The Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S) was established in 1996 as part of plans dreamt up for "A bright, 21st Century Raccoon City". S.T.A.R.S would be formed by capable members of the Police force, Military and Civilians alike and would respond to terrorist acts, organised crimes and any other criminal activity that the Raccoon Police Department could not handle.
S.T.A.R.S was composed of two teams of 5 including a Team Leader, a Pilot, a Combat Expert, an Arms Expert and a Medic. The teams were elite and lacked nothing in the way of expertise or equipment thanks in part to the generous funding provided by the Umbrella corporation. Operatives used a custom-made handgun - The Samurai Edge (M92FS) designed by gunsmith Joe Kendo.
 The Mansion Incident
Bravo Team were deployed to investigate strange occurrences in the Arklay Mountains. Catastrophe struck when the team's helicopter malfunctioned and crashed, the team had been separated. Shortly after Alpha Team were sent to investigate and came across the ruined remains of Bravo Team's helicopter. Some of Bravo Team managed to make it back to Spencer Mansion to meet up with Alpha team, however only Rebecca Chambers was to survive...
 Alpha Team
 Bravo Team
Enrico Marini - Team Leader
Kenneth J. Sullivan - Point Man
Richard Aiken - Backup Man
Forest Speyer - Omni Man
Edward Dewey - Rear Security
Rebecca Chambers - Rear Security
Kevin Dooley - Minor participant of the RPD