The Crossguard are the legitimate policing force of the city of Crosswinds. These people work for the city and patrol the major districts of the city. There is also a small barracks located in each commune, though those rarely see action as each commune is given the liberty of governing themselves. The Crossguard’s presence in each commune is, therefore, mainly to uphold the liberties of citizens from outside the commune. Due to the vastness of the city, and the numerous communes that have sprung up around it, it is impossible for the Crossguard to police the entire city by themselves. Many officials, and sometimes the Crossguard themselves, will seek out the assistance of one or more sanctioned vigilante groups available for hire through any branch of The Vigil. The headquarters of the Crossguard is located in the Golden District which is the only district sufficiently manned by the guard.