Stationed on or near troubled worlds, Jedi Watchmen are often the highest-ranking representatives of authority in their star system. They are selected by the Jedi Council and are frequently either Jedi Masters or Jedi Knights, accomplished in both diplomacy and "Aggressive Negotiations." A Jedi Watchman is also never alone, with at least one Padawan- or as many as two dozen- under wing to help maintain order. Each Jedi Watchman is assigned a particular planet or group of star systems to observe and protect.
Jedi Watchmen are also responsible for identifying Jedi candidates, hence the many pupils. Since the Great Sith War, however, the Council discourages Watchmen from taking multiple apprentices and urges them to reject adolescent Jedi aspirants- sometimes even those just a few seasons too old.