The San Andreas Police Department is the oldest official law enforcement agency in the state. Throughout the period of its existence it has suffered numerous internal issues. There were times when one would think the damages were not repairable, however, through persistence and dedication, the department kept moving forward. No matter how difficult a situation was, or in what kind of a shape the department was, the sheer dedication of the members and persistence into achieving a goal got us where we are today.
Today, the San Andreas Police Department announces a new direction. A new start. The new era is symbolized by the change of the official San Andreas Police Department emblem and the change of police patrol vehicle's primary color from black to blue. With this, we hope to make a clear differentiation. We want to use this new start as an opportunity to also change the visual identity of the department.
The new logo uses the eagle of justice from the previous emblem, above it are three stars symbolizing three cities in San Andreas. The motto underneath the stars says "iustitia omnibus" which means "justice for all". The previous motto is written below, "non dvcor dvco" which means "we are not lead, we lead.". Estimated 2004 is the year when the State of San Andreas was established (( the game San Andreas released )).
(( Instead of focusing on portraying LAPD more, we wish to focus on portraying state police more, which is more accurate in this case since SAPD is a state wide police force ))
Lastly, the ranks have changed from "police officer" into "state trooper", or shortly, "trooper". So, instead of "Police Officer I", it's gonna be "Trooper", instead of "Police Officer II", it'll be "Senior Trooper", and instead of "Police Officer III," it'll be "Lead Trooper".
The new primary focus of the new start is to enhance the quality, competence, professionalism of our officers. We're gonna work hard into putting focus into complaints against the members of the department, and into recruitment and training of newly appointed members of the department. We want the public to have trust and confidence into our members.
Bear with us while we put these changes into full effect.