The Metropolitan Police have to face up to the facts - organised violent crime is on the rise in London, and there is little anyone can do to stop it. Under pressure from the media and the government, the MET have put together a new team to tackle these cases - the OVCU.
The latest cases appear to be targeting London's richest, the white-collar class - but it appears there may be more to the story. Collusion between the criminals and the big businesses means trouble for the new unit, and leads us to ask who are the real victims?
Will our new team shape up to the task, or will they struggle?
More importantly, in the face of hard cash or the threat of attack (or worse), will they all stay on the straight-and-narrow?
All participants must be able to write at least a paragraph per response with good spelling/grammar. Please include a writing example in your reply if you're interested!
Depending on what people want, OOC can be done here or on Discord - being active through OOC is important!
This will have darker/mature themes, I'd rather participants be 18+ but willing to make exceptions.
This will be set in London. You do not need to have an extensive knowledge of the city, but your character will be expected to live there and be familiar with it (they do not have to be British, though).
I don't expect anyone to have a complete understanding of how the police force works in the UK (I certainly don't aha), but I'll include some helpful information when I can.
All characters will likely have to be at least 23/24, this is due to the requirements of police training in the UK (university, then training for 1-2 years, and then usually some experience in uniform). I will review this on a case-by-case basis!
Our characters are working as non-uniform detectives, they are not the police that you see out on the streets dealing with petty crime. The ranks for non-uniform officers that come directly into play in this RP are as follows: Detective Chief Inspector (DCI), Detective Sergeant (DS), Detective Constable (DC)
The roleplay will largely involve our team solving cases and hunting down this new gang of criminals, interacting with each other both off and on the job! There is plenty of potential for romances if that's an interest for people!
I'm playing 3 characters purely so I can propel plot forward and have interactions with multiple people, at this time I'm only looking for people to play 1 character each, but this may increase if there's a lack of interest!
There will be the opportunity to play corrupt (or bent, as they're known in the world of policing) officers, this will have to be discussed.
Detective Chief Inspector - @Plod-Along Pigeon
Detective Sergeant - @Plod-Along Pigeon
Detective Sergeant* - @Her
Detective Constable - @Plod-Along Pigeon
Detective Constable - @Thrushwing
Detective Constable - @Feral Squirrel
Detective Constable - @Brook
Detective Constable - @nomuseneeded
Detective Constable - @Ms MistyEye
Detective Constable - @Arabella Marie
Detective Constable - @Arzee
Criminal Profiler - @Oswald_C_Cobblepot
*Please note, that as a DS, your character will likely be older (at least 27/28)
A character sheet template will be made when I've got enough interest, as will other threads relating to this RP! For now, you can express an interest in playing a character and I'll add you to the character list.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!