Beyond the Stars
Federal Justice Agency
The Federal Justice Agency is the Galactic Alliance’s law enforcement arm. Though each planet tends to have its own law enforcement agents, the Federal Justice Agency is authorized to pursue cases across the entire galaxy. Their adventures are often dramatized in popular media and the Justice Agent has become a stock character.
Because of the nature of the agency, not every criminal that sneaks off-planet will necessarily have Agents (or “The Feds”) chasing after them. The Agency prioritizes and will not get involved in problems with petty criminals, nor will they get involved with the transit of normal prisoners across borders. The Agency’s mission is specifically tailored toward extremely dangerous or powerful criminals like mass murderers, professional assassins, terrorist organizations and organized crime syndicates. Piracy is generally handled by the Galactic Navy, though both agencies often coordinate when taking down a large pirate crew.
The FJA has broad powers in pursuing criminals, and have been accused of infringing upon the rights of citizens. That said, their often heavy-handed approach has yielded great successes in breaking up major crimes and their access to tech and resources means that they are able to acquire whatever is needed to bring offenders to justice.