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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 also appeared in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series, the DC Universe Online video game, and the Supergirl television series.

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

(21st century)

Fictional historyEdit

30th and 31st centuriesEdit

In the 30th and 31st centuries, the Science Police is under the jurisdiction of the United Planets and has divisions on each world within the U.P.[citation needed] Its 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, with Shvaughn Erin serving as the SP's liaison to the Legion.[citation needed] Legionnaires Colossal Boy, Saturn Girl, Magno and Kinetix have all served with the Science Police at one time or another.[citation needed]

21st centuryEdit

In the 21st century, the Science Police serve the Federal government of the United States, with divisions in Metropolis and Midway City.[1] 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 Control (a.k.a. Rachel) who is also the division's second-in-command.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Other versionsEdit

In other mediaEdit


  • The 31st century version of the Science Police appears in the Legion of Super Heroes TV series.
  • The 31st-century version of the Science Police appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Siege of Starro Part 1" arresting the gang of Scavengers.
  • The 21st century version of the Science Police appears in the Supergirl TV series, serving as a branch of National City's police department. Maggie Sawyer is one of the group's agents.

Video gamesEdit

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


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

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