Security Cadet

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Security Cadet

Access: Brig, Maintenance, Security, Service
Difficulty: The least easy "beginner" role
Duties: Learn to serve, protect, and baton
Supervisors: Head of Security, Security Officer, Warden (to some extent)
Subordinates: None
Guides: You're lookin' at it

Space Law

Learn how to beat people to within an inch of their life without going overboard serve your fellow man!

Starting Out

Security Cadet might be your first real job on the station after spending a few rounds as a passenger, or maybe you made the enormous mistake of trying this out as your first role. To be clear, this is not a role for absolute beginners. If you are unprepared for the hardship that comes with this job, I. E. if you do not know what the hell you're doing, do not take it on. Try out the Medical Intern or Technical Assistant training roles first, get a feel for what's normal and what's not, then come back.

The Art of Listening

The most important thing to do when you are starting out as a security officer is to listen to what your commanding officer, the crew, the passengers, and even the clowns are saying to you. If you fly off the handle when confronted with a slightly irritating situation, you will immediately be labeled as "shitsec," and the people will be right to rise against you. The greatest tool in your tool-belt is not the baton, it's your ears. When you listen, you will know how to defuse a situation. When you listen, you will come to understand who is lying and who is telling the truth. Some people are bad at speaking, give them the benefit of the doubt and ask follow up questions. Be a good listener.

Negotiations Have Broken Down

Sometimes, there's nothing you can do. The security officers before you were bad at listening, bad at communicating, but very good at showing crew members the business end of their batons. Now, they have it out for you. You are going to need to know how to defend yourself. See the Security Officer guide for details on the tools at your disposal.


As a Security Cadet, you have a lot of pressure put on you to perform well. Do not allow this to get to you. You are expected to call in more experienced people to deal with situations that you are unsure of. If you take the law into your own hands too quickly, there can be consequences under Space Law. Familiarize yourself with this as well as you can, but know there's room for goofing up. Don't allow your authority to get to your head and take things too far, but also don't allow clown murder to become the norm. No one likes clown murder.


  • Trust goes in this order:
  1. Command Staff
  2. Security Staff (except Lawyers)
  3. Lawyers
  4. Crew
  5. Passengers
  6. Clowns
  7. Mimes
  • Find a more experienced officer to pair up with
  • Listen to your radio and the people around you
  • Police brutality is funny, but the last resort
  • Get good at communicating with others
  • ALWAYS listen to Head of Security. What they say goes