Alignment: Pro-Town (variations can be Any)
Role Type: Informative
Choice: Night

The Role

A player with a Cop ability is able to investigate a player each Night to determine their alignment. Players who are being investigated are not informed that the investigation is taking place.

The Cop’s results will reveal whether a player is “Town” or “Not Town”.

If the Cop is roleblocked, they will get the result “No Result.” The results are the same if they choose to investigate a Commuter during a Night they are gone.


The default Cop is a Sane Cop, receiving all accurate results. Other variations that can exist include:

Insane Cop: Results are the exact opposite of what they should be.
Paranoid Cop: Results are always indicative of non-Town.
Naive Cop: Results are always indicative of Town.
Random Cop: Results are randomised.

Unfortunately those who are given a variation of the Cop role are generally not as informed of as much and must try to determine the accuracy of their results as the game progresses.

In Use

Player A: Cop
Player B: Naive Cop
Player C: Goon

Night One: Player A investigates Player C. Their (accurate) results show Player C is “Not Town”.
Player B investigates Player C. Their (inaccurate) results show Player C is “Town.”

The Email

You are [insert character name], a [insert alliance] [insert variation, if any] Cop.


  • During each Night, you are able to target one person for investigation. You will receive a result of “Town”, “Not Town”, or “No Result”. In order to use this ability, please submit the Night Action form each Night stating which player you would like to investigate.

Win condition:

  • You win if all threats to the [insert alliance] are eliminated and at least one [insert alliance]-aligned player is alive.

Previously Used

The (Sane) Cop role was used in The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Divergent, Death Note, Ready Player One/Two, Grisha, Lunar ChroniclesChaos WalkingViciousNevernight, ADSOMScythe, and BYOC2 editions.

The Paranoid Cop role was used in Harry Potter, Divergent, and Chaos Walking editions.

The Naive Cop was used in the Death Note edition.

A Back-up Cop (gains Cop abilities after primary Cop is eliminated from the Game) used in the Harry Potter, Death Note (known as Deputy), and Chaos Walking editions.