The Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) is an elite special forces division founded in 1996 under the jurisdiction of the Raccoon City Police Department. It employs ex-military personnel and academic civilians for appropriate positions within the police department. The overall idea is to form a team combining tactically-sound soldiers with scientists, allowing the team to operate in both anti-terrorism and increasingly-potent urban crime.
Jill pressed the palm of her hand against the scar on her chest, shivering as she did so. “We all have scars, Chris, and with time, they’ll fade. But our actions, our victories: they’ll outlive us all.”