Chief of Police
The Chief of Police (COP) is the highest-ranking officer 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 officers have the authority to enforce. The Chief of Police has full authority over the San Andreas Police Department and all of its divisions.
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 reason, 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 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 is often in-charge of the Sergeant Training Program, however, that job may rise to the Deputy Chief.
Lieutenants are responsible for ensuring that subordinate troopers in their department follow all tasks to ensure the running of the Department. They often supervise specific divisions, 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.
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, organise patrols, enforce callsign usage, shift briefings and much more.
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.
Lead Troopers are individuals themselves who, by submitting an interesting letter, are the first ranks to be forced to conduct additional duties. When you reach this rank, it means that you are already a senior member of the department and that you have received a qualification allowing you to fulfil more roles such as being a Field Training Officer. Needless to say, a failure to keep activity can result in a demotion to Senior Trooper, members in this rank have shown their interest in joining the Sergeant Training Program and are being evaluated on their performance. A Lead Trooper may be promoted to the rank of Sergeant after 3 months if they have shown they are able to handle the progression to the supervisory staff and if there are vacancies among the Sergeant ranks.
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 I 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.
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 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.
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.