Imperial Special Police Directorate
The ISPD was founded shortly after Emperor Mezzenborne took office. It is officially a directorate within the Imperial Police but its common knowledge that it is a completely separate organization.The ISPD ranks are comprised almost exclusively of the mysterious drow. they are led by an officer corps and are extremely ruthless and twisted individuals. They take great pleasure in the fear they inspire in the populace and often take advantage of their position to gain personal wealth and favor. Their sole direction is to fulfill the emperor’s campaign promise to eliminate the empire’s crime.
Under the aegis of the emperor’s orders, individual ISPD operatives have a surprising amount of autonomy, and can do almost anything they want as long as they reduce crime levels in their respective charge. But, they also must stand alone, without imperial support if caught up by their own ambitions as the ISPD has a low tolerance for incompetence.
ISPD Operative are effectively the law. what they say generally goes and they can order searches of private residences and businesses on a whim, hold sway over local and even terrestrial governments and security forces, can arrest anyone on the spot without due cause, levy fines, and even order executions. Operatives answer only to their superiors in the directorate but their influence does not extend to Imperial nobility. Such matters must be handled through the proper legal channels established by the Imperial Senate and require facts and evidence to warrant such actions as normal.