Lieutenant, you were given specific orders. I'm just doing my job. You give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap In the US, local cops vs. Usually, the locals will want to shut down a petty crook to protect their town and the "little guy", while the Feds are focused on the big picture and would rather he go free so they can focus on building a case against the "big fish" higher up the criminal ladder.
When a case is particularly sensitive or difficult, the friction may be reversed: This is most likely to happen if one of the groups is under pressure to improve their conviction rate and does not want to risk taking on a case they cannot solve.
Jurisdiction Friction may also occur at the initial crime scene: At this point, the hero will either turn Vigilante Man or move on to a new case that's oddly reminiscent of the old one. In addition to local versus Feds, the friction can occur between other law enforcement subdivisions over the same suspect, like drug enforcement officers versus homicide investigators, or simply one of a city's police districts versus another.
Internal Affairs can also get involved at some point. And everybody has it in for the Private Detective. Compare Right Hand vs. See also Interservice Rivalry for the military version. Happens in the anime version of Sailor Moon , of all places: Of course, the Outer Senshi are the only ones who care about prior areas of authority. In this case, it's less due to a jurisdiction issue since Zenigata's an Interpol Special Agent but a political issue - Lupin has a death sentence in Japan and Italy refuses to extradite suspects to countries on charges if it's likely they'll be executed.
Mobile Suit Gundam has some examples of this despite the wartime setting thanks to the personal ambitions of Zeon's ruling Zabi family and their loyalists. After Ramba Ral loses his Gouf in battle with the Gundam, he puts in a request for a brand-new Dom to replace it.
Comic Books Walker and Pilgrim in the comic book Powers often find their investigations turned over to the Feds. Naturally, this never stops them investigating anyway. A police ally of the X-Men once used this to save them when crooks-turned-feds Freedom Force attempt to arrest the mutant heroes.
She insisted Freedom Force produce the documentation necessary to take the X-Men into custody which they didn't have on them. This gave the X-Men time to flee the city.
They spent just as much time sniping at each other's respective branches as they did fighting the main threat. In Batman Year Gotham City PD and the Federal Investigators clash over a murder, GCPD thinks it should have jurisdiction as the murder happened in Gotham, the Feds because it was one of their men and also because they committed the murder and are organizing a massive cover up.
Some of the conflict is because the other squads tend to use the fact that the MCU has jurisdiction over cases with supervillains to lazily dump routine investigations on them by claiming that the case bears the hallmarks of a super villain.
The rest of the conflict comes from the fact that the MCU is the only consistently honest department in the notoriously corrupt and incompetent GCPD. Adventures in the Rifle Brigade has a jurisdiction conflict between the Wehrmacht and Gestapo. See, the crack commandos of the Rifle Brigade were caught on the streets of Berlin by Panzer ace Otto Flaschmann, who happened to be there on leave. However, Gestapo captain Venkschaft claims them as his prisoners, since Berlin is his home court.
Seeing it as his collar, Flaschmann pulls strings with some powerful friends of his to get them turned over to him and sent to a cushy POW camp instead of being tortured, interrogated, and executed. A furious Venkschaft accuses him of hunting for headlines. It's a moot point; they escape from custody almost immediately after being turned over to Flaschmann.
As in the show see Western Animation , in disasters Chief Wiggum and Mayor Quimby will argue over who's in charge, starting with the first issue. When Krusty starts his own country, Krustopia, Springfield's police camp outside the compound and then proceed to do nothing. After a few weeks, federal agents show up, and point out how useless the police have been.
They take over, cut the power Fan Works Takamachi Nanoha Of When Chrono showed up on the scene he tried to assert himself as an official of the Time Space Adminstration Bureau but Nanoha, as the local offical of the Green Lantern Corps, put a quick end to that. A Republic fleet officer tells Atreus the captain of his caught smuggling can't be prosecuted because that guy was operating in Hutt space where the Republic has no authority.
They are constantly bickering over who should handle what except for Featherweight, who only provides the other groups with Intel rather than actually acting. In the fan made video "Gunther vs Paul", which is based off of the second hotel raid in Deus Ex , Gunther is about to haul off Paul, after defeating him in hand-to-hand combat, but MJ12 agents show up just in time and order him away, causing him much frustration.
In Chrysalis Visits The Hague , there is quite a lot of it going on between the UN investigating into Queen Chrysalis' crimes on behalf of the International Criminal Court and the Equestrian crown who take the matter very personally and thus take offence to the fact human investigators are roaming around Equestria to begin with.
The synopsis for the multi-fandom crossover "Like Broken Glass" openly says "a double murder turns into a jurisdictional nightmare.
The cop happens to be a partner of Jane Rizzoli which brings her and Maura Isles to town and demanding to take the lead. They track down a possible suspect only to find its NCIS: Los Angeles agent Kensi Blye on vacation. They get very little done until the end of the movie due to a " mine is bigger than yours " Running Gag and because the Interpol agent is a Joke Character who is constantly on breaks for the purpose of poking fun at French worker's' entitlements.
Ya l'Ontario dans l'cul aussi! But his ass belongs to you. And the reason they have to work together in the first place is to stop the RCMP i. In the first act, Sheriff Rollins, while investigating the crash of the prison bus and the train derailment that resulted, is sure that No One Could Survive That!
When Gerard insists on making sure, he makes clear that he has the authority to take jurisdiction. Somewhat reluctant, Rollins turns over all aspects of the investigation to them so that they won't receive complaints from the locals. Their attitude towards the case and by extension the Feds pulls a complete when evidence is found that the eponymous fugitive is Not Quite Dead , which causes the U.
Marshals and the Illinois State Police to successfully work together. Kimble is believed to have shot a police officer on the 'L' which was actually Sykes, who Kimble was able to disarm: The blood is so bad that Gerard actually gets pinned down by sniper fire from a police chopper while chasing Kimble on the roof of the hotel.
At one point he assembles a veritable army of different units and uniforms, including Baywatch lifeguards, to surround and secure a single suspicious van, which proves to be empty; he gets chewed out for it.
This is also a case of poor research because any murders on Federal property like the White House are handled by the FBI.
In The Negotiator , Danny Roman is a Chicago Police Department officer who, believing himself wrongly accused of murder, has taken hostages in police headquarters, but the building itself is owned by the Federal Government. The FBI agents agree to let the local authorities handle the situation temporarily, but then later take over. When Roman escapes the building, the local police take over again, because he is now at large in the city, which is not Federal jurisdiction.
Realistically, the Feds would still have jurisdiction because he was still a suspect in a crime committed on Federal property. In the simulated world that the Matrix has created, bluepills see the Agents as the equivalent of the FBI. Hey, I'm just doing my job. If you give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap, you can cram it up your ass. The orders were for your protection. They're bringing her down now. Your men are already dead. The Spurbury Police Department and the Vermont Highway Patrol continually clash over jurisdiction in Super Troopers , even leading to an out-and-out brawl at a murder scene.
There is a justification beyond general JerkAssery , though: The state doesn't have the money to maintain both stations, so the Highway Patrolmen need to get big crimes on their record to justify their existence. This ends up getting resolved when the Highway Patrolmen expose the massive amounts of corruption in the Police Department Notably not how things would actually be done in Vermont.
The Spurbury Police Department is never actually in danger of getting shut down. The question is always whether the State Police can justify the expense of the Troopers' station. Gone in 60 Seconds has tension between the auto theft unit and the homicide unit of the LAPD about the Big Bad , who is wanted by both of them.
You'd think that being part of the same police department after the same man they'd find it easier to work together to bring him in and simply increase his charge sheet and thus the likelihood of him being convicted for something , but apparently not. It could be Truth in Television when there's a limited budget and both departments are trying to impress Da Chief.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has a Federal Wildlife Marshall who shows up at a diamond heist claiming jurisdiction because the criminals also arranged for the animals in an animal testing facility next door to be released at the same time. The local cops resent this Shown when Batman appears at a crime scene and asks Gordon for a couple minutes alone before his men come in and contaminate it.
Gordon is happy to oblige, but his officers take offense. Lau flies back to Hong Kong to escape prosecution in Gotham City, saying he's out of Dent's jurisdiction and confident that China won't extradite a national.
The Joker retorts, in his warning about Batman to the mafia meeting, that Batman has no jurisdiction. Lo and behold, Batman comes a'knockin' on Lau's door. Though the point is moot, Lau was mistaken. Hong Kong has a completely separate legal system from the rest of China and it has an an extradition agreement with the United States. Mainland China will not extradite its own citizens see Article 8 1 of Extradition Law of the People's Republic of China but it will try its own citizens for overseas crimes, which can be a bad thing because China has the death penalty and some states don't.
Becomes a plot point in Die Hard because Hans Gruber knows the FBI's standard responses to a hostage situation, and was counting on them to take the case from the LAPD and follow their playbook, helping him crack a safe and cover his escape.
Averted in Die Hard with a Vengeance. The FBI Agent has kids in one of the threatened schools, and he's more than happy to help. Averted in The Boondock Saints. He shows up with Da Chief , who tells the detectives in no uncertain terms that they are to fully cooperate with Smecker. Smecker turns out to be incredibly good at his job and shortly earns the respect of the police.
The Detectives are trying to prevent Special Agent Bloom from finding out they were involved in Don Yakavetta's killing. Bloom knows, and is actually on their side, but is just having fun fucking with them.