Team Structure

Strategic Response Unit


The SRU (or SWAT) method was the birth of the ACRU: a much more emergency-minded first-response system with any investigation taking place either after the target was put down or only for 'domestic dispute' and other civil cases. Since then, it has become a unit of its own within the ACRU's structure — very recently adapting a more rigid rank system in order to better display its growth from an experiment to a fully staffed (almost) ability-responding machine.

SWAT responds to those cases that have evolved past a normal investigator's capacity and require decisive, and possibly aggressive, action. Due to this nature, SWAT reserves the right to deny assistance on any call if they believe it is not within their field, or can be handled by other means. (Though it's notable that, before Captain Shea's removal from SWAT's communication chain, pretty much everything was responded to without exception.)

Lieutenant: _
Team Leader: __
Eagle Team:

Although they are a "team", each SWAT member has a specialty or specific action they are most known for — even something as simple as "going first" or "searching the attic" because someone is smaller, quieter, or faster than others.

Investigative Teams

Headed by Captain Shea, ACRU has recently begun to branch into actual investigative teams, attempting to get a step up on cases that appear to be ability related before it has to come to SWAT action. Due to limited personnel, there aren't always the strict partners of other bureaus but there is definite thought put into who is out in the field with whom.

Lieutenant: _
Team 1:
Team 2:
Lieutenant: _
Team 3:
Team 4:


The rank system of a regular police or sheriff's department runs down basically like this:

Chief or Sheriff - four stars
Assistant Chief or Undersheriff - three stars
Major or Bureau Chief - two stars
Captain - two bars
Lieutenant - one bar
Sergeant - three stripes
Detective - two stripes
Officer or Deputy Sheriff - "slick sleeve"

The ACRU captains, together, sit between a Captain rank and a Bureau Chief, while they also report directly to the BHPD Assistant Chief.

Sergeants and up are not investigative positions, though sometimes ACRU bends this rule due to staffing limitations.

Other Resources

Like its non-power specific peers, the ACRU makes use of other resources, such as other law enforcement agencies as well as independent contractors and criminal informants. In fact, due to its youth and often estrangement from official channels, ACRU comes to depend even more on its less savory connections while the laws and the lines between what's right and wrong are still blurred and debated.

It's to ACRU's detriment that their street informants often cannot testify in court, as they are not registered and refuse to go get it done.

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