CONCORD responds to aggression in hisec, pursues known criminals and attacks illegal facilities. We’ve all seen at the gates that agents have faction hulls appropriate to the associated space, so let’s create at least four career flavors, one for each empire. A player who wants to clean up hisec, with a badge and everything, checks in at his local CONCORD station.
There could be a DED office with agents who offer security missions. SCC would offer distribution missions. Either of these corps may take the would-be agent into null to collect intel on NPCs, possibly without firing a shot. CONCORD bounties could of course be pursued even into null, for the brave cop on the beat.
The player who builds standings of at least five with, say, Minmatar DED becomes a Special Agent who has earned enough loyalty points to receive a Police Pursuit Firetail with flashing red (natch) lights and a license to come after evildoers in MinSpace. NPC CONCORD still won’t pod you, but if you step into the wrong system (0.5 and higher) with the wrong standings, automatic locator agents slip your name and last known hangout into a boilerplate bounty mission, and a qualified capsuleer special agent might pursue you, armed with his skills and kill rights…and may pod you if he can. Aggress in a hisec system, and a special agent–perhaps a gang of them–can warp in on the NPC space police to assist. Woop-woop!
The careful career dokkener might work her way through the empires, building standings sufficient to be authorized to pull you over anywhere in hisec.
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