Adammic Police Force
|Adammic Police Force|
|Founded||9 February 2014|
|Disestablished||23 March 2021|
|General nature||Law enforcement |
Local civilian police
|Jurisdiction||Empire of Adammia|
On 3 February 2014, Imperial Decree XX was issued by the Office of the Emperor, which handled numerous foreign affairs issues. However, it contained a short clause included as a joke, which made it illegal to play the notorious mobile game Flappy Bird in the Empire. This Decree was then presented to the Ruling Council on 9 February in Tytannia for review - it passed, but the mention of the game sparked interest amongst the Council members and other observers, and in a reverse-psychology effect, many Council members and observers had begun playing the game. Emperor Adam I noted that not only did Decree XX include no consequence for the law being broken (though several onlookers suggested a fine of £1), but there was also no entity in the Empire with the legal power to arrest - even the Monarch could not specifically do this. In response, a cousin of the Emperor, Eleanor Hall, suggested she become a police officer. The Emperor then issued Decree XXI, creating a police force, made Eleanor the constable for Myway, and departed the Province. This series of events is referred to as the Flappy Bird Crisis of 2014, and it led to the creation of the Adammic Police Force.
The APF was largely inactive, though its powers were eventually more strictly defined by the Judicial Reform Act 2020, whilst around the same time the Police Constable Elections Act 2020 made constables elected by local councils in response from calls led by the Storm Party to dissolve the APF. Following a change of government, however, the APF was eventually dissolved by the Investigations Act 2021. The Attorney General inherited its investigatory powers, whilst its powers to prevent crime expired and are currently held by no-one.
The structure of the Police Force was that there was a Chief Constable with overall control over the force, followed by a Constable responsible for each Province. The officers at the time of the APF's dissolution were:
- Prince Jake, Chief Constable (and de-facto Constable of Primoria)
- Eleanor Hall, Constable of Myway
- Sir Reginald Hall, Constable of Tytannia
- Sir Paul McKenna, Constable of Maternia
- Major Sir Matthew Foster, Constable of Watertopia