Despite the name, police licenses are actually closer to letters of marque. Issued by the major governments of the Commonwealth, they grant the player the right to legally scan cargo, and issue a fixed bonus for kills scored against enemies of that government within their territory.
For unknown reasons, the Terrans do not offer a similar license.
A government with whom the player is licensed shows up in the "My Pilot Status" dialog with an [L] after the player's notoriety listing with said government. To obtain the license however, the play first needs to reach rank 5 in that race's notoriety ranking.
Police licenses are lost for taking hostile action against ships of that race inside their owned sectors. Lost licenses can simply be re-bought without penalty.
After buying this license pilots are accepted as police force by all space stations and factories in the <issuing government> territory. They are automatically paid for every elimination of outlawed ships.
All the Commonwealth governments offer a police license. Each offers bonuses for kills scored against the Kha'ak, Pirates, Xenon, and Yaki. Issuing a police license costs a fee averaging 7,580 credits.
Argon Law Enforcement License
The Argon Law Enforcement License is issued by the Argon Federation. It is available at:
- All Free Argon Trading Stations
- All Argon-operated Military Outposts
- Federal Argon Installation, Black Hole Sun
- Military Base, Argon Sector M148
- Goner Temple, Elysium of Light
- Royal Boron Trading Station, Getsu Fune
- Terracorp HQ, Home of Light
Boron Law Enforcement License
The Boron Law Enforcement License is issued by the Kingdom of Boron. It is available at:
Paranid Police License
The Paranid Police License is issued by the Paranid Empire. It is available at:
- All Paranid Trading Docks
- All Paranid-operated Military Outposts
- Duke's Haven in Unknown Sector (10,16)
Split Police License
The Split Police License is issued by the Split Patriarchy. It is available at:
Teladi Company Security License
The Teladi Company Security License is issued by the Teladi Company. It is available at:
[Table] Kill Bonuses by Ship Class
The payout for each kill varies according to the kill's ship class.
|M1 Carrier||10,000 Cr|
|M2 Destroyer||10,000 Cr|
| M3 Fighter,
M3+ Heavy Fighter
| M4 Interceptor,
M4+ Heavy Interceptor
|M5 Scout||500 Cr|
| M6 Corvette,
M6+ Heavy Corvette
| M7 Frigate,
M7M Missile Frigate
|TL Large Transport|
|TM Military Transport|
|TP Personnel Transport||500 Cr|
|TS Transport||500 Cr|