Paragon Police Department

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Overview

Under the command of Chief Conrad Bochco, the Paragon Police Department, or the “blue shield” as they are often called, has a long established history in Paragon City.


PPD Logo.jpg

Background

Paragon Police Department official info ( Copied from the City of Heroes official website [1]):

The Paragon Police Department, or the “blue shield” as they are colloquially known, is a long established institution of Paragon City. Although its origins trace back to the turn of the century, it has gone through several evolutions as the needs of the city have changed.

Up until the end of the 20th century, the PPD felt confident in their ability to “serve and protect.” They did not see themselves as heroes, but men and women striving to do the right thing, and to give back to the city that they called home. They worked with numerous heroes to quell gang and super-powered criminal activity. But when the city was devastated by the Rikti War, the PPD struggled to keep functioning at even a basic level.

In the post-war years the organization found itself habitually under-funded, short-staffed, and over-worked. The once proud blue shield was forced to cordon off the Hazard Zones rather than rebuild them, and could barely contain even the most flagrant criminal activities in its goal to keep Paragon’s citizens safe. Finally, in late 2005, when the Rogue Isles became a haven for super-powered villains who constantly raided Paragon’s shores, the threats to Paragon City seemed to reach a critical mass.

The Paragon Police Department has once again found it necessary to redefine and reorient itself in light of the ever-rising menace of super-powered villains, especially those who shelter themselves under Lord Recluse’s flag. Under Chief Conrad Bochco, a new proactive force has been trained, and is ready to fall out and restore peace to the streets of Paragon City.

Although the PPD does not have the resources to flood all of Paragon City with these new units, they will be deployed tactically to present the greatest opposition to the rampant criminal element of Paragon and the Rogue Isles.

Patrol officers, or cops, fill out the lowest rungs of the department. They are led by Detectives and Sergeants, all of whom take orders from a Captain.

Some situations are more hazardous than the average cop can handle. When things get dicey, SWAT answers the call. Dressed in heavy ballistic armor with PPD SWAT stenciled in large white letters, these officers have been trained in frontline tactics and with the newest weaponry. To deal with dangerous threats and super-powered criminals, SWAT members may be Officers, Sergeants, or even more highly specialized Grenadiers and Equalizers. The most elite members of SWAT are hand-picked to be trained as PPD Ghosts and Operatives – dressed in black BDUs and balaclavas, these snipers normally have special forces training and use every dirty trick they know to put down a target.

However, with powerful Brutes, deadly Stalkers, and soul-crushing Dominators at large, Chief Bochco has also implemented a prototype squad, known as the Powered Armor Cops. Officers strap themselves into mechanical combat exoskeletons, known as the PPD Shells, which are armed with heavy machineguns and provide strength and reflex enhancements. Lieutenants normally gear up in a fully encased suit of power armor, or a PPD Hard Suit, armed with a mounted heavy laser. In the most dire of circumstances, a PPD Assault Armor unit will be deployed, where an officer sits nestled inside the best armor technology can provide, loaded up with a deadly pulse cannon.

Positron of the Freedom Phalanx was a key consultant in preparing these advanced technologies with and for the PPD. His expertise and extensive field work has been invaluable as the force prepares to confront new terrors.

Another new – and controversial – initiative of the PPD is a division of psychic officers, known as Psi-Division. The controversy surrounding these new additions to the department stems from the fear of wide-spread use of mental powers among law enforcement agents. But the world has changed, and now many think telepathic police are an acceptable addition to the force. For their part, Psi-Division points to their extensive training in ethics and their internal auditing program as key methods of avoiding abuse and corruption.

The Psi-Division has its own hierarchy, with more experienced psychics acting as leaders and mentors for new recruits. Their ranks are Psi-Cops, Psi-Officers, Psi-Lieutenants, all coordinated by a Psi-Captain in every precinct.

There are some situations where, no matter how well protected, it is simply too dangerous to send an officer into the field. In these critical scenarios the PPD deploys their trademark Drones. When a Drone is too small to do the job, a man-sized Guardian robot may be sent in, equipped to protect and defend the injured, and well-armed to press an assault. In rare cases where extreme firepower is required, the hulking Enforcer combat drones may be unleashed – 8’ tall, stocky monstrosities fully-loaded with Gatling energy weapons and grenade launchers.

But the biggest surprise comes from the PPD's newest program: The Awakened Division, home to heroic officers who have merged with Kheldian energy beings. Reborn as Peacebringers, these officers remain dedicated to the highest ideals of justice, and form the last line of defense for the blue shield.

Despite these desperate initiatives, Chief Bochco reminds the loyal men and women of the PPD to do their job and to be safe. He always reminds them, "Be careful out there," because one never knows what the next shift will bring.

Subgroups

Enemy types

Minions

PPD Cop

Cop

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for its citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 1-10

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Revolver Ranged, Lethal, Med Dam
Small caliber side arm. Not very accurate.

MedievalWeapons MaceSwing.png Riot Baton Melee, Moderate Smash DAM
The Riot Baton has hit you.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Smash
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.

PPD Cops will have Riot Baton or Brawl Levels 1-5 but both at Levels 6-10


PPD Cop

Cop

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for its citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 1-15

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Pistol Ranged, Lethal, Med Dam
Small caliber side arm.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Minor Smash DAM
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.


PPD Detective

Detective

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for its citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 11-15

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst Ranged, Lethal, Foe -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Submachine Gun.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Minor Smash DAM
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.


SWAT Officer

SWAT Officer

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weapondry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 16-20

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst Ranged, Lethal, Foe -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Submachine Gun.

Fighting Kick.png Rifle Butt Melee, Smash, Foe Disorient
The submachine gun butt has disoriented you..

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Res( S20 L20 )
Resistance


SWAT Officer

SWAT Officer

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weapondry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 21-30

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Assault Rifle Ranged, DoT(Lethal), Foe -DEF
Your Defense has been slightly reduced by the Assault Rifle.

Inherent Brawl.png Rifle Butt Melee, Smash, Foe Disorient
A smash with the butt of the rifle has left you disoriented.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Res( S20 L20 )
Resistance


PPD Ghost

PPD Ghost

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weapondry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 25-35

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SCAR Burst Ranged, Lethal, Foe -Def
Your defense has been reduced by fire from the Advanced Submachine Gun.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SCAR Heavy Burst Ranged, Lethal, Foe -Def
Your defense has been reduced by fire from the Advanced Submachine Gun.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SCAR Snipe Ranged Dam(Lethal)
You've been hit by a Sniper.

Temporary TearGas.png Tear Gas Ranged AoE, Foe Hold
The Tear Gas has left you choking and helpless.

Temporary FlashbangGrenades.png Flashbang Grenades Ranged AoE, Foe -ACC, -DEF
You've been partially blinded by the Flashbang Grenades. Your Accuracy and Defense are reduced.

SuperReflexes Hide.png Hide Toggle, Self Stealth, +DEF(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
You are hiding and difficult to detect.


SWAT Equalizer

SWAT Equalizer

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weaponry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 25-35

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Carbine Shot Ranged, Lethal, Foe Knockdown
Fires a large slug at a single target at very long range. This very accurate weapon hits hard, and can knock down foes.

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Grenade Ranged, Foe Immobilize, -Fly, -Recharge
The Paragon Police Equalizer has snared you in his web grenade. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

TrickArrow Slow.png Glue Grenade Ranged, Targeted Location AoE, Foe -Speed, -Recharge
You are stuck in a pool of glue!

Traps DroppedAoEDebuffDefense.png Acid Mortar (Only Level 25 and up) Place Trap: Ranged (AoE), Minor DoT(Toxic), Foe -Res(All), -DEF
It's an Acid Mortar.

Gadgets Turret.png Auto Turret (Only Level 31 and up) Build Turret: Ranged, Moderate DMG(Lethal)
It's a turret.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Res( S20 L20 )
Resistance


Lieutenants

PPD Detective

PPD Detective

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for its citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 1-10

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Shotgun Ranged Cone, Lethal, Foe Knockback
Good at close range. Fires a cone of buckshot pellets and can knock some foes down.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Only Levels 1-5) Melee, Minor Smash DAM
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.

Fighting Kick.png Shotgun Butt (Only Level 6 and up) Melee, Smash, Foe Disorient
The shotgun butt has disoriented you..


PPD Undercover Cop

Undercover Cop

Plain clothes officer meant to look like a normal civilian. Subdued Hawaian shirt and slacks, no PPD insignia.

Levels: 6-10

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Hold Out Pistol Ranged, Lethal, Med Damage
Small caliber side arm.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Wild Shot Ranged, Lethal, Foe -Def
Your defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Minor Smash DAM
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Bulletproof Vest Res( S10 L15 )
Resistance


PPD Undercover Cop

Undercover Cop

Plain clothes officer meant to look like a normal civilian. Subdued Hawaian shirt and slacks, no PPD insignia.

Levels: 11-15

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Single Shot Ranged, Light Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Double Shot Ranged, Moderate Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Wild Shot Ranged, Minor Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Minor Smash DAM
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Bulletproof Vest Res( S10 L15 )
Resistance


PPD Sergeant

Sergeant

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for it's citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 11-25

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Single Shot Ranged, Light Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Double Shot Ranged, Moderate Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Wild Shot Ranged, Minor Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.


SWAT Sergeant

SWAT Sergeant

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weaponry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 16-20

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Shotgun Ranged, Cone, Lethal, Foe Knockdown
Good at close range. Fires a cone of buckshot pellets and can knock some foes down.

AssaultWeapons ShotgunSlug.png Slug Ranged, High DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
Fires a large slug at a single target at a very long range. This very accurate weapon hits hard, and can knock down foes.

Fighting Kick.png Shotgun Butt Melee, Smash, Foe Disorient
The shotgun butt has disoriented you..

Leadership Assault.png Assault Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DMG
While this power is active, you and your nearby teammates deal more damage.

Leadership Defense.png Maneuvers Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DEF
A good leader knows how to protect his team. While active, this power increases the Defense of yourself and all nearby teammates.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistances Res( S20 L20 )
Resistance


SWAT Sergeant

SWAT Sergeant

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weaponry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 16-30

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Assault Rifle Spray Lead Ranged Cone, Lethal, Foe -Def
Your Defense has been slightly reduced by the Assault Rifle.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Assault Rifle Ranged, DoT(Lethal), Foe -DEF
Your Defense has been slightly reduced by the Assault Rifle.

AssaultWeapons ARFullAuto.png Full Auto Attack (Only Level 21 and up) Ranged Cone, DoT(Lethal), Foe -DEF
Your Defense has been slightly lowered and you are taking Lethal Damage over Time from the Assault Rifle.

Inherent Brawl.png Assault Rifle Butt (Only Level 21 and up) Melee, Smash, Foe Disorient
A smash with the butt of the rifle has left you Disoriented.

Leadership Tactics.png Tactics Toggle, PBAoE, Team +ACC, Res(Confuse), +Perception
While this power is active, your Accuracy and that of all your nearby teammates' is increased. Your advanced Tactics also protect you and your team from Confuse effects, as well as your Perception so you can detect Stealthy foes.

Leadership Assault.png Assault (Only Level 21 and up) Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DMG
While this power is active, you and your nearby teammates deal more damage.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistances Res( S20 L20 )
Reistance


Sniper

PPD Operative

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weaponry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 21-40

Powers

AssaultWeapons SniperRifle.png Sniper Rifle Ranged, Sniper, Lethal, Foe Knockdown
Sniper Rifle is a powerful piece of hardware. It is very accurate and has a very long range. The impressive round can knock down its target.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistances Res( S20 L20 )
Resistance


Bosses

PPD Sergeant

PPD Sergeant

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for it's citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 1-10

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Single Shot Ranged, Light Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Double Shot Ranged, Moderate Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Wild Shot Ranged, Minor Lethal Damage, -Def
Your Defense has been reduced by the Pistol shot.

Leadership Assault.png Assault (Only Level 6 and up) PBAoE, Team +DMG
While this power is active, you and your nearby teammates deal more damage.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Only Level 6 and up) Melee, Minor Smash DAM
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.


PPD Captain

PPD Captain

The Paragon Police Department is charged with the unending duty of keeping the streets of the city safe for it's citizens. These brave men and women watch over Paragon City, dedicating their lives to make it a better place.

Levels: 11-15

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Shotgun (Ranged) Cone, Lethal, Foe Knockdown
Good at close range. Fires a cone of buckshot pellets and can knock some foes down.

AssaultWeapons ShotgunSlug.png Slug Ranged, High DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
Fires a large slug at a single target at a very long range. This very accurate weapon hits hard, and can knock down foes.

Fighting Kick.png Shotgun Butt Melee, Smash, Foe Disorient
The Shotgun butt has Disoriented you.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Smash
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.

Leadership Defense.png Maneuvers PBAoE, Team +DEF
A good leader knows how to protect his team. While active, this power increases the Defense of yourself and all nearby teammates.

Leadership Tactics.png Tactics PBAoE, Team +ACC, Res(Confuse), +Perception
While this power is active, your Accuracy and that of all your nearby teammates' is increased. Your advanced Tactics also protect you and your team from Confuse effects, as well as your Perception so you can detect Stealthy foes.

Paramilitary DraftArmy.png Call for Backup Summon Backup Cops
The Police Captain can call for Backup. They will continue to supply status updates once a maximum of 3 Backup cops are on location.


SWAT Grenadier

SWAT Grenadier

Keeping the peace in Paragon City is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, and the PPD has to be clever and innovative to keep up with would be criminals. When things get dicey, PPD SWAT answers the call. These heavily armored officers have extensive training with the newest tactics and weaponry to combat their often super powered foes.

Levels: 16-30

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png Grenade Ranged, Targeted AoE, Lethal/Smash, Foe Knockback
Grenade!

AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png Heavy Grenade Ranged, Targeted AoE, Lethal/Smash, Foe Knockback
Heavy Grenade!

Gadgets SmokeGrenade.png Smoke Grenade (Only Levels 21-25) (Ranged, AoE) Foe -Perception, -ACC
Your visual range and Accuracy have been reduced by the Smoke Grenade.

AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png Incendiary Grenade (Only Level 26 and up) (Ranged AoE), DoT (Fire)
The explosion from this incendiary grenade affects all within the blast and can set them on fire.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistances Res( S20 L20 )
Resistance


Elite Bosses

Blue Steel

Blue Steel

Main Article: Blue Steel

Blue Steel was originally a promising beat cop with the Paragon Police Department before he grew into the role of hero. He was affiliated with Back Alley Brawler and the Regulators, and led initiatives to curb gang activity in Paragon City. He led one of the early crackdowns against the Clockwork, though has rarely spoken of the encounter. The PPD works very closely with Blue Steel, though he finds time between assisting the force and training newer heroes to lend a hand in otherwise impossible situations.

Powers

Mace Bash.png Bash Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash), Foe Disorient
You perform a Bashing attack with your mace that deals moderate damage, and can sometimes Disorient your opponent. Damage: Moderate

Mace Jawbreaker.png Jawbreaker Melee, Superior DMG(Smash), Foe Knockup
This upward swing attempts to shatter your opponent's jaw, and has a chance to send him flying upwards into the air. Damage: Superior

Mace Clobber.png Clobber Melee, Extreme DMG(Smash), Foe Disorient
You Clobber your foe with a massive swing of your mace. This attack deals exceptional damage and can leave most opponents disoriented for a period of time. Damage: Extreme

Mace CrowdControl.png Crowd Control Melee (Cone), Moderate DMG(Smash), Foe Knockback
You swing your mace in a wide arc in front of you. This attack strikes all foes within melee range, deals them serious damage, and knocks them down. Damage: Moderate

Temporary TargetedDoT.png Throwing Knives Ranged Minor DMG(Lethal), +Minor DoT(Lethal)
With your natural origin you have to rely on your cunning and skill. You've acquired these throwing knives as part of your personal arsenal. You can throw these knives at a very short range, and deal minor Lethal damage to your target, but a nasty wound will do additional Damage over Time. Damage: Minor (DoT)

ShieldDefense ActiveDefense.png Deflection Auto, Self Def( M15 ), Res( S15 L15 )
Your mastery of the shield allows you to easily deflect melee attacks, and attacks that do get through your ironclad defenses tend to do less damage. While Deflection is active the user will gain defense to melee attacks and some minor resistance to lethal and smashing damage.

ShieldDefense Deflection.png Battle Agility Auto, Self Def( R15 A15 ), +Res(Defense Debuff)
Your incredible agility allows you to position your shield to protect yourself from incoming ranged damage. While Battle Agility is active you will benefit from increased Ranged and AoE defense as well as some moderate protection from Defense Debuffs.

ShieldDefense TrueGrit.png True Grit Auto: Self Res( F15 C15 E15 N15 T15 ), +MaxHealth
Your intense training has left you tougher than even the hardiest of heroes. You gain additional hit points and resistance to fire, cold, energy, negative energy and toxic damage sources. This power is always on and costs no Endurance.

ShieldDefense BattleAgility.png Active Defense Self Res (Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep, Fear, Confuse, Repel, Knockback, Defense Debuff)
When you activate this power, it grants protection from Sleep, Disorient, Fear, Immobilize, Confusion, Repel, Knockback, Hold and Defense Debuff effects for a short duration.

ShieldDefense AgainstAllOdds.png Against All Odds Auto, Self +DMG, Foe -DMG
The harder pressed you are in combat the greater your offensive abilities become. Each enemy that stands toe-to-toe with you in combat will grant you a damage bonus. The first foe you engage in melee grants the highest damage bonus, and up to 10 foes can contribute to this effect. Each foe in melee range also suffers from reduced damage as your shield deflects a portion of their damage.

Willpower HighPainTolerance.png High Pain Tolerance Auto, Self Res( All7.5 ), +MaxHealth
You have a greater tolerance to pain than others. You are also slightly resistant to all types of damage. This power is always on and costs no Endurance.

Willpower RiseToTheChallenge.png Rise to the Challenge Auto, Self +Regen, Foe -ACC
The more the odds are against you, the more determined you become. When surrounded by foes, your ability to regenerate health increases greatly. Additionally, your resolve and the look in your eye is enough to leave most foes shaken, so their attacks are less accurate. The first foe you engage in melee grants the highest regeneration bonus, and up to 10 foes can contribute to this effect. Recharge: Slow