The Peacekeepers are a military police force controlled by the Capitol and tasked with maintaining order and suppression throughout Panem through coercion and brutality. They act as law enforcers in each district, led by a Head Peacekeeper who is the commander of each garrison. They ensure that the Capitol's laws are obeyed and punish those who break them. They also serve somewhat as secret police, arresting political dissidents. Peacekeepers also form the bulk of the Capitol's army, serving as foot soldiers and piloting Hovercraft.