The armed forces of Waterdeep were several organizations that kept the peace throughout the city. They were divided into four branches, along with a specialty group of elite adventurers.
- Griffon Cavalry
- Elite airbourne division of the City Guard, led by Lord Moedt.
- City Guard
- Waterdeep's army, patrolling the city and the surrounding countryside.
- City Navy
- The force assigned to protect the seas around the city and the busy merchant shipping lanes.
- City Watch
- The police force of the city, with powers of arrest over its citizens.
- Gray Hands
- An elite force of adventurers answering directly to the Lords of Waterdeep, for those who need a more powerful option.