- "Our primary objective is the destruction of Shadows."
- —Aigis to Yu Narukami, Persona 4 Arena
The Shadow Operatives (シゃドウワーカー, Shadow Worker), official title Security Department, Shadow Response Unit, are an organization in Persona 4 Arena.
An unofficial section of the police backed by the Kirijo Group, the purpose of the Shadow Operatives is to hunt Shadows and deal with Persona related activity. The Shadow Operatives have a certain hierarchy where the lowest numbered member of the group within an operation must lead.
- Mitsuru Kirijo (#1: Creator & Leader)
- Akihiko Sanada (Founding member, non-permanent, decides to eventually leave after the events of Persona 4 Arena)
- Aigis (#5, Founding member)
- Labrys (as of the end of Persona 4 Arena)
- Junpei Iori (Reserve)
- Yukari Takeba (Reserve)