Official Miscellany

A Typical Day at ACRU…


Character Ideas

Sworn Positions

  • An officer trying to push for dedication to cold cases.
  • Crisis Negotiators.
  • Officers who prefer one Captain over the other (Shea is too lenient when it comes to weepy stories! Ramsay doesn't have an ability so he can never understand!).
  • A patrolman not in ACRU who has agreed to respond to possible ability related calls.
  • Someone who did not want to be a policeman before, but has chosen this route due to current circumstances.
  • Someone hell-bent on getting ACRU equipment that can stand up to the kinds of suspects it faces.
  • Someone who joined ACRU to follow their partner, but does not have an ability of their own, or who would not have joined on their own.

Civilian/Other Positions

  • A therapist who works specially with AP officers.
  • Crisis Negotiators.
  • Criminal informants, whether out of the goodness of their heart or to try and work off a lesser sentence.
  • Lawyers who specialize in powered cases and are looking to help influence the upcoming shape of the law regarding these cases.
  • Reporters who like that ACRU cases get a lot of heated attention right now, who may want to help or hurt the unit's image.
  • Phone operators.
  • Crisis counselors (these people help counsel victims, arrange for them to get money for expenses/funerals, as well as prep them for court and offer support in all aspects of recovery)
  • Coroner (can be civilian/elected position) or Medical Examiner (has to have degree).

(Characters that are on the other side of the law should be passed by Chris, and, if truly irredeemable or dangerous, will be temporary roles.)

Things To Keep In Mind

  • Most cops go into the Academy 20s/mid-20s, maybe 30s.
  • It takes years to go from patrol to a detective desk, if you make it.
  • Interrogations don't actually involve smacking a suspect around. They involve talking. A lot of talking. Hours of talking. (and shifting your chair subtly closer)
  • The police station's clocks show both regular and military time.
  • The police force uses phonetic alphabet to spell when on the radio. West Coast uses names.
  • There is no such thing as breaking & entering.
  • When entering a crime scene, detectives will determine the most likely route the suspect took and then step anywhere else.
  • Time of death cannot be predicted reliably. If someone tries, it will never be less within a 12 hour minimum.
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