Chief of Police
The Chief of Police (CoP) is the highest-ranking trooper in the San Andreas Police Department. As a general 'developer' of the Police Department, the CoP is responsible for the planning, efficient administration and operation of the Police Department. The Chief also formulates departmental policies, regulations, goals, and program priorities to be followed by members of the Police Department. Ensures compliance with all laws which the Department or its troopers have the authority to enforce. The Chief of Police has full authority over the San Andreas Police Department and all of its divisions.
The Chief of Police has all rights of the positions below him in the chain of command, as well rights to overrule decisions and determine the paths of the department. The Chief of Police is also the official representative of SAPD to the public, and he may do it either himself or assign a member of the Command or of the SAPD to do it at occasional spots. Has the right to issue administrative decrees.
The Chief is generally responsible for the financial fiscality of the department and the general administration of the department. This means making sure the chain of command is followed to ensure duties of both Lieutenants and supervisory troopers are efficient, and the department is operating at an optimum.
Deputy Chief of Police
The Police Deputy Chief is the second highest rank in the Police Department and reports directly to the Chief of Police. When the CoP is absent, for any reasons, the deputy chief assumes that role and takes full command of the Police Department. In the absence of the Chief, the deputy is responsible for making any day-to-day decisions that the Chief makes.
The Deputy Chief has the same rights as the Chief of Police, with the sole exception that he responds to the Chief of Police in all necessary decision-making. The Deputy Chief temporarily assumes the C.O.P position in the absence of the C.O.P for more than 72 hours. Has the right to issue administrative decrees.[/align]
The Deputy Chief of Police is generally responsible for the financial fiscality of the department and the general administration of the department. This means making sure the chain of command is followed to ensure duties of both Lieutenants and supervisory troopers are efficient, and the department is operating at an optimum.
The Command Advisor is the consultant to the Chiefs of Police, often a previous CoP which smoothes the transition between leadership. Command Advisors are merely a forum rank and have the field authority of a Senior Trooper. They may reinstate into the rank of Staff Sergeant if there is a vacancy and they can regain activity.
A Captain is performing work that involves the responsibility for planning, assigning, and supervising activities of the patrol or investigative operation. In addition, a Captain performs administrative duties such as reviewing correspondence, budget requests, and activity reports of all the departmental bureaus.
The Captain has the same rights as the Lieutenant, plus the role of being responsible for the department's administration as a whole.[/align]
The Police Captain's performance indicators is to ensure that the Lieutenants are keeping up to date with the happenings of their respective bureau. They collect statistical data from the Lieutenants to investigate progression and faults. Thus, ensuring the quality of the system and its accordance with the regulations. The Captain summarizes these data and presents it as a report to the Executive Staff on a weekly-basis. Police Captain also investigates and handles any misconduct within the bureaus, and the department in general. Consistent failure to do so will result in relegation of rank, but consistent upkeep of duties may be eligible for promotion.
Lieutenants are responsible for ensuring that subordinate officers in their bureau and the department follow all rules and regulations imposed by the department itself. They often supervise specific work shifts, give directives to subordinates about new or revised policies. Lieutenants join forces with their subordinates and supervisors to prevent crime and enforce laws, and work in police stations and out in the field.
The Lieutenant is the main field force of the Command Staff of the SAPD - therefore, this position requires a high level of activity.
Is part of the Command Staff; has full lead over a bureau (AOB, SOB); may handle supervisory complaints and suspend according to complaint evaluations; may retain narcotics for inventory purposes or destroy them; may remove troopers from duty with appropriate reasoning; may take over lead during an operation; may order other units below his rank in the chain of command at his discretion; has the right to deploy special apparatus of the department at appropriate discretion (vehicles/equipment).[/align]
Lieutenants are evaluate on how efficiently they supervise their assigned Bureau. Performance markers are given accordingly to the quality of their work and their weekly-reports to the captain of the department. A Lieutenant collects a statistical report of their Bureau each week where important data are represented. They're required to write a detailed report of the Bureau's progression throughout the week, if they met upon issues, possible solutions or changes they may require to operate in its most efficient way. The Lieutenant has to meet this criteria in order to be eligible for promotion, consistent failure to do so will result in demotion.
A.O.B. Commander: The Lieutenant of the Bureau sends statistical report on the progression of their divisions. In example; how many academy graduates we had the last week, and how many discharges (resigned/fired); current issues of the divisions, or concerns they may have; possible solutions and suggestions; summary of the progression of the bureau and its divisions.
S.O.B. Commander: The Lieutenant of this Bureau sends a statistical report on the progression of their divisions. In example; how many operations have been unsuccessful; what's the common reason for its failure; possible solutions and suggestions; issues and concerns of the divisions; summary of the progression of the bureau and its divisions.
Staff Sergeants are experienced supervisory staff members, they are the highest non-commanding members in the department and understand how the department operates. They are often tasked with guiding Sergeant's on their journey into their supervising duties. These members of the Supervising Staff are often tasked with handling minor duty infringements and must report those to their superiors. Staff Sergeants have shown great interest in progressing further their career into the department, they are often tasked with leadership tasks on the field such as assuming the lead role in assigning tasks during situations, organize patrols, enforce call-sign usage, shift briefings and much more.
Staff Sergeants have the rights to lead a division and/or a precinct, organize assignments for the sergeants and give out individual tasks and responsibilities to troopers. They also hold the right to host assignments themselves shall the department be in shortage of organized operations. They must ensure that their sergeants are put out and meet their mandatory assignments quotas each week as well. Staff Sergeants can also conduct daily briefings in the auditorium, and they hold the highest rank when command and executive aren't present.[/align]
Staff Sergeant's performance markers are based on their division's general performance and its ability to effectively execute their duties. This is based on the general activity, planning and their intake of new members as well. Aside from their divisional duties, Staff Sergeants are also given performance markers on how they work with the regular Sergeants to guide them with given tasks. They ensure that Sergeants meet their weekly quota of assigned operations and tasks. As a Staff Sergeant, you report directly to your bureau leader, and you're required to give short and precise weekly status of your division to said person. Negligence of said duties will result in relegation duties and rank. Consistent upkeep of duties will make you eligible for promotion.
The entry rank to the Supervisory Staff. The Sergeant rank is given to those which have shown interest in proceeding their career towards a supervising aspect, you will be trained in supervisory duties, such as organizing your fellow troopers and friends during the day, babysitting your fellow troopers should the need arises, and overall try to mould them into a cohesive unit and be sure they perform their work efficiently. Only those with a long stay in the department will be able to be promoted for this position. For you to make a good sergeant, you must be able to set your emotions aside and be impartial. A Sergeant is performing work that involves the responsibility for planning, assigning and executing tasks of which they were assigned. These tasks can vary from hosting organized patrols to simply hosting a border patrol.
Sergeants have the rights to suspend troopers from duty due to misconduct, give out individual tasks and responsibilities to troopers. They have the rights to handle complaints submitted on the forums.[/align]
Sergeant's performance markers are based on ensuring troopers fulfill their duties on a daily basis, making sure troopers take care of volunteers. They also have the ultimate responsibility for supervising and being consistently present on active duty. Sergeants are obligated to host a minimum of THREE
operations weekly. The sessions are to be documented and presented as a report in appropriate boards for Staff Sergeants to review. Constant negligence of said duties will result in relegation of rank. Though, consistent upkeep of duties may make you eligible for promotion.
Lead Troopers are individuals themselves who are the first ranks to be forced to conduct additional duties. When you reach this rank, it means that you've already surpassed being a senior member of the department, and that you have received a qualification allowing you to participate in more responsibilities. Needless to say, a failure to keep a satisfactory performance marker can result in a demotion. Members in this rank have shown their interest in joining the Supervisory Staff and are being evaluated on their performance. A Lead Trooper may be promoted to the rank of Sergeant after they have shown they are able to handle the progression to the supervisory rank. This also depends if there are vacancies among the Sergeant ranks.
[/align] Lead Troopers hold the right to equip troopers, volunteers and recruits with heavy weaponry when the situation allows for it (this is applicable if there isn't a weapons decree for heavy weapons that is currently active), they possess the ability to lead and take charge of volunteers and troopers when supervisory or command staff isn't present to guide and organize them. They are required to give a detailed situation report once every week
: Lead Troopers are evaluated on how eager they are to progress in the department and responsibilities they've taken up. Those who engage with volunteers, and know the regulations by heart are considered for further evaluation to increase in ranks. Quality of the situation report will be evaluated as well to further make sure that you're eventually ready to step in the supervisory staff. Failure to fulfill a satisfactory duty will eventually result in relegation of rank.
Senior Troopers are troopers who have served for a period of time, have gained experience and have witnessed a number of situations which provide them with the knowledge and experience that the rank represents. They can serve as role models for the state troopers which have just graduated the academy and can show them the ropes of the job on the field. They are also often part of a division and partake in their additional duties.[/align]
Senior Troopers have the right to equip recruits and volunteers with heavy weapons when the situation allows for it (this is applicable if there isn't a weapons decree for heavy weapons that is currently active), they possess the ability to lead and take charge of troopers, volunteers and recruits when proficient personnel isn't present to guide and organize them. They have the right to seize illegal substances and weaponry as well.
Senior Troopers are evaluated on how eager they are to progress in the department and responsibilities they've taken up. Those who engage with volunteers, and know the regulations by heart are considered for further evaluation to increase in ranks. Conducting patrol and situation reports will only increase your chances to further progress in your career as well.
This is the rank assigned to the recruit trooper which performance is satisfactory to move further into their career. As a Trooper you have been trained the basic of law enforcement, and you are trusted with a uniform, a precinct, a cruiser and overall the ability to think with our own mind and conduct your duties as a state trooper and the freedom to perform your duties alone. These troopers have recently passed the academy or rejoined the department and are still getting used to the department.[/align]
Troopers serve the right to choose a precincts if numbers are balanced. Troopers have the right to equip recruits and volunteers with heavy weapons when the situation allows for it (this is applicable if there isn't a weapons decree for heavy weapons that is currently active), they possess the ability to lead and take charge of volunteers and recruits when proficient personnel isn't present to guide and organize them. They have the right to seize illegal substances and weaponry as well.
Troopers are evaluated on how quick they've developed their theoretic knowledge and set it in practice. Those with potential to guide volunteers and recruits are always considered a head of the rest. Conducting patrol and situation reports will only increase your chances to further progress in your career.
Upon joining the department, the rank of Recruit Trooper is going to be the first significant achievement in the hierarchy of the group that a normal player can obtain. This is the entry rank for people whose application get successfully reviewed and accepted by the staff of the SAPD. As a Recruit Trooper, their only responsibility right now is to pass the academy, trying to learn notions about police work itself, that can range and not be necessarily limited to community policing, firearm usage and driving techniques. Upon passing a period that is deemed satisfying by the Academy Staff, they get promoted to the rank of Trooper.
An individual who is not a usually a state trooper, but likes to lend a hand whenever available. They are the backbone of the police department itself as it is from this fodder that new troopers get sworn in, and as such, they are treated as an important asset.