One of the few armed groups still in existence the Greater Chitroit Civil Defense Team is one of the largest employers in the city. They operate in small nodes spread throughout the territory, like lymph glands in an immune system. Their effectiveness is found in their communication. They are in almost constant contact with each other all at once, this is made possible by another AI program. Gladys sorts and prioritizes all the chatter for optimal efficiency and effectiveness, and as a model has been quite successful. Maximizing combat effectiveness, minimizing police casualties and tripling violent case closure rates within a month after installation twenty years ago. The CDT or “Dick Touchers” as they are called, given their invasive search and seizure rights, are either hated or ignored by the majority of the populace. One must feel either way about it as they are nearly everywhere, always armed, and rather well trained. They are controlled by an intricately organized lattice of bureaucracy out of Municorp, and serve primarily to protect vital structures, keeping the peace is secondary.
Their greatest embarrassment has become the near-constant smuggling going on in almost all quarters of Chitroit. Despite their best efforts they have been unable to move forward with many of their investigations as too much of the populace is unwilling to assist. Almost everyone has dealt with the black market at some point, so the person willing to burn that bridge is rare. Though omnipresent, their stations in the slums are largely fortresses, boarded up to keep the masses at bay. Rarely do they leave their offices, and only then in force. They are largely ignored, but have been made targets of before; some were even abducted and believed ransomed.