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The Commissary is the military police of The Communist Collective. Their job is to aid Auditors in overseeing the activities of nodal states within the Collective. The order is named after the Commissar, a person with a military leadership role within the Collective. The Commissar remains the term used for those in command positions within the Commissary, and a group of grunts led by a Commissar is referred to as a Commissariat.
Other than aiding Auditors, Commissariats can be sent in to deal with issues that may lead to combat, in these cases Auditors are not sent in (at least not until the fighting has ceased). Commissariats will respond to reports of gang activity, pirate sightings, etc. within Collective controlled space.