The Galactic Patrol also known as the Space Police and the Galaxy Police is a cosmic police force that is led directly by the Galactic King and helps keep order throughout the Milky Way Galaxy (天の川銀河). While many of the members are powerful, they do not have enough power to oppose the Galactic Frieza Army or the Saiyans. The Galactic Patrol also upholds a strict law forbidding the usage of time travel.
The Galactic Patrol has been around for at least a couple hundred years as they are mentioned in Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock by Chilled upon his arrival on Planet Plant when he decides to disguise himself and his soldiers as members of the Space Police in order to trick the indigenous population into revealing what happened to his two men, Toobi and Cabira, and bring whoever defeated them to him.
The Galactic Patrol first actual appearance is in a trilogy of one shot manga by Akira Toriyama known as the "Galactic Patrol series". They first appear near the end of Sachie-chan Guu!! where they arrest the Mil Clan after Sachie defeats them and rewards both her and Zarid Galactic Patrol medals for their help saving planet Octo.
In Jiya, one of the members known as Jiya ends up on Earth where he fights against Steth a rogue member of the Galactic Patrol who attempts to take over the planet with the help of the insect race known as the Mogans and uncovers the lies he reported about the planet.
A Galactic Patrolman named Jaco is the main protagonist in the manga Jaco the Galactic Patrolman: he came to Earth in order to stop a dangerous invader, Goku. Jaco says that the Galactic Patrol only has 38 members and they operate under the direct orders of the Galactic King, who is shown to be a Martian in a flashback that also shows a Namekian and a Tech-Tech alien in their ranks. It is very hard to become a member, as currently, there is only a 5/9 (55%) chance to become one. Jaco also says he is the third shortest member of the Galactic Patrol, and he is 4'10".
Jaco appears in the film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and fights alongside the Z Fighters against Frieza's Army. In Dragon Ball Super, Jaco manages to arrest Burp Man on Zuno's planet while taking Bulma to see Zuno. In the Universe 6 Saga, Jaco introduces the Galactic King to the Z Fighters as they attend the Tournament of Destroyers. Prior to this the galactic patrol did not acknowledge the existence of any supernatural beings like the God of Destruction Beerus and only knew of them as simply being legends.
Video Game Appearances
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, after crashing his spaceship in Conton City, Jaco meets the Future Warrior whom he offers to train as a new Galactic Patrol cadet while he waits for the Galactic Patrol to send someone to pick him up.
"What is the Galactic Patrol doing here? We might be arrested if they find out that we're Time Patrollers."
— Majin Time Patroller Nanmai worried about getting arrested in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Inside the Satan House time rift anomaly, Jaco joins the Saiya Squad in defending Earth from various threats in exchange for them assisting him in finding parts of his ship, which the Future Warrior can assist them with as Great Saiyaman III. One of the Time Patrollers investigating the anomaly, a Majin named Nanmai worries about that Jaco might arrest her and her fellow Time Patroller's investigating the anomaly if they find out they are Time Patrollers (indicating that the Galactic Law that prohibits it is unrelated to either Chronoa or the Time Patrol, who defend history under Chronoa's authority as the Supreme Kai who governs time). However, if the Warrior bonds with Jaco while he is their chosen instructor, Jaco will reveal he is aware of their work in the Time Patrol and does not see their actions as a violation of the law (either because he is aware that their actions are to prevent alternations to time which could threaten the existence of the Universe if left unchecked, and/or he realizes that the Galactic Patrol is completely outmatched by the Time Patrol, and simply keeps what he knows to himself like he did after Whis used Temporal Do-Over and when Hit used Time-Skip during the Universe 6 & 7 Tournament, and/or he accepts that the Supreme Kai of Time's authority over matters concerning time supersedes that of the Galactic King).
In Dragon Ball Fusions, there is a Saiyan Galactic Patrolman named Tyber who appears as an Enemy NPC. Despite his scary appearance and demeanor, he is said to have a strong sense of justice and dedicated to vanquish evil. If the Nintendo 3DS's clock is changed in-between play sessions or the Game Card is played on a different 3DS system, Jaco will appear when Adventure Mode is started and warn them that manipulating time is a crime. He will also explain that current daily events will be unavailable for a few days (presumably this is to prevent players from cheating the system by taking advantage of the 3DS's Date/Time settings in order to partake in various daily events or to prevent players with more than one 3DS system from doing daily events more than once a day).
- Galactic King (leader)
- Steth (former)
- A Namekian
- A Tech-Tech alien
- 35 other members
- Chiwak - low ranking member with adequate power.
- The Galactic Patrols symbol is different in its manga appearances prior to Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. In Sachie-chan Guu!!, Sachie has a birthmark on her bottom that resembles the patrols older sign.
- While the Galactic Patrol is authorized to arrest individuals who break the law by manipulate time and/or the development Time Travel technology, it is implied in the Xenoverse series that the law they enforce is unrelated to the Time Patrol who defend history and uphold the natural laws that govern time. It is also implied that the law existed even before Chronoa outlawed the use of Time Machines (save for those sanctioned for the Time Patrol) which was only created by Chronoa after Future Trunks' use of his mother's Time Machine to change history, as Jaco mentions the law in Jaco the Galactic Patrolman which is takes before the start of Dragon Ball.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ Daizenshuu 4, 1995
- ↑ Akira Toriyama - The World "Anime Special", 1990
- ↑ Interview with Akira Toriyama, Sachie-chan Gū!! & Jiya collected volume, April 4, 2014
- ↑ Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, 2013