Police Forces in New Edo
The police forces within New Edo always work in teams of seven. The leader, his second, and five other team members. Once, the teams would only be made up of men from samurai families; but now they will take anyone who shows promise in combat and strategy. Still, like the samurai of old, only the men from samurai family are allowed to carry their two swords. Those hired on can only carry one.
The police forces are the ones who do the brute force labor of taking down and apprehending criminals. Investigations are done by detectives, who work alone. In some cases a team may work along side a detective, but only in dire cases. Typically a detective waits to call back up when necessary.
The official uniform is rarely worn except during official functions. Normally, a kimono made of drab fabric is preferred.