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[INFO] Department Manual

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San Andreas Police
Community Affairs
DEPARTMENT MANUAL
Central Station
Pershing Square
Los Santos, SA 90014
VOLUME 0 | GENERAL PROVISIONS
The manual of the San Andreas Police Department is a composite of current policies, procedures, and rules pertaining to the department. It describes the department's organizational structure and lists the responsibilities and functions thereof. All employees of the department are to conform with the rules and provisions herein contained.
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VOLUME I | ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS

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San Andreas Police
Community Affairs
DEPARTMENT MANUAL
Central Station
Pershing Square
Los Santos, SA 90014
VOLUME I | ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS
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VOLUME II | POLICY

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San Andreas Police
Community Affairs
DEPARTMENT MANUAL
Central Station
Pershing Square
Los Santos, SA 90014
VOLUME II | POLICY
010. CALLS FOR SERVICE
It is not always possible for the department to respond to every call of service; therefore, the department must organize available resources to give the highest level of efficiency possible. Determination of priority should be based upon the comparative urgency and the risk to life.

Priority order is as follows:
  • Bomb threats;
  • Hostage situations;
  • Distress calls;
  • Bank alarms;
  • Jewelry alarms;
  • Store alarms;
  • Property alarms;
  • Other calls.

020. USE OF FORCE POLICY

020.10 USE OF DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES
It is the policy of this department that, whenever feasible, officers shall use techniques and tools to reduce the intensity of any encounter with a suspect and to maintain control of the situation.

020.11 VERBAL WARNINGS
Where feasible, a peace officer shall, prior the use of any force, make reasonable efforts to identify themselves as a peace officer and to warn that force may be used, unless the officer has objectively reasonable grounds to believe the person is aware of these facts.

020.12 SITUATION EVALUATION
A peace officer shall evaluate a situation, prior the use of any force, while taking the following factors into account. Factors include but are not limited to:
  • Outstanding charges on the suspect;
  • Availability of officers on the scene;
  • Amount of potential accomplices or aiders;
  • Ability of fleeing the scene in case of escalation.
020.13 DRAWING OR EXHIBITING FIREARMS
Unnecessarily exhibiting a firearm limits an officer's alternatives in controlling a situation, creates unnecessary anxiety, and may result in an unwarranted discharge of a firearm. Officers shall not exhibit and point a firearm unless the circumstances warrant the usage of deadly force.

020.20 NON-DEADLY FORCE
It is the policy of this department that officers shall use empty-handed techniques or less than lethal equipment upon another person only when the officer reasonably believes, based on the totality of circumstances, that such force is necessary for one of the following reasons:
  • Defend themselves or others;
  • Effect an arrest or detention;
  • Prevent escape or overcome resistance.
020.30 DEADLY FORCE
It is the policy of this department that officers shall use lethal equipment upon another person only when the officer reasonably believes, based on the totality of circumstances, that such force is necessary for one of the following reasons:
  • Defend against an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury to oneself or another person;
  • Apprehend a fleeing person for any felony that resulted in death or serious bodily injury to oneself or another officer.
020.40 RENDERING AID
It is the policy of this department that officers shall immediately request a rescue ambulance for any person injured. If not available, officers shall promptly provide basic and emergency medical assistance (( /revive )).

020.50 SHOOTING AT OR FROM VEHICLES
It is the policy of this department that officers shall not discharge a firearm at a moving vehicle, unless such force is necessary for one of the following reasons:
  • Occupants are actively discharging a firearm at a person or an officer;
  • Occupants have previously discharged a firearm at an officer and are fleeing.
If an officer was run over, officers on-foot may discharge a firearm at the moving vehicle only at the place of occurrence.

020.60 WARNING SHOTS
It is the policy of this department that officers shall not fire any warning shots as it risks injury to innocent persons, ricochet dangers, and property damage.
030. ARREST POLICY

030.10 SECURING A PERSON
After a reasonable level of force was applied to apprehend a suspect, officers shall restrain the person by applying a handcuff (( /cuff )).

If the person discharged a firearm against the officers, officers shall seize the firearm that was discharged. If the person was armed with a firearm which was not discharged, officers shall not seize the firearm unless it is a military grade weapon.

* (( Make sure to /frisk before you /seize and to press charges before seizing. ))

Officers shall perform a bodily search on the person and seize any illegal contrabands found in the process. If you are unable to seize, then request a Police Officer I or above to the state prison.

030.20 BOOKING IN
After securing a person and successfully apprehending them, officers shall secure them in the vehicular cage inside the cruiser and escort them to the state prison. Miranda rights (( /mir )) must have been read to the suspect at least once at this point.

After arriving at the state prison, officers may escort them inside towards the cell block and perform another bodily search to ensure that no illegal contrabands are left behind.

* (( You may not seize what you have seized previously twice. ))

030.30 SEIZURE OF ILLEGAL CONTRABANDS
A contraband item is an item that is prohibited by the state penal code.

List of explosives and illegal weaponry:
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE CARRY LIMIT SW THRESHOLD
M4 Assault Rifle —— 2 firearms
AK47 Assault Rifle —— 2 firearms
Sniper Rifle —— 2 firearms
Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) —— 1 launcher
Grenades —— 1 device
Molotov Cocktails —— 1 device
Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) —— 1 device
Composition 4 (C4) —— 6 devices
    
List of illegal substance and their limits:
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE CARRY LIMIT SW THRESHOLD
Cannabis Indica 150 grams 250 grams
Cannabis Sativa —— 100 grams
Heroin —— 50 grams
Meth —— 50 grams
Cocaine —— 10 grams
Xanax —— 2 grams
Percocet —— 2 grams
Oxycodone —— 2 grams
* Sodium, Calcium, Acetone, Toluene, Lithium, and Weed Seeds may only be seized if found with the drug.
    
List of miscellaneous items:
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE CARRY LIMIT SW THRESHOLD
Marked Money —— $50,000
Phone Tracker —— 10 devices
Police Scanner —— 5 devices
Hacking Laptop —— 6 devices
Stolen Jewelry —— 24 pieces
Gold Bars —— 6 pieces

040. USE OF PA OR PSA POLICY

040.10 USE OF PA SYSTEM
The public address system (( /m )) or megaphone is used for giving clear instructions to the public, individual people and/or groups of people. It should not be used when you may communicate face-to-face with someone. Misuse of this system can result in a disciplinary action being taken against the officer.

Usage examples are as follows:
  • Warning a driver to pull over, only if he doesn't pull over while being followed by a police cruiser, which has its lights and sirens on;
  • Giving out verbal commands on felony stops or for crowd control purposes, only the first responder or incident leader may use this;
  • Alerting and instructing the public during a situation.
040.20 USE OF PSA SYSTEM
The public service announcement system (( /psa )) or PSA is a system that a Lieutenant or above or certain divisions' command can use to disseminate important information to the public, such as but not limited to, closing down a portion of the road, restricting access to a public area for whatever policing purposes, announcements or news related to the Police Department. The PSA system must be used professionally and efficiently.

* (( Do not spam or flood the chats with the PSA, as that will garner you both an administrative punishment and a faction punishment. ))
050. FIREARMS POLICY

050.10 LETHAL EQUIPMENT
All officers are authorized to carry and use the following service weapons:
  • Desert Eagle;
  • Shotgun;
  • MP5.
Officers, an exception to this are specialized units (SWAT | TRT), are not permitted to carry any heavy or special weaponry on their person and must keep it available in their gun rack of their police vehicle.

Assault rifles may only be equipped and used by Police Officers I or above under the following circumstances:
  • Suspects are discharging weapons of a military grade or higher only for the duration of the situation;
  • Suspects outnumber the amount of officers available on the scene.
Meanwhile, sniper rifles may only be deployed by specialized units (SWAT | TRT) if a suspect is discharging a sniper rifle.

Officers are prohibited from providing military grade or special weaponry to any person who is not permitted to use them, unless they have a permission from a Lieutenant or above.

Flame throwers are not to be used under any circumstances unless when seizing marijuana plantations.

050.20 LESS THAN LETHAL EQUIPMENT
All officers are authorized to carry and use, according to the use of force policy, the department-issued taser, beanbag shotgun, baton, and pepper spray. Officers shall not discharge these equipment if the suspect is actively discharging a firearm or is pointing one.
060. UNIFORM POLICY

060.10 VOLUNTEER OFFICER
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060.20 FIELD OFFICER
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060.30 SUPERVISORY OFFICER
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060.40 COMMAND OFFICER
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060.50 PLAIN CLOTHED OFFICER
Plain clothes can be worn by any Police Detectives or Sergeants or above with undercover permissions. The following requirements must be met in-case of a Sergeant:
  • At least one other marked Sergeant and five officers (including Volunteers) are available.
  • Must have a decent formal/casual attire.
  • Must have a police vest, a holster, and a radio completely visible at all times. A badge may be used as a replacement for the vest when a situation requires them not to be immediately recognized.
  • Must show their badge at all times, unless a situation requires them not to be immediately recognized or when inside the unmarked vehicle.
  • Must not cover their identity using a mask unless permitted by a Lieutenant or above.
The requirements for a detective are similar, minus the first and last requirement. Additional requirements may apply as instructed by their assigned Commanding Officer and Captain.

060.60 USE OF ACCESSORIES
  • Masks may not be worn by officers, unless their primary or divisional assignment allows them to do so or if instructed by a Lieutenant or above;
  • Service hat may be worn freely by officers, but officers are mandated to use them in ceremonial occasions;
  • Tactical vests and helmets may only be worn in high-risk situations and by specialized units or when instructed by a Lieutenant or above;
  • A motorcycle or a pilot helmet shall be worn while operating motorcycles or aerial vehicles;
  • Insignias must be worn by officers if they have the rank needed to use them;
  • Other accessories are not to be used under any circumstances.

070. VEHICLE POLICY

070.10 MARKED PATROL
Volunteer Officers are permitted to use the grey in white cruisers and motorcycles.
Police Officers are permitted to use the black in white cruisers, motorcycles, helicopters, and tow trucks. They may use the Dodo and Shamal only with a permission of a Police Officer III and above for checking counties for marijuana plantations.
Police Officers are also permitted to use the black in white rancher with the presence of at least two officers with at least three other units excluding them being available.
Supervisory Officers are permitted to use the red in white cruisers.
Command and Executive Officers are permitted to use the blue in white cruisers, the command rancher, and the buffalo.
Specialized Units are permitted to use their division fleet ONLY when performing their divisional duties.
High Speed Pursuit Units are permitted to use their program fleet under the following criteria:
  • Pursued vehicle is a high-speed vehicle;
  • Pursued vehicle is an off-road vehicle;
  • Pursued vehicle is outside the streets of the City of Los Santos (Highways, Freeways, Counties, San Fierro, and Las Venturas);
  • Discretion of the qualified officer.
070.20 UNMARKED PATROL
Detectives are permitted to use black or gray premiers as well as ranchers when in plain clothes and are identifiable as a police officer. They are permitted to use other vehicles for special assignments.
Supervisory, Command, and Executive Officers are permitted to use black premiers when in plain clothes and are identifiable as a police officer.
Command and Executive Officers are only permitted to use other vehicles only if on an assignment.

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VOLUME III | LINE PROCEDURES

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San Andreas Police
Community Affairs
DEPARTMENT MANUAL
Central Station
Pershing Square
Los Santos, SA 90014
VOLUME III | LINE PROCEDURES
010. RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

010.10 RADIO UNIT DESIGNATIONS (CALLSIGNS)
LINCOLN One-man Patrol Unit ADAM Two-man Patrol Unit
MARY Motorcycle Traffic Enforcement Unit X-RAY Air Support Helicopter Unit
HOTEL High Speed Interception Unit KING Area Detective Unit
VICTOR Tactical Response Unit DAVID Special Weapons & Tactics
HENRY Watch Supervisor Patrol Unit FRANK Command Officer Patrol Unit
UNION Commander Patrol Unit
Keep the following in mind:
  • All units shall be identified by their appropriate callsign ending with a number in consecutive order beginning with the number "1". For example, LINCOLN 2 indicating that it is the second unit performing a one man patrol.
  • Officers must check the availability of a callsign (( /callsigns )) before using it. Also, officers are mandated to form ADAM units with Volunteers and go in pairs.
  • There can only be a maximum of two officers in a police cruiser with the callsign ADAM.
  • There can only be a maximum of two HOTEL units and two X-RAY units unless authorized by a Sergeant or above.
010.20 RADIO TERMINOLOGY, CODES, AND CRIME BROADCASTS
The San Andreas Police Department uses both plain language and radio codes in order to improve efficiency of communications on the radio and in order to provide our members a way of submitting a help request in discrete ways such as using specific defined codes for such situations.

010.21 TEN CODES
10-3 Stop Transmitting (Supervisors+) 10-4 Copy that 10-7 Out of service
10-7B Out of service, available for emergency calls 10-8 In service 10-15 Suspect in custody
10-16 Requesting a transport unit 10-19 Returning to station 10-20 Location
10-22 Disregard last transmission 10-53 Officer down 10-60 Felony stop
10-76 En-route 10-80 Pursuit 10-86 Traffic stop
10-97 Arrived on scene
010.22 OTHER CODES
Code 2 Responding, without sirens Code 3 Responding, with sirens Code 4 Assistance no longer required
Code 6 Out of car to investigate or traffic stop Code 14 Resuming patrol Code 30 Officer in danger
187 Homicide 207 Kidnapping 211 Armed Robbery
010.23 TERMINOLOGY
BOLO Be On Look Out GSW Gun Shot Wound LF(U) Lethal Force (Used)
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival VC Visual Contact TC Traffic Collision
TS Traffic Stop SU Suspect P Plate
    
010.30 RADIO CHANNELS
The base radio channel (( /r )) is used for normal patrol operations by all units, it is the default radio frequency.
The TAC channels (( /tac )) can be used for specific situations that require a dedicated frequency in-order to reduce the radio clutter. It must be ended as soon as the situation is concluded.

020. VEHICLE STOP PROCEDURE

020.10 TRAFFIC STOPS
A traffic stop, commonly referred to as being pulled over, is a temporary detention of a driver of a vehicle to investigate a possible crime or a traffic violation of law.

020.11 OFFICER'S DISCRETION
Depending on the severity of the offense which the officer believes to have occurred, the officer may either issue a traffic or a verbal warning. It also depends on the amount of traffic offenses that the person has on their record.

020.12 PROCEDURE
Once you witness a traffic violation occurring, turn on your visual sirens (( Press N )) and sound sirens. If the driver doesn't pull over, reach for your megaphone and order them to pull over (( /b1 )).

If the driver complies, pull over behind the stopped a vehicle in a way that the police vehicle's front right headlight is in the same line as the stopped vehicle's left backlight. If the driver doesn't comply and attempts to flee, press charges for vehicular evasion (( /su )).

After pulling over, report the traffic stop over the radio. Example: L1, 10-86 on a red Tahoma at Idlewood. Occupied x2, C4 for now.

After calling the traffic stop over the radio, the officer shall approach the person's vehicle on-foot and walk towards the left window. Identify yourself as a police officer and state your name as well as your rank. Ask them if they know why they have been pulled over and if they don't know why, state the reason why you've pulled them over for.

Ask them for their vehicle registration and license, then once you have it. Call over the radio for a vehicle look up with the name of the driver. Example: L1, run a DMV check on John Doe.

Another unit should respond with the status of the vehicle, if not, then return to your cruiser and check it yourself using the Mobile Data Computer (( /mdc )). Once you do that, hand over the documents back to the driver and issue him a ticket (( /fine )) or a verbal warning up to your discretion.

Example of what to say in a proper order:
  • Hello there, this is officer Williams from the SAPD. Do you know why I pulled you over?
  • I pulled you over for speeding. Why's that?
  • I need to see your driver's license and vehicle registration.
  • I'll get back to you in a moment.
  • Well, it appears that you have a clear record. So I'll let you go with a verbal warning OR Well, I'll have to issue you a ticket for your violation.
* The text in bold indicates that you need to replace it with your information or answers depending on the scenario.

020.20 FELONY STOPS
A felony stop occurs when police stop a vehicle which has at least one occupant charged with a misdemeanor or felony. In a felony stop, officers attempt to provide their own safety by issuing instructions to maintain absolute control over every step of the proceedings.

020.21 PROCEDURE
Once the person that the felony stop is being performed on has pulled over, call for additional units (( /rlow )) to assist you in it. Example: L1, 10-60 on a red Tahoma at Idlewood. Occupied two times, C3.

Upon the arrival of additional units, officers shall step out of their vehicles and provide cover to the unit giving verbal commands. The initiating unit shall be responsible for the verbal commands.

The initiating officer shall order the suspect to cut the engine if they haven't already. Once it's done, the initiating officer shall order the suspect to take the keys out of the ignition and throw them out of the window. When the keys are out, instruct the driver to step out with hands in the air while facing the other side. After that, tell them to get on the ground.

If there are any passengers in the vehicle, instruct them to do the same minus the key part in this order (Front passenger, Back right passenger, back left passenger). If any of them tries to run on-foot, only two officers at a maximum should chase them on-foot.

After all of them are on the ground, officers may approach them carefully and apprehend them. Those who don't have outstanding charges on them will be let go as soon as the charged person is being transported.

Example of what to say in a proper order:
  • Driver, turn off the engine.
  • Take your keys out of the ignition and throw them out of the window.
  • Step out of the vehicle with hands in the air and face the opposite direction.
  • Get on the ground, RIGHT NOW.

030. PURSUIT PROCEDURE

030.10 INITIATION OF A VEHICLE PURSUIT
When a unit initiates a pursuit, it should specify the vehicle and the color. In the event that a unit is detaching or attaching to the pursuit, it should inform others over the radio. Firearms may not be discharged against a vehicle unless as specified under Volume II, 020.50 of this manual. There may only be a maximum of five vehicles in a pursuit unless instructed by a Sergeant I or above.

Specialized units (SWAT | TRT) shall only become involved in pursuits involving a serious crime or a life-endangering situation, requiring at least one felony to participate. A high speed vehicle automatically occupies the role of the lead unit upon its arrival.

When a pursued vehicle is lost, primary unit shall immediately broadcast the necessary information over the radio and discontinue the pursuit.

030.20 PARALLELING
Units shall not parallel nor pass other units engaged in the pursuit and shall follow the rules of the road. Paralleling is defined as being positioned alongside a pursuing vehicle.

Units may only pass other units in case they are operating a high speed vehicle or lead unit is unable to keep up with the pursued vehicle, however, it must be properly broadcasted over the radio.

030.30 VEHICLE INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES

030.31 TIRE DEFLATION DEVICE (SPIKE STRIP)
The Tire Deflation Device, commonly referred to as a Spike Strip, is used to impede or stop the movement of vehicles by deflating the tires. It shall not be deployed on a stationary vehicle or vehicles without a driver.

* Spike strips are also not to be used against trains as they do not work.

030.32 PURSUIT INTERVENTION TECHNIQUE (PIT)
The Pursuit Intervention Technique is a technique that must be carefully used as it may result in losing the pursued vehicle. It has to be carefully deployed and must not be deployed by a high speed vehicle or a motorcycle unless under exigent circumstances.

* PITs are also not to be done against trains as they do not work.
040. HOSTAGE SITUATIONS
Hostage situations are situations which suspects are usually barricaded inside a property with a hostage in their custody and are making demands. The primary objective of dealing with one is to de-escalate the situation and get the hostage safe, not neutralize or apprehend the suspects.

Hostage situations are to be dealt with by the highest ranked officer on the scene in-case of absence of a Police Detective. Specialized units (SWAT | TRT) may be deployed for this situation and the person in-charge of the tactical team automatically occupies the role of a tactical leader. In case that the role of detective in-charge is assumed by a Police Detective, the highest ranked officer still has to instruct police officers to set up perimeters and their responsibility is to ensure that nobody enters or leaves the scene without their approval. Both the highest ranked officer and tactical leader report back to the Detective in-Charge.
050. PERIMETER AND BARRICADING
Officers shall only use perimeters to block access to a certain property or area that a situation is currently active in. Those barriers must be placed in a professional manner at all times and must not be randomly placed around the scene. Barriers include police tapes, traffic cones, yellow barriers, traffic checkpoint barriers, and signs. Officers shall not trap themselves by excessive usage of barriers, leave a small gap for emergency vehicles and put a few reliable officers to guard it if needed.

There are only two barriers that can be textured and they are marked in red:
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Text: ROAD~CLOSED
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Text: SLOW~DOWN
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