Enforcers are latent criminals whose skills are in tracking down and apprehending active criminals in the field under the direct authority of the Inspectors. A number of characters of the series are former Inspectors who, because of a clouding of their Hue and/or a rise in their Crime Coefficient to abnormal levels, are demoted to Enforcers. Among these characters are Shinya Kogami, Nobuchika Ginoza and Tomomi Masaoka.