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Saul Linklater

Ex-SPPD who crossed the street to join the Praetorians as Operations Commander. In fact - in an open secret known by just about everyone - it's Danko who's really calling the shots there, with Linklater standing in as a figurehead to reassure the citizenry that the Praetorians are a professional police force and not a private army. Not that Linklater's complaining about the details of his status, not while he's pulling down more a salary almost four times higher than what he was earning as an SPPD Tac Commander. Not while he daily gets to carry the kind of ops that he could usually only dream off back in his SPPD days.

The Praetorians: less paperwork, less red tape; more money and resources, and a whole lot more ass-kicking. Sounds like a good deal to Linklater.

He isn't alone in thinking that. Linklater's defection has been the cause of a steady drain on SPPD personnel, as more and more experienced officers have followed him across the street to the Praetorians. Justin Teng promised Mayor Derren that the Praetorians would be mainly recruited from the citizenry - a modern-day militia, giving everyone a chance to help defend their city - but it's well-known that Linklater's been putting out feelers to old colleagues within the Department, offering deals and cherry-picking the best of them to come over to the Praetorians.

Linklater's name is mud within the higher echelons of the SPPD. He's a Judas who's stabbed the Department in the back, draining it of some of its best officers just when the Department and the city need them most. Inehower, in Midtown, is especially bitter; Linklater was one of his protégés, a natural-born ass-kicker that he was grooming for greater things. If Linklater's needing any more lessons in ass-kicking, Inehower'll be only to pleased to hand 'em out, if their paths should ever cross again.

Others, mostly outside the Department (although August Carter, in his bleaker moments, may also think likewise) take a more sanguine view. If the SPPD really is going to be eventually replaced by the Praetorians, they tell themselves, then they would rather have the city streets left under the protection of as many ex-cops as possible, rather than military jarheads like Danko and his crew.

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Level Activity
10

On a battlefield the most important six inches is between your ears. Think about things, stay on your toes and improvise when needed. Before the end of the day, I want you to run down 2 Criminals in your vehicle.

Run over 2 enemies with your vehicle.

Missions
CHINA BLUES
WORKIN' LIKE A DOGGI
THE CHOP SHOP SHOW
DEALER BUSTS
SHOW OF FORCE
GET THE LOOK
SIGNAL TO NOISE
ENEMY AT THE CRATES
CRIME DOES PAY
CEO SHOWDOWN
G AND G
HIGH POWERED MICROWAVES
THE FAST AND THE INCARCERATED
OPERATION: NO JUNKIE
ECONOMIC RECOVERY
MIA VICE
INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
COLD CASE CHECK UP
PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL
GETTING ON THE BALANCE SHEET
ORGAN GRINDER
PRAETORIAN STARTS WITH PR
BOGUS BURGLARY
EXPLOSIVE INVESTIGATION
BANKROLL COLLECTION
PRESS ON PRAETORIAN
AVENGE THE FALLEN
FIRE AND BRIMSTONE
BOOKIE ON THE RUN
GAME COPY CRACKDOWN
BRUSH WITH THE LAW
CHEMICAL WARFARE
COVER UP
DARING DEEDS
EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL
BUGGING OUT
CARD-HACK ARREST
POLITICAL FAVOR
ROUGH DIAMOND
HEARTS AND MINDS
TOP COP CHOP-SHOP SHOCK
DEFUSING THE SITUATION
RAID AND RECOVERY
ON THE FENCE
SEEK AND DEFUSE
PICKUP PICK-UP
FEELING INSECURE
SAFEHOUSE CALLS
URANIUM IS SHOWING
THREATENING CALLS
Subject
Biography: Fourche Bank (Part 2)

The SPPD facility at Fourche Bank was reactivated as a matter of priority, the extra funding needed to finish it - funds that hadn't been available to the SPPD - coming from organisations such as the Praetorians, and from a new and unexpected source: the Federal government.

The Feds had, up until now, been maintaining a careful wait-and-watch policy on what was happening in San Paro, but San Paro was just a few stages further down the same road from many cities elsewhere in the country, all of them with a crime problem now approaching critical mass. There were those within the government who thought the San Paro experiment might be the answer to what many consider to be a rapidly-approaching national crisis, while others were fearful of the long-term consequences of surrendering city streets to armed militias, and were opposed to the CSA initiative.

Whatever the reasons for Federal involvement, whether was a sign of tacit support for the radical Derren program, or a desire to maintain some kind of central control over the training and organisation of the enforcement groups, the new CSA Facility - now unofficially rechristened 'Fort Derren' by the wags at City Hall - was soon open for business. Behind the latest anti-terrorist defences made possible by Federal funding, the place soon proved its worth as a place where Enforcer organisations could pool resources and share intel. And where, it was quietly hoped, some of the wilder and more radical groups operating under CSA licence could be monitored and subtly brought to heel. If any residents of the now not-so-quiet streets of the Bank had misgivings about the imposing fortress-like compound now looming over them at the crest of the hill, they were soon mollified by the realisation that their small district was suddenly statistically the safest in the entire city, with the constant traffic of Enforcer group members and Facility staff personnel coming and going from the compound pretty much keeping the surrounding streets crime-free.

Also based at the Bank, making use of some of the sophisticated equipment left behind by the military, is the Dispatch Net, tying the city's disparate law enforcement organisations together and uniting them in one shared and secure communications system. If they train together, R&R together and talk on the radio together, then eventually, Mayor Derren reasons, they're going to start working together.

When San Paro was first built, there was a watchtower on the hill standing guard over its citizens and protecting them from danger. Centuries later, there's still one there.

Biography: Patriot Auto-Fabrication

Patriot Auto-fabrication

Segomo Defence Technologies (SDT) was as a defence contractor who diversified in the early eighties in an effort to shield themselves from the cyclical aerospace and defence markets. In 1981, SDT made various acquisitions and several new divisions were established as the company moved into securities, civilian aeronautics (designing corporate jets), and telecommunications. They also purchased the Patriot Motor Group. Patriot Auto-fabrication had been virtually hand-building Patriot muscle-cars since 1955 in Austin, Texas, combining very powerful engines with relative affordability, though fabrication was crude and lacking refinement. In a radical departure from anything Patriot had ever done before, SDT redesigned the vehicle from the ground up, applying much of their military-grade engineering to the vehicle's design. Their modifications, including a re-vamp of the Patriot "V11-Flashfire" engine, turned the Patriot from an enthusiast's collectable to a mainstream performance pinup. Recent generations of the Patriot, are widely seen as being a revolution of muscle-car design and a real competitor in world markets.

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Level Subject
2 Welcome.

Sorry for not being in touch before. We're a big organization - and getting bigger all the time - and I don't get as much time to get to know all our people as I'd like.

I've read the briefing reports on you from some of the personnel you've already been in touch with. Some impressive stuff there, I've got to say.

Hoping to see a lot more of the same, now that you're also reporting directly to me.

Stay safe - watch yourself out there.

Saul Linklater

Director of Operations Command

4 My ethos - make sure you stick to it.

One advantage we have over the cops - aside from the pay and access to our corporate sponsors' latest armaments products - is the lack of regulations and bureaucracy.

Trust me, after more than twenty years as a cop, you really appreciate the freedom given to us by the new City Security Act provisions.

That doesn't mean we've got a license to act any way we want. We're professional law enforcers, not some gang of sociopathic Crim-hunters from one of the warzone neighborhoods out in the Yard.

Hearts and minds, that's what it's about. Let's not give our critics any more ammo to use against us.

Saul Linklater

Director of Operations Command

6 Save our energy for fighting Crims.

That was some truly nice work you did out there. Clean and professional: something I always look for - and reward - in all the people working under me. Congratulations, trooper.

I'm hoping that the new wave of Praetorian recruitment that you're part of will help resolve some of the problems we've experienced since day one in this agency. There's just too much damn in-fighting between our ex-cop and ex-military personnel.

I try to discourage it among my own people, but I know it still goes on. We're all Praetorians. We need to work together more and watch each others' backs out there.

Saul Linklater

Director of Operations Command

8 Re: Save our energy for fighting Crims.

Yes, that's right. More in-fighting, this time between Choi and Danko. When is this crap going to stop? I try to mediate between them, but neither of them welcome my input.

And Teng just stands back and watches. Sometimes I wonder exactly what his angle is.

Hell with it. I'm just going to get on with my job. Suggest you do the same. Increase the peace, deliver results, earn those paychecks and show Teng just where the real strengths in his organization lie.

He's a smart guy. He won't allow this crap to go on forever.

At least, I hope not.

Saul

10 I swear, this city just gets worse.

You heard about that incident in Montebank? Part of me is glad none of our people were involved, and part of me wishes we had been there - no way would the situation have got so far out of control if Praetorians had been there to contain it.

This just proves to me what I've been thinking all along; we need to start expanding faster out of Havalynd and running more operations throughout the rest of the city. The Praetorians exist to protect everyone, not just Justin Teng's rich CEO buddies.

Anyway, I hear you're moving on and up, so good luck. Maybe catch you for a drink in Kim's one night?

Take care,

Saul