensuring the safety of water users, enforcing laws relating to water traffic, preventing crime on vessels, banks and shores, providing search and rescue services (as an initial response unit before more specialized units arrive), allowing the police to reach locations not easily accessible from land and diving search operations.
Vehicle Traffic Policing Unit
The VTPU are responsible for cracking down on crimes such as; Antisocial and criminal use of vehicles on the roads, Drink and Drug driving, Speeding, Uninsured and unlicensed vehicles, Un-roadworthy and dangerous vehicles. They specialise in vehicle pursuits and have been trained in High speed driving and manoeuvres and criminal halting manoeuvres (PIT manoeuvres, Vehicle Boxing techniques, Use of spike strips to deflate tyres. Cars like the Mitsubishi Evolution X are often used because of their great handling, speed and acceleration.
Airport Policing Unit
Counter-Terrorism and Law enforcement at airports is the main obligations of the Airport Policing Unit. To help them carry out this role many airports have screening devices to see what items people have on them. The unit is also allowed access to the CCTV systems installed at airports around Britannia Eire. Officers from the unit are regularly armed with firearms (mainly the SA80A3 for commonality with the military.
Public Disorder Support Unit
When there is public disorder (such as hooliganism, or protests which are turning violent) the Public Disorder Support Unit is called upon to quell the violence and detain people using violent tactics. they are well known for their sometimes violent riot control tactics. As such many riots settle down as soon as they appear. There have been 8 counts of foreign governments employing the Public Disorder Support Unit to control riots, raising the question of whether the unit is indeed for national interests.They undergo specialist training, often practise with military units. Very often officers from the unit are seen training foreign police forces and military's in riot control and public order.
Their equipment and tactics are state-of-the-art. An officer from the unit is usually equipped with; Shin Guards, shoulder and arm guards, helmets with neck guards, an ASP 21" expandable baton, polycarbonate rectangular curved riot shield, weighted knuckle gloves, gas masks, fireproof coveralls and communications earpieces and microphones. The standard tactics are to make a shield wall, and advance on rioters by occasionally striking them with batons. The PDSU has mounted officers and attack dogs aswell, that are often combined into the riot control. Other tactics include firing tear-gas into rioters to disperse the crowds and calling in Fire Engines to use as water cannons.
Firearms Command Unit
The Firearms command unit responds to any emergency where the criminal either has a firearm themselves, or is a very immediate high priority threat posing great danger. The firearms command unit utilises covertly armoured police vehicles to aid them in their operations where they may have to use the vehicle as cover. The unit has access to many different firearms, but they mainly employ the SA80A3, that is in service with the military. Officers in the Firearms Command Unit have had extensive training with all kinds of weaponry.
Close Protection Unit
The unit's main purpose is to provide specialist protection for diplomatic residencies in London, such as embassies, high commissions and consular sections. The group also provides protection and support to members of the Diplomatic Community, as well as members of Her Majesty's Government.Depending on the threat governs whether or not they are armed with firearms and other weaponry.
National Security Service
The National Security Service is Britannia Eire's counter-intelligence and security agency. Its remit includes the protection of parliamentary democracy and economic interests, counter-terrorism and counter-espionage within the UK. Although mainly concerned with internal security, it does have an overseas role in support of its mission.
Police Officer Ranks
Student Officers recieve their commission numbers after training, and are immediatly promoted to Police Constable. They are then required to wear these on their rank slide.Sergeants must also wear their commission numbers.
The Britannia Eire Coast Guard (BECG) is tasked with homeland security, therefore it has to carry out; Narcotics interdiction operations, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration interdiction operations, maintain defensive readiness, law enforcement and general coastal security. Other missions also include: search and rescue, disaster relief, environmental protection, maintaining navigational aids and marine salvage.
During wartime the Coast Guard may come under the control of naval command, and then the coast guard may have to actively support combat operations.
All vessels of the Coast Guard have pennant numbers for ease of identification when travelling with ships of the Naval Services. They are prefixed with Her Majesty's Coast Guard Cutter.
12 Oaxaca Class Patrol Vessels (each also carries 2 Defender Class Response Boat - Small and 1 Eurocopter AS565 MB Panther)
168 Defender Class Rapid Response Boat - Small (Name is also Pennant Number)
- HMCG Boat 239
- Through to;
- HMCG Boat 407
141 Tamar Class All-Weather Lifeboat (Name is also Pennant Number, Prefixed with Her Majesty's Life Boat)
- HMLB 408
- Through to;
- HMLB 548
Aircraft are used within the coast guard in order to support boarding operations, for surveillance purposes and for search and rescue. Each helicopter is fitted with rescue/cargo winches, and firearms in order to help subdue criminals. The Hercules aircraft are mainly for maritime patrol, and for providing support for rescue operations (by dropping liferafts, refuelling helicopters and searching). In service with the Coast Guard there are:
48 Eurocopter AS565 MB Panther Helicopter
15 Lockheed Martin HC-130J-30 Super Hercules Fixed Wing Aircraft
The Coast guard shares the same ranking system as the Royal Navy