"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.

Overview

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 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 the commander’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.  

After going through the case files of Reggie Harris, Jacob Kane discovered that there is slew of corrupt agents in the Crows as he learned that Miguel Robles took 50,000 dollars by Stu Donnelly and his cohorts to help frame Harris for Lucius Fox's murder,[1][2] which was committed by Robles himself under the orders of Tommy Elliot.[3] This corruption was seemingly eradicated after Robles' arrest.

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, as they have tried yet failed to arrest her on two separate occasions.

History

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.[4] 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.[5]


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When Commander Kane was arrested in late 2019 for the alleged murder of his wife, Catherine Hamilton-Kane, Agent Sophie Moore took charge of the security firm.[6] However, he was soon proven innocent by Sophie's help and the testimony of Dr. "Ethan Campbell" and thus released from prison and resumed his role as leader of the Crows.[7]

After Robles was arrested for being the Detonator and confessed to having killed Lucius Fox, revealing all of the name of his fellow corrupt Crows agents, Jacob had them all arrested and created a new special strike team in an joined operation with the SRR led by Sophie and Julia Pennyworth,[3] although it was later revealed that she was actually disavowed by the agency.[8]

Known members

Agents of Crows Security.

Current members

Former members

Known enemies

Current enemies

Former enemies

Appearances

Arrow

Season 7

Batwoman

Season 1

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.

References

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