The NU Rock Police Force, commonly called NURPol, has a reputation for being corrupt, inefficient, and incompetent. That reputation is mostly undeserved. Normal crimes like robbery, assault, and drug dealing committed without the aid of giant robots or powered combat armor do take place and NURPol deals with them quickly and humanely. The problem is NURPol’s response to abnormal crimes involving giant robots, powered combat armor, and the like.
Because most crime in NU Rock is of the normal variety, the bulk of NURPol’s budget and manpower is geared to normal police response. It isn’t appropriate to respond to a liquor store hold up with a dozen bazooka equipped warbots. Therefore, when a self-proclaimed evil genius decides to send in a squad of killbots to rob a bank, NURPol is hard pressed to find the resources to deal with the threat. Of course the media are quicker to report on the one killbot bank robbery that happens each month than the half-dozen liquor store robberies that NURPol easily resolves each week.
NURPol has developed a unit of heavily armed and specially trained officers to deal with extreme threats. This unit, called the Armored Response Special Equipment Squad, deploys to incidents involving heavily armed and armored perpetrators. The squad has a reputation for apprehending suspects and causing massive collateral damage in the process. The fact that the ARSE Squad does almost as much damage to the civilian population as the criminals it is meant to control (combined with its unfortunate acronym) gives the squad a bad reputation among the general population.