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The '''Colonial Coalition Marshals Service''', commonly referred to as simply the '''Coalition Marshals''' is the local law enforcement agency of the [[Colonial Coalition]] tasked with patrolling the worlds and shipping lanes of the Coalition in the [[Shoals]].
 
The '''Colonial Coalition Marshals Service''', commonly referred to as simply the '''Coalition Marshals''' is the local law enforcement agency of the [[Colonial Coalition]] tasked with patrolling the worlds and shipping lanes of the Coalition in the [[Shoals]].
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The CCMS is responsible for enforcing the law amongst the colonies and various other regions in the Shoals. The Coalition Marshals execute all lawful writs, processes, and orders issued under the authority of the Colonial Coalition and [[United Federation of Planets]].  
 
The CCMS is responsible for enforcing the law amongst the colonies and various other regions in the Shoals. The Coalition Marshals execute all lawful writs, processes, and orders issued under the authority of the Colonial Coalition and [[United Federation of Planets]].  
  
While performing their duties the CCMS officers often engage in activities such as but not limited to the apprehending of wanted fugitives, providing protection for political officials, transporting colonial prisoners, protecting endangered witnesses, and managing assets seized from criminal enterprises.  
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While performing their duties the CCMS Marshals often engage in activities such as but not limited to the apprehending of wanted fugitives, providing protection for political officials, transporting colonial prisoners, protecting endangered witnesses, and managing assets seized from criminal enterprises.  
  
 
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===Investigations===
 
===Investigations===
 
The Investigations Division is comprised of multiple units who are responsible for handling investigations based on the crime committed, complexity, and the requirement of special expertise. They provide assistance to the patrol and security division's with investigations, as needed. This division has the second largest number of personnel and is composed of detectives, special investigators, specialists, technicians, supervisors and support staff.
 
The Investigations Division is comprised of multiple units who are responsible for handling investigations based on the crime committed, complexity, and the requirement of special expertise. They provide assistance to the patrol and security division's with investigations, as needed. This division has the second largest number of personnel and is composed of detectives, special investigators, specialists, technicians, supervisors and support staff.
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The Survey Division is composed of dedicated cutters and staff mathematicians who, through a combination of direct surveys and mathematical modeling, keep track of the shifting of the [[Mother Road]]. The Survey Division issues periodical '''Notices To Starships''' to advise of shifts in the Mother Road and other navigational hazards.
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[[File:Malachowski-class.jpg|thumb|400px|The CCMS uses former Starfleet light cruisers such as the Malachowski class in its patrol fleet]]
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The CCMS uses the term [[cutter]] for its starships. Cutters are identified with the prefix CMC for '''C'''oalition '''M'''arshals '''C'''utter. Most cutters are former Starfleet light cruisers, although the CCMS also employs the use of a few specially-built starships as well.
  
 
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CCMS officers may have differing job titles and descriptions depending on the division they serve in but each individual officer also has a 'Rank' which indicates and dictates their status and responsibilities within their division.
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CCMS Marshals may have differing job titles and descriptions depending on the division they serve in, and most Marshals operate alone or in small teams, but each individual marshal also has a 'Rank' which indicates and dictates their status and responsibilities within their division.
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===Deputy Marshal===
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*The first rank signifying the advancement from entry level positions to the position of 'Marshal'. A Deputy is the lowest ranking member of the CCMS and is the most commonly encountered rank of marshal.
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*'''Special Deputy Marshal:''' When a civilian is deputized under the authority of an authorized CCMS Marshal they are temporarily granted the rank, duty, and authority of "Special Deputy" Marshal.
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===Detective Marshal===
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*A Detective Marshal is expected to, when needed, supervise and train personnel, and weigh in on disciplinary situations. Marshals who become leaders and differentiate themselves on the job might be promoted to Detective as an official way to acknowledge their leadership on the force.
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===Inspector Marshal===
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*The duty of an Inspector Marshal is to take direction's from superiors and turn them into a plan of action for the Marshals operating in their jurisdiction. They evaluate officers and other staff in performance reviews and identify development and training needs for the division. On top of these duties, Inspectors act as ambassadors of their department in civic meetings and other community efforts.
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===Assistant Chief Marshal===
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*Assistant Chief Marshals report directly to the Chief Marshal of their division, as they manage and direct activities of the department. Assistant Chief Marshals enforce department policies. They are relied on to represent the department in the colonial government and to step in when situations become critical. Assistant Chief Marshals might also conduct research and prepare reports related to crime and policing in the community. For this position, officers will need experience working in supervisory roles and, depending on the position and division, may require a college degree. The ability to command and lead a group under stressful situations as well as having strong public speaking skills will be assets for CCMS Marshals at this stage of their career.
  
*'''Cadet:''' The lowest rank is that of the Cadet. The Cadet often serves in the dispatch, assistant, and in some cases the support roles within their assigned divisions.
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===Chief Marshal===
*'''Deputy:''' The first rank signifying the advancement from entry level positions to the position of 'officer'. A Deputy is the lowest ranking 'officer' and is the most commonly encountered rank of officer. This rank is also referred to as 'The first officer' in some positions.
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*The Chief Marshal is the top authority of the division. Only one officer serves in this position at any given time. These Marshals oversee all operations of their department, develop procedures and programs to increase effectiveness and safety and assign officers to special investigations. As the head of their division, they work closely with colonial governments and Federation officials. They implement law enforcement programs for their jurisdictions and review criminal cases to look for trends and patterns. They handle the department’s full budget, direct the systems that maintain records and legal documents, handle grievances and address the public in the event of crisis incidents. They are ultimately responsible for any issues or incidents in the agency under their watch. Because of this, they often face criticism from public leaders, activists, local politicians, and Federation command if things aren’t going well.  
*'''Corporal:''' The title of corporal is a common next step on the hierarchy of a CCMS career. Officers who become leaders and differentiate themselves on the job might be promoted to corporal as an official way to acknowledge their leadership on the force. Corporals often act as supervisors but the title can also apply to nonsupervisory members of a unit. This position is typically the first in a supervisory role, placing officers in some measure of authority over other officers.
 
*'''Sergeant:''' A sergeant marshal is expected to interpret and apply ordinances to a wide variety of situations, supervise and train personnel, weigh in on disciplinary situations, help develop new policies and act as a liaison between upper management and subordinates. Sergeant responsibilities are often a step up from the general supervision tasks of a corporal, as they also investigate internal complaints. This rank requires law enforcement experience. An officer can expect to serve about five years as a minimum in their department before you become eligible for this promotion.
 
*'''Lieutenant:''' The work of a lieutenant marshal is to take direction's from superiors and turn them into a plan of action for sergeants all the way to the deputy marshals. In this role, lieutenants may select and assign staff in hiring and promotion and set the work schedule and priority tasks for officers in their division. They evaluate officers and other staff in performance reviews and identify development and training needs for the department. On top of these duties, lieutenants act as ambassadors of their department in civic meetings and other community efforts. Promotion to this rank will likely involve many years of experience as well as a demonstrated ability for leadership and strong public relations skills.
 
*'''Captain:''' Captain Marshals report directly to the chief marshal of their division, as they manage and direct activities of the department. Captains train personnel, prepare and monitor programs and budgets and enforce department policies. They are relied on to maximize citizen involvement in colony policing, represent the department in the community and local government and to step in when situations become critical. Captain Marshals might also conduct research and prepare reports related to crime and policing in the community. For this position, officers will need experience working in supervisory roles and, depending on the position and division, may require a college degree. The ability to command and lead a group under stressful situations as well as having strong public speaking skills will be assets for CCMS officers at this stage of their career.
 
*'''Deputy Chief:''' The deputy chief marshal serves as they did as a captain but stand prepared to assume control of the division as acting Chief, should the need arise. Deputy Chiefs also keep a constant eye on compliance issues, ensuring that their departments stay up to date with current laws and regulations. The Deputy Chief is often selected by the Chief upon assuming command or as needed.
 
*'''Chief of the Division:''' The chief of the division is the top authority of the division. These officers oversee all operations of the department, develop procedures and programs to increase effectiveness and safety and assign officers to special investigations. As the head of their division, they work closely with Federation and colony government officials. They implement law enforcement programs for their jurisdictions and review criminal cases to look for trends and patterns. They handle the department’s full budget, direct the systems that maintain records and legal documents, handle grievances and address the public in the event of crisis incidents. They are ultimately responsible for any issues or incidents in the agency under their watch. Because of this, they often face criticism from public leaders, activists, local politicians, and Federation command if things aren’t going well.  
 
  
 
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Colonial Coalition Marshals Service

The Colonial Coalition Marshals Service, commonly referred to as simply the Coalition Marshals is the local law enforcement agency of the Colonial Coalition tasked with patrolling the worlds and shipping lanes of the Coalition in the Shoals.

Organization


The CCMS is responsible for enforcing the law amongst the colonies and various other regions in the Shoals. The Coalition Marshals execute all lawful writs, processes, and orders issued under the authority of the Colonial Coalition and United Federation of Planets.

While performing their duties the CCMS Marshals often engage in activities such as but not limited to the apprehending of wanted fugitives, providing protection for political officials, transporting colonial prisoners, protecting endangered witnesses, and managing assets seized from criminal enterprises.

Divisions


The CCMS is known to have several 'divisions' of Marshals active today.

Colony security

Every Coalition colony utilizing the CCMS has a planetary-based division of marshals, often acting as a law enforcement on a smaller scale for the colony. These marshals are also often deployed as security for newly founded settlements on colony worlds.

Border security

Territory patrol

Marshals on territory patrol regularly engage in simple operations, such as check vessels for safety concerns, or undergo drug raids or rescue ops, and other sorts of "roaming" operations. However, they generally operate only within their designated area of space (which is around the Coalition planet they've been assigned to).

Investigations

The Investigations Division is comprised of multiple units who are responsible for handling investigations based on the crime committed, complexity, and the requirement of special expertise. They provide assistance to the patrol and security division's with investigations, as needed. This division has the second largest number of personnel and is composed of detectives, special investigators, specialists, technicians, supervisors and support staff.

Survey

The Survey Division is composed of dedicated cutters and staff mathematicians who, through a combination of direct surveys and mathematical modeling, keep track of the shifting of the Mother Road. The Survey Division issues periodical Notices To Starships to advise of shifts in the Mother Road and other navigational hazards.

CCMS Patrol Fleet


The CCMS uses former Starfleet light cruisers such as the Malachowski class in its patrol fleet

The CCMS uses the term cutter for its starships. Cutters are identified with the prefix CMC for Coalition Marshals Cutter. Most cutters are former Starfleet light cruisers, although the CCMS also employs the use of a few specially-built starships as well.

CCMS Ranks


CCMS Marshals may have differing job titles and descriptions depending on the division they serve in, and most Marshals operate alone or in small teams, but each individual marshal also has a 'Rank' which indicates and dictates their status and responsibilities within their division.

Deputy Marshal

  • The first rank signifying the advancement from entry level positions to the position of 'Marshal'. A Deputy is the lowest ranking member of the CCMS and is the most commonly encountered rank of marshal.
  • Special Deputy Marshal: When a civilian is deputized under the authority of an authorized CCMS Marshal they are temporarily granted the rank, duty, and authority of "Special Deputy" Marshal.

Detective Marshal

  • A Detective Marshal is expected to, when needed, supervise and train personnel, and weigh in on disciplinary situations. Marshals who become leaders and differentiate themselves on the job might be promoted to Detective as an official way to acknowledge their leadership on the force.

Inspector Marshal

  • The duty of an Inspector Marshal is to take direction's from superiors and turn them into a plan of action for the Marshals operating in their jurisdiction. They evaluate officers and other staff in performance reviews and identify development and training needs for the division. On top of these duties, Inspectors act as ambassadors of their department in civic meetings and other community efforts.

Assistant Chief Marshal

  • Assistant Chief Marshals report directly to the Chief Marshal of their division, as they manage and direct activities of the department. Assistant Chief Marshals enforce department policies. They are relied on to represent the department in the colonial government and to step in when situations become critical. Assistant Chief Marshals might also conduct research and prepare reports related to crime and policing in the community. For this position, officers will need experience working in supervisory roles and, depending on the position and division, may require a college degree. The ability to command and lead a group under stressful situations as well as having strong public speaking skills will be assets for CCMS Marshals at this stage of their career.

Chief Marshal

  • The Chief Marshal is the top authority of the division. Only one officer serves in this position at any given time. These Marshals oversee all operations of their department, develop procedures and programs to increase effectiveness and safety and assign officers to special investigations. As the head of their division, they work closely with colonial governments and Federation officials. They implement law enforcement programs for their jurisdictions and review criminal cases to look for trends and patterns. They handle the department’s full budget, direct the systems that maintain records and legal documents, handle grievances and address the public in the event of crisis incidents. They are ultimately responsible for any issues or incidents in the agency under their watch. Because of this, they often face criticism from public leaders, activists, local politicians, and Federation command if things aren’t going well.