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NOTE: All information in this article is pure speculation. There is no definitive proof that Department 7 exists as describe in this article and all documents are still classified. This is a combination of leaked documents and speculation.
Department 7 is a government institution that recruits talented individuals that are aware of The Shadow. It was initial setup as a response to the Cold War, but in recent years it has become the department within the United States that deals with all aspects of Shadow and Shadowkind within the country. In day to day practice, this ranges from registration to criminal investigations.
Started in 1950 during The Cold War , President Truman started the department in order to investigate the potential threat of the Shadow and how it factored into the USSR arms program. Over the years, the depart has become the catch all department for issue related to Shadowkind and their interaction with the regular, unaware population.
At its onset, the department had a strict human only policy. It was thought that the Shadowkind was a communist plot and that every Shadowkind was considered a Russian spy. In 1979, that policy was revoked and in 1985, the first Shadowkind director of Department 7 was introduced.
OrganizationNot much is known on who exactly Department 7 reports to, but it appears they report directly to the president. What is known that it is divided into nine sections.
Section 1 is Department 7’s Research & Development wing. Though what they research is highly classified, it is speculated that the research of the Shadow and artifacts that come through the barrier. The section consists of some the best scientists of both human and Shadowkind.