List of Fictional Secret Police and Intelligence Organizations
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List of Fictional Secret Police and Intelligence Organizations

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

Contemporary world

Agency Info Source Source type
13th Bureau Intelligence and secret police arm of the Yellow Empire Blake and Mortimer Comics
ACME Intelligence agency Carmen Sandiego TV
The Agency Intelligence agency Scarecrow and Mrs. King TV
The Agency Oversight and Sections (including Section One) La Femme Nikita TV
Alliance of Twelve Alias TV
Alpha Protocol A clandestine United States agency which has unlimited resources to conduct covert operations on behalf of the government Alpha Protocol Video game
Carrington Institute Perfect Dark Video game
Canadian National Intelligence Agency (NISA) InSecurity TV
Chapter A 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
CURE American intelligence and assassination organisation (Although capitalised, the name does not appear to be an acronym) The Destroyer (novel series) Novels
Cubicle Gestapo Dilbert Comic
Division Secret black-ops branch of the government Nikita TV
DXS Department 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
FLAG Foundation for Law and Government Knight Rider TV
International Affairs Agency (IAA) Parody of the CIA Grand Theft Auto V Video game
Immigration and Customs Security The Border TV
IMF Impossible Mission Force Mission Impossible TV & Movies
ISIS International Secret Intelligence Service Archer Animated TV
Kingsman Independent 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
ODIN Organization of Democratic Intelligence Networks Archer Animated TV
Omega Sector Counter-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 Foundation Secret organization responsible for finding and containing anomalies SCP Foundation Website[1]
Section 13 Jackie Chan Adventures TV
Sheriff's Secret Police Welcome to Night Vale Podcast
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 Paper Possibly a division of the IAA Grand Theft Auto IV Video game
V.S.S.E. Vital Situation Swift Execution Time Crisis Video game
XXX xXx Movie
ZEP Secret police of Taschist Borduria The Adventures of Tintin Comics
Z.O.W.I.E. Zonal Organization of World Intelligence and Espionage Derek Flint spy sendups Franchise


Agency Info Source Source 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 abilities Marvel Comics Comics
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 7 Of Progressive Allied Canadian Technologies (PACT) Corporation Northguard Comic book
D.E.O Department of Extranormal Operations Arrowverse
DC Universe


Agency Info Source Source type
Black Priests Kzin Larry Niven's Known Space series Book
Bureau of Grossology Secret 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 Division Division 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
ImpSec Imperial 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 Service Originally 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. Traveller Role 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 Order Secret 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
SHADO Supreme 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 7 Intelligence organization. They discovered the All Spark and built the Hoover Dam around it to mask the energy emitted by the Cube Transformers 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

Agency Info Source Source type
The Dogs Fictional representation of the KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti) personified by a pack of vicious dogs George Orwell's Animal Farm Book
The Finger Secret police of Norsefire, the fascist government of England V for Vendetta comic and film adaption Comic and movie
Grammaton Clerics Equilibrium Movie
Inquisition Imperial 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 Deus Ex Video game

Star Trek Universe

  • Tal Shiar - Romulan secret police and intelligence agency
  • Obsidian Order - Cardassian secret police and intelligence agency
  • Starfleet Intelligence - Federation intelligence agency
  • Section 31 - rogue and officially nonexistent Federation intelligence organization
  • V'Shar - The Vulcan Intelligence & Security agency

Star Wars Universe

  • Imperial Intelligence - intelligence arm of the Galactic Empire
  • Imperial/Sith Intelligence - intelligence arm of the reborn Sith Empire
  • Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) - secret police of the Galactic Empire
  • Republic Intelligence - intelligence service of the Galactic Republic
  • New Republic Intelligence (NRI) - intelligence service of the New Republic
  • Bothan Spynet - intelligence service of the Bothans, affiliated with the Rebel Alliance and its successor states the New Republic and the Galactic Alliance
  • Public Safety Service (PSS) - the successor of the Corellian Security Force, after the Imperial government turns the latter from a regular police force into a secret police.
  • Galactic Alliance Guard (GAG) - the secret police of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances during the Second Galactic Civil War (fate after the war unknown).
  • Ratatan-run Force Hounds - from the Star Wars expanded universe


Agency Info Source Source type
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 Green Intelligence 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
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 Li Earth 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 Trilogy Book
The Laundry The Atrocity Archives
The Jennifer Morgue
Order of Mata Nui Bionicle
Penitus Oculatus Secret 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 Trilogy Book
Secret Police Headed 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:7 Secret service for human faction of Stormwind World of Warcraft
The Midnighters The 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


  1. ^ "SCP Foundation". Retrieved 2020.

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