Hyperion sniper rifles have low rate of fire; they start with low initial accuracy which increases while aiming and resets when players stop aiming. This makes them poor weapons for hipshooting 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 spawns 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.