Policia Federales

Federal Police Force of Sangria - "Las Federales"

Description:

Policia Federales – Paramilitary Infantry Battalion / Green / Questionable

The Federal Police of Sangria (Spanish: Policía Federales de Sangria) is the national police force of The New Republic of Sangria. Although the National Police is not formally a part of the Military of Sangria (Army, Navy, and Air Force), it constitutes along with them the “Public Force” and is also controlled by the national Ministry of Defense. They are the largest security force in Sangria. The force’s official functions are to protect the Sangrian nation, enforce the law by constitutional mandate, maintain and guarantee the necessary conditions for public freedoms and rights and to ensure peaceful cohabitation among the population.

Established to form the core of maintaining law and order in The District of Garcia, in the absence of the traditional force, the Guardia Civilia – Garcia, which was eliminated during the civil wars of 3021. Primarily a paramilitary force of former cowboys, soldiers and actual police, the unit has few heavy weapons, but is well-equipped with small arms for its service.

Officers : There are no notable officers at this time. The leader of the Policia Federales, is Lieutenant Colonel Julián Ernesto Guevara Castro. Each regional police company, is commanded by a Captain, who is considered the highest administrative authority over a fair-sized region, but there is no central district authority above them, regardless of where they might be stationed, besides the Lieutenant Colonel in Ciudad Garcia.

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Support : The units are purposefully kept small, and scattered into small component forces rarely larger than a squad, and are used to solve domestic disputes, apprehend small criminals and generally protect the rural population from urban parasites. Each is based from a major community, and covers the nearby region.

A large number of the armed troopers from the Gaucho Ranchers’ Organization provided the core of the unit’s initial forces, and as such, are generally uneducated, but partisan nationalists in attitude. Today, many of the units outside the “core” districts that initially signed the new constitution, are former military soldiers and Guardia Civlia, but most of their senior officers tend to be transferred loyalists from the core districts; partly to ensure loyalty, but also partly to bring a new vision to this civilian para-military force.

The primary small arms employed by the unit include HG-762 “Holy Grail” Assault Rifles, usually in the carbine version, but little else. Most also employ personal weapons in the nature of shotguns, revolvers and machetes. None use body armor beyond basic helmets and ballistic cloth vests.

Troopers from the Logistical Company are assigned based on where the Jeeps are, but also maintain a separate motor pool and parts depot in Ciudad Garcia that allows them to perform vehicle over-hauls and complete repair shop access. This facility also has a stable and ironmongery to do repair work on tack and harness and shoe horses.

Tactics : Policia Federales operate in pairs, but patrol specific “beats” as squads of six, with a single trooper based from the local HQ (often a small village or other important site) to grant logistical support. These pairs ideally each have access to a single “Hellbender” Jeep (unarmed), bringing each company’s vehicle count to 120. Given the logistical demands for such, however, only one-in-five actually has access to a jeep, which is assigned on a case-by-case basis, and even then they only employ them on rounds of “beats” far from the HQ. Most, however, have access to the ubiquitous horse popular among the rural poor, and this makes-up for the demand for such vehicles.

Each company also has access to several Wheeled APCs, intended to be used by the “Core” squads, who possess special SWAT training, and are generally deployed only during a severe action requiring their advanced training and weapons. During the rest of the time, these squads often train and provide the manpower for the main HQs administration.

Policia Federales – Sangrian Police Forces “El Caballero’s”

Logistical Support Company (Ciudad Garcia)
21 Tech Squads (1 Elite, 4 Vet, 14 Reg, 2 Green)

1st Región de Policía Company (Ciudad Garcia)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (2 Vet, 9 Reg, 9 Green)

2nd Región de Policía Company (Mercado)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (10 Reg, 10 Green)

3rd Región de Policía Company (Gaucho)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (2 Vet, 7 Reg, 11 Green)

4th Región de Policía Company (Tqak)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
18 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (4 Vet, 7 Reg, 7 Green)

5th Región de Policía Company (San José)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (1 Elite, 3 Vet, 10 Reg, 6 Green)

6th Región de Policía Company (Florencia)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (4 Vet, 14 Reg, 2 Green)

7th Región de Policía Company (Liberty Station)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (4 Vet, 10 Reg, 6 Green)

8th Región de Policía Company (La Centra)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
20 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (4 Vet, 14 Reg, 2 Green)

11th Región de Policía Company (Armenia)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
12 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (2 Vet, 2 Reg, 8 Green)

14th Región de Policía Company (Popayán)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
12 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (Vet, 3 Reg, 8 Green)

15th Región de Policía Company (Valledupar)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
12 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (Vet, 3 Reg, 8 Green)

16th Región de Policía Company (Puerto Berrió)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
12 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (Vet, 3 Reg, 8 Green)

17th Región de Policía Company (Manizales)
Four (4) Wheeled APCs
12 (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Squads (Vet, 3 Reg, 8 Green)

Bio:

The unit was officially formed on May 23rd, 3021, following the coup in Ciudad Garcia over the local Governor Ferdinand Dominica, and his bully-thugs, Guardia Civilia – Garcia. Consisting primarily of several hundred cowboys, the unit has a very strong independent streak, and is still very green in fulfilling its duties.

In mid-3024, the strength of the unit nearly doubled, when the nation officially organized itself under the The New Republic of Sangria banner. These new companies of policemen came with greater levels of experience in actual police work, and were more than hired thugs, improving the overall quality of the unit in fulfillment of its duties.

In late-3025, the 11th and 14th Infantry Companies of the 7th (Motorized) Rifle Infantry Battalion – “War Spiders” left Sangrian Army Command control, and were added into the Policia Federales to support the civilian government in law enforcement duties of The District of Cauca. Although reduced in number when compared to other units in that force, they are expected to increase their manpower and add another company based from Buenaventura by the end of the year.

In early-3026, the 14th, 15th and 16th companies were formed from portions of Garza’s Legion, and took over protection of the important commercial regions of Valledupar, Puerto Berrió, and Manizales. As The District of Antiquia is perhaps the most spread-out and populated district of The New Republic of Sangria, the policia are hard-pressed to deal with their new-found tasks of civilian policing, and are very raw recruits, under close scrutiny by central command. Many are former Guardia Civlia from the district.

Policia Federales

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