The Adeptus Arbites
The Adeptus Arbites is empowered to enforce law in the Imperium. It is a galactic police force,
but armed and equipped as a military force. Its troops, known as Arbitrators and Judges, are
the fighting elite of the Adeptus: a core of fanatically loyal warriors devoted to the enforcement of government. If the Imperial Governor of a planet is late with his tithes, or sends too little, or if he is tardy in enforcing an Imperial decree, the Adeptus Arbites may be directed to honour him with a visit. The Judges are equipped to wage a minor war, but their main objective is to maintain order.