Subject: Military Police Thread
From: email@example.com [Digest 472]
Dated: Thu, 2 Nov 1995
[Gary's comments, 472]
As some of you may recall, I was going to have a Military Police thread for my players.
I started by having their shadowy patron, some kind of government person, send them to the base with false PCS orders as senior Sgts in the MPs. They were issued gear, such as a headset radio, auto snub pistols with 2 reg and 1 tranq mags, a 'stun baton' that did stun only damage, a 'super' vibro knife, PRIS goggles, a terminal/dispatch screen/ticket book (w/hard copy for offender)/form writer. They also had flak type armor and as this world had a lot of TL 10+ ground cars they were in cars a lot, as well as covered air rafts (because they were senior Sgts).
I had some fun expecting them to know things they didn't, and sent them out to work with only one day's training because they were 'old hands' on their fake records. (The terminal was also a map, and dispatch points were highlighted) They started out with a ticket, and then went to a spouse abuse that was really a fight, with the hidden child the real victim. The DD turned violent, and they got to try out their stun batons (The provost ordered only strength 5, even though they would go to 10).
I ran them through a few more of these (just watch Cops for ideas, I used what really happened to me this summer when my National Guard MP unit did LE on a base), and then sent them into MPI as dicks on a case of what seemed to be a case of AEA (the patron got to the Provost, and their fake records showed they had MPI experience).
To make all this more real I kept harping on how short staffed the MPs were.
It turned out that the guy that was dead was the same guy they were undercover to get something from in the first place (they still don't know what). (Only 2 were actually assigned the case).
They followed the clues (mostly) and found the dead man's girlfriend in a "Slum Town" strip bar outside the gate, just ahead of the bad guys, who came in guns blazeing. As it happened, they were not doing too well, so the female recruits there to see "Marc" the male stripper in action took one of them out. They think that they recovered the item, and are ready to unass the planet.
The whole thing seemed to go well. The biggest problem is that they wanted to investigate everything first, and then follow up clues.