- "Concerned the police couldn't keep order in a Gotham without Batman, my dad started Crows Security, a private firm that protects the people that the Dark Knight left behind."
- —Kate Kane[src]
Crows Security, simply known as the Crows, is a private security agency based in Gotham City. It was founded by Jacob Kane and consists of ex-Navy SEALs and Green Berets. Crows International is an international branch of the agency. The company is funded by Hamilton Dynamics.
Crows Security's main goal is to protect the citizens of Gotham City, even trying to do it far better than Batman could, however, they are far from being as effective as the Dark Knight, as they only protect upper-class citizens – most of which happens to be registered clients whom the firm hires out its services and protection to; while Batman protected all citizens of Gotham; regardless of whether or not they were upper-class, middle-class or low-class citizens. Financed by a redoubtable defense company and continuously backed by wealthy clientele, the Crows are notable for having nothing less than some of the Modern Age's most advanced technological articles at their disposal and even brokered occasional dealings with organizations like A.R.G.U.S. in beta-testing some of the latter’s own technology and affiliated resources.
Regarding the firm's relationship with the city's other law-enforcing collective entity, the GCPD, not much is there to speak of; unless explicitly asked for assistance, the Crows would rather not have any involvement into the affairs with police officers upholding the law so long as they do it right and vice-versa. That said, the local police department is not above summoning instead the aid of masked vigilantes when dealing with criminality within Gotham - earning the Crows' ire, particularly commander Jacob Kane's. However, they have been known to work together, from time to time, in response to threats too large for either to handle on their own.
The Crows are no allies to Kate Kane (under the persona of Batwoman) even though her goal is to protect the citizens of Gotham City just like Batman had; until he left for some reason.
Crows Security was founded sometime between 2003 and 2004 by former USSOCOM colonel Jacob Kane and Hamilton Dynamics' CEO Catherine Hamilton-Kane, who also funded the organization. After Batman's disappearance, the Crows became the city's new protector; albeit only available for wealthy individuals.
The Crows presided over switching off of the Bat-Signal, in place of Batman's absence. However, during this, Alice and the Wonderland gang ambushed the event and agent Sophie Moore was kidnapped, they kept on the watch, tracking them down to Burnside Orphanage, but were too late and they'd left, following this, they worked security for the city's movie in the park, watching out for the Wonderland gang, Dodgson double-crossed them, working with Alice, which Alice informed commander Jacob Kane of. However, a masked figure assisted in saving Moore, allowing the crows to focus on searching for Alice and Dodgson.
Wonderland gang terrorized Gotham for months, with some members being detained by Crows and eventually arrested.
During Anti-Monitor Crisis, Crows Security as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, were killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019, only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Specter created a new universe with a new group.
- Chuck Dodgson (defected to the Wonderland gang; incarcerated)
- Scott Kaiser (undercover for the Wonderland gang)
- Kate Kane/Batwoman
- Wonderland gang
- Tommy Elliot (client turned enemy)
- Wonderland gang
- Bertrand Eldon/Executioner (deceased)
Behind the scenes
- In DC Comics, The Murder of Crows is the nickname given to a five-man band of Colonel Jacob Kane's closest allies from the special operations community.
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