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Access: Armory, Security, Brig, Holding Cells, Courtroom, Weapon Permit
Additional Access: Maintenance, Morgue, Detective's Office
Difficulty: Hard
Supervisors: Head of Security
Duties: Watch over the Brig and Prison Wing, release prisoners when their time is up, issue equipment to security, be a security officer when they all eventually die.
Guides: Guide to security, Corporate Regulations, Standard Operating Procedure
Quote: Eh? No sir, the armory's fine, see- Oh bugger.

The Warden is a member of the security staff and is responsible for the brig and the prisoners. He also has access to the armoury and is responsible for handing out equipment. He has control over the Brig and the Prison Wing.

Bare minimum requirements: Make sure no one who shouldn't is in the armory. Set a timer for arrested people and make sure they don't break out.

Watch Hound

Half of your job is to look after the prisoners, make sure they don't die or get unfair sentences, and make sure they don't escape. The other half of your job is to arm security with weapons in times of war. You are not a Security Officer and should not leave the brig if possible. Customarily, you're also promoted to Acting HoS if the Head of Security dies, is fired, or never turned up for work.

If you have no prisoners to watch out for, you should be coordinating your officers over your radio channel, checking cameras when people call for help, and updating arrest records. Your fellow officers will appreciate your help in sending them where they can make a difference. You should also do a role call every so often, to make sure that all your officers are still alive and well. You have the opportunity to make Security run like a well-oiled machine.

Also make sure you keep track of what's in the armory. You start with a list of everything in the armory and should keep track of who and what is being taken and their reason why.

Remember to follow Standard Operating Procedure.

Lord of the Brig

As a Warden, you have full control over the entirety of the Brig. Other than that, you are on the same level as everyone else in Security. You report to the Head of Security just like every other officer. The only difference is that you are expected to take over should the Head of Security become unavailable.

Have an advanced knowledge of Corporate Regulations. There aren't many people who want to be brigged for no reason, and nobody wants to be permabrigged without due cause. If necessary, you might even need to release a prisoner for being held unlawfully.


To help your wardening ways, grab a pair of cuffs (for prisoner transportation) that are in a box in the armory, and a stun baton. You already have a taser and a pair of sunglasses. Several portable flashers are in the armoury. These CAN and will be useful in securing the brig during attacks. Make sure no one gets your ID, and you know who the Head of Security is, as you need to defend your equipment from would-be thieves. Nobody other than yourself, the Head of Security, and the Captain are allowed into the armory; walking into the armory without authorization is considered trespassing.

Don't Sit Around

Sitting at your desk is alright, but you should make sure to scan the cell blocks every once in a while to make sure no one is hurt in the cells, or there are any areas of break in. Your job is to protect all of security from people busting in, or out. A quick sweep every few minutes should be fine, being a warden is a mostly relaxing job, just make sure to stun anyone who is behaving suspiciously in security and hold them till the Head of Security comes. Remember, talk first, disarm second, kill if that's your only option (it never is).

As the Warden you're also encouraged to roleplay with prisoners, to stop them from going braindead or complaining about shitcurity on the forums. You can play a nice warden who shares donuts and life advice, or a total prick who likes making fun of people who are in no position to strike back. Just give them something to do that isn't tabbing out to watch YouTube.

If you are going to sit around, it may be worthwhile to update the security records for your prisoners. Seriously. Update the security records.

Clearance Check

You need to make sure any and all crew that the Head of Personnel authorizes comes with a stamped form, or the Head of Security. Nothing is worse than a Traitor breaking in, and you foolishly giving them armour or a gun.


You start with gloves, an energy gun, armor, and sunglasses. You have access to a ton of guns, and a ton of other things no station member could dream of. Problem is, you have poor access to the station, but you have a whole brig to play with. You are less likely to be “needed” compared to a Head of Security, and less likely to be expected to respond to call than a security officer. Yet, running about station will attract attention, so get done what you need to, do it fast, and remain in the safety of the brig.

Jobs on Polaris

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Command Station Director, Head of Personnel, Command Secretary
Security Head of Security, Security Officer, Warden, Detective
Engineering Chief Engineer, Station Engineer, Atmospheric Technician
Medical Chief Medical Officer, Medical Doctor, Paramedic, Chemist, Psychologist
Science Research Director, Scientist, Roboticist, Xenobiologist
Supply Quartermaster, Cargo Technician, Shaft Miner
Exploration Explorer, Pilot
Civilian Assistant, Janitor, Bartender, Chef, Botanist, Chaplain, Librarian, Internal Affairs
Synthetic AI, Robot, Maintenance Drone, Personal AI
Antagonists Traitor, Changeling, Mercenary, Raider, Infiltrator, Cultist, Technomancer, Ninja, Revolutionary, Loyalist
Special Emergency Response Team, Trader, Renegade