PDLS Roleplay Clan
Police Procedural Manual
- Patrol Division -
A Message from the Commissioner
“As police officers we represent the city of Los Santos. It is our job to tackle crime and protect the city from security threats but also to show the public that we are a friendly and a trustworthy police department. These are the aims which you have to have at the back of your mind when carrying out your training and also on the field”
Chief Commissioner, AlanC199197
Table of Contents
Mission Statement 4
Rank Structure 5
Rules of General Conduct 8
Uniform Regulation 9
Weapons Regulation 10
Use of Force 11
Criminal Investigations 13
Radio Communication Procedure 14
Citation Procedure 16
Arrest Procedure 17
Patrolling Procedure 18
Pursuit Procedure 19
Filing Complaints 20
Roleplay Regulations 21
Additional Information 22
Manual Information 22
- Safeguard the lives and property of the people in the City of Los Santos.
- Reduce the incidence and the fear of crime.
- Enhance public safety while working with the communities of Los Santos to enhance the quality of life.
The Chief Commissioner is the Head of the Police
Every officer reports to his/her respective commander
- For roleplay purposes, there are established administrators, or admins who have the following functions:
- Enforce clan rules and regulations.
- Maintain and update clan procedure.
- Maintain and regulate the membership of the clan.
- Administrators have the following powers:
- Issue warnings and strikes.
- Order the removal of a person from an RP session.
- Produce scenarios.
- Collectively remove a person from the clan.
- Collectively change clan procedure and rules.
- There are seven established commander positions:
- Chief Commissioner
- Assistant Chief Commissioner
- Patrol Division Commander
- Emergency Response Unit Commander
- Special Detective Unit Commander
- Special Weapons and Tactics Division Commander
- Air Support Division Commander
- Commanders have the following powers:
- Set division or unit objectives.
- Coordinate the movement of officers and resources available to his/her division or unit, if not being tasked by dispatch or a higher command.
- Officers that hold a rank higher than Police Officer and do not hold a Commander position, are considered senior division officers.
- In scenarios where a commander is not present or unable to be contacted, a senior division officer can make immediate decisions regarding ongoing incidents.
- Police Officer
- Lieutenant (2IC)
- Major (Commander)
- Assistant Chief
- Chief Commissioner
Rules of General Conduct
- Objectives of Police Conduct:
- Positive Public Perception
- a.Officers are not fit for service if they are:
- ii.Suffering of personal injury
- iii.Mentally unstable
- b.Officers may not do the following while communicating with members of the public:
- i.Blatantly intend to offend or taunt.
- ii.Encourage unlawful behaviour.
- c.Officers are required to disclose the following information if requested by a member of the public:
- i.Officer’s Gamertag
- ii.Officer’s Badge Number and Rank
- iii.Whether or not the individual is being detained.
- d.Officers are not permitted to disclose the following information to members of the public:
- i.Nature of incidents under investigation.
- ii.The identity or reason for detention of any individuals in police custody unless warranted for the situation.
- iii.The identities of investigative officers working under covert conditions.
- iv.Future police operations targeting crime.
- 1.Officers are required to be in uniform during the performance of their official duties.
- 2.Officers are required to wear one of the following uniforms:
- A Standard Clan-Issue Uniform
- An Official Police Uniform
- 3.The Standard Clan-Issue Uniform consists of:
- A Black shirt
- A Standard Armour Vest (Black)
- Black Cargo Pants
- Black Boots
- 4.Permissible Accessories include:
- Black Gloves
- Black Front Facing Cap
- All other accessories are not allowed.
- 5.Certified Police Medics can wear blue surgical gloves.
- 6.No regulation controls hairstyle or amount.
- 7.Failure to change into an acceptable uniform when asked will result in disciplinary action.
- Hands and Feet
- Taser (Flare gun)
- Standard Pistol
- Pump-Action Shotgun
- Officers must utilise caution when employing weapons to avoid excessive use of force.
- Further information in the Use of Force section.
- When a firearm is discharged and the circumstances around the incident are deemed dubious, a commanding officer must be summoned to the scene for an investigation.
- Failure to comply with this ordinance may result in disciplinary action.
Use of Force
- The use of force will only be exercised when a defendant refuses, whether implicitly or explicitly, to comply with lawful orders directed by law enforcement officers.
- Lawful orders are ones that given to remove an individual from harm's way, to place an individual under a lawful arrest, or to restore law and order.
- The following are the different threat levels and definitions:
- Level 1 - Subject complies with police orders and displays no resistance.
- Level 2 - Subject is somewhat resistance but complies with police orders.
- Level 3 - Subject is resistant to police orders but poses no physical threat.
- Level 4 - Subject is resistant to police orders and using his/her body as a weapon.
- Level 5 - Subject is resistant to police orders and is wielding a melee weapon.
- Level 6 - Subject is resistant to police orders and is wielding a firearm.
- 3.The following are police regulations with dealing with each scenario.
- Level 1 - Regular voice and no physical force.
- Level 2 - Command Voice and use of hands to deter the situation.
- Level 3 - Command Voice and Nightstick
- Level 4 - Command Voice and Nightstick or Taser as warranted
- Level 5 - Command Voice and Taser or Firearm if authorised.
- Level 6 - Command Voice and Firearm or Shotgun if authorised.
- 1.Deadly Force consists of use of force that is readily capable of resulting in death or serious personal injury. It primarily is considered as the last resort of using a firearm.
- 2.Deadly force is only authorised if:
- There is an immediate threat to the life of an officer or of a member of the public.
- An officer has to prevent the escape of a criminal which could result in what is stated above.
- 3.Deadly force is not authorised when:
- Subject is compliant.
- Subject is engaged in passive resistance.
- Subject is only a danger to himself.
- 1.All patrol officers are able to investigate crimes; only major and/or intricate crimes will require the Special Detective Unit to respond.
- 2.Scene Integrity
- Preservation of scenes in their original condition is necessary to ensure an undistorted investigation.
- The only thing that can override this is the need to remove an injured victim from the scene for protection and/or medical attention.
- An officer must notify his/her division or unit commander and dispatch of the initiation of an investigation.
- If an investigating patrol officer uncovers a more elaborate, major crime, the investigation must be transferred to the Special Detective Unit.
- In order for successful prosecution, evidence must be presented.
- Evidence can be contained in the following three forms:
- Video recordings
- Verbal Testimony
Radio Communication Procedure
- Communications between officers will occur over the Zello application or through in-game crew chat.
- A codes system will be employed to reduce the length of communications and to reduce the use of standard plain English.
- The codes will be listed in the Additional Information Section
- All officers at the completion of their training will receive a Unit Number Indicator that will be used in radio communications.
- Divisions and units other than Patrol Division will have special indicators that precede unit numbers
- Special Detective Unit = Bravo
- Special Weapons and Tactics Division = Charlie
- Air Support Unit = Eagle
- a.Starting a “Conversation”
- When communicating, a channel user will first identify and then specify which user it is contacting. Ex - “Unit 00 to Unit 100”
- Once specified, the other unit will ask the requesting unit to proceed.
- Ex - “Unit 100, go ahead.”
- The same, applies for Dispatch.
- b.Officers are expected to use the least amount of words necessary to communicate their intentions.
- c.Officers are prohibited from using profane language.
- d.Officers can request the following from dispatch: Additional Units, Detectives, EMS/Fire, Impound Officer, 10-40 Checks, and an APB declaration.
- Officers must keep Dispatch updated with their statuses throughout roleplay.
- On major incidents regarding violence, multiple arrests, terrorism, or something an officer deems “major”, a police supervisor must be summoned to the scene. This can be requested through dispatch.
- Officers can speak to each other in private coms and it is preferred when they need to discuss large matters. The objective is to keep the main channel open.
- 1.Officers may issue citations as defined in the Penal Code. See following section for more on the penal code.
- 2.Individuals must be notified that they’re being given a citation. The amount and nature of the citation(s) must be disclosed.
- 3.Individuals have the right to challenge citations, therefore officers should document the reason for the citation in screenshots or video recordings.
- 4.Once issued, the officer must notify the Civilian Finance Admin via message of the citation so the recipient has the amount deducted. The message should merely include the recipient’s gamertag and the cost of the fine and what the offence committed was. None more is necessary.
- 1.If an individual breaks a law, laid out in the Penal Code and the law prescribes a sentence, that individual must be arrested.
- The Penal Code is located on the PDLSRP website ( pdlsrp.weebly.com ) in the Citation and Law Section under the Police tab.
- 2.When an officer realises that he will be making an arrest, he should request another unit if one is not already present.
- 3.An individual must be notified if he or she is being arrested. Detainees can be compliant as well as the contrary.
- 4.The individual must be handcuffed.
- You approach the individual. You say “I am placing cuffs on you, click click”
- The individual is now arrested
- 5.After securing the individual in handcuffs, an identification must be conducted if not done so already, as well as a body search for weapons or contraband.
- Searches for drugs are done through the interaction menu, eat snack function.
- 6.Once this is completed, then you must notify the individual with what they are being charged.
- 7.Dispatch must be notified of the arrest and the identity of the individual. The arrested individual must then be transported back to a Police Station for Processing. The primary station to be used is Mission Row Station, unless Delta District is not being used in RP.
- 8.Suspects do not have to be mirandised unless they’re going to be questioned by police.
- 1.The Police Department has the capability of patrolling the entire area within the limits of the city of Los Santos.
- 2.The Patrol area is divided into 3 Primary Districts, whose boundaries generally follow the course of major highways. Map on website.
- Northern District (November)
- Downtown District (Delta)
- Southern District (Sierra)
- 3.Officers will be assigned to a district during briefing and Officers generally patrol alone in separate marked police cars.
- 4.Officers must follow all traffic laws unless responding to a scene that they were tasked to. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in disciplinary action.
- 5.Officers may be assigned to patrol a certain sector or neighbourhood by a Commander to curb increases in crime.
- 6.Officers may leave their assigned districts if tasked to do so by Dispatch or a Commander, but this may only be in order to respond to a call.
- 7.Officers must contact their Commanders privately if they want to request a district change.
- 1.Officers may engage in pursuits of suspects who do not comply with a lawful arrest and flee.
- 2.Immediately all pursuits must be reported to dispatch along with location, vehicle description, and heading.
- 3.Officers may use the following takedown tactics when approved by a commander:
- PIT Manoeuvre
- Stinger Takedown
- Box-In Technique
- Tactical ramming
- 4.If an officer makes major contact with any large objects, he/she must pull out of the pursuit due to vehicle damage. The same applies for civilians.
- If a fleeing civilian violates this rule, document it with a video and report it as a complaint.
5.Any officer on a pursuit may call it off due to concern for public safety. No officer may override this. Reasons for this are:
- Whether there is an unreasonable risk of injury to the public or to the pursuing officers.
- Whether speeds dangerously exceed the normal flow of traffic.
- Whether vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic safety is unreasonably compromised.
- Whether the suspects can be apprehended at a later time.
- If the weather conditions such as rain, fog, snow, etc., create an unreasonable risk of injury to the public or the pursuing officers.
6.A pursuit must be discontinued if one of the
- Suspect drives wrong way up a freeway.
Under exceptional circumstances may this be
permitted if the suspect is wanted for a felony
offence and the active commander authorises the
continuation of pursuit.
- 1.Officers reserve the right to make complaints.
- 2.If an officer wishes to make a complaint against another officer, he/she must write out a formal testimony for the complaint and submit it to his/her respective commander.
- 3.If an officer wishes to make a complaint against a commanding officer, whether it be his/her own or not, he/she should write out a formal testimony for the complaint and submit it to the Assistant Chief or Chief Commissioner.
- 4.If an officer wishes to make a complaint against a civilian, he/she must write out a formal testimony for the complaint and submit it to his/her respective commander.
- 5.A testimony must include the following:
- The name of the individual against whom the complaint is being made.
- The date of the roleplay when the issue arose or whether is issue is recurring and the most recent date of the incident.
- The nature of the complaint.
- A signature, including the officer’s gamertag and unit number.
- 1.Officers should be in game within 15 minutes of the start time.
- 2.Officers must have the in-game radar and the overhead name display turned off.
- 3.Officers are expected to follow all the rules and regulations laid out in this manual. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action from the following system:
- Every offence, whether substantial or not, will merit one (1) strike.
- Each officer has a three (3) strike allowance.
- An accumulation of two (2) strikes will result in temporary suspension or similar punishment.
- An accumulation of three (3) strikes will result in termination.
- 4.Clan Administrators also have the ability to bypass this system and terminate an individual for acting inappropriately.
- 5.All complaints will be investigated and if an officer who is subject to a complaint is found to be guilty of any regulation violations, that officer will be disciplined.
- Any more necessary information can be found under the Police tab on the PDLSRP Website: pdlsrp.weebly.com
Manual created by Lieutenant Jixxerjr 08
Last Revised - December 2016
Approved for Use - May 2017
PDLS Roleplay Clan
Patrol Procedural Manual