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THE IMPERIAL CONSTABULARY

“One God, One Law, One Country.” - The Maxim of St. Peter of Kaedrin

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I. HISTORY

After the ascension of Peter III to the Imperial Throne in the eighteenth century, the bureaucrats of the Holy Orenian Empire soon realized the need of creating a government department separate from the War Office to carry out the prosecution of the individuals before the Imperial Courts. That new department of government received the name of the Ministry of Justice and the person in charge of that Office was called the Solicitor-General. 

 

As soon as Joseph Adler became the 3rd Solicitor-General of Oren, it was clear to him that the Ministry of Justice urgently required a modernization in order to be adapted to the needs of the time. For that purpose, he created the Imperial Constabulary, a type of organization for the Ministry of Justice composed of several ranks and roles to properly perform the policing, investigatory and prosecution duties that any agent of the law should carry out in order to end up prosecuting an individual before the Imperial Courts.

 

The Imperial Constabulary soon became a popular institution in Our Country. Constables, Solicitors and Sheriffs constituted the bulk of the organization, which became the most common place where the Orenian people could join it in order to learn about the imperial law and, basically, to start a career in law. From this golden age of the Constabulary, it is fundamental to remember the participation of the Constabulary in The Battle of Boomhill of 1764. In such battle, the Agents of the Constabulary known as The Skirmishers used trebuchets and artillery to successfully break into the rebel’s enemy camp and shoot at the rebels with their crossbows from a distance, under the orders of the Imperial General Alren De Nurem.

 

However, after the 4th Solicitor-General of Oren, Farooq Gray, stepped down from his Office, the Constabulary entered a period of inactivity, before being officially dissolved later on by the 7th Solicitor-General of Oren, Sir Basileios B. Baelius. 

 

After half a century from the dissolution of the Constabulary, the 11th Solicitor-General of Oren, Sir Charles Galbraith, has recently reformed the Imperial Constabulary in order to bring it back to the golden days of Sir Joseph Adler’s tenure.

 

II. THE IMPERIAL CONSTABULARY

 

THE CONSTABULARY 

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A Constable Patrolling In The Imperial City Of Providence, 1814

By Sir Henry Penton

 

The Imperial Constabulary is the arm of the Ministry of Justice. Tasked with the enforcement of the law, the Constabulary reaches into policing, investigative affairs, prosecution, and even offering up public defenders when necessary. The Constabulary respects the independence of the Imperial Judiciary and does not directly work into their affairs, only presenting cases before them through their Solicitors.

 

 THE SKIRMISHERS

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The Skirmishers In The Battle of Boomhill, 1764

By Sir Joseph Adler, The 3rd Solicitor-General

 

During Wartime or States of Emergency, all Agents of the Imperial Constabulary are called to arms to fight for the Imperial Crown and defend their Country on the battlefield as artillery and infantry auxiliary units known as The Skirmishers.

 

While preserving the chain of the command of the Imperial Constabulary, The Skirmishers remain subservient to the High Command of the Imperial State Army on the battlefield, obeying all their orders and instructions in battle.

 

HEADQUARTERS

The Constabulary maintains a major office in the Imperial City of Providence, located in the main square of the capital city, right next to the entrance of the city. Any citizen is welcome to enter the Headquarters to report a crime or to apply to join the Constabulary. Upon their acceptance in the Constabulary, new agents shall take the oath and receive a uniform, a bunk, a badge, and some other basic gear and weaponry to properly carry out their duties.

 

 TRAINING

Constabulary agents are required to undergo an immense amount of training. Training may often depend on the expected assignment of the individual, but all are expected to undergo basic instruction in combat, law, politics, and investigation. The Inspector-General often oversees and develops Constabulary training as he sees fit.

 

SALARIES

The Agents of the Constabulary are properly economically compensated for their job. In addition to yearly salaries, officials often receive bonuses and commissions for high-quality work, solved cases and other projects completed.

 

III. RANKS AND DUTIES

 

III.I. THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (MOJ)

 

HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY’S SOLICITOR-GENERAL 

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 The 11th Solicitor-General of Oren

Sir Charles Galbraith KM

apt. 4th of Godfrey’s Triumph, 1811

@sergisala

 

The Solicitor-General heads the Ministry of Justice, holding sole executive power of its staffing and operation. He sets the policies which the Ministry shall thereafter follow, and organizes greater departmental initiatives, which may include providing direction for the lesser permanent offices beneath his charge. He manages the Empire’s policing, holding the maximum ordinary command of the Imperial Constabulary and supervising its operations, as the Crown's chief prosecutor and as the government's chief lawyer. 

 

Every duty of the Solicitor-General is outlined within the Lex Lotharingium of the Orenian Revised Code (CH 601.04 ORC). The Solicitor-General is appointed by the prerogative of the Archchancellor on behalf of the Crown, with confirmation by the House of Commons.

 

Hereafter are the men who have served diligently as Solicitor-Generals:

The 1st Solicitor-General, Bohemond de Leumont (1732-1739).

The 2nd Solicitor-General, Veikko Harjalainen (1739-1745).

The 3rd Solicitor-General, Sir Joseph Adler (1745-1770).

The 4th Solicitor-General, Farooq B. Gray (1770-1775).

The 5th Solicitor-General, Darius Basrid (1775-1781).

The 6th Solicitor-General, Tirilan Sentinel (1781-1786).

The 7th Solicitor-General, Sir Basileios B. Baelius (1786-1796).

The 8th Solicitor-General, Henrik Larson (1796-1800).

The 9th Solicitor-General, Ophelia van Wick (1800-1807).

The 10th Solicitor-General, William T. Aubert (1807-1811).

The 11th Solicitor-General, Sir Charles Galbraith (1811-Present).

 

THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL

The Inspector-General serves as the Solicitor-General’s chief lieutenant. He is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Ministry of Justice and its Constabulary. He is delegated all the responsibilities of the Solicitor-General himself, and serves at his pleasure. 

 

In the case of incapacitation or resignation of the Solicitor-General, the Inspector-General shall assume headship of the entire Ministry of Justice, holding interim power until the Council of State should appoint a new Solicitor-General and the House of Commons confirm him.

 

The Inspector-General is unilaterally appointed by the Solicitor-General, at his discretion.

 

The current Inspector-General is: John Napier @Hanrahan

 

III.II. THE IMPERIAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (IBI)

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IBI Agents Discussing An Ongoing Criminal Investigation, 1812

By Arlo Cooper, former IBI Director

 

The Imperial Bureau of Investigation is one of the two agencies that form the Imperial Constabulary.

 

The IBI consists of the Policing Branch and the Investigative Branch, which acts under the coordination, supervision and direction of a Director, who holds the ordinary command of the agency and the supervision of its operations.

 

THE IBI DIRECTOR

The Director of the Imperial Bureau of Investigation, also known as the IBI Director, serves as the head of the Imperial Bureau of Investigation. As such, he decides all the promotions and demotions within his agency. He is charged with the coordination between its two branches and with the supervision, direction and ordinary command of its investigations and operations. He is also expected to frequently maintain talks with the Attorney-General for proper cooperation between the two main agencies of the Constabulary.

 

The IBI Director is unilaterally appointed by the Solicitor-General, at his discretion.

 

The current IBI Director is: Garret Darkwood @bugbytes21

 

III.II.I THE POLICING BRANCH (PB)

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Constables Preparing An Operation Against The M.R.A., 1813

By John Napier, Inspector-General

 

Law-man: Newly oathed men to Justice. Law-men shall act as agents of the law as their day to day work. They shall patrol the Imperial Streets, and provide assistance to the local garrison as needed. They are expected to attend the training organized by the officer ranks in order to learn the basics of their duties and be promoted to Constables. These men do not have the authority to detain or place citizens under arrest and to issue fines. 

 

Constable: A consistently reliable agent of the law. Constables shall continue their previous duties. Additionally, they shall serve as general aid to the community, helping those in need with tasks some may consider mundane (“Excuse me madam, do you need help with anything today?”) to let the populous feel comfortable around agents of the law. Constables and higher have the authority to detain or place citizens under arrest and to issue fines.

 

Sergeant: A veteran agent of the law. Sergeants are role models for the non-officers agents who have proven time and time again that they are able to fulfill the duties of a Constable. They are expected to frequently hold training and lead patrols for the agents of the Constabulary.

 

Inspector: Inspectors are Officers who have chosen to pursue a role in leadership. Inspectors shall ensure that non-officer agents are consistently trained and challenged in their positions, to keep them at highest performance possible. 

 

Commissioner: Commissioners are Officers who oversee the organization and upkeep of the Constabulary. They shall handle much of the day to day running of police actions including report collecting and monitoring of behavior. 

 

Chief Commissioner: The Chief Commissioner is an Officer who heads the Policing Branch and acts as the leader of its daily operations. As such, he proposes the promotions or the demotions within his branch to the IBI Director. His focus is to ensure that the Constabulary is running smoothly by commanding the members of the police force. He works closely with the Commissioners in making sure relevant information is translated to the Investigative Branch on cases discovered.

 

The Chief Commissioner is unilaterally appointed by the IBI Director, at his discretion.

 

The current Chief Commissioner is: James Madron @oryP

 

III.II.II THE INVESTIGATIVE BRANCH (IB)

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Detectives Investigating The Appearance Of Nordling Propaganda, 1818

By Unc, former Chief Detective

 

Investigator: Investigators’ primary focus is to work with detectives to learn the art of investigation, and to hone their own skill. They are expected to attend the training organized by the officer ranks in order to learn the basics of their duties and be promoted to Detective. They shall never work on a case alone, and they shall always be the understudies of Detectives. 

 

Detective: Detectives shall piece together crimes, both at the scene and behind a desk. They are involved in interrogations, mystery solving, property searches, and executing warrants. Always assigned cases, meaning it is unusual for the average detective to lead cases without a Supervising Detective in charge.

 

Supervising Detective: Senior and experienced detectives with an impressive track record of cases. Always leading the majority of cases, as well as being responsible for assigning detectives to cases as well. Supervising Detectives are Officers who make sure that detectives and investigators are making progress in their cases, along with overseeing the branch’s administrative and bureaucratic work.

 

Chief Detective: The Chief Detective is an Officer who works as the day to day operator of the investigative branch, directly managing the branch and its criminal investigations. As such, he proposes the promotions or the demotions within his branch to the IBI Director. He is considered the most experienced detective and is often leading the major cases with selected help. He assigns cases, puts evidence books together, and ensures all investigators are performing to their best ability.

 

The Chief Detective is unilaterally appointed by the IBI Director, at his discretion.

 

The current Chief Detective is: Anton d'Amato-Orlov @RaindropsKeepFalling

 

III.III THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (CPS)

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Solicitors Of The Crown Prosecution Service During A Recess, 1815

By Farooq Gray, The 4th Solicitor-General

 

The Crown Prosecution Service is one of the two agencies that form the Imperial Constabulary. The CPS consists of Solicitors who prosecute individuals before the Imperial Courts on behalf of the Crown after receiving proper evidence from the IBI. 

 

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

The Attorney-General is the chief prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice and the head of the Crown Prosecution Service. As such, he decides the promotions or demotions within his agency. He is charged with the task of upholding the Solicitor-General’s will while carrying out the ordinary representation of the Crown before the Imperial Courts. For that purpose, he assigns cases to Solicitors and ensures that they receive proper evidence from the Imperial Bureau of Investigation before filing their suits. 

 

The Attorney-General is unilaterally appointed by the Solicitor-General, at his discretion.

 

The current Attorney-General is: George Hartcold  @KaiserJacobII

 

Law-Clerk: Newly oathed men to Justice. Law-Clerks act as assistants to attorneys of the law known as Solicitors. They shall help their Solicitors and write briefs, summons or subpoenas, and learn how to formulate arguments, and do any other duties that their superiors deem necessary. They are expected to attend the training and the mock trials that the officer ranks organize in order to learn the basics of their duties and be promoted to Solicitor. They are expected to act as co-counsel of the Prosecution during trials, as assistants to their Solicitors. These men have no authority to act as representation for the Crown or as public defenders on their own. 

 

Solicitor: Solicitors are tasked to represent the Crown Crown before the Imperial Courts. They are consistent in their desk-work, research, and formulating arguments. They have an understanding of the law and the theory of applying it. They work with the IBI Agents to receive evidence on cases they are working on. Solicitors and higher have the authority to act as representation for the Crown and as public defenders on their own.

 

Supervising Solicitor: Veteran practitioners of the law. Apart from carrying out the same responsibilities as the Solicitors, Supervising Solicitors have chosen to pursue proper leadership. As such, they are role models for other Solicitors and may often advise them in their work, assigning them cases and ensuring that CPS Agents are consistently taught and tested in legal practice, whether through general questions, classes, or mock trials.

 

Deputy Attorney-General: The Deputy Attorney-General ensures that all the CPS Agents are performing to the best of their abilities, upholding the Attorney-General's will, and assumes many of the same responsibilities of the Supervising Solicitors. He is also in charge of case assignment and ensuring that deadlines are being met.

 

The Deputy Attorney-General is unilaterally appointed by the Attorney-General, at his discretion.

 

The current Deputy Attorney-General is: Aimee Halcourt @EmiliainWonderland

 

IV. THE LAWMAN’S OATH

 

After being accepted into the Constabulary, all new Agents are expected to orally recite the following Oath before an Officer, raising their right hand and keeping their left hand on a copy of the Holy Scrolls, in order to officially become Agents of the Law:

 

“I do solemnly swear by the Holy Scrolls that I will ceaselessly uphold the laws, order, and peace of the Emperor. I do solemnly declare that I will faithfully and loyally carry out the responsibilities of the Ministry of Justice and its Constabulary. I do solemnly affirm that should I act with infidelity unto my Emperor or Ministry, or otherwise disgrace my uniform, then may God have mercy upon my soul. So help me God.”

 

-The Lawman’s Oath

 

V. THE CHAIN OF COMMAND

 

THE CHAIN OF COMMAND OF THE IMPERIAL CONSTABULARY

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*The Vice-Chancellor, the Archchancellor and the Holy Orenian Emperor are above the Solicitor-General in the chain of command. 

 

All Agents are expected to strictly adhere to the Chain of Command described in this visual hierarchy, ensuring proper coordination and cooperation between the different branches and agencies of the Constabulary. 

 

In spite of the existence of a chain of command, all Agents are expected to cooperate with each other, especially if they are part of different branches or agencies (e.g.: a Solicitor may help a Detective with an ongoing criminal investigation, and vice versa).

 

VI. THE COMMITTEE OF MUNICIPAL SHERIFFS

 

THE COMMITTEE OF SHERIFFS  

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Sheriffs Discussing Local Criminal Investigations In The Committee, 1818

By Olivier Halcourt, The Baron of Artois

 

As the Crown’s chief prosecutor, the Solicitor-General serves ex officio as honorary Sheriff-General. As such he presides over the meetings of a committee known as the Committee of Municipal Sheriffs, composed of the Sheriffs and City Solicitors of each of the Municipalities of the Empire, who are elected in accordance with their Imperial Charters. He supervises the criminal investigations and the prosecution carried out by these municipal authorities, who remain subservient to him and, as such, are obliged to obey his orders and instructions and cooperate with his Agents in accordance with the imperial law.

 

 VII. JOINING THE IMPERIAL CONSTABULARY

 

HOW TO JOIN 

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Headquarters of the Imperial Constabulary, Ministry of Justice

 

The Imperial Constabulary is always seeking eager applicants to staff its offices. The law of the Holy Orenian Empire is expansive, and thus requires willing agents to enforce it and ensure its compliance with our constitution. The Constabulary shall train and educate all those who seek employment and desire to become our agents.

 

The Solicitor-General requests all applicants to fill out the following form and dispatch it to the Headquarters of the Imperial Constabulary, in the Imperial City of Providence, addressed to the Inspector-General:

 

POSITION:

FULL NAME:

AGE:

RACE:

((MC NAME:))

((DISCORD:))

 

In addition, applicants are free to visit the Headquarters of the Imperial Constabulary in the Imperial City of Providence, where they shall be attended by a receptionist who shall aid them in the submission of their application. Alternatively, applicants can simply send a bird to the Inspector-General or to the Solicitor-General and they shall be contacted back ((Hanrahan#4886 | Sergi#5457)).

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