The Metalbending Police Force is the elite law enforcement team of Republic City, formerly led by Toph Beifong's daughter, Chief Lin Beifong, and now led by Chief Saikhan. By using metalbeding to manipulate the metal cables within the cylindrical spool devices on their back, the metalbenders are able to restrain criminals and navigate the city quickly and efficiently. They also carry equipment such as truncheons and riot shields. The Metalbending Police Force monitors events in the city through use of several airships, and this mobility allows them to easily apprehend criminals and deploy forces for pursuit.