The Department of the Dalaran Guard is charged with enforcing the mundane laws of the Magocracy of Dalaran and the protection of its citizens. Duties include policing, investigations, and protection of important figures visiting the city and of high ranking members of the Senate on official foreign visits. Responsible for issuing arrest warrants, writing up investigative reports, and recommending charges, if any, to the Chief Justice of the Court of Dalaran.
The Magus Senate of Dalaran possesses police powers within Dalaran and its territories, and may arrest, detain, charge, try, convict, and mete out punishment within these regions as per the Senate’s own legal and ethical codes. It should be noted that, in most cases, jurisdiction for ‘mundane’ crimes ends where the city’s borders do.
The only debatable exception to this is the Forbidden Magics Act. The full outline of said exception, and many other details, can be found in the Senate's Law's.
Once charges have been filed, or a ‘detain and hold’ order has been issued against a suspect, any member of the senate may attempt to locate and detain the target individual within jurisdictional boundaries. These boundaries are usually specified at the time. Nonlethal force is required in these instances, though if the suspect becomes belligerent and resorts to lethal force in their resistance of arrest, arresting members are permitted all reasonable acts of self defense.
An arrest warrant may be issued against any person charged with a crime in absentia. There is no duration or statute of limitations once a warrant has been issued. If a warrant is issued, and a suspect is aware of the warrant’s existence, it is considered an additional crime not to present themselves.
Upon arrest, and processing within the Violet Hold a prisoner is entitled to being informed of the charges levied against them within 48 hours. The Minister of the Interior, if not part of the arresting party, must be informed of the charges. Prisoners charged with a crime may not be released except by those with the proper rank, and only in cases of pre-trial. If convicted, prisoners may only be released after time served, or by Chancellor pardon.
It should be noted that arrests, detainments, and the like require the OOC consent of the arrested/detained party. If an individual OOCly refuses to answer for IC crimes, depending on the situation, their involvement with the Magus Senate's roleplay may be reconsidered.