|Konoha Military Police Force|
Konoha Military Police Force (木ノ葉警務部隊, Konoha Keimu Butai; Literally meaning "Tree Leaf Military Police Force")
|Anime||Naruto Episode #129|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
The Konoha Military Police Force was — as the name suggests — the judicial organisation in Konohagakure. Although it was first believed that an Uchiha ancestor had founded the organisation, in actuality it was founded by the Second Hokage, Tobirama Senju, and was given to the Uchiha to run as a sign of trust and good faith between the Senju and themselves. Tobi suggested, however, that this was just a method of distancing the Uchiha from taking part in the governing of Konoha. A few members such as Setsuna also realised that this was the true motive, and tried to rebel as a result.
Naturally, it consisted of mostly Uchiha clan members before the massacre because — as Itachi Uchiha put it — only strong shinobi were capable of bringing others to justice. The last known leader of this organisation is Fugaku Uchiha. It is unknown what happened to the organisation after Itachi massacred the clan.
The Konoha Military Police's purpose is to maintain the law in the village, regarded as "elite shinobi who monitor fellow shinobi". They do not have the authority of arresting ANBU members without a warrant, as the latter directly reports to the Hokage. The symbol of the organisation was a four-point star with the crest of the Uchiha clan embedded into the centre and the attire of the police force consisted of the standard Konoha-nin attire with the symbol of the police force emblazoned on the shoulders instead of the regular Uzushiogakure symbol.
- ↑ Naruto chapter 222, page 17