A respected Jedi master and a senior member of the Jedi council, Mace Windu wields a great deal of authority through out the galactic republic. He is well aware of the dangers of the Sith.
Commtech chip (no. 20): Jedi Master, member of the Jedi Council
"I do not believe the Sith could have returned without us knowing."
"We will discover the identity of your attacker."
"May the force be with you."