During the Culture Clashes of the mid 2000’s, the City saw double digit increases in Kidnapping and Ransom (K&R) cases. A special K&R department within STRC was created, KR:STRC. This elite unit was downsized in 2028 after 4 straight years of declining calls, but the legend of the department still lives strong. The K&R department’s nickname was Kill & Retrieve, alluding to their success rate of returning with living hostages. But to this day, K&R Teams have a reputation of being the toughest, brightest and the best of the best.