Tales of the SLIS - The Sunshine League Police who deal with crimes that Tamers rarely see.
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Not all the criminals are the Rocket-dan type Teams.
Most Tamers never encounter the SLIS, unless they are victims, or perpetrators of a crime. These people keep the shadowy world of the real criminals away from the rest of the citizens. They don't just heroism by the new shiny acquired at a gym, but just getting up and doing their job. They neither ask for nor expect thanks, but it would be appreciated. This is not the fluffy world where a Pokèbattle or Heroic speech will solve everything.
The Sunshine League Internal Security a.k.a. SLS, SIS and 'Sliss', in popular fiction is either worse than the KGB, or the Keystone Cops, depending on the author's intent. Historically the agencies that became the SLIS had taken over the function of the State Police, National Guard and Air National Guard, as well as many of the functions of the Federal Agencies such as the FBI, Secret Service, and the CIA. The NSA (signals security and codebreaking) remain firmly in the hands of ONI, the Office of Naval Intelligence). SLIS has a well-deserved reputation for corruption and ruthlessness. However, the average agent is well skilled and less likely to be part of the cadre who have so tainted the agency's reputation. Most of the `Special` groups take care of the shakedowns of criminals, rather than arresting them. This makes the SLIS less than popular with the Stockton Legion or the Navy. Most OfficerJennies despite the agents for their condescending attitudes towards Pokègirls (even the few Pokègirl SLIS agents have this trait) and their heavy-handed treatment of suspects and investigations. They are definitely the '800 pound gorilla' when they are investigating.
Their saving grace is that they get results. They were instrumental in keeping Mao's movement off the Golden Continent. They also have been able to keep 'The Goths Who must Not be Named' from establishing a permanent presence anywhere in the Sunshine League, they have killed a number of their agents, sympathizers and one or two of them. The S-Goths firmly believe that an SLIS agent would shoot one of them before he/she/it would shoot a Widow, while an exaggeration, the SLIS has never even attempted to take a suspected S-Goth alive. To their credit, they investigate crimes committed against Pokègirls/women homeowners and business owners with the same diligence and thoroughness they show when working on crimes against humans. They also have equal complaints made about them by both humans and Pokègirls.
Their major divisions are Fraud (which includes wire fraud), Kidnaping/Pokègirl Theft, Smuggling, Violent Crimes (which include the arrest of many Team Rocket types). They also have the smaller divisions of Treason, Pokègirl Crimes (crimes by Pokègirls and against Pokègirls), InterLeague Crime and Special Crimes. The Special Crimes division is the one who truly participates in the most shakedowns of criminals.
Well feared and respected in other Leagues, the SLIS seems to be following the mandate of the Five Families and the Sages, to keep the Sunshine League out of the machinations of the `big boys`, so they can step in and rebuild when the dust settles. To this end, they have been highly successful, foreign and domestic trouble makers are dealt with harshly, before they cause too much damage to the status quo. Reformers decry this, but many people state that while grassroots organizations have been monitored and harassed, as long as they remained nonviolent and above board, they were allowed to complete their work.
The criminal element despise the SLIS, because:
1.) they never stay bought, even or especially the Specials;
2.) they love shaking down crime bosses;
3.) the are often as ruthless as the criminals they operate against.
E.g., Mulligan's Maulers, a notorious street gang Limbec Pirates wannabes, were taken out, along with their wives and children, by an air strike, no survivors. That was the first and last time a group considered helping the Limbec Pirates on a long-term basis. They also pursued a team of agent provocateurs from Gendo Giovanni, and slaughtered them after they arrived `safe` in Indigo territory. They also broke up a gang, literally in some cases, that was exclusively targeting poorer Pokègirl businesses. Not the type of behavior to make reformers love them.
Relations with the Stockton Legion and the Navy are tense and operations in the Womb Valley are handled a good deal more delicately, likewise the Magma Islands are neither welcoming, nor particularly cooperative. The University and the Navy handle most of SLIS's normal functions there, although the SLIS maintains an office in N.T. and officially cooperates fully with the Navy and the University, as do they with the SLIS. The posting to the liaison office is generally considered disciplinary, by all sides. Ironically, this works out rather well, as the `outcasts` gain a sense of camaraderie among themselves, and are eager to do well and get out..
The SLIS also maintains uniformed officers who patrol the surviving Highway system, including 'The 5', offering assistance to travelers and enforcing safe use (enforcing speed limits, moving violations, etc.). This small group, which has good relations with the Stockton Legion and most of the local police forces along the highways, continues to petition to become a separate service, these efforts are largely ignored.