New Mombasa Police Department

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New Mombasa Police Department
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Type:

Law enforcement

Role:

Policing agency

Engagements:

Battle of Mombasa

Commanders:

Commissioner Kinsler

 
"Serve and Protect (Swahili: Utumizi Na Kuhifathi)"
— Official motto[1]

The New Mombasa Police Department (or NMPD) was the primary law enforcement agency of New Mombasa, Kenya.[2] The NMPD was also charged with operating in Old Mombasa, in addition to their normal routines in the industrialized metropolis of New Mombasa.[3] The NMPD Headquarters was located at the Tanaga district of New Mombasa.

When New Mombasa was attacked by the Covenant during the Battle of Earth, they assisted the UNSC in fending off the invasion force. At the time of the Covenant invasion they were under the command of Commissioner Kinsler, a highly corrupt official who used them as his private army. While some officers were loyal to Kinsler, there were also many officers who resented him.[4]

History[edit]

Battle of Mombasa[edit]

The New Mombasa Police Department overlooking the city during the invasion.

During the Covenant invasion of Mombasa, the NMPD controlled the evacuation of the city along with several UNSC Marine and Army units.[5] During the evacuation, propaganda was constantly being announced to the citizens, while the department's communications duty officer was in contact with the UNSC Navy and ONI.[4] While operational during the first hours of the battle, the NMPD Headquarters was lost to the Covenant later in the day.[2]

During the battle, Commissioner Kinsler was entirely unconcerned of the civilian populace, only caring about his personal safety. Later, Kinsler remote-activated the Superintendent's data center's fire containment systems which flooded sublevel 9 with argon, killing Dr. Endesha. He also had the AI deactivated, and sent a team of officers into the data center, to retrieve the data the Superintendent had collected. Due to the efforts of Mike Branley and Sadie Endesha, the Superintendent was restarted. After boarding his private train and ordering his loyal officers to fire upon the crowd, Kinsler was killed when the Superintendent opened the doors, allowing the angry mob to tear him apart.[4]

Later in the day, all of the remaining NMPD forces were called to the Marines' rally point at the entrance to the ONI Alpha Site. They defended the facility with the UNSC Marines, only to be forced to fall back and eventually destroy the building in order to prevent ONI's data from falling into enemy hands. They managed to escape by having one of their Pelicans pick them and two ODSTs up, but it later crashed near the NMPD headquaters after being shot down by two Covenant Banshees. Later, the team in the data center failed in their mission, as all of them were killed by Covenant present within the facility, except for one officer who was eventually killed when he attacked an ODST.[2]

Equipment[edit]

NMPD officers defending the ONI Alpha Site.

The standard kit for the NMPD officer was an all black uniform, consisting of a utility uniform, body armor, and a modified CH252 helmet with a blast-visor. NMPD pilots wore a specialised pilot helmet and body armour similar to that of their UNSC counterparts, that could be worn in brown or white.[6][7] Their armament included weapons such as the MA5C and MA37 assault rifles[8], M90A shotgun, M6C/SOCOM and M6D magnum pistols, M7S/Caseless Submachine Gun, and the BR55 Heavy Barrel Service Rifle. NMPD also had SWAT teams, who often utilized flashbang grenades.[4] The NMPD also employed the M319 grenade launcher[9] and SRS99D-S2 AM sniper rifle.[7][8] For riot situations, NMPD officers also had access to riot shields.[8]

In addition to the hundreds of modified HuCiv Genet police vehicles patrolling the streets, the New Mombasa Police Department also maintained a fleet of D77C-NMPD Pelican dropships in Police livery. Notable additions included a high speed camera on the bow of the dropship, and a rescue cable at the rear of the troop bay. These dropships could be armed with the AIE-486H Heavy Machine Gun in the troop bay.[2] The NMPD also employs a riot-variant of the Cyclops mech known as the "Sector 12 Cyclops", armed with a heavy machine gun and a riot shield.[10] The NMPD also maintains its own variants of the AV-14 Hornet and M831 Troop Transport Warthog.[7][9]

The NMPD also used the city's surveillance grid and the Superintendent's monitoring cameras to control the city's populace. They also had full control over the Superintendent, and were able to shut it down from their headquarters. Among their other facilities, the NMPD also had a secure bunker outside the city for emergency situations.[4]

Known personnel[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Halo 3: ODST, due to their light armor, the officers are weak, to the point that a single burst from an assault rifle is enough to kill them. However, some of them, notably the Unnamed NMPD Officer and the very first officer the Rookie meets, are invincible, being killed only during scripted events.
  • At the end of the level NMPD HQ, an officer is seen wielding a battle rifle. This is the only time the battle rifle appears in Halo 3: ODST.
  • The NMPD Sergeant who commands the defense of the ONI building is voiced by Pete Stacker who also voices GySgt. Stacker and Cpt. Keyes.
  • If the player stares at an NMPD officer, they will occasionally say "Do you feel lucky? Do you, punk?", referencing the Dirty Harry films.
  • The NMPD's riot gear seems to match those used by the Utgard Constabulary officers in the book Halo: Contact Harvest.
  • The seal of the NMPD bears the same emblem used to represent the Blue Team in Halo's multiplayer system from Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 2.
  • So far there are two known models for the NMPD officers in Halo 3: ODST, which are the normal uniform with the blast visor, coming in many colors like black, gray, white, or a mixture, and the special Sergeant model at the ONI Alpha Site.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level NMPD HQ
  2. ^ a b c d Halo 3: ODST
  3. ^ Halo 2: Anniversary, campaign levels Outskirts and Metropolis
  4. ^ a b c d e Halo 3: ODST, Sadie's Story
  5. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "Palace Hotel", page 356
  6. ^ Megabloks -NMPD Pelican Air Base
  7. ^ a b c Megabloks - Police Air Support Hornet
  8. ^ a b c Megabloks -Customizer NMPD Pack
  9. ^ a b Megabloks - NMPD Warthog
  10. ^ Megabloks - SECTOR 12 POLICE CYCLOPS