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Postby Meste17 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:26 pm

What kind of Starfleet vessels would serve as police ships, such as those like the Sirriam from the TNG novel Silent Weapons? Vessels that would serve as Federation Security Agency vessels?
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Postby Mikey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 am

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Re: Police

Postby Meste17 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:43 pm

Mikey wrote:Is everyone on the forum going to receive writing credits?

I would believe so. I just needed a list of classes of Starfleet ships.
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Re: Police

Postby Mikey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Meste17 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Is everyone on the forum going to receive writing credits?

I would believe so. I just needed a list of classes of Starfleet ships.


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Re: Police

Postby Coalition » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:48 am

To me, Starfleet police in space would be short-range vessels that primarily operate in populated systems, with a short dash capability, but low endurance speed. So I'd recommend a corvette sized hull with good scanners to check for contraband, maybe some extra medical capability in case of injury before dedicated medical ships arrive. Prisoner transfer might be another purpose of the police vessels, so instead of having to incarcerate a dangerous criminal at the colony, the prisoner is sent to the maximum security prison at New Zealand.

Starfleet police would likely operate under the Peelian principles.


If you are dealing with crime and it has connections in unpopulated systems, that would be a full Starfleet issue, where the police would transmit the evidence gathered to a nearby Starfleet ship, and ask it for assistance (they are not allowed to order Starfleet ships around). The Starfleet ship would decide to look into that system not because of the police report, but because they haven't done a recent scientific survey of the system (Starfleet does not have to follow police orders, but can do their own missions in their area). By a strange coincidence the Starfleet scientific survey starts on the same body as the one the Starfleet police believe someone is hiding on.
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Re: Police

Postby McAvoy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:01 am

I think you are thinking more of a Coast Guard type of role. Small ships that do police planets, rescue civilian ships in trouble and preventing drug running


I can see the Miranda class performing this role. Large enough ship, old borderline obsolete but still useful in this sort of role where 99% of the ships it would encounter would be inferior.
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Re: Police

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:11 am

Meste17 wrote:What kind of Starfleet vessels would serve as police ships, such as those like the Sirriam from the TNG novel Silent Weapons? Vessels that would serve as Federation Security Agency vessels?

Something like this?
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Re: Police

Postby Meste17 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:51 am

Okay, so Miranda class vessels mostly, and with 820 ships (at least according to Graham who did the page on the refit Miranda class page) in the class, maybe a somewhat decent number would be transferred over to police forces, maybe 200?
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Re: Police

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:52 pm

Policing wouldn’t be up to a UFP entity. Since each member world has their own internal codes and customs, police and enforcement would necessarily be done internally by each constituent world. Local interdiction of extra-UFP threats would be handled by Starfleet, using available vessels for emergent threats and ships like the Miranda, Soyuz (q.v.,) and New Orleans.
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Re: Police

Postby Meste17 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:36 am

Oh ok so Miranda and Soyuz class vessels in the 23rd century and Miranda and New Orleans classes in the 24th?
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Re: Police

Postby Meste17 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:44 am

Graham Kennedy wrote:
Meste17 wrote:What kind of Starfleet vessels would serve as police ships, such as those like the Sirriam from the TNG novel Silent Weapons? Vessels that would serve as Federation Security Agency vessels?

Something like this?


Hmmm that seems likely
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Re: Police

Postby Meste17 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:19 am

Mikey wrote:
Meste17 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Is everyone on the forum going to receive writing credits?

I would believe so. I just needed a list of classes of Starfleet ships.


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Hehe sorry :P
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