DF2014:Captain of the guard

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Captain of the Guard
Room requirements  
Office Office
Quarters Quarters
Dining room Dining Room
Tomb None
Furniture requirements
Chests 1
Cabinets 1
Weapon racks 1
Armor stands 1
Mandates None
Demands None
Arrival conditions

Once you have reached 50 population and elected a mayor, the position of captain of the guard will appear. The captain is basically a fancy appointed noble sheriff with a military squad and basic rooming requirements attached. The position of sheriff will disappear from the nobles screen when the position of captain of the guard becomes available.

The captain of the guard leads the fortress guard, which, alongside its regular military duties, aids in the enforcement of justice by capturing criminals and delivering beatings. As such the captain of the guard functions as both a sheriff and a militia captain. Once your fortress has reached a middling population, be prepared to dig out and furnish rooms for your middling captain. See fortress guard for why you might want your guardsman to be the opposite of a man of justice.

The captain of the guard is a squad leader: as soon as the position is available, a "captain of the guard" squad (with no members yet assigned) will appear at the head of the squadron list. A captain of the guard can be assigned both through the nobles screen and through the military screen, by creating the squad and appointing a dwarf to the first position.