So I was listening to the Night Vale episode “The Phone Call” and I heard this part again:
"A balaclava-clad man wearing a mitre, cloak, and a giant silver star, and speaking through a vocoder — you know, the man we all believe to be the Sheriff of Night Vale? — announced this morning that all citizens should prepare their town for war."
and I was like what even is a balaclava, so I looked it up
And I looked up what a mitre looks like and
So in conclusion:
This is the Night Vale Sheriff.
This is the leader of the Sheriff’s Secret Police.