(Covers information from the S.D. Perry novels)
The "Special Tactics and Rescue Service" was a law-enforcing task force based in New York. It had branches in Raccoon City, Pennsylvania; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Exeter, Maine.
A special unit within the police, S.T.A.R.S. was founded in New York in 1967 in order to combat a rise in cult-based terrorism. Under the original command of former military officials and agents of the CIA and FBI, its strength increased under the guidance of the National Security and Defense Agency's former director, Marco Palmieri.
The Raccoon City, Pennsylvania branch was set up in 1972 after fund-raising by local businesses. Albert Wesker, a S.T.A.R.S. officer attached to New York, was transferred to Raccoon City at the start of 1998 to take over as its new Captain. At some point prior to Wesker's leadership, Police Chief Brian Irons was the S.T.A.R.S. team Captain and branch leader.
S.T.A.R.S. teams are designed to work as self-sustaining units working alongside their local police departments. They are split into two team groups - an Alpha and Bravo. The Alpha team consists of the 'better-half' of the local unit, and is considered to be the elite. The Bravo team consists of new recruits who, while perhaps lacking in field experience, are under the guidance of trained leaders. Due to the differences in Alpha and Bravo skills, there is much competition between the two teams over dominance.
|Aiken, Richard||Raccoon Branch, Bravo team||Communications Expert||Deceased|
|Andrews, John||Exeter, Maine Branch|
|Burton, Barry||Raccoon Branch - Alpha||Alive|
|Chambers, Rebecca||Raccoon Branch, Bravo team||Medic||Alive|
|Dewey, Edward||Raccoon Branch, Bravo team||Pilot||Deceased|
|Driver, Karen||Exeter, Maine Branch||Deceased|
|Frost, Joseph||Raccoon Branch - Alpha||Deceased|
|Irons, Brian||Raccoon Branch - former||Deceased|
|Lopez, Steve||Exeter, Maine Branch||Deceased|
|Marini, Enrico||Raccoon Branch, Bravo team||Team Captain||Deceased|
|Redfield, Chris||Raccoon Branch - Alpha||Alive|
|Shannon, Jay||Oklahoma City Branch||Deceased|
|Speyer, Forest||Raccoon Branch, Bravo team||Sharpshooter||Deceased|
|Sullivan, Kenneth J.||Raccoon Branch, Bravo team||Scout/Pointman||Deceased|
|Trapp, David||Exeter, Maine Branch|
|Valentine, Jill||Raccoon Branch - Alpha||Alive|
|Vickers, Brad||Raccoon Branch - Alpha||Deceased|
|Wesker, Albert||Raccoon Branch - Alpha||Deceased|
- Resident Evil: Zero Hour
- Perry, Umbrella Conspiracy, pp.3-4
- Perry, Umbrella Conspiracy, p.4
- Perry, Umbrella Conspiracy, p.15
- Perry, Umbrella Conspiracy, pp.3, 13