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Headed by the Dai-Tengu, their duties include arresting evil yōkai, guarding the prison, and carrying out executions. In place of handcuffs, they restrain criminals by placing a snake around their hands. When they restrained Ittan-Momen in episode #74 of the fifth anime, they tied his arms together. As most members are Karasu-Tengu, they can also fly and form an air force during battle.
In The Great Yōkai Trial, they are tricked by Momon-Jii (Nurarihyon in the fourth anime and Yōkai Sen Monogatari, Kūko in the live-action film) into arresting Kitarō. After Kitarō's innocence is proven, they arrest and execute the real culprit. Nezumi-Otoko, who was paid to lie in his testimony against Kitarō, is also arrested in most adaptations of the story.
In the 2007 anime, they continue to appear after the trial. It is established that their headquarters, Tengu Temple, is located in the Hida Mountains. Kuro-Karasu, the ace of the Tengu Police, has a recurring role in the series.
Powers and Abilities
Tengu-Bi: Tengu-Bi is a commonly used technique by Tengu-Police in the 2007 anime and Taimatsumaru is a type of it. It may occasionally turn into a dangerous being of its own.
Snakes: The Tengu Police uses white snakes to bind their suspect's hands.
Gun: In the live-action film series, they use matchlock-like guns.
|Tribes and Clans||Amami Tribe • Ghost Tribe • Hi Clan • Kidōshū • Mu Empire|
|Jigoku||13 Kings of the Underworld • Eight Shinigami • Four Treasonous Generals|
|Japanese Yōkai Groups||47 Yōkai Warriors • 808 Tanuki • Azuki Allied Force • Flame Yōkai Five • Kitarō Family • Nurarihyon's Faction • Seven School Mysteries • Shichinin Misaki • Tengu Police • Yōkai Seven Mysteries|
|Western Yōkai Groups||Western Yōkai Army • Western Yōkai Three|
|Other Yōkai Groups||Ancient Gods • South Asian Yōkai Five • Zodiacs|
|Other Groups||Daidara Order • The Batteries|