The Tactical Elite Unit had been a new division of the Starfighters created in 3107. It had been noticed that criminals were becoming more and more cunning in recent years and a special police division was needed to fight it off. Tactical Elite Officers are special Starfighters who are also trained in other aspects of StarPol, including emergency medical procedures and computer electronics. The training program is said to be the toughest in the universe with only 5 per cent of applications successfully surviving to the very end.
However, one advantage of having graduated from the course is that Tactical Elite Officers then have a higher authority over StarPol officers of equal rank. It is hoped that all Starfighters will eventually take on the position as Tactical Elite Officers.