Science Police

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Science Police
Cover to Legion: Science Police #1.
Art by Paul Ryan and Joe Rubinstein.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance (30th century)
Adventure Comics #303 (December, 1962)
(21st century)
Superman #654 (September, 2006)
Created by Jerry Siegel (script)
John Forte (art)
In-story information
Type of organization Law enforcement agency
Base(s) Metropolis
Agent(s) (30th century)
Shvaughn Erin
Gigi Cusimano
Gim Allon
Imra Ardeen
Dyrk Magz
Zoe Saugin

(21st century)

The Science Police is a fictional law enforcement agency in the DC Comics Universe, active in the 21st, 30th and 31st centuries. The organization has been featured in a four-issue limited series titled Legion: Science Police[1] and has also appeared in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series.

Fictional history[edit]

30th and 31st centuries[edit]

In the 30th and 31st centuries, the Science Police serves the United Planets, with divisions on each U.P. world.[citation needed] Its main headquarters are on Earth in the city of Metropolis.[citation needed] The Science Police has a professional working relationship with the Legion of Super-Heroes and appointed Shvaughn Erin to serve as their liaison to the Legion.[citation needed]

Legionnaires Colossal Boy and Saturn Girl served as Science Police officers before joining the Legion[citation needed] while Magno and Kinetix joined the Science Police after leaving the Legion.[citation needed]

21st century[edit]

In the 21st century, the Science Police serve the Federal government of the United States, with divisions in Metropolis and Midway City.[2] The Science Police was created to replace the Special Crimes Unit,[citation needed] a division of the Metropolis Police Department that specialized in crimes committed by metahumans and aliens.[citation needed]

Metropolis' local Science Police are called into action when an unknown monster and later on Atlas attack the city during Superman's absence. Team leader DuBarry is shown to have self-confidence problems. The Science Police are assisted by a behind-the-scenes communications expert known as Rachel who is also the division's second-in-command.[2]

DuBarry was killed along with fellow team leader Daniels and several prison guards when a team of Kandorians led by Commander Gor assaulted Stryker's Island and demanded custody of Parasite.[3] The Science Police second-in-command Rachel asks Guardian to act as the liaison between the Metropolis Police Department and a coalition of superheroes in bringing justice for the fallen Science Police officers and prison guards.[4] After the Kandorians left Earth, Guardian was appointed the team leader of the Science Police due in part to his cloned memories of Jim Harper's expertise as a police officer and a superhero.[5]

Other versions[edit]

In other media[edit]


Video games[edit]

  • The 21st century version of the Science Police appears in the DC Universe Online video game.


  1. ^ Legion: Science Police #1–4 (August–November 1998)
  2. ^ a b Superman (vol. 2) #677 (August 2008)
  3. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #682 (January 2009)
  4. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #683 (February 2009)
  5. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #684 (March 2009)
  6. ^ Superboy's Legion #1-2 (April–May 2001)

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