|Leitzskvadronen | Leitzeskadron|
Simple flag of the LS
|Formed||June 16th, 4791 (unofficially)|
March 1st, 4792 (officially)
|Annual budget||15,000,000,000 DAV (312,000,000 LOD)|
|Parent agency||Ministry of LS Affairs|
The Leitz Squadron (Davostani: Leitzeskadron; Kivonian: Leitzskvadronen, abbreviated LS) is a paramilitary organization under the Armed Forces and the Government of Davostan. It began as a part of the small guard unit known as the Korridorsäkerheten ("Corridor Security") made up of post-war volunteers to provide security for civilian officials in occupied Davostan. The LS was formally established between 4791-4792 as its own semi-independent agency, and the Korridorsäkerheten was brought under it. The organization is named after the former Rikspresident of the Third Republic and Grand Admiral Wilhelm Leitz.
The LS is under the "supervision" of the Ministry of LS-Affairs, though it has been clearly established that the Ministry's responsibility is to report the necessary information about LS activity to the Government and the National Convention at the discretion of the LS leadership. It has also been made clear that the Minister of LS-Affairs is a de facto subordinate to the Director-LS. The LS' relationship with the Davostani nation has been described as "a state within a state".
The two main constituent groups are the General-LS (Davostani: Generel-LS; Kivonian: Allmänna-LS) and Armed-LS (Davostani: Bevæbnet-LS; Kivonian: Beväpnade-LS). The General LS is responsible for the general policing, whereas the Armed-LS consists of combat units within Davostan's military. A third component of the LS, the LS-Security Management (Davostani: LS-Sikkerhedsstyring; Kivonian: LS-Säkerhetshantering, LS-SH), manages security camps and internment camps for highly regarded threats to national security. Additional subdivisions of the LS included the Korridorsäkerheten (KS) and the LS-Security Service (Davostani: LS-Sikkerhedstjenesten; Kivonian: LS-Säkerhetstjänsten, abbreviated LS-ST) organizations. They are tasked with the detection of actual or potential threats to state officials or public safety, and providing separate domestic and foreign intelligence for the Government.
With the formation of the Korridorsäkerheten in late 4785, the KS leadership organized a few "units" with agents in them, one of these were the Leitz Unit (Davostan: Leitzenhed; Kivonian: Leitzenheten), named in honor of Grand Admiral Wilhelm Leitz. The unit was reorganized in 4789 as the Leitz Squad (Davostani: Leitztrup; Kivonian: Leitztrupp) as its personnel grew and the unit became widely popular as the elite of the KS. In mid 4790, the Leitz Squad had developed a complex organizational structure superseding its parent organization, and was thereafter considered by the members of the Civilian Advisory Assembly to be formed as its own semi-independent organization.
LS units and branches Edit
LS High Command Edit
The LS High Command (Davostani: LS-Højkommando; Kivonian: LS-Högkommandot, abbreviated LS-HK) is the department in charge of LS activities. The department is headed by the Chief of the LS-HK. It had under its command the General LS, LS-Security Service, KS, and LS-Security Management, as well as several offices to handle finance, administration, and supply. The LS-ST was considered an elite branch of the LS, and its members were better educated and typically more ambitious than those within the ranks of the General LS. Members of the LS-ST are specially trained in criminology, intelligence, and counter-intelligence.
The first procedure enacted by the LS in 4791 were that offices and units of the LS could form smaller sub-units, known as LS-Speicalkommando (Luthorian: LS-Special Command), to carry out special tasks, including large-scale operations against large influential criminal organizations. The use of LS-Specialkommandos are common as they have proven to be an efficient way of carrying out tasks.
LS Court Main Office Edit
The LS Court Main Office (Davostani: LS Domstol Hovedkontor; Kivonian: LS Domstolens Huvudkontor, abbreviated LS-DHK) was an internal legal system for conducting investigations, trials, and punishment for the LS. This department was heavily questioned by the legislative branch, but was reluctantly accepted after Senior Advisor of Military Affairs Isabella Cederstam openly voiced her support for it. It oversees the proceedings of 20 regional LS courts throughout Davostan. It was the only authority authorized to try LS personnel, except for LS members who are on active duty in the armed forces (in such cases the specific LS member would be tried by a military tribunal). Its creation placed the LS out of reach from the civilian legal system.