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Val  Char   Cost
13  STR3
12  DEX6
12  CON4
10  BODY0
10  INT0
10  EGO0
15  PRE5
10  COM0
3/4  PD0
2/3  ED0
2  SPD0
5  REC0
24  END0
25  STUN2
6"  RUN0
2"  SWIM0
2 1/2"  LEAP0
Characteristics Cost: 20
Cost  PowerEND
2  Sharp Eyes: +1 PER with Sight Group 0
Powers Cost: 2
Cost  Skill
2  AK: Beat 11- 
2  AK: Campaign City 11- 
2  KS: Criminal Law 11- 
2  KS: Hobby Skill 11- 
2  PS: Constable 11- 
2  WF: Small Arms 
6  Choose two skills from this list: Concealment, Conversation, Deduction, Persuasion, Shadowing, Streetwise  
Skills Cost: 18
Cost  Perk
2  Fringe Benefit: Local Police Powers 
Perks Cost: 2
Cost  EquipmentEND
  Bull's Eye Latern: Sight Group Images 1" radius, 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 6 Hours (+1/4) (12 Active Points); OAF (-1), Set Effect (Light) (-1), Side Effects (-1/2) [Notes: DEF: 3 BODY: 2 See Fantasy HERO pg 359 for more details] [1 cc]
  Constable's Boots: Armor (2 PD/2 ED) (6 Active Points); Activation Roll 10- (Feet to lower Leg) (-1 1/4), OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
  Constable's Helmet: Armor (2 PD/2 ED) (6 Active Points); Activation Roll 8- (Head Only) (-2), OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
  Constable's Uniform: Armor (1 PD/1 ED) (3 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Activation Roll 14- (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
  Handcuffs: Entangle 5d6, 4 DEF (standard effect: 5 BODY, 4 DEF), Takes No Damage From Attacks All Attacks (+1/2) (67 Active Points); 1 Recoverable Charge (-1 1/4), OAF (-1), Set Effect (Handcuffs Only) (-1), Does Not Prevent The Use Of Accessible Foci (-1), No Range (-1/2), Must follow Grab or Target must be Willing (-1/2), Escaped Automatically by a modified Lockpicking/Contortionist Roll (-1/2), Cannot Form Barriers (-1/4) [1 rc]
  Rattle (Before 1884): Multipower, 21-point reserve, all slots Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (31 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4) 
u  1) It can be used as a weapon: HA +1d6 (5 Active Points); OAF (-1), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4) 0
u  2) Rattle: Hearing Group Images 1" radius, +/-3 to PER Rolls (14 Active Points); Set Effect (rattle) (-1), OAF (-1), No Range (-1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4) 0
  Stock: Rigid Armor (2 PD/2 ED) (6 Active Points); Activation Roll Neck Only (-2), OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
  Truncheon (about 15" in length): HA +2d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (15 Active Points); OAF (-1), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4), STR Minimum 5 (-1/4) [Notes: DEF: 3 Body: 3] 0
  Whistle (Only after 1884): Hearing Group Images 1" radius, +/-3 to PER Rolls, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (21 Active Points); Set Effect (Whistle) (-1), No Range (-1/2), OIF (Connect to the Uniform by a Cord) (-1/2) 0
Equipment costs shown above are for reference only, and are not included in Total Cost.
Val  Disadvantages
5  Distinctive Features: Constable Uniform (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 
20  Social Limitation: Subject to Orders Very Frequently (14-), Major 
10  Watched: Police 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 
Disadvantage Points: 35
Base Points: 7 Experience Required: 0 Total Experience Available: 0 Experience Unspent: 0 Total Character Cost: 42
Height: 1.83 mHair: Brown
Weight: 86.00 kgEyes: Brown
Background: The life of a Victorian constable (also known as a Bobby or a Peeler ) was not easy. He was expected to walk a beat of 20 miles no matter the weather seven days a week, never to sit down or lean against anything and if he was unlucky on night duty and caught a criminal he had to escort said person to jail and appear in court the next day. For all this he got paid only 54 pounds 12s for his effort and a day off every fortnight. In fact a number of constables were not killed by thugs but by tuberculosis. While he could look forward toward a pension, any minor violation of protocol, even if it was one time at the beginning of 20 year career, was enough of a reason for the commissioner to deny it.

The constable, at the beginning of his career was above average physical condition and in good health, even though generally by the end his health was a wreck and his feet and leg bad because poor shoeing. Police force also had stringent rules on who could become a constable. This could be anywhere from height requirements (5'9" to 6' being the most likely range), age range (18 to 27) and having no more then 2 children.

General Facts
Night Duty was from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am. Initially this was about half the force but was later reduced to only a third.
The Whistle was not introduced until 1884 and in some places not until the 1890s
The Rattle which was introduced before the whistle, was hard to get out in an emergency and could be used as a weapon against the constable.
Constable could not vote until 1887 to keep them out of politics
The could be dismissed from duty because of the complaint from a member of the public, late for duty, poor appearance, leaving their beat or drinking (the most common one)

This represent a young and healthy constable. For an older member of the force reduce movement, physical stats, and/or Recovery to indicate reduced health.
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