Marro's City Guard
The law enforcement of Marro consists of a trained force of guards. These guards are maintained by the two powers in the city: the city council and the merchant's council. Whilst their funding may come from these groups, the guards are expected to be impartial.
FunctionThey enjoy a great deal of operational freedom and autonomy, as long as the streets remain safe. Within their ranks, they are expected to act on the orders of their superiors, but also upon civilians requests and petitions. When not acting on a specific case, the guards are expected to patrol the streets of the city, intervening should they witness disputes or crimes during their patrols.
OperationNormally, at least three guards make up one patrol group, but sometimes, up to six may travel together. In the normal three-person patrol, there is one common guard, one guard with specialised training, and one guard with knowledge of the city's regulations and brief knowledge of magic.
Who can become a guard?
The guard only accepts applications from citizens of Marro. Applicants cannot have been found guilty of committing a crime, nor their parents or grandparents. This latter requirement was introduced after corruption became rampant in the guard, whereby whole families were "immune" to the law, despite blatant corruption or criminal activities. Nowadays, having a member of your family in the guard is a source of pride, as it implies one's family is honest and trustworthy.
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