List of fictional secret police and intelligence organizations

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This is a list of secret police organisations and intelligence agencies which are fictional:


Contemporary world

AgencyInfoSourceSource type
13th BureauIntelligence and secret police arm of the Yellow Empire Blake and Mortimer Comics
ACMEIntelligence agency Carmen Sandiego TV
The AgencyIntelligence agency Scarecrow and Mrs. King TV
The AgencyOversight and Sections (including Section One) La Femme Nikita TV
Alliance of Twelve Alias TV
Alpha ProtocolA clandestine United States agency which has unlimited resources to conduct covert operations on behalf of the government Alpha Protocol Video game
B613B613 is a covert government agency formerly run by Rowan, later by Jake Ballard for a while and now run by Olivia Pope. Scandal TV
Carrington Institute Perfect Dark Video game
Canadian National Intelligence Agency (NISA) InSecurity TV
ChapterA secret organization within the US government that carries out assassinations The Long Kiss Goodnight Movie
Chinese Secret Police (CSP) Alpha Protocol Video game
CONTROL Spy agency Get Smart TV
C.O.P.S. Central Organization of Police Specialists C.O.P.S. Animated TV
Counter Terrorist Unit 24 TV
C.O.V.N.E.T Muppets from Space Movie
CUREAmerican intelligence and assassination organization (Although capitalized, the name does not appear to be an acronym) The Destroyer Novels
Cubicle Gestapo Dilbert Comic
CHERUBIntelligence agency that employs children CHERUB Book Series
DivisionSecret black-ops branch of the government Nikita TV
DXSDepartment of External Security MacGyver TV
Earth Protection Force Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV
Federal Bureau of Control (FBC)A secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena which violate the laws of reality Control Video game
Federal Bureau of Intervention (FBI)Parody of the FBI Payday: The Heist and PAYDAY 2 Video game
Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB)Parody of the FBI Grand Theft Auto IV and V Video game
F.I.R.M.A division of the CIA Airwolf TV
FLAGFoundation for Law and Government Knight Rider TV
United Nations Global Occult Coalition (UNGOC)Secret organization responsible for finding and eliminating paranormal threats SCP Foundation Website [1]
G.R.U. Division Psychotronics (GRU-P)A division of the Soviet Union's Main Intelligence Directorate SCP Foundation Website [1]
International Affairs Agency (IAA)Parody of the CIA Grand Theft Auto V Video game
Immigration and Customs Security The Border TV
IMF Impossible Missions Force Mission Impossible TV & Movies
ISISInternational Secret Intelligence Service Archer Animated TV
KingsmanIndependent international intelligence agency Kingsman Franchise
Ministry of Alien Detection A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Movie
N.O.O.S.E.National Office Of Security Enforcement Grand Theft Auto IV Video game
ODINOrganization of Democratic Intelligence Networks Archer Animated TV
Omega SectorCounter-terrorism task force True Lies Movie
Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) The Six Million Dollar Man
The Bionic Woman
Rainbow Multi-national counter-terrorism task force Rainbow Six Novel, Video game
SCP FoundationSecret organization responsible for finding and containing anomalies SCP Foundation
SCP – Containment Breach, SCP: Secret Laboratory
Website [1]
Video game
Section 13 Jackie Chan Adventures TV
Sheriff's Secret Police Welcome to Night Vale Podcast
S.H.I.E.L.DStrategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division Marvel Comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe Comic books and film series
SMERSH James Bond Novels and films
S.T.A.R.S. A police task-force similar to SWAT Resident Evil Video game
Strategic Homeland Division (SHD) Semi-autonomous network of sleeper agents tasked with preserving continuity of government in the event of major catastrophe Tom Clancy's The Division Video game
The Division Marathon Man Novel and film
Third Echelon Splinter Cell Video game
The Patriots
The Philosophers
Metal Gear Video game
The Tribunal Also called The Council Metalocalypse TV
T.H.R.U.S.H. Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV
T.I.A.Técnicos de Investigación Aeroterráquea ("Aeroterrestrial Investigation Technicians") Mort & Phil Comics
U.N.C.L.E. United Network Command for Law and Enforcement The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV
United Liberty PaperPossibly a division of the IAA Grand Theft Auto IV Video game
Unusual Incidents Unit (UIU)A division of the FBI SCP Foundation Website [1]
V.S.S.E.Vital Situation Swift Execution Time Crisis Video game
XXX xXx Movie
ZEPSecret police of Taschist Borduria The Adventures of Tintin Comics
Z.O.W.I.E. Zonal Organization of World Intelligence and Espionage Derek Flint spy sendupsFranchise


AgencyInfoSourceSource type
A.R.G.U.S. Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans (comics)
Advanced Research Group United Support (TV)
Sub-agency of U.S. Homeland Security
DC Universe
TV series
Canadian International Security Organization (CISO) Captain Canuck Comic series
Checkmate DC Universe Comics
Department H Fictional superhuman affairs branch of Canada's Department of National Defence Marvel Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Science Police DC Universe
Hatut Zeraze Wakandan Secret police composed of assassins and covert operations. Known for using vibranium based habits similar the Black Panther's habit and for advanced science and mysticism to enhance cloaking abilitiesMarvel ComicsComics
S.H.I.E.L.D. Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate (comics)
Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Cinematic)
Fictional espionage, law-enforcement, and counter-terrorism agency
Marvel Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe
S.T.R.I.K.E. Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies
Fictional comic book counter-terrorism and intelligence agency that often deals with superhuman threats
Marvel Universe Comics
S.W.O.R.D. Sentient World Observation and Response Department
A fictional British counterterrorism and intelligence agency to deal with extraterrestrial threats to world security.
Marvel Universe Comics
Unit 7Of Progressive Allied Canadian Technologies (PACT) Corporation Northguard Comic book
D.E.O Department of Extranormal Operations Arrowverse
DC Universe


AgencyInfoSourceSource type
Black Priests Kzin Larry Niven's Known Space seriesBook
Bureau of GrossologySecret organization entrusted with the prevention of gross or disgusting crimes Grossology Animated TV
Civil Protection Half-Life 2 Videogame
Confederate Secret Service Captain Confederacy Comic series
Decepticon Justice DivisionDivision of Decepticon armed forces tasked with punishing desertion and enforcing Megatron's directives and ideology. The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Comic series
The Forge Doctor Who audio plays
GOTT ES Members Kiddy Grade Anime
ImpSecImperial intelligence, counterintelligence, and paramilitary police of the Barrayaran Imperium. An acronym of "Imperial Security." Employer of the primary protagonist, Miles Vorkosigan. Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga Books
Imperial Interstellar Scout ServiceOriginally an exploratory agency, also has some espionage, military, police, diplomatic, and internal communications functions in the Third Imperium. Notable for carrying out operations in undiscovered or unsettled regions.TravellerRole playing game
NID National Intelligence Department Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Nightwatch Earth Alliance secret police Babylon 5 TV
Office of Homeworld Security/Homeworld Command Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Obsidian OrderSecret police of the Cardassian Union Star Trek TV
Office of Naval Intelligence Halo Videogame
Office of State Security (StateSec or SS)An arm of the People's Republic of Haven David Weber's Honorverse Book
The Office of Unspecified Services Infinite Jest Book
Psi Corps Earth Alliance secret police composed of telepaths, often working in tandem with the Nightwatch. Babylon 5 TV
Public Security Section 9 Federal Security agency and armed branch of the Ministry of Home Affairs Ghost in the Shell Manga & Anime
SHADOSupreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation UFO TV
Special Circumstances Iain M. Banks's Culture Book
Special Tactics and Reconnaissance ("Spectres")Autonomous agents of the Citadel Council with extraordinary authority and leeway Mass Effect Videogame
Special Tasks Group (STG)Special forces of the Salarian Union; organizational structure likely inspired the Citadel Council's Spectre unit Mass Effect Videogame
Section 7 An intelligence organization run by the UEO. Captain Oliver Hudson referred to them as "Gestapo bastards.". The older patches read "Sector 7" instead of "Section 7", leading some to believe this to be their original name. seaQuest DSV TV
Sector 7Intelligence organization. They discovered the All Spark and built the Hoover Dam around it to mask the energy emitted by the Cube Transformers Movie
Time Enforcement CommissionA law enforcement organisation that regulates time travel Timecop Franchise
TENETA secret organization that uses time inversion to perform temporal pincer movements. Tenet Movie
Torchwood Institute A secret organization set up by Queen Victoria in 1879 to combat alien threat Doctor Who
UNIT Unified Intelligence Taskforce. A military organization operating under the auspices of the United Nations, its purpose is to investigate and combat Paranormal and Extraterrestrial threats to the Earth. Doctor Who
The Sarah Jane Adventures

Dystopian futures

AgencyInfoSourceSource type
The DogsFictional representation of the KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti) personified by a pack of vicious dogs George Orwell's Animal Farm Book
The FingerSecret police of Norsefire, the fascist government of England V for Vendetta comic and film adaption Comic and movie
Grammaton Clerics Equilibrium Movie
InquisitionImperial secret police similar to the Spanish Inquisition Warhammer 40,000 Miniature wargame
Majestic 12 Deus Ex Video game
Special Circumstances Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series Book
Thought Police Police that monitor people's body language and expressions, and kidnap them if they seem to be traitorous George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four Book
UNATCO United Nations Anti-Terrroist Coalition Deus Ex Video game

Star Trek Universe

Star Wars Universe


AgencyInfoSourceSource type
Abteilung KDA"Die Abteilung KDA (Komplexe und Diffuse Angelegenheiten)", or "Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters".
Modern agency responsible for dealing with magic and supernatural entities in Germany
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
The Academy"La Académie Royale de Philosophie Occulte", or "The Royal Academy of Occult Philosophy/Theory".
Agency responsible for dealing with magic and supernatural entities in France. Was closed down by the French Revolution before being reconstituted by Napoleon in 1804. Membership was divided between supporting and opposing the Vichy government during the Second World War. Was "reorganized" out of existence in 1965 after making the wrong choice on the Algerian Referendum. Is rumored to have reopened in 2015.
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
The Algemene Inlichtingen an Veiligheidsdienst"General Intelligence and Security Service".
Agency responsible for dealing with magic and supernatural entities in the Netherlands
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
Besondere Umstände"Special Circumstances", also known as the "Fire Brigade" and/or "Reality control".
Rapid Response team for the Abteilung KDA. Reduced from roughly six teams across Germany in the 1950s and 1960s to a single team based in Wiesbaden.
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
Black Chamber The Atrocity Archives
The Jennifer Morgue
Bureau 13 Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic Role playing game
Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.) Hellboy
Hellboy (film)
Comics & Movie
Delta GreenIntelligence unit dedicated to combating the supernatural and the Cthulhu Mythos. Existed in various incarnations: From 1928 to 1942 was part of the ONI until its tranference into the OSS, it is disbanded in 1968 after a failed operation but its agents keep acting illegally until its recreation in 2001, nominally under the NSA as a counter-terror program, but recruiting agents all over the military, USIC and federal law enforcement. Delta Green Role playing game
Die Deutsche Akademie der Höheren Einsichten zu Weimar"Die Weimarer Akademie der Höheren Einsichten", or "The Weimar Academy of Higher Insights".
Original agency responsible for dealing with magic and supernatural entities in Germany. Was the center for German magic after the French closed the University of Cologne in 1789, until the Nazis closed it in the 1930s in preference of their own organizations. Its successor is the Abteilung KDA.
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
Cable Street Particulars Ankh-Morpork secret police (under Captain Swing), and later merely the "plainclothes" division (under Samuel Vimes). Terry Pratchett's Discworld Book
Dai LiEarth Kingdom capital of Ba Sing Se Avatar: The Last Airbender and "The Legend of Korra Animated TV
F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon
Paranormal investigation agency
F.E.A.R. Videogame
The Folly"Specialist Crime Directorate 9", later "Special Assessment Unit, SAU".
Agency responsible for dealing with magic and supernatural entities in the United Kingdom
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
Gale Force Wicked Musical
General Oblation Board Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials TrilogyBook
The Laundry The Atrocity Archives
The Jennifer Morgue
The Librarians"New York Libraries Association", or "The Association".
Wing of the New York Public Library Services that sees itself as the foremost authority on magic in the New York area, and which actively works to contain magical threats therein. It is suggested that as a part of their work they actively seek out magical items and tomes across the world in order to lock them away in their special collections stacks.
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
Order of Mata NuiBionicle
Penitus OculatusSecret security and special operations branch of the Imperial Guards The Elder Scrolls
Shinra Electric Power Company Final Fantasy VII Video game
Owsla The rabbit army/police and the Owslafa, secret police, especially of Efrafa Watership Down
Samoyed Guards Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials TrilogyBook
Secret PoliceHeaded by the wolf, Maugrim The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Book
Shinra Namco x Capcom Videogame
S.H.U.S.H. Darkwing Duck Animated TV
SI:7Secret service for human faction of Stormwind World of Warcraft
Special Operations Networkconsisting of numbered divisions each dealing with a different secret threat Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next novelsBook
The Virginia Gentleman's Company"The Virgins", or "Alderman Technical Solutions".
Private magical military contractor organization based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. While it is not clear if they ever held any official government position, the VGC have a history of working for the US government which goes back to at least the War of 1812 where they fought against the British and Tecumseh. They carry a deep animosity for the Folly due to that organization sharing their Newtonian magical methods with Tecumseh's people which caused the VGC to suffer severe casualties. This animosity was most evident during the Second World War when they withheld information from the Folly which led to the majority of Folly membership dying.
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
The Virtuous Men"The Printer's Men".
Group of around 100 men from the University of Pennsylvania who fought alongside the Folly during the Second World War. They were said to not get along with many of their fellow American practitioners due to philosophical differences, most notably the Virginia Gentleman's Company (most likely due to their closeness with the Folly).
Rivers of London (book series).Books/Comics
The MidnightersThe secret police of Camorr under Duke Nicovante. Headed by an agent with the code name 'The Spider', revealed to be Dona Angiavesta Vorchenza, later passed on to Don and Dona Salvara The Lies of Locke Lamora Book

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