S.T.A.R.S.

The Special Tactics and Rescue Service is a special unit under the jurisdiction of the Raccoon City Police Department (R.P.D.).

Founded in 1996 as part of the city's Umbrella-funded "Bright Raccoon 21" development plan. This elite unit was formed from carefully selected military and civilian specialists to fight the increase in urban terrorism and organized crime, and to provide immediate response for general emergencies.