At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
They may serve as the headquarters of the American Aurors, and may function as a command centre for the U.S. Auror Divisions throughout the United States. They share a similar purpose to the Major Investigation Department with who they might work alongside in the event of "very major incidents".
The American Aurors are also militarised to a greater extent than their British counterparts, carrying ranks such as "chief" and "Captain", which may give some insight into how these divisions goes about their work and how it differs from that of the British Auror Department.
Behind the scenes
- Seen as how the No-Maj Police Commissioner is the designated head of a police force, and that MACUSA was sufficiently familiar with their ranking system to adopt it and use it themselves, not to mention that the Aurors, like the police, works to uphold law and order, the Auror Commissioner presumably serves as the designated head of the Department of Aurors.
- Although not confirmed, based on the name, it is possible that the local branches of the Federal Bureau of Covert Vigilance and No-Maj Obliviation also houses the Auror Divisions in that area, since the "vigilance" has become a mantra of sorts used by Aurors. (Such as Alastor Moody's "Constant vigilance!" or MACUSA's "Always Stay Vigilant!")
Notes and references
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