The Eyes of God, also referred to simply as the Eyes, are the Republic of Gilead's secret police, responsible for maintaining law and order and rooting out infidels and traitors. They drive in black vans with tinted windows and wear dark sunglasses. Their vans have winged eyes painted on the sides; they occasionally wear small items with eyes on them too, such as pins. According to Offred, anyone could be an Eye and you wouldn't know until it is too late - although the organisation seems to be made up solely of men, it is possible they use women as spies and informants. In addition to monitoring and spying upon the general populace, Eyes also make arrests and interrogate suspects. It is heavily implied they torture suspects or blackmail them to get the answers they want.