City Watch Officers are elite police and protectors of the Lord Regent, Hiram Burrows, and other important aristocrats. They carry a sword and a pistol with them, and act as leaders to the rest of the City Watch, as well as functioning as detectives.
Officers are well trained, with both competent swordsmanship and marksmanship. They prefer to fight at a distance, but can easily charge Corvo and use their swords.
Even a few officers are enough to take down an unprepared Corvo easily. While engaging combat, be careful not to be shot by surrounding Officers, as this does not only cause damage, but also interrupts Corvo's attacks and blocking as well.
- I'll feed your heart to the hounds!
- I need more men!
- Guards! To me!
- Clear the line!
- Things are bad. Do you think the City could get any worse?
- Shall we gather for whiskey and cigars tonight?
- A promotion for the man who kills this one!
- Think you'll get your own squad after what happened last night?
- Take this!
- When using their pistol, officers will take a short pause to aim before they fire. Corvo can use this short period of time to attack them and disrupt their action. However, they may dodge Corvo's strikes, and after two dodges they will kick Corvo away.
- Various types of Officer exist, usually differentiated by the color of their uniform. In the Golden Cat, Officers can be seen wearing variant red or sky blue coats. However, their attacks and abilities are just the same as that of any other officer. These types are possibly those assigned to guard nobility.
- It is not recommended to try to perform a headshot on them, as their helmets can protect them from any projectile, unless it strikes them directly in the face. Thus, a sleeping dart to the body is the most reliable way to disable them from a further distance without alerting them.
- Corvo can take advantage of their guns by lining up enemies in front of Officers (narrow corridors work well for example). Often shots fired by the Officer will hit other guards, damaging them
- Known ranks for Officers are Lieutenants, Captains, and Generals. It is unknown whether or not they have Colonels and Majors.
- An example of an Officer using his power can be found in the Royal Physician, when an Officer orders four guards to 'Spread out'.
- Officers are much more civil than lower guards, including more polite remarks to each other showing that they are often friends with their fellows.
- Despite their civility, angered guards in the Boyle party will kick Corvo away if they have seen him stealing, but will not take further action unless attacked.
- Officers' helmets appear to be a mix of old-fashioned London police helmets and the spiked helmets from Europe known as pickelhaubes.
Enemies in Dishonored