After 'The Event' the NYPD like most of the world suffered loss through both economic and violent means. Prior to the cataclysmic event there were 123 precincts through out the major districts and now there are approximately 80. Each precinct often runs on minimal staff and this combined with the many 'altered beings' to contend with has put the city police at serious disadvantage.
In New York the primary responsibility for combating supernatural threats has fallen on ARMA. While the police continue to enforce the laws of society they have learned to work alongside Magus and other law enforcement factions for the greater good of the city.
Agencies like the Order, Pharos, and the NWDD have a standing with police as does the Vanguard in the areas in which they have set up their Bastions.
NYPD Precincts — This link will show a list of all the current precincts of the NYPD which would be representative of a pre-shift world. The over forty precincts that no longer exist were either destroyed or lost due to budget cuts.
Lost precincts are being bought up by the Vanguard and turned into Bastions. Visit the VANGUARD for more details there will be an article that shows a list of New York Bastions and the references the precincts they used to be. Checking out the street locations on Google Map will give you an idea of where the Vanguard territories are.
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In this new world police are up against a lot more than guns. If they are to maintain the law they have to adapt and so they allow Empowered Humans (or those Metahumans who look Human) to join the force. Like the Humanity League they are mainly representative of the Human tax-payers but unlike them they have to consider ALL citizens which include the 'altered' law abiding people of New York as well. Often this is where the Humans of Ability on the force come into play, often serving as mediators for what could loosely be termed as their 'own kind'.
The Vanguard and ARMA steal a lot of potential officers, but the NYPD is still, fortunately a large organization when it comes to sheer numbers of officers on the street.
The police and the Humanity League make a conservative effort to work together but when it comes down to it the NYPD consider themselves the law. They serve New York and the EAA and will not tolerate any obstruction of their justice. The only organization that they will consistently defer to is ARMA. ARMA's boundaries and those of the police do not often clash and when they do the police are quite thankful for their expertise. They do, however, not always see eye-to-eye. The police still represent laws that ARE NOT often accepting of the abilities possessed by these 'shifted individuals'. In a world struggling to reinvent itself a large portion of it does not wish to change and the police tend to represent and favor those people.
Another agency they respect are Pharos as they, like ARMA deal with the threat of relics and artifacts that they are not equipped to deal with. More recently, ARMA has begun a program called Phalanx, where ARMA personnel not on combat duty offer training on supernatural threats to NYPD officers. This, coupled with a limited sharing of enchanted ammunition has given the NYPD some badly-needed capability against the supernatural. Of course, as they mainly rely on experienced officers from before the Event, and not powered individuals, this is mainly to enable them to either hold out or fall back until either ARMA or Pharos can arrive.
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