Security/Tactical Department

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These descriptions are for the Security Department, which is represented by the color yellow. The positions of the Security/Tactical Department include the following.

Chief Security/Tactical Officer

In the Chief Security Officer role, her/his duty is to ensure the safety of ship and crew. The Chief of Security takes it as their personal duty to protect the Commanding Officer / Executive Officer on away teams. She/he is also responsible for people under arrest and the safety of guests, liked or not. S/he also is a department head and a member of the senior staff, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters. Security could be called the 24th century police force.

In the Chief Tactical Officer role, s/he is the vessel's gunman. S/he is responsible for the ships weapon system, and is also the Commanding Officer's tactical advisor in Star Ship Combat matters. Very often Tactical Officers are also trained in ground combat and small unit tactics. There is much more to tactical than simply overseeing the weapons console on the bridge. Tactical maintains the weapons systems aboard the ship/starbase, maintaining and reloading photons magazines. Tactical planning and current Intelligence analysis (if no Intelligence operatives are aboard) is also overseen by the tactical department.

Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer

The Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer S/he assists the Chief of Security/Tactical in the daily work; in issues regarding security/tactical and any administrative matters.

There is much more to tactical than simply overseeing the weapons console on the bridge. Tactical maintains the weapons systems aboard the ship/starbase, maintaining and reloading photons magazines. Tactical planning and current Intelligence analysis (if no Intelligence officers are aboard) is also overseen by the tactical department.

As and if required the Deputy must be able to take command of the Security/Tactical department.

Security Investigations Officer

The Security Investigations Officer is an Enlisted Officer. S/He fulfills the role of a special investigator or detective when dealing with Starfleet matters aboard ship or on a planet. Coordinates with the Chief Security Officer on all investigations as needed. The Security Investigations Officer reports to the Chief of Security.

Security/Tactical Officer

There are several Security Officers aboard of each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief of Security/Tactical and his/her Deputy and mostly guard sensitive areas, protect people, patrol, and handle other threats to the Federation.

The Tactical Officers are the vessels gunmen. They assist the Chief Security/Tactical Officer by running and maintaining the numerous weapons systems aboard the ship/starbase, and analysis and tactical planning of current missions. Very often Tactical Officers are also trained in ground combat and small unit tactics.

Brig Officer

The Brig Officer is a Security Officer who has chosen to specialize in a specific role. S/he guards the brig and its cells. But there are other duties associated with this post as well. S/he is responsible for any prisoner transport, and the questioning of prisoners. Often Brig Officers have a good knowledge of forcefield technology, and are experts in escaping such confinements.

VIP Bodyguard

VIPs are sometimes difficult people to get along with. They want this and that, and want it as soon as they ask for it. So a VIP Bodyguard has not only to guarantee for the safety of the person s/he guards, but must also be good at organizing the requests from VIPs.

More than once s/he has to be diplomatic about what s/he has heard while staying in the vicinity of there VIP guests.

As with brig Officers, VIP Bodyguards are specialist Security Officers, and when not serving a VIP most Bodyguards partake in normal Security duties.

Master-at-Arms

The Master-at-Arms trains and supervises Security crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Security personnel; supervises weapons locker access and firearm deployment; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief of Security if so ordered. The Master-at-Arms reports to the Chief of Security.

Gunner's Mate

The Gunner's Mate trains and supervises Tactical crewmen in tactical operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Tactical personnel; supervises ordnance inventory, preparation, and deployment; and is qualifed to temporarily act as Chief Tactical Officer if so ordered. The Gunner's Mate reports to the Deputy of Tactical.

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