- "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: New member at the end of Persona 4 Arena
- Junpei Iori: Reserve Member
- Yukari Takeba: Reserve Member
- Ken Amada: Reserve Member
- Koromaru: Reserve Member
- Kikuno Saika: Assistant to group. Has no persona.