LOS SANTOS POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDBOOK
Welcome to the Los Santos Police Department
UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT
DATABASE AND DISPATCH CENTER
TRAFFIC STOP PROCEDURES
ESCALATION OF FORCE
RANK STRUCTURE AND PROMOTION
The mission of the City and State Police Departments is to protect and serve the community. You, as an officer, are the fine line that separates the lawful from the lawless. But above all, your mission is to protect and serve the community through any means necessary, whether it be through Community outreach programs, DUI checkpoints, Traffic enforcement, General patrols, or at a last resort, the use of force.
Hello, and welcome to the GTAGOV Police Divisions! We appreciate your desire and willingness to serve our community, but in order to do this, you must always maintain a positive attitude and represent us with integrity, professionalism and respect.
In this handbook, you will be able to find all of the information you need to be a professional government officer. It includes information on all of the necessary uniforms and equipment, as well as all of the proper procedures for arrests and traffic stops. You will also be introduced to the database and the correct codes to use on our TeamSpeak dispatch centre. On a final note, just remember that it is your duty to make sure Los Santos stays safe. Once again, thank you for joining to serve our community
Before you are permitted to patrol by yourself and make arrests, you must first partake in a ride-along with an already commissioned officer to get a feel for patrolling the streets. After this, you will move on to training, which you pass. Training consists of the following things:
Training is essential to making an effective Police force and excellent officers, so make sure that you listen and make the most of it. Any training instructors have the right to refuse you from working in the Government services if they feel that you are immature or like messing around.
LSPD Officers and State Troopers are required to be in uniform at all times whilst on duty. However, the uniforms differ, so below you can see the official uniform of both departments:
All LSPD Officers are to wear the official uniform. If you do not have the uniform, somebody will show you a glitch to obtain it.
No hats other than the Patrol hat (shown in image) are to be worn. Body armour can be worn over the shirt in dangerous or according situations.
Always look smart while on duty, and don't wear any forbidden items. There are no required haircuts, but below are some examples of professional and non professional hairstyles.
Below is a list of equipment that you will carry whilst on duty.
Flashlight - Used to light up areas whilst on foot or to see inside a vehicle.
Body cam - Carried on your person, and will record everything you do. It will be called upon to act as evidence in court if a particular incident is questioned. Also has facial recognition capabilities.
There are certain weapons and attachments you must use within the Police Forces:
Nightstick - The first weapon is the nightstick. It is used to disable an unarmed opponent at close range.
Taser - The taser (flare gun) is used as a non-lethal way to immobilise a suspect that is considered dangerous. It must be used at close range.
Pistol - The regular or heavy pistol are used as the standard issue sidearms for the Police departments. The only attachment allowed is a flashlight.
Pump Shotgun - This is kept in your patrol vehicle and only removed during higher risk
stops, when executing a warrant, or if shot at. Once again the only attachment allowed is a flashlight.
Carbine Rifle - Usually only used by NOOSE (SWAT), this weapon must be drawn out of the armoury for extreme situations, such as active shootings or hostage situations.
Although many officers will never use this unless a part of NOOSE, everybody is trained to operate the weapon system.
The database is the most important tool to you as an officer. It allows you to access information on any registered citizen of San Andreas, along with DMV records, warrant requests and a license plate checker. You will be trained to use the database, but the best way to familiarise yourself with it is to just use it whilst on patrol. You should always have the database open on a device so that you can access information about any individual if needed. The recommended device is a PC or Laptop, as it much easier to submit tickets, but a mobile device is fine. For any arrests or traffic violations, you should fill out a Driving and Crime ticket immediately, so that the suspect can be fined in court or charged in jail as quickly as possible.
Whilst on duty, at all times you should have the 911 centre up, as it is how civilians can report crimes or incidents. A supervisor or dispatcher will always be monitoring it to send units to different incidents, but it is essential that all officers are overlooking 911 calls.
Dispatch Channel (Teamspeak, Discord)
We use our Teamspeak server as a dispatch centre and for general communications. During training, you will be taught basic codes and radio procedures to ensure that information is passed across to supervisors and other units effectively. The basic etiquette you should follow is:
10-4 - Understood, Copy, etc.
10-7 - Out of Service. You are unavailable for calls.
10-8 - In service, you are available for calls.
10-20 - Location.
A traffic stop is used to stop and question a suspect who has broken road laws. It is an important aspect to master, so for the first few stops, It is advised to read off of this handbook so that you can build up confidence and knowledge. The following are the exact procedures that should take place when pulling somebody over.
9.Issue the subject with a ticket (depending on the offence and submit it into the database, or let them off with a warning. Arrests can also be made.
12.Call into dispatch: Unit___ is 10-8.
To ensure that civilians do not complain or file complaints, it is essential that you follow the correct procedures. It is also good practice to ensure that suspects do not carry weapons or forbidden items into jail.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you by the court. Do you understand the rights that I have read to you? (YOU NEED A VERBAL CONFIRMATION FROM THE SUSPECT)
When confronted with a dangerous or non-compliant suspect, it is imperative that you do not just open fire and possibly cause civilian casualties. Always follow the escalation of force chart, and realise that your strongest weapon is your voice and your intelligence. Remember: The presence of more officers commands compliance.
If at any point the suspect become hostile or non-compliant, always call for an additional unit for backup. Your first weapon deployed is always the taser, unless you are at long range or see that the suspect is armed with a firearm.
The Government is made up of many ranks, all of which have different roles and responsibilities. Below is the list and description of each rank For more information on the specifics visit our general departments standard operating procedures handbook.:
Officer/Trooper Grade 1:
This is the first and initial rank held by officers when they pass out of training. You hold the basic duties of patrolling and enforcing traffic laws and often, a supervisor or a Lieutenant will be dispatched to any traffic stops that you make. To make arrests and search vehicles, you must ha a supervisor on scene with you.
You have shown your competence as an officer, and have in depth knowledge of the database, 10 codes and jail procedures. Your role as a leader will not increase too much when a sergeant, but you will be monitored see if you would be a suitable supervisor. You are the role model to new officers.
Your excellent knowledge of procedures and conduct whilst on duty means that you have been promoted to Lieutenant. With this promotion comes increased responsibility, and you will expected to assist in trainings and ridealongs. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the wellbeing and professionalism of the officers below you.
As a captain, you are now considered to be a senior member in your Government division. Along with this comes your role as a supervisor, meaning that you will more then likely be called to scenes where s less experienced officer is, to help a guide them you also now have access and permission to search vehicles.
As a Colonel, you will report back to your directors about the performance of other officers, as you will be maintaining a much higher leadership role. You will still be patrolling, and will help guide new officers through training, and there first few days on duty.
The assistant director helps the director in making key decisions for the department. There can be more than one at any time, and they have the power to promote officers and approve applications for the a police force. Paperwork, such as ticket filing is a big part of this job.
The Director oversees all operations within their department. They will assign patrol zones, promote officers, and organise training and evaluation for officers. If you have any problems, you should go to your Director or Assistant Director, and they will be able to sort it for you.
Promotions are earned through hard work and determination. You should show to your superiors that you are competent in policing, and that you can follow all of the values and guidelines set by the Government. Regularly attend sessions, follow procedures and enforce traffic laws, and you will be noticed and recommended for promotions.