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Troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division. Typically seen patrolling the city streets and company installations. Many are new recruits with little training.

Enemy Intel

The Security Officer is an enemy in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". They are the first enemies fought in the game, and are the most basic type of Shinra infantry.

The Security Officer also appears as a vanguard unit in Fort Condor in "Episode INTERmission" as one of the basic vanguard units.



Abilities in italics lack names in-game and, hence, have unofficial names.

Physical damage = Physical damage
Magic damage = Magic damage
Ability Range Description Block KB(Knockback)
Physical damage Baton Swings Melee Strikes target with baton. Y N
Physical damage Burst Fire Ranged Fires 9 shots, sometimes 3. Y N
Physical damage Grenade Ranged Throws a grenade out in front of himself. Detonates after three seconds. Y Y
Physical damage Kick Melee Kicks target. Y N
Physical damage Machine Gun Fire Ranged Shoots target with machine gun. Y N


Using his machine gun, the Security Officer shoots at a long-range distance for approximately 1 second. When the player is near, the Security Officer slowly backs off before shooting to put some distance. With his Physical damage Burst Fire ability, the Security Officer rapid-fires with more bullets for approximately 2 seconds. He uses the Physical damage Grenade ability, which lets him throw a grenade nearby to damage party members. Lastly, the Security Officer can also close the distance by kicking the player or hitting them with their gun.

Hard mode[]

On the hard difficulty, Burst Fire can interrupt the player character significantly. They will also use the Grenade ability more often.


Much like the vast majority of human-type enemies, the Security Officer is weak against Fire Fire. Being the first enemy the player will encounter, he doesn't pose much of a threat, although he can be dangerous in large numbers, especially if firing at the player in succession.

As the Security Officer is easily interrupted, it is best to attack immediately and continuously to prevent him from dealing damage. Blocking is recommended against the Security Officer's rapid-fire gun attacks and Burst Fire ability.

Episode INTERmission[]

Yuffie should use Fire Ninjutsu and Fiery Banishment, and Synergized Windstorm and Synergized Art of War are also potent. Magnified fire-elemental spells work well against groups of them.


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