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[[caption-width-right:330:Cleaning up this galaxy, one plastic criminal at a time.]]

->''"From the freshest Konstabel to the most respected Oberst, Patrol officers are a true band of brothers. Theirs is a lonely duty, served far from home and family. But someone must guard the hearthfires."''
-->-- '''''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''''', ''Sword Worlds''

Quite simply, an organization of peacekeepers [[RecycledInSpace in outer space]].

This is not the same as a Starfleet-style fleet of ships. For one, those usually exist for the purposes of exploration and/or war; for another, Space Police tend to work in small groups and have a certain jurisdiction. In other words, it's much like the difference between the real police and the military.

Where they get that jurisdiction from, though, is often different. They're more likely to be part of a huge, galaxy-spanning organization, and are often more of an elite force than just regular policemen. They may not even answer to the government. They might even have superpowers or gadgetry that is more advanced than that of Earth.

Adding to the aforementioned "elite force" feel, they may have some kind of [[AppliedPhlebotinum exclusive technology]] that can only be manufactured in limited amounts, or an ability that only certain individuals can use.

Sometimes, the space police is introduced to the plot unexpectedly, especially if it takes place on a planet that is yet to discover other space-faring civilizations (read: PresentDay Earth). In this case, the space police, while preferring to not interfere with local affairs, intervenes as a sudden external force in matters that they deem to have interplanetary if not interstellar consequences. In addition, in the typical SuperHero universe, they are the ones who can take powerful alien criminals into custody after they are defeated without upsetting the status quo by Earth having to deal with such criminals.

See also SuperCop, TimePolice, and SuperheroesInSpace.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Galaxy Police in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series. They've got their jurisdiction from the [[TheFederation Galaxy Union]]. It's a loose alliance of the most influential nations around, mainly humans (in the form of a couple of rival empires) and wau -- a race of large antropomorphic felines. It should be noted that the Galaxy Police are also the galactic Postal Service as well. In fact, it's their main source of income.
* Haruko from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' claims to be a member of some interstellar peacekeeping organization apparently looking for someone, but it's doubtful any agency would approve of her other activities.
* The Intra-Solar System Police (ISSP) from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is basically an extension of Interpol extended to the entire solar system. Much like Interpol, they technically have jurisdiction everywhere, but cannot exercise that jurisdiction without permission from the sovereign governments or local police forces. This generally means that bounty hunters like the crew of the ''Bebop'' are called upon to catch those that slip through the cracks and bring them to ISSP custody.
* The Time-Space Administration Bureau (TSAB) plays this role in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', unexpectedly intervening in Nanoha and Fate's clash in the first season and becoming regulars (and their [[StayWithTheAliens employers]]) later.
* Unified Public Security Agency, [[spoiler:Ryouko's organization]], in ''Magna/KemekoDeluxe'' is similar to TSAB.
* Many of the earlier ''Anime/BraveSeries''' HumongousMecha belonged to some kind of space police force.
* Part of the series premise of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' is that the title character is an intergalactic police officer.
* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' has the Orbital Security Agency (OSA). It is a fairly realistic take on how an actual real-life space police could function.
* The Universe Patrol Squad in ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''. They also have a TimePolice division.
* The Planetary Defense Organization from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', with the title character being assigned to Earth to prevent illegal exports of [[AliensStealCable entertainment media]]. She later remarks that they sometimes get backup from [[{{Series/Ultraman}} the Land of Light]].
* The ''Galactic Patrol'' that appears in some of Creator/AkiraToriyama's mangas like ''Sachi-chan Gū!!'' ''Jiya'', ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'' and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
* The Space Patrol in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''. All the main characters work for the Ogikubo Branch (a city on Earth where humans and aliens live together).
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Poyon and Poyan, with a PortalNetwork at their disposal.
* The title characters from ''Anime/SaberRiderAndTheStarSheriffs''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* From Creator/DCComics, the Franchise/GreenLantern Corps, though they're more spread-out than most, with only one Lantern for many star systems; additionally, they're independent of any government, being run by {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s and their mighty power rings pack an incredibly versatile punch.
** It's been suggested that the Corps were based on the Lensmen, but the creators denied having read the stories. Later writers, however, included [[ShoutOUt shout-outs]] such as Green Lanterns named Arisia and Eddore, after the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Godlike alien empires]] of the Lensman novels.
** The revamped post-Rebirth Corps now has two Lanterns per sector, who are even referred to as police-style back-up. Earth actually has four Lanterns, but only two (Jordan and Stewart) operate in Sector 2814, while the others (Gardner and Rayner) are specialists based out of Oa.
** The GLC is also unusual (at least by comic book standards) in how far they take the law enforcement metaphor, having things like badges, allotments of vacation days, and specialized departments like the Alpha Lanterns who are an InternalAffairs department within the Corps. They've also been seen ''investigating'' crime like real-life detectives rather than just blasting bad guys through walls.
** Their limited number is partly justified by the fact that they tend to assist local law enforcement where feasible (eg. if Hal Jordan runs into a human supervillain, even one of his own enemies, they are more likely to be thrown in an Earth jail than an Oan one); there may be other superheroes in the area (e.g. Earth again, which has the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}, of which Hal is a member, and many others) who at the very least can act as support, or outright allies; and because sci-fi writers ''do'' have a [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale sense of scale]] as the majority of star systems will likely have only one inhabitable planet, if any at all, and many won't even want or need a GL, assuming they've reached a level of technological advancement that would make one feasible in the first place. In many respects they are more like an intergalactic Interpol than a real police force, 'cept more proactive.
** Their limited number is also justified by the fact that [[spoiler:the Emotion Spectrum is a ''finite'' power source. Keeping the number of active Lanterns relatively low helps to delay the Dimming as long as possible.]]
* The Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onnz. He was a manhunter(high-ranking police officer) on Mars and his superhero career can be seen as a continuation of his duties on a larger scale.
* In the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' comics, there were the Science Police, who wavered from allies to antagonists between adaptations.
* The current ''ComicBook/{{Nova}}'' series takes this and runs with it. The suggestion of Ego the Living Planet becoming a Corpsman (instantly dismissed as "crazy"; what's actually happening is a bit more complex), is a clear ShoutOut to Mogo.
* Another organization from Franchise/TheDCU, a modern-era precursor to the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes called L.E.G.I.O.N. (Licensed Extra-Governmental Interstellar Operatives Network), was founded to fill the gap left by the Green Lantern Corps after they disbanded for a short time in the late '80s. They're about halfway between a police force and a mercenary outfit, and bump heads with the Green Lanterns fairly often. They've also twice been taken over by villains (in the later issues of their regular book, and in a current miniseries), leading to the good guys becoming R.E.B.E.L.S..
* The Darkstars were also formed to pick up the slack when the GLC disbanded, and included a number of former Lanterns in their ranks, but their ranks slowly dwindled and the last remaining members gave their lives in a fight against an evil PhysicalGod called Starbreaker. Their name and equipment have since been appropriated by the zombie-like servants of another evil space-deity, Lady Styx.
* The 1990s ''Trinity'' miniseries (not to be confused with the more recent titles about [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] and [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]]) was essentially the G.L.C., L.E.G.I.O.N., and Darkstars in a jurisdiction dispute.
* ''Rick Random: Space Detective'' was created in the 1950's by Edward Holmes, who realized the growing popularity of sci-fi after Sputnik, but was stuck editing a detective comic. The British comic hero worked for the Interplanetary Bureau of Investigation, investigating mysteries and battling SpacePirates, {{Mad Scientist}}s and other such villains.
* The [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Thanagarian Wingmen]] (originally called the Hawk-Police). ComicBook/GreenArrow often calls UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Hawks "alien cops".
* Subverted in Marvel's ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}. We have a group of intergalactic super-beings with the same costume and powers, which is usually the case with this trope when it applies to comics. It's subverted in that, instead of cops, they're actually SpacePirates.
* The current ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy has two amongst its rank:
** Star-Lord. Apparently there's only one Star-Lord, rather than a full police force. The post is currently held by Peter Quill, although the "Master of the Sun" who apparently bestows the title [[TheUnchosenOne wanted it to go to one of Quill's colleagues at NASA.]]
** Rocket Raccoon was a space cop as well before helping form the current Guardians.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Dul'krah, Clan Korekh, the security chief of the USS ''Bajor'' in ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' and related fics, used to be part of the Ver Eshalakh, his species' military police. According to an {{infodump}} he gives in ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'' his species, which is heavily clan-based, considers the agency to be a clan unto itself that keeps the peace between the other clans.
* Kevin Rubio's ''Film/{{Troops}}'' is a dual parody of Franchise/StarWars and ''{{Series/Cops}}''.

* Gort and Klaatu in ''Film/{{The Day the Earth Stood Still|1951}}'' (1951). In a twist, [[spoiler:Gort (the robot) turns out to be the officer, and HumanAlien Klaatu is his assistant]]. In the short story on which the movie is based, ''Farewell to the Master,'' [[spoiler: Klaatu is only an artificial construct created to make it possible for Gort to communicate with humans.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Jedi Knights tend to have policing the galaxy as one of their regular duties, along with acting as ambassadors to political disputes and ridding the galaxy of the Sith.
* The bounty hunter in ''Film/PitchBlack'' leads the other crash-survivors to believe that he's a law-enforcement agent, although it's unclear whether he's pretending to be Space Police, or an officer of a planetary police force that sent him up to retrieve a fugitive.
* The ''Finders'' in ''Abraxas: Guardian Of The Universe''.
* The ''Film/MenInBlack'', though they are not in space as such and stay on Earth.
* Creator/SeanConnery's character in ''Film/{{Outland}}'' is a literal example: a US Marshal posted to a mining outpost on one of Jupiter's moons.
* The Nova Corps from the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' film.
* ''Film/TheHidden'': The good [[GrandTheftMe body-snatching]] alien (who poses as an FBI agent for most of the film) eventually reveals himself to be an extra-terrestrial police officer who has been pursuing the rampaging evil bodysnatcher across several planets after it [[ItsPersonal killed his partner]].
* ''Film/SpaceCop'' is about a space cop named Space Cop who comes from the future... the future of ''space''.

* The Panoply in Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''Literature/ThePrefect''. They have habitat busting weapons, and high tech weaponry. However, they are severely limited in their jurisdiction; they can only enforce a person's right to vote and have a connection to the equivalent of the Internet. They have to petition the habitats to be allowed to use their weaponry, and they cannot interfere with the [[{{Cyborg}} Ultras]], who control the interstellar ships.
* The Galactic Patrol in the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' novels, especially the Lensmen themselves, though it's more militaristic than most examples of this trope.
* Creator/JamesHSchmitz's "Agent of Vega" series features assorted 'Galactic Agents', space-going Lone Rangers with super-cybernized spaceships as their faithful 'Silvers'. The Agents work for the Third Co-ordinator of the Vegan Confederacy and have no respect whatsoever for the AlienNonInterferenceClause.
* The Monitor Corps from James White's ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' series. Paramilitary police with [[CoolShip Cool Ships]], to be sure, but at the end of they day they're still Gardai in space, and proud of it. (The Etlan War, for example, is described as a particularly widespread riot in Monitor Corps official documentation, and nobody ever uses lethal force. Ever.)
* The Special Corps from ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' consist of [[BoxedCrook former criminals who have been caught]] and are now used to catch other, more dangerous criminals or combat galaxy-spanning threats. They can call on military and government resources (usually by posing as powerful government officials with the help of forged documents). Their leader [[DaChief Inskipp]] (once a notorious criminal himself) is incensed to discover there's another secret and even more powerful organization, the Morality Corps (which enforces the moral code of humanity), and then yet ''another'' group: the [[TimePolice Time Corps]] (which protects the timeline).
* Creator/AndreNorton:
** The Patrol in many of her science fiction stories.
** In her ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' series, there's speculation that the alien "Baldies" are this -- at one point, the heroes wonder whether a video they found is the record of an actual case or the equivalent of a television "cop show."
* The Space Patrol in several of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's short stories (and one novel, ''Literature/SpaceCadet'').
* The eponymous organisation in the ''Literature/{{Spaceforce}}'' novels, which does pretty much what it says on the tin - a space police corps with jurisdiction over crimes that take place in space, or on space stations or anywhere else that isn't actually a planet.
* In the ComicBook/XWingSeries, part of ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', one of the pilots was on the Corellian Security Force, essentially the police of the Corellian system. Corellia's Jedi tended to work pretty closely with them. Largely the CSF stayed within the system. The Jedi had a saying - "There is no luck, only the Force", and the CSF liked to modify it to tell criminals who chalked up being caught to bad luck - "There is no luck, only the Corellian Security Force".
* In one of the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebooks, you play a Space DEA Agent.
* The narrator of the short story [[http://abyssandapex.com/201004-black.html "The Black Sheep of Vaerlosi"]] by Desmond Warzel is a space customs agent.
* Creator/HarryHarrison's "The Man from P.I.G." describes the challenges of space policing: every linear increase in humanity's spacefaring range means a cubic increase in the region of space to be patrolled. For one remote planet, this means that their sole law enforcement presence is a BunnyEarsLawyer hillbilly with a herd of [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered swine]] for backup.
* Creator/JackVance's Gaean Reach stories used the Interworld Police Coordination Company. It started as a private firm to exchange information about criminals between planetary jurisdictions, but eventually grew to a level of authority where a senior IPCC representative felt himself justified in summarily executing several corrupt local cops.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'':
** The Manticoran and Andermani navies serve as this in Silesian Confederacy space, enforcing the anti-piracy and anti-slavery laws that the Silesian navy is too weak, corrupt or ineffective (which one is the case depends on the exact system in question) to enforce on their own.
** Per ''House of Steel'', the Grayson Space Navy began as the Grayson Space Guard, serving as a sort of orbital Coast Guard with little actual military capability, at least until the CivilWar started by [[TheFundamentalist the Faithful]]. Given that one of the Faithful's first moves in the war was to attack the orbital infrastructure with surface-to-space missiles, it surprised nobody to learn that the GSG decided to support the Moderate faction instead. Arguably, they began the transition from Space Police to SpaceNavy when they [[TookALevelInBadass developed the capability]] to deploy [[OrbitalBombardment Kinetic Strikes]].
** In later books, the Solarian Office of Frontier Security and the Gendarme fill this role on paper, but the are far too corrupt (along with the rest of the Solarian League) to serve as anything but imperialistic thugs.
* ''Literature/MarkDelewenAndTheSpacePirates'' has Mark encountering a Space Patrolman on the trail of a group of [[SpacePirates space pirates]].
* In ''Literature/NationOfTheThirdEye'' by K.K. Savage, two of the protagonists initially work in the Astro Police Department that operates from the dwarf planet Ceres. It is the main hub of the space mining activities in the asteroid belt that often involve sabotage or even deadly attacks by rival companies.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The robotic "Space Filth" in ''Series/RedDwarf'' ("filth" is a derogatory name for police in the UK).
* In the Ultraman Franchise, The Space Garrison that the titular hero belongs to fits the bill with the added edition that all of the organization's members are armored giants that mostly deal with rampaging kaiju and their evil extraterrestrial masters.
* ''Series/SpacePrecinct'' was a reworking of a pilot Gerry Anderson had produced about ten years before hand called ''Space Police'', the title was changed upon learning that Lego had a toyline called Space Police. The series didn't have a lot to do with this trope anyway, aside from the title; it was a fairly standard cop show [[RecycledInSpace With TACKED-ON CYBERPUNK ELEMENTS!]]
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'s'' Peacekeepers were initially created to act as a neutral peacekeeping force by powerful aliens in the far distant past. A planetary ruler can hire the Peacekeepers to protect their planet, but they can also hire them to enforce their will on your own people. So the Peacekeepers run an empire by proxy, while ostensibly protecting everyone.
* The series ''Series/{{Space Rangers|1993}}''. The premise was a 'Texas Rangers' type organization operating in space.
* Franchise/SuperSentai[=/=]Franchise/PowerRangers
** ''[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Special Police Dekaranger]][=/=]Series/PowerRangersSPD'' are a ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' version, right down to lightbars in their helmets.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''/''[[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Carranger]]'' also has the Blue Senturion/Signalman, either a policeman from an alternate timeline or an actual space cop.
* ''Series/StarCops'' was short-lived British 'hard' sci-fi series about the International Space Police Force -- nicknamed the "Star Cops" -- who provide law enforcement for the newly developing colonies of the Solar System.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** The Judoon are mercenary police (though the Doctor derides them as "intergalactic thugs"). "The Eleventh Hour" gives us the [[StarfishAliens considerably weirder]] but even more callous Atraxi, who threatened to torch the entire planet Earth to prevent Prisoner Zero's escape.
** 25th century Earth's Adjudication Bureau get mentioned in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E4ColonyInSpace Colony in Space]]" (although the supposed Adjudicator in that story is actually the Master), and go on to play a major role in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures (where it's still around in the 30th).
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries:'' Starfleet Security is shown explicitly performing roles akin to those of the FBI and US Marshals.
* The [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan first]] [[Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan three]] [[Series/SpaceSheriffShaider shows]] in the ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' franchise, known as the ''Space Sheriff'' trilogy, which is arguably the most recognised part of the franchise, especially the original ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'' series.
* Parodied in the third season of ''Series/SlingsAndArrows,'' where [[spoiler:Ellen]]'s new job is on a show where she plays a hard edged cop... [[RecycledInSpace IN SPAAAACE!]]
* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' 'verse has two versions of this: the Federal Marshals ("Feds") and the Interplanetary Police ("Interpol"). The [[AllThereInTheManual RPG sourcebook]] goes into more detail than the show had time to. Interpol concentrates on tracking suspects and investigating crimes (e.g. the Alliance cruiser ''Dortmunder'' alerts them to ''Serenity's'' illegal salvage operation in the pilot), while the Feds enforce Alliance national laws and pursue criminals across interplanetary borders (they're the cops hunting Simon and River).
* ''{{Series/Babylon 5}}'': By the end of the fourth season, the Rangers have begun to fill this role, helping to keep the peace between the different members of the League of Nonaligned Worlds and later the Interstellar Alliance. Notably, they can't even get the League races to ''agree'' to this arrangement without [[GenghisGambit convincing them their borders are being threatened by a new undetectable enemy]], and the first time war looms between any of the Alliance members, the Rangers prove too thinly stretched to be able to stop both sides from shooting.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Star Law in Creator/{{TSR}}'s ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers'' game and the later ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' system.
* In the TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} volume "Sword Worlds", the Confederation Patrol is described as sort of an interstellar coast guard for the Sword Worlds Confederation. It handles interstellar fugitives, pursues pirates and smugglers and conducts espionage and counterespionage.
** The IISS though mostly an exploration and intelligence service has units with police powers in the Imperium. Notable among these is the S3 which is kind of a "space SWAT".
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}:''
** The Inquisition is an exceedingly dark variation of this trope, given that they're basically the Spanish Inquisition IN SPACE!
** The Adeptus Arbites, on the other hand, are closer to the standard understanding of what police can and must do, although they're still noticeably darker than usual and have more limited jurisdiction -- that is, they enforce only general Imperial laws, of which there are few, leaving most to the local police. In short, they are FBI [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE]], with a healthy dose of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' ShoutOut.
** Commissars in the Imperial Guard have the primary role of political officers, but actually spend most of their time acting as a combination military police and disciplinary board, since troopers tend to spend more time travelling and getting in drunken fights with local than actually in combat. Despite being normally attached to a specific regiment or spaceship, they have the authority to do pretty much anything to anyone if they decide it's in the interests of the Imperium's security.[[/folder]]

* The page image is of one of the smallest sets from the 2009 reboot of Toys/LEGOSpacePolice, three Franchise/{{LEGO}} lines of various ages devoted to this trope. In the first two runs their enemies were humans, the Blacktron faction of Toys/LEGOSpace, but the 2009 reboot had aliens as the enemy and nothing but.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The video game ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' ups the ante not only by featuring the aptly named ''Liberty Police, Inc.'' and ''Bretonia Police'', but also by featuring the ''Liberty Security Force'', kinda like the Space FBI. Oh, and notice how the Liberty Police is a private security company!
* ''Franchise/MassEffect:''
** The Spectres are the Citadel "Special Tactics and Reconnaissance," given special rights by the Citadel Council that places them above the law and allows them to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure galactic peace. They very much subscribe to the OneRiotOneRanger philosophy, as the Citadel sending a Spectre to deal with a situation is the final option before outright ''declaring war and sending an entire fleet'' after the offending party.
** Citadel Security Services, or C-Sec, also qualifies, being responsible for policing the Citadel itself and Citadel space.
** In a more broad sense, each species tend to be on their own for providing for their own security within their systems, often contracting the services of various agencies running the gamut from LawEnforcementInc to outright PrivateMilitaryContractors. For the Earth Systems Alliance, the Alliance Navy serves the role of Space Police whenever the situation warrants (usually against slavers or SpacePirates).
* ''VideoGame/EveOnline''
** The CONCORD Assembly is an independent body formed by consent of the four empires. They use their own powerful proprietary technology to keep order in secure systems. Their jurisdiction is limited however, leaving most of the galaxy lawless and rather dangerous.
** Some corporations and vigilantes attempt to enforce their own brand of justice outside Concord-secured space, as well. Given that non-secured space is one of the most brutal free-for-alls in all of video game history, the actual effectiveness of their efforts is debatable.
** With the release of the Police Pursuit Comet (a Gallente frigate with police paint and blue and red lights), some players are quite literally policing the borders. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwY28rpyKDE Quite often, it's done with a snippet of Permaband's HTFU playing on repeat in the background.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/MagicalVacation Magical Starsign]]'', there really IS a "Space Police" in this game, but they are [[spoiler:almost completely controlled by the head villain of the game.]] Plus, the officers tend to prefer paperwork over, well, real work, and are usually pushovers in battle (or in one case, living stools for one of the bosses).
* In ''VideoGame/InfinityTheQuestForEarth'' they exist to provide safe areas called "cores".
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2'' has the Sexy Space Police.
* The title of ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' refers to a group of five Earth-based policemen who were chosen to uphold law and order in the space colony Beyond Coast. They are succeeded by the Beyond Coast Police Department, which functions like a regular police department, although the actual law enforcement in the colony is carried out by the Advance Police unit, which serves as the [=BPC=]'s equivalent to a SWAT team (with [[AMechByAnyOtherName EMPS]]).
* Terran Colonial Authority in ''VideoGame/UnrealIITheAwakening''. It's a human police force in space, presumably answering to the [[TheGovernment New Earth Government]]. They can also call in the [[SpaceMarine Marines]] if things go out of hand.
* ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe''
** Star Patrol is responsible for keeping the peace between all the different warring megacorporations and assorted small factions. Their Enforcer starships are maneuverable, tough, and very, ''very'' well-armed. The few times where you have to tangle with them, you're strongly advised to run for the nearest [[PortalNetwork TCG]] at maximum speed. There are also a few times where they fight alongside you.
** Their cruisers are supposed to be the most versatile capital ships in known space, having the maneuverability of a frigate, the fighter-carrying capability of a carrier, and the firepower of a cruiser. They [[InformedAbility never participate in any in-game engagements]], though.
** While Star Patrol is ''supposed'' to enforce laws in all known space, they are, in practice, limited to the Solar System and parts of a single sector in the [[SettlingTheFrontier Fringe]]. Commander Alberion Obulo is determined to do his job well, though.
* ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''
** The Peacekeeper Enforcer is supposed to be a space cop. He goes around and attacks anyone who has more than a certain number of ships, with larger ship classes counting as more. It goes straight to PoliceBrutality when he tries to glass colonies, though. His nickname Ortgay [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=200284866658219&set=a.119735938046446.14741.107269765959730&type=1&ref=nf has been admitted to be a]] ShoutOut to ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''.
** In later expansions, you are able to build police cutters to protect trade sectors from SpacePirates.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', where the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Space]] [[TalkativeLoon Core]] warns the player to "Play it cool, here come the space cops".
* Comes in "Border Patrol" and your standard "Police" variants in the ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' games. They buzz about, scanning ships for contraband. [[PoliceAreUseless They have few weapons (typically just a few Impulse Ray Emitters, the peashooter weapon of choice)]], as actual combat is usually done by the Navy.
* Shooting at {{Space Station}}s and starships in ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' is a surefire way to get these launched and hawking on you. Destroying them gives you [[GlobalCurrency Units,]] but affects their standing with you on your (unseen) AllianceMeter, making them more likely to shoot at you on sight later.
* In ''Videogame/ArmoredPoliceUnitGallop'', you play as a Space Police with [[LegacyCharacter R-11B Peace Maker]], an aircraft which fires [[BeamSpam homing laser beam]], the said craft makes a return in ''[[VideoGame/RType R-Type Final]]''.
* The Keyblade wielders from ''Videogame/KingdomHearts'' qualify as their job is to keep other worlds safe from threats such as The Heartless, Nobodies, The Unversed, and Organization XIII while attempting to maintain the status quo of the worlds although they do fight any evil villains in those worlds as well. Although some keyblade wielders become corrupted by the powers of darkness and abuse it, there are some keyblade wielders who side on the light to keep darkness at bay. What makes them count is that the universe of the series does not really have planets and they are replaced with worlds that are either based on Disney films, only have a single town, or are completely infested with the threats of darkness as used as a base of operations by the antagonists. Outside of these worlds is just a dimension that is very similar to outer space and wielders are required to travel from world to world through use of a Gummi ship or through their ability to transform their keyboards into vehicles.
* Given the state things are with every space travel capable race flocking to the last remaing star of the universe, the militaristic SpaceMarine Peacekeepers from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' also basically function to some degree as law enforcers of the last solar system.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''WebComic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has the irresponsible spacecop Officer Zodboink.
* [[http://spacepd.com/about.html spacepd.com]] is a site that is really only about space police on the outside, for the most part. The rest of it is random comics and art. However, the author, David Chen, did make a Kickstarter program to sell space police badges, seen [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidtchen/space-police-badges here.]]
* WebComic/CommanderKitty has to deal with the Triple-I, a [[PoliceAreUseless ridiculously under-budget police force]] that can't even be bothered to [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/10/11/is-a-failure-to-communicate/ provide space suits for inmates cleaning the outside of their station.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Rocket Squad"', a ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' spoof set [[RecycledINSPACE in space]].
* The titular heroes from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Frontier lawmen (and [[ActionGirl a law-woman]]) using AppliedPhlebotinum to protect law-abiding settlers from SpacePirates, TheEmpire and the occasional ForgottenSuperweapon on the Final Frontier.
* Mandora the Evil-Chaser from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}''
* The Space Rangers in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper]] and the Angels'' is a Creator/HannaBarbera series from 1979 in which the Friendly Ghost befriends two female space police officers named Maxie and Minnie.
* The Plumbers in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', though it is a {{Retcon}} introduced by ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'' as the original series portrayed the Plumbers as a defunct [[TheMenInBlack Men In Black]]-type organization. ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]'' later addressed this by saying that the organization was restarted not long after the original series and more aliens were recruited into the line-up.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Pinewood Derby", the Space Police were sent to Earth in pursuit of notorious space robber Babyfark [=McGeezak=]. [[spoiler:It's all a setup, police and criminal, to see what Earthlings do with large amounts of stolen valuables.]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Centauri police arrive on Earth in pursuit of [[spoiler:Starfire's sister]].
* Meap from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' works for the Space Police.
* In WesternAnimation/TeamGalaxy the 3 protagonists enforce the law throughout the stars as space martials.
* The Virus Warriors of ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs''. They protect the universe from the virus, which is a man made pathogen designed to turn organisms into monsters. They have superpowers that come from battle balls and can arrest those affiliated with the virus creators.
* The Omega Confederation armed forces -their members have however ''bona-fide'' armadas- in ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'' ''Space'' are described as a police force with tasks as patrolling space or humanitary missions instead of a navy, even if later in the series build considerably more powerful warships[[note]]The series was known in Japan as ''Ginga Patrol PJ'' (''Galaxy Patrol PJ'')[[/note]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BraveStarr''. Granted, he's only one, but even the blurb for the movie said one man is enough.