Hyperion sniper rifles have low rates of fire; they start with low initial accuracy which increases while aiming down the scope and resets when players stop aiming down the scope. This makes them poor weapons for hipfiring or quick-scoping. Otherwise Hyperion sniper rifles have excellent accuracy and almost no recoil while aiming.
Due to its usage of the Jakobs barrel, the Policy features higher accuracy and damage at the price of lower fire rate.
The variants of this weapon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel commonly spawn with Hyperion's new-style materials and prefixes which are the same as in Borderlands 2.
In addition to the Policy, a variant of this weapon exists in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as the Outlay, made by the "old" Hyperion.
The Policy is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.