- This article was written by E. E. Nalley on the previous wiki, and a copy entered in Canon Material Comments: Department of Paranormal Affairs by XaltatunOfAcheron.
The Department of Paranormal Affairs (hereafter DPA) is a subsidiary department of the Justice Department. It has a cabinet level secretary, but that position is not in the line of succession for President. While DPA is funded through the DOJ, it has far more autonomy, more in the line of the Secret Service being a part of the Treasury.
DPA has jurisdiction with the enforcement of laws and regulations as touching mutants and paranormals, (in this case as Described under Title 16 of the Annotated Code of the United States as any citizen who has a measurable ability exceeding that of 'Baseline' humanity). Normal mages who are not mutants fall into this category as do certain weapons researchers and costumed adventurers.
DPA issues and MAINTAINS the records of any US Citizen MID/MMID holder, but for international ease of travel uses the MCO model of this card. DPA may take jurisdiction of any crime involving Paranormals, or may allow local law enforcement to prosecute, acting as an expert witness or information clearing house as needed.
DPA also interfaces with Allied and NATO aligned sister organizations of foreign governments outside of the MCO for reasons of National Security and Foreign Interest (Paranormal Spies and the like).