One of the last truly independent privatized SecForces in Freeport City and led by Colonel John R. Blade, HardCORPS has a solid reputation of fair-minded enforcement. While not as well equipped as some of the other SecForces, HardCORPS personnel and determination have kept them in business. However, despite a loyal client base, HardCORPS is falling apart. Unrelenting media attacks by SinTEK have successfully eroded their once stellar reputation, leaving them to struggle in a market slowly being dominated by rival, corporate-sponsored SecForces.