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Police Department HandBook

Post by Michael S. on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:47 pm

1 - Los Santos Police Department

1.1 - Introduction


This Handbook was originally created in 2009 by Training Sergeant Peter Linden as an alternative to the small guide available to applicants and officers at that time, which only provided basic information on department rules, radio codes, CPR, and the Miranda Rights. The creation of the Department Handbook allowed for trainings to become more standardized in what the Training Sergeants taught, while also making a great deal of information easily available at all times without contacting a superior. Over the last four years this Handbook has gone through many changes due to the change of operations and change of command staff, forcing it to often become outdated. I strongly hope that people will continue to update my Handbook and improve upon it so that future applicants are able to learn everything they need from here.


1.2 - Mission Statement


It is the primary mission and goal of this department to provide both equal and fair enforcement of the law, to reassure all citizens of San Andreas of their constitutional rights, and ensure equal protection of life, liberty, and property through the deployment of superior police service.


1.3 - Core Values


JUSTICE: Use of authority to uphold what is right, just, and lawful.
EQUITY: Fair and impartial treatment of all people.
INTEGRITY: Faithful performance of our duties and always doing the right thing for the right reason.
HONESTY: Incorruptible character and truthfulness.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrating responsibility in all activities.
RESPECT: Treating others as we would like to be treated.
DIVERSITY: Encouraging the participation of all people and the inclusion of diverse points of view.
TEAMWORK: Achieving more through partnerships.
INNOVATION: Encouraging creativity in the performance of our duties.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Exceeding the Los Santos community's expectations.


1.4 - Department Objectives


The main thrust of a police officer's duties consists of enforcing the law. In our enforcement of the law all civilians are treated fairly and equitably; as well as following the law themselves, all police officers must abide by the law while enforcing it. The police exist mainly to prevent crime and disorder as an alternative to oppression by military forces, it is by having police that freedom can exist. If a police officer fails to prevent a crime it becomes important to apprehend any suspects and ensure that justice is served. The performance of all police officers is dependent on public approval, actions and behavior, as well as our ability to maintain public respect. When attempting to apprehend a suspect it is required for any nearby civilians to keep their distance or they too may be detained, often for the safety of the police officers or themselves. Public cooperation is a must and so it is important to assess all situations and decide on the amount of force to be used during all situations.

The task of crime prevention is impossible for the police to carry out alone. It is necessary for the public to willingly cooperate with police officers to achieve justice and freedom. When speaking with any member of the public it is important to be friendly and offer help when needed, many will rely on the department for various things not related directly to law enforcement and it's important to have good communication. Additionally, our attitude towards the public can change recruitment numbers and the department's reputation; strongwly controlled by the press. Police officers are to be open, honest and trustful in all matters; by doing so you will be respected and help the departments image. When people feel that they can come to us and expect us to do something about it then we are one step closer to optimal cooperation between the police and public.









2 - Department Information

2.1 - Jurisdiction


The Los Santos Police Department is a local law enforcement agency that ensures the unity of Los Santos is protected and served under the San Andreas Constitution. We are paid to patrol and provide police service within the City of Los Santos alone; other local enforcement agencies operate in other areas of San Andreas such as the San Fierro Police Department.

During standard patrol we are not permitted to leave the limits of Los Santos while on-duty, however during a pursuit or in the event of an 11-99 (read here) we are permitted to leave as long as the proper authorities are notified via radio.


2.2 - Vehicle Usage


The garage below the Los Santos Police Department has many different kinds of vehicles parked within. This section informs you about those vehicles as well as the basic rules concerning them.

When going off duty it is important that you do not leave your vehicle parked in the middle of the street, or worse. If you are able to return to Pershing Station, park your vehicle where you got it - assuming it has been repaired and refueled. Remember to turn both the engine and headlights off. If you are not sure where your vehicle should be parked then do not park it in the garage, and instead leave it in the impound lot; any current or future MPS units will have the vehicle serviced and parked properly.

If you own a personal vehicle it may not be parked in the garage or impound lot and should be kept in storage (( /vstorage )) when not in use. If your vehicle is impounded you are the one to blame and not the person who impounded it.

Legend
Red Text: Permission from a Captain+ is required to operate this vehicle.
Orange Text: Permission from a Lieutenant+ is required to operate this vehicle.
Yellow Text: Permission from a Sergeant+ is required to operate this vehicle.
Blue Text: Permission from an Officer+ is required to operate this vehicle.
Green Text: Allowed, use at own discretion.
Where separate divisional permissions are listed, you should follow the permissions of the division you are in.


Tow Truck
The tow truck is primarily used by Cadets. It is used for towing illegally parked vehicles, or vehicles that are blocking traffic. If they have in excess of $50,000 in tickets, they are to be impounded. If not, they should be moved to a legal parking space, and the owner contacted. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
LSPD Cruiser
The Los Santos Police Department Cruiser may be used by any Officer or higher in the department. It is to be used for general patrol purposes. Cadets may operate this vehicle under supervision of an Officer, or for training purposes. Only Internal Affairs & Special Weapons & Tactics may use the full black cruisers. Only Field Training Operations may use the full white cruisers. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Premier
The Los Santos Police Department Premier is only to be used by the Detectives Bureau and Internal Affairs. It is perfect for undercover use. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Burrito
The Los Santos Police Department Burrito is only to be used by Lieutenants and above, it is mainly used for transportation of ammunition. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
FBI Rancher
The Los Santos Police Department FBI Rancher is only to be used by Lieutenants and above. It is also used by the Special Weapons & Tactics and Detectives Bureau. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SWAT: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
DET: Officer I -Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant
HPV-1000
The Los Santos Police Department HPV-1000 may be used freely by any Officer II+ in Patrol. It is perfect for traffic enforcement, as it can pass through busy traffic more easily than a cruiser can. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Maverick
The Los Sanos Police Department Maverick (Eagle-One) may be used freely by any Captain or higher in the department. Air Support Unit pilots have access to the Maverick along with SWAT trained operatives. When finished with, it is to be returned to the helipad with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SRU: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
ASU: Pilot - Vice Commander - Commander
Raindance
The Los Santos Police Department Raindance is for operational use by the Special Weapons & Tactics. When finished with, it is to be returned to the helipad with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SWAT: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
Enforcer
The Los Santos Police Department Enforcer is for operational use by the Special Weapons & Tactics. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SWAT: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
FBI Truck
The Los Santos Police Department FBI Truck may only be used by Lieutenants and above. It is most commonly used for combat patrol by the Special Weapons & Tactics. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SWAT: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
SWAT Tank
The Los Santos Police Department SWAT Tank has a high powered water cannon used for dispersing crowds. It may only be used by Lieutenants and above, and only when absolutely necessary for the given situation. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas. Abuse of the water cannon will result in a faction ban.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SWAT: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
Predator
The Los Santos Police Department Predator is the main boat used for boat patrol. It has two large machine guns for stopping other boats. Officer II and higher may use this boat when performing boat patrol. When finished with, it is to be returned to the dock with no damage and with a full tank of gas. Refer to weaponized vehicle policy here for guidelines on using the vehicle weapons. Failure to follow this policy will result in a faction ban.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Sultan (Grey)
The Los Santos Police Department Sultan is a good all round vehicle. It combines high speed with practicality. It is used mainly by the Detectives Bureau. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
DET: Officer I- Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant
Sultan (Black)
The Los Santos Police Department Sultan is a good all round vehicle. It combines high speed with practicality. It is used mainly by the Special Weapons & Tactics. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
SWAT: Probationary Operative - Operative - Senior Operative - Supervisor - Vice Commander - Commander
Cheetah
The Los Santos Police Department Cheetah is the best handling high speed unit available, and is recommended for high speed pursuits within city limits. It may be used by any High Speed Unit certified Officer. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Bullet
The Los Santos Police Department Bullet is the best all round high speed unit available, with a mix of handling and straight line speed. It may be used by any High Speed Unit certified Officer. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Buffalo
The Los Santos Police Department Buffalo is the fastest high speed unit available, and will matching anything on the streets for straight line speed. It may be used by any High Speed Unit certified Officer. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
Infernus
The Los Santos Police Department Infernus is the fastest high speed unit available, and will matching anything on the streets for straight line speed. It may be used by any High Speed Unit certified Officer. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
LVPD Cruiser
The Los Santos Police Department LVPD Cruiser is for use by High Command and Honorary Council members only. When finished with, it is to be returned to the garage with no damage and with a full tank of gas.

Cadet - Officer - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief - Deputy Chief - Chief
HON: Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant
2.3 - Commands


Command Usage Explanation
/radio
/r /r [Radio Chat] This is used to communicate non-emergency information with other members of the department. This is commonly referred to as your secondary radio. It should not be used for general chat.
/department
/dept /dept [Department Chat] Used to communicate with other law enforcement entities, as well as the Fire Department, Government and Judicial. This command is only to be used by Sergeants and above, or the highest ranking officer available. Do not chat on this frequency. Anybody may use this command to contact FDSA for an ambulance if necessary.
/government
/gov /gov [Government Chat] Used for a Captain+ to transmit an announcement to San Andreas. Abusing this will result in a global faction ban.
/megaphone
/m /m [Megaphone Text] Used for making announcements outside or from your cruiser. Can be RP'd as a loudspeaker inside a building using the prefix [Loudspeaker] before your text.
/locker /locker Used to retrieve equipment from the locker. When used, a dialogue box will pop up, guiding you through the process.
/mdc /mdc This is mainly used to lookup information about a suspect once you have obtained any for of identification from them. More information is available from the /mdc dialogue menu.
/ticket /ticket [Player ID] [Fine] [Reason] This is used to issue a misdemeanor citation. You should refer to the Ordinances, State & Local Laws section for the correct fine amounts. You should use your own discretion here as well. A level 1 would be much more harshly affected by a $20k fine than a level 21.
/cuff /cuff [Player ID] This is used to handcuff an individual. It must be RP'd sufficiently, giving them a chance to resist, unless they have just been tazed.
/uncuff /uncuff [Player ID] This is used to uncuff an individual.
/frisk /frisk [Player ID] This is used to search an individual for illegal items. It must be RP'd sufficiently, giving them a chance to resist.
/take /take [Name] [Player ID] Available Names: Weapons, Crack, Pot, Heroin, Materials, Radio, Rawopium, syringes, potseeds, opiumseeds, drugcrates. This command is used to take items from an individual. It must be RP'd sufficiently, giving them a chance to resist.
/drag /drag [Player ID] This is used to move a cuffed individual to where you need them. It must be RP'd sufficiently, giving them a chance to resist.
/detain /detain [Player ID] [Seat 1-3] This is used to place a cuffed individual inside a cruiser. It must be RP'd sufficiently, giving them a chance to resist. Seat 1 is the front passenger seat, 2 is the rear seat behind the driver and 3 is the rear seat behind the front passenger seat. It is recommended you use seat 3.
/tackle /tackle Holsters your weapons and places you into tackle mode. To tackle somebody, press F while aiming at a suspect. To be able to use your weapons again, type /tackle again to disable tackling mode.
/tazer /tazer Holsters or un-holsters your tazer.
/suspect
/su /su [Player ID] Used to add charges to a suspect. Once you enter this command, you will see a list of charges pop up. Click on each charge you would like to add.
/arrest /arrest Used to arrest an individual who has committed crimes, and had them added to them with /su. The time and fine is automatically assigned by the script and will be displayed after you arrest the suspect.
/wanted /wanted Used to view a list of suspects with active charges.
/warrantarrest /warrantarrest [Player ID] Used for suspects that have an RP Warrant for their arrest, viewable on /wants.
/wants /wants Used to view a list of people with warrants for their arrest. There must be at least 1 judge online to use this command.
/deliver /deliver [Player ID] Used to deliver somebody to the courthouse opposite LSPD Main HQ, who have an active warrant for their arrest, and are listed on the /wants list.
/ram /ram Used to gain entry to a locked house. Should only be used when absolutely necessary to pursue a suspect.
/deploy /deploy [Object] [ID (Cades Only)] Available Objects: Cade, Spikes, Flare, Cone, Barrel. Used to deploy an object at your current position.
/destroy /destroy [object] [ID] Available Objects: Cade, Spikes, Flare, Cone, Barrel. Used to destroy an object. The ID can be found on the relevant list (See /cades, /spikes, /flares, /cones, /barrels).
/cades /cades Used to view a list of currently deployed cades.
/spikes /spikes Used to view a list of currently deployed spike strips.
/flares /flares Used to view a list of currently deployed flares.
/cones /cones Used to view a list of currently deployed cones.
/barrels /barrels Used to view a list of currently deployed barrels.
/revokedl /revokedl [Player ID] Used to revoke an individual's driving license. Should only be used in extreme cases of evading or reckless driving.
/vcheck /vcheck Use this command near a vehicle to display it's type, registration, registered owner and amount of tickets.
/vmdc /vmdc [Player ID] Used to view a list of any person's vehicles, showing their type, registration and amount of tickets.
/tow /tow Use this command to tow a vehicle. You must get out of your vehicle and RP attaching the hook before using this command.
/untow /untow Used to stop towing a vehicle. You must get out of your vehicle and RP removing the hook before using this command.
impound /impound Used to impound a vehicle that you are towing.
/dmvrelease /dmvrelease [Player ID] Used to release a vehicle that has been wrongfully impounded.
/gdonate /gdonate Used to donate money to the department vault. Should be used when paying for weapons.
/siren /siren Enables a dashboard siren in any vehicle.
/dvsiren /dvsiren Enables/disables any sirens that are attached to a dynamic vehicle.
/vradar /vradar Enables/disables your vehicle radar, while inside a car. It shows the closest vehicle type, registration and speed.
/destroyplant /destroyplant Use this command near a pot or opium plant to destroy it.
/radargun /radargun Takes out and puts away your radar gun. This will display a vehicles speed and registration.
/searchcar /searchcar You can use this command to search a car with it's trunk open for illegal weapons (trunk must be open).
/takecarweapons /takecarweapons Use this command to take illegal weapons from a vehicle (trunk must be open).
/checkcargo /checkcargo Used to check the contents of a truck or boat (trunk must be open).
/clearcargo /clearcargo Used to remove illegal cargo from a truck or boat (trunk must be open).
/placekit /placekit [Backpack/Car] Use this to place a portable medkit in your backpack or car (trunk must be open to place in a car).
/usekit /usekit Uses a portable medkit either from a car or your backpack. Do not use in an active gunfight (trunk must be open to use from a car).
/backup /backup Requests code 3 backup from other department members. It will show your GPS location and a beacon to nearby officers on their minimap.
/backupall /backupall Requests code 3 backup from all departments. It will show your GPS location and a beacon to nearby law enforcement officers/agents on their minimap.
/backup (code 2) /backup code2 Requests code 2 backup from other department members. It will show your GPS location and a beacon to nearby officers on their minimap. Alternatively, you can use /backup twice.
/nobackup /nobackup Cancels any type of backup request.
/calls /calls Displays a list of active 911 calls and their call ID's.
/acceptcall
/ac /ac [Call ID] Accepts a 911 call, putting you in touch with the caller.
/ignorecall
/ic /ic [Call ID] Ignores a 911, used for invalid calls or old calls (20 minutes or more).


2.4 - Communications

Ten Codes

10-1: Transmitting poorly
10-2: Transmitting clearly
10-3: Stop transmitting
10-4: Acknowledgement
10-5: Relay Message
10-6: Off-duty, available for emergency calls
10-7: Off-duty, not responding to calls
10-8: On-duty, active patrol, responding to calls
10-9: Repeat last transmission
10-10: Off-duty (( Logging Out ))
10-11: Alarm (Specify Type)
10-12: Visitors present
10-13: Advise weather/road conditions
10-15: Male suspect in custody
10-15x: Female suspect in custody
10-16: Cadet needs a patrol officer to ride with
10-17: Busy, stand by
10-18: Verify address
10-19: Returning to station
10-20: Location
10-21: Phone call
10-22: Disregard last message
10-24: Vehicle is reported stolen
10-25: Vehicle is not reported stolen
10-26: Traffic stop (location)
10-26a: Felony traffic stop (location)
10-27: License status check
10-28: Vehicle registration check
10-29: Wants/warrants check
10-36: Current time
10-39: Status/Welfare Check
10-44: Permission to leave
10-50: Vehicle crashed
10-62: Attempting a P.I.T
10-66: Suspicious (person or vehicle)
10-66a: Gang activity
10-76: Enroute to (location)
10-80: Pursuit in progress
10-84: ETA
10-85: Area check
10-87: Meet officer at (location)
10-88: Requesting cover unit (location)
10-97: Arrived on scene
10-98: All units call, clear and resume patrol
10-99: End of situation



Eleven Codes

11-24: Abandoned vehicle
11-29: Clear record (no warrants)
11-41: Ambulance required
11-52: Status check
11-85: Tow truck needed
11-98: Meet at location
11-99a: Officer in extreme danger - local (District Only)
11-99b: Officer in extreme danger - global (all agencies)



Status Codes

Code 0: (( Game Crash/Logged Out ))
Code 1: Routine response code
Code 2: Urgent response code
Code 3: Emergency response code
Code 4: No further assistance required
Code 5: Stakeout
Code 6: Marked units stay clear of the area
Code 7: Meal break (( AFK ))
Code 9: Roadblock
Code 10: Bomb threat
Code 33: Radio silence for an emergency situation
((Code Cleopatra: Suspect using illegal modifications))
((Code Chaos: Deathmatchers/KOS'ers in area))



Secondary Codes (Infrequently Used)

11-80: Accident - major injury
11-81: Accident - minor injury
11-82: Accident - property damage only
10-30: Robbery in progress
10-32: Larceny in progress (specify: auto, from person, other)
10-34: Assault in progress (specify)
10-38: Other crime in progress (specify)
10-61: Precinct assignment/unavailable
10-64: Out of service - meal
10-65: Unusual incident
51-50: (( Newbie ))




2.5 - Armory


All members of the department are permitted to take two firearms with them for standard patrol, with the option to donate to the department for heavy weaponry. Each weapon has it's benefits and drawbacks, though typically officers will take a Desert Eagle for gunfights and a MP5 for pursuits, though it is possible to use an M4A1 instead of a MP5. In addition to firearms, all officers are required to take a taser, handcuffs, and a vest. Optionally, officers may place kevlar and health kits in their backpacks or patrol cruiser. The locker also includes nightsticks, mace, cameras, parachutes, and tear gas. Tear gas should not be taken from the locker by anyone who is not in Special Weapons and Tactics.

Officers and above are permitted to take one M4A1 per day without donating.
Lieutenants and above are permitted to take any weapons they want (within reason) and are not required to donate.

The following is a complete list of weapons available from the Los Santos Police Department locker, and the rank required to take each one. Failure to abide by the following will result in termination from the department and possibly a faction ban.

Legend
Red Text: May not be taken from the locker unless approved by a Captain+.
Orange Text: May not be taken from the locker unless approved by a Lieutenant+.
Green Text: May be used at own discretion.
Plum Text: Must pay the denoted donation cost.

Nitestick
The primary purpose of the nitestick is for defending yourself against physical force, like fists or other bat-like objects.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
OC Spray
The OC Spray cannister should be used when an Officer is being assaulted, or a suspect is failing to comply with a direct order for you or other Officers.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Taser X26 Stungun
Non-lethal taser used for arresting non-complaint suspects. Not to be used against suspects with firearms. Abusing a taser will result in a faction ban.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
LIDAR Radar Speed Gun
The LIDAR Radar Speed Gun can be used to read license plates, and the speed a vehicle is travelling.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Fire Extinguisher
Does what it says on the tin. Should be kept in the cruiser in case of a vehicle fire.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Parachute
Any Officer may use this in any situation that requires a parachute.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Magnum Research .50 Caliber Desert Eagle
The Desert Eagle is an extremely powerful weapon, providing the stopping power of a sniper rifle at close range, and a higher fire rate. All Officers should carry this as their primary side-arm.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Remington 870 Marine 12-Gauge Pump Action Shotgun
Best used in close combat, the 12-Gauge Pump Action Shotgun will knock a suspect back with a good hit. The time that they are unable to shoot may give you enough time to finish them off.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Heckler & Koch MP5 Automatic Sub-Machine Gun
The MP5 is generally regarded as the world's best sub-machine gun. It offers good stopping power with near perfect accuracy. The primary purpose of the MP5 is during pursuits, due to it's great accuracy, it's the best choice for taking out a vehicle's tires.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Colt Defense M4A1 Tactical Assault Rifle ($40,000)
The M4A1 offers high accuracy, high damage, and good stopping power at the expense of mobility over smaller firearms. Used correctly it is one of the most powerful weapons available in a gunfight.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Hon: Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant
Special Weapons and Tactics are permitted two per day. Field Training Operations are permitted three per day.
Remington Arms M24 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle ($100,000)
The M24 is unrivaled when it comes to long range combat, able to easily take out a suspect before they're close enough to harm you.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Special Weapons and Tactics are permitted one per day.
Franchi 20-gauge SPAS12 ($60,000)
The SPAS12 is a deadly close combat shotgun with a high rate of fire and the ability to deal heavy damage in close-range gunfights.

Cadet - Officer I - Officer II - Corporal - Sergeant - Staff Sergeant - Lieutenant - Captain - Assistant Chief of Police - Deputy Chief of Police - Chief of Police
Special Weapons and Tactics & Field Training Operations are permitted one per day.





3 - Usage of the Mobile Data Computer

3.1 - What is the MDC?


The Mobile Data Computer is a device designated inside all law enforcement vehicles which allows the user to obtain any available information on a civilian who has a criminal record. Along with a list of crimes it also displays a picture of the person, their current and previous crimes and the status of their licenses. There is also an option to display all currently active members of Government Agencies.


3.2 - Be on the lookout


A BOLO is a function listed under civilian information that allows law enforcement officers to enter information about suspects who need to be apprehended. Information about their ethnicity, accessories and a name, if possible. Vehicle information is also useful.









4. Department Structure

4.1 - Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect


As a member of any law enforcement agency it is a requirement to understand the concept of CPR. You must act in a dignified and polite manner, even if somebody has done something wrong you can't insult them and treat them like garbage. While performing any of your duties you must act in a way that shows your efficiency at your job - make people acknowledge your understand of your job through professional actions. Lastly, show all people the same amount of respect as you would give your superiors; by doing so you will receive more respect from the public.


4.2 - Ranks and Roles


The Chain of Command dictates the order in which authority flows through the department, and how it is delegated to employees at each rank in the department. When you need help or have a request, follow the chain of command and contact your supervisor before moving on to your division leader or higher unless necessary.

Information on the rank and division structure is available here and further information is noted in the department policies.

Members of the department are required to wear the correct uniform corresponding with their rank and position.

Male Uniforms
Female Uniforms
Other Uniforms
Cadet

ID 71
Cadet

ID 211
Tactical Gear

ID 285
Officer I - Corporal

ID 280 ID 281 ID 265 ID 266 ID 267
Officer I - Staff Sergeant

ID 306 ID 307
Sergeant & Staff Sergeant

ID 282
Lieutenant


ID 288 ID 311
Lieutenant & High Command

ID 309
High Command


ID 283 ID 310


4.3 - Departments and Divisions


Patrol Operations
Patrol Operations consists of a large majority of police officers who do not perform any specialized divisional duties. Their duties are mostly basic, but may involve larger scale operations with a Sergeants approval and guidance. Most members of the department, whilst not performing their divisional duties, will perform these duties instead. Their basic duties involve:

Pursuing suspects either on foot or in a vehicle, attempting to arrest them.
Issuing tickets to suspects who have committed misdemeanours, and complied.
Providing backup to other patrol units.
Patrolling the city of Los Santos, in an attempt to locate crimes.
Responding to legitimate 911 calls.
Manning blockades or assisting SWAT during situations.
Special Weapons and Tactics
The Special Weapons and Tactics division is the tactical response team for the Los Santos Police Department. Members of this division are trained for different situations and given access to higher weapon loadouts, allowing them to deal with the situations that arise. Their basic duties involve:

Tactical response and heavy weapon support.
Parachuting or relocating to sniper locations to provide support.
Transporting dangerous suspects or prisoners.
Apprehending dangerous and highly wanted criminals.
Assisting the Detectives Bureau with suspect apprehension and sting operations.
Negotiation during hostage situations or suicide threads.
Bomb diffusion and assistance.
Detectives Bureau
The Detectives Bureau is made up of the undercover officers within the Los Santos Police Department. Members will often use false names and investigate known criminals and associate with gangs in order to gain information for future apprehensions. Their basic duties involve:

Creating case-files and planning future operations to apprehend the suspect.
Performing sting operations alongside SWAT.
Field Training Operations
The Field Training Operations division is the staple of the department, as it recruits and trains new Cadets so they are able to perform standard duties and increase the departments numbers and productivity. Their basic duties involve:

Assisting civilians with questions related to the department.
Reviewing and processing applications.
Recruitment and training of applicants.
Final examination and promotion of Cadets.
Retraining officers that lack basic knowledge and skills.
Internal Affairs
The Internal Affairs division is the internal investigation unit for the Los Santos Police Department. Its members are mostly secret, with the exception of three leading members. Other members of the Internal Affairs are always within other divisions at the same time, keeping their true objective secret and investigating in additional to their normal duties. Their basic duties involve:

Reviewing complaints made about officers.
Investigating reports of corruption.
Investigating violations of department policy.
Enforcing all department policies.
Board of Appeals
The Board of Appeals is a secondary division, allowing members to be in both it and another division. The Board exists to enforce fair and just treatment of all members of the department. Their basic duties involve:

Reviewing and discussing disciplinary appeals.
Providing an unbiased opinion on disciplinary appeals.
Reversing or lowering the penalty of a punishment.
Revoking AWOL or termination statuses.
Honorary Council
The Honorary Council is a non-standard division for previous members of the department who have earned a permanent place in the department. Their duties involve:

Reviewing and assisting in the modification of department policies.
Discussing changes for the department and assisting in their implementation where possible.
Advising members of the department, including members of High Command.










5 - Standard Procedures

5.1 - Station Duty


While you are on station duty your role is to stand behind the restraining wall and monitor everyone who enters and leaves the Department Lobby. It is your responsibility to keep the station orderly and the people inside under control, while also answering any questions that people may have for you. If a civilian begins to loiter or is being disrespectful towards anybody you may politely ask them to leave; if they do not comply you can request assistance in having them removed from the premises.


5.2 - Metro Parking Services


One of the most important tasks of this department is to enforce the many motor vehicle laws within our jurisdiction. Many people often park in no-parking zones or block the road by parking illegally. While on MPS duty you are to ticket illegally parked vehicles and move them into the correct location; however if the vehicle already has fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars or more outstanding tickets on it then you may impound it - you may also impound any vehicles that are parked illegally in Pershing Square or at Market Mall immediately. Additionally it is the duty of any officer assigned to MPS to go to Marina Substation whenever nearby to ensure any department vehicles that have been left there are then taken to Pershing Station and impounded.


5.3 - Patrolling


Patrolling is the general duty that all members off the department will spend the majority of their time doing. During patrol, officers may patrol alone or, preferably, with a partner or Cadet. Whilst on patrol it is your duty to protect civilians from those who refuse to follow the law, not seek out criminal activity.

Anybody who is caught doing their job incorrectly or unprofessionally will receive disciplinary action. You are required to update your status when responding to 911 calls or backups from other members of the department, as well as when you begin a traffic stop or pursuit. If you are a cadet you are not permitted to patrol alone or to perform any police processes, as you are there to observe.


5.4 - Arresting


The arrest procedure begins once a suspect has been apprehended and cuffed by a law enforcement officer. Once a suspect is cuffed and the situation is secured then the first step is to read a suspect their rights, as failure to do may result in judicial action taken against the department. It is highly suggested that any frisking and confiscation of illegal items is performed once the suspect has been moved to a secure location, such as the garage.

If a suspect refuses to give you their name and doesn't have any identification on them you are able to obtain the information in other ways, such as taking a picture of them and searching it through the MDC with facial recognition or checking their fingerprints - as long as they have a criminal record then they will be in the database.


5.5 - Ticketing


Tickets should be issued for misdemeanor offences, a large majority of them will be issued for crimes committed on the road and as such are often given out during traffic stops. A ticket should be given at the end of the situation after you have gotten their name and ensured they are not already wanted for any previous crimes. Once a citation has been issued to somebody it must be paid on the spot, otherwise they may be arrested and charged with the original offence.


5.6 - Detaining


Once a suspect has been apprehended and secured it will be necessary to get them into a vehicle for transportation - never use a vehicle that is not locked as you may lose the suspect. Roleplay the situation appropriately and do not just put them into the car in an unrealistic manner, like having them teleport from the top of a roof into the car suddenly. You must always detain them in the back of the vehicle in seat 2 or 3, however if you do not have a vehicle to detain them in then you must call for another unit.


5.7 - Off Duty and On Duty


Any officer may perform patrol duties at any time and location they please. Officers below the rank of Sergeant that wish to spend some time off duty must request permission from a supervisor and may only stay off duty for as long as that supervisor is present, or until told to go on duty. If a reassignment is called, any off duty officers must attend. Anyone holding the rank of Sergeant or higher may go off duty whenever they please, however abusing this privilege will result in disciplinary action.

While off duty, members of the department are permitted to carry a Desert Eagle or any other legal firearm.


5.8 - The Force Matrix


State law dictates that law enforcement agencies must use reasonable force when attempting to apprehend a suspect. As a law enforcement officer, the key definition of reasonable force is as follows.

"A person is generally justified in using force that is intended or likely to cause great bodily harm, or even death, if the person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."

Using laymans terms, you have to respond with reasonable force in accordance to the actions of a suspect. The following is a five stage force matrix which must be abided by at all times. Depending on whether the suspect is in a vehicle or on foot, the rules for dealing with them are different.

Suspect Apprehension (Foot)
Pursuit Management (Vehicle)
Force Level 0 No force permitted
Suspect has not commited any recognised misdemeanor or felony.
Suspect is not causing danger to themselves, bystanders, yourself, or other officers.
Force Level 1 Physical force permitted (baton/mace/taser with clear warning)
Suspect is committing a misdemeanor or felony, and you are trying to restrain them.
Suspect is fleeing, but poses no threat to themselves, bystanders, you, or other officers.
Force Level 2 Usage of equipment permitted (baton/mace/taser)
Suspect is committing a misdemeanor or felony and is actively resisting arrest.
Suspect may be involved in a physical fight.
Suspect may have discharged a firearm and is now fleeing.
Force Level 3 Armed force permitted (unholster a weapon, do not fire until force level 4)
Suspect has committed a felony involving the usage of a weapon.
Suspect is brandishing a firearm.
Force Level 4 Lethal force permitted (shoot to kill)
Suspect has their firearm aimed at a bystander or law enforcement officer.
Suspect is about to cause death to a bystander or law enforcement officer.
Suspect is actively discharging a firearm in an unlawful manner. *

* Identify whether the suspect is using their firearm to protect their own safety (self-defence) or if they are using it to attack another person.
Force Level 0 No force permitted
Occupant has not committed any traffic offence and is not a danger to bystanders.
Force Level 1 Traffic stop permitted
Occupant is committing a traffic offence or misdemeanor.
Force Level 2 Pursuit permitted
Suspect has committed a traffic offence or misdeameanor and is failing to yield to police.
Force Level 3 Active pursuit (pursuit intervention techniques permitted)
Suspect has committed a felony is is failing to yield to police.
Force Level 4 Attempts to disable vehicle permitted *
Vehicle occupant has active warrants for serious felonies.
Suspect has a firearm aimed out of the window.
Firearms are being discharged from the vehicle.

* Do not shoot in heavily populated areas, nor attempt a PIT if there is not enough vehicle clearance. Only the lead car may perform a PIT, and must call a 10-62.


5.9 - Traffic Stops

When performing a traffic stop it is important that both you and the vehicle occupants you have pulled over are fully aware of the current situation and the risks that come with it. Never pull over a vehicle on a narrow stretch of road or on a highway that has no safe locations to pull over; if the driver does pull over in an unsafe location then direct them to move to another location. Only attempt to stop a vehicle somewhere where you are confident there is enough room for both you and the vehicle you are stopping to move out of the way of oncoming traffic.

After the vehicle has pulled over and stopped, ensure the engine is turned off before approaching the vehicle to speak with the driver. You must give them the reason for the traffic stop immediately before anything else, to ensure the driver is fully aware of what is going on.








6 - Legal Information

6.1 - Laws of San Andreas


Members of the Los Santos Police Department are required to have a basic understanding of our countries laws; knowing them correctly will greatly improve your knowledge and professionalism. A complete list of Acts that have been passed, with a brief description of their purpose are available at the following location: http://www.ng-gaming.net/forums/foru...n-Andreas-Laws









7 - Appendix

7.1 - Closing

I would like to thank those of you who took the time to read the entirety of this document, as well as those who have or will edit it in the future. Hopefully the information you have just read is up to date and will help you understand what is required of you as a member of the Los Santos Police Department. If you are a new applicant and are striving to do a good job and help improve the department then I congratulate you on passing your first step towards your goal. I wish you all the best of luck in the future and hope that you keep in mind that is Handbook is subject to change at any time, by anyone. If you ever need a refresher then you are always encouraged to look back here for the information you require.
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