FROM: Starfleet Security HQ, San Francisco, Earth
TO: Security chiefs of all Starfleet vessels and installations
Recent events in our galaxy have placed an old foe in a new light — that of the refugee. We refer, of course, to the Romulans and the aftermath of the Hobus star going nova.
While we at Starfleet Security extend our greatest sympathies to the Romulan people and do not in any way wish to minimize or marginalize the tragedy that has befalled the Romulan Empire, we feel that we must not lose sight of Starfleet Security’s primary mandate — the protection of personnel serving on Starfleet vessels, bases and facilities.
Reports have recently surfaced from various sources detailing incidents in which Tal’Shiar agents and other Romulans hostile to the Federation have been found aboard Starfleet vessels, posing as refugees. While to this point, these individuals have not caused significant damage or injury, their presence should remind us that while we all sympathize with the current plight of the Romulan people, we must remain vigilate against those who would exploit such a situation to further their own goals. The destruction of Romulus and the resukting deaths of the majority of the Romulan Senate has created a vast power vaccuum in the fractured Empire. The Tal’Shiar and other Imperial splinter groups are no longer restrained by the political savvy of the Senate and as such have become infitiely more dangerous.
Starfleet must help the Romulan people in their time of need, but we must not let down our guard.
We, Starfleet Security, are the first and last line of defense for those with whom we serve.