The Los Santos Police Department ― “To Protect and to Serve”

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The Los Santos Police Department ― “To Protect and to Serve”

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:22 pm

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WELCOME


It is the mission of the Los Santos Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. The motto, "To Protect and To Serve," states the essential purpose of the Los Santos Police Department. The Department protects the right of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. The Department serves the people of Los Santos by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner, and it is to these people that the Department is ultimately responsible.


(( It is the OOC goal for the LSPD to provide the best quality of police roleplay at all times. ))


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I. Message from the Chief of Police

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:26 pm


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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

The Los Santos Police Department has a very long and storied history within San Andreas. As one of the premier agencies of this great nation, historically the LSPD has been a pioneer in the occupation of policing. Our department has been the motivator for many police reformations across the United States, a beacon of diversity and equity, and an excellent force for public justice. This department has seen many changes since its founding in the late 1800s, and now is no different.

Although the department has not always been free from controversy, I wish for the citizens of Los Santos to take solace in the fact that this administration recognizes our past. Our department seeks to remain an innovator in tactics, technology, and civil service. We want to be at the forefront of best community policing agencies. And we want to ensure the citizens of this fine city that we are competent and capable enough to function in this increasingly diverse atmosphere - professionally, courteously, and above all, justly. All people of Los Santos have a right to feel safe at home, at work, and in pursuit of a better life.


Be safe,
Chief Gibbs Brown


Over the years the Los Santos Police Department has seen a number of different people take on the role of Chief of Police. Listed below are all those who have taken on that role:
  • Robbie Milne – Aug '07 to Jun '08
  • Lee Johnson - Jun '08 to Jul '08
  • Mike Lowrie – Jul '08 to Sept '08
  • Martin Smallwood – Oct '08 to Feb '09
  • Kiril Sokolov – Feb '09 to Sept '09
  • Adam Jamal – Sept '09 to Dec '09
  • Kiril Sokolov - Dec '09 to Jan '12
  • Ethan Garner – Jan '12 to Feb '12
  • Michael Houston – Mar '12 to Sept '13
  • Andre Mitchell - Sept '13 to Jun '14
  • Michael Houston - Jun '14 to Sep '16
  • Caden Lin - Sep '16 to Apr '17
  • Aziz Nazari - Apr '17 to October '18
  • Interim Management - October '18 to November '18
  • Baudelio Huerta - November '18 to May '19
  • Gibbs Brown - May '19 to Present
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II. History of The Department

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:26 pm


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HISTORY OF THE LSPD

The history of the Los Santos Police Department can be traced directly to Spanish colonial authorities embedded in the missions of the Los Santos countryside in the early 1600s. Needing protection from native raids and frontier bandits, a contingent of Spanish colonial soldiers were hired to guard the compounds of the city. After San Andreas declared independence as the San Andreas Republic during the Mexican-American War, the Republic voluntarily petitioned for annexation into the United States after the war.

After growth on the American frontier and continued western expansion, during the 1840s the first formal policing agencies were established formally subsumed under the San Andreas State Militia, the Los Santos Rangers. This frontier service was little more than a night watch service as compared to modernized forces following Peel's doctrines.


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The department's formal history began in the mid 1870s with the establishment of the City Marshal's Office. This uniformed service was the first municipal civil service within the city of Los Santos. Fifteen police chiefs served from 1879 to 1889, albeit it wasn't until Jim R. Door was police chief for 15 years that a consistency was developed.

The department developed into the municipal Los Santos Police Department in the early 20th century. In 1910, the department was one of the first departments in the world to grant policing powers to a female officer. In 1918, the department granted full powers to the first African-American female officer.

During World War 1, the force quickly became involved in federal offenses and was seen as a home guard to prosecute saboteurs and other fifth columnists. This persisted for most of the early 20th century, where the "dragnet" policing system was developed with formal beats and patrols. Anti-riot and metropolitan squads first began development here, with squads such as the "Red Squad," an anti-communist policing unit.

By the time of World War 2, the department had been through several chiefs and had several issues with bad conduct. With the reformist mayor Bowyer Street in charge of the city, he forced dozen of corrupt commissioners out and brought in a new chief, John D. Halmann. Halmann modernized the force in his brief 2 year tenure, resigning after his refusal to use the force as a strikebreaker unit.

Chief Edward Sadler took control during 1941, wherein the force has heavily depleted by the draft. The formal twelve-week training period was replaced by a shortened six week period. During 1944, the Zoot Suit Riots of Los Santos began, resulting in large-scale rioting between servicemen and Latino immigrants.

Retired Marine General William Baxter took control in 1951 and had the longest tenure of any Los Santos Chief, serving from 1951 to 1966, only dying of heart trouble. This is when the motto "To Protect and to Serve" was introduced. The 1964 Crenshaw Race Riots were a notable event for the department. Crime rates steadily increased.

The department quickly adjusted, greatly increasing recruiting efforts, and bringing crime rates to a somewhat manageable level. As the department grew, criminals became more clever, becoming more secretive, conniving, and illusive. In response to this, various specialized divisions began to emerge, where officers with specific skill sets would be deployed. By the 1970s the department had a full range of different divisions, from field investigation, to public liaison, to firearms licensing. The fairly recent invention of the helicopter allowed the department to purchase a full fleet of aviation vehicles, to provide eyes in the sky. The department's SWAT team began development during this period due to shootouts with domestic terrorist groups such as the SLA.


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By the 1990's the Los Santos Police Department was among the best in the United States. They had become world renown for their ability to efficiently protect and serve the city of Los Santos. All of this was put to the test during the Los Santos riots of 1992. The public was profusely outraged after a hung jury on a trial, culminating in widescale civil unrest not seen since the Crenshaw Riots of 1964. The department was not able to contain the unrest and the National Guard was called in. Although the department was forced to call in the guard, they still showed extreme discipline and organization during a time of high stress and confusion.

In the modern era, the Los Santos Police Department focused on modernization efforts and seeking funding. The crime rates have steadily decreased since the 90s.


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(( It should be noted that some of the below history does not fit the immersive aspects of LSRP's setting, rather recounting the general history of the LSPD. Therefore it shouldn't necessarily all be taken from an IC perspective, as the department did not only consist of ~100 people as recent as 2012 on an IC basis in the present day. ))

2007
During 2007 the Police Department underwent a complete re-haul by the Chief at that time, Robbie Milne. With this re-structure, the department saw the new 'Command' and 'High Command' teams emerge, forming the first two distinct layers of management. The High Command team worked closely with the Chief himself, consisting at this point of Commanders. The Command team, consisting of Captains and Lieutenants, worked in co-operation with High Command.

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The introduction of units operating directly under the department, answering to the Chief, as the first official and single layer of the department aiming to target specific crime or aid the department in every-day management. These units included re-trained Special Weapons and Tactics teams, the Anti-Crime Unit consisting of educated detectives, the Air Support Unit with experienced pilots, and additional units for supporting the department's management, such as the Recruitment Unit and Training Unit. The LSPD also moved forward with technology, making use of radios for efficient communication, with the incorporated use of 10-codes and appropriate terminology.
2008
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2008 saw further steps in modernizing the Los Santos Police Department. Furthermore the department implemented the Police Community Support Officer program, allowing community minded residents to aid the Los Santos Police Department as a means of entering the department vocationally. This program lasted throughout the year before it was ultimately phased out by Chief Martin Smallwood during a recruitment overhaul late in the year. Additionally 2008 saw a number of physical improvements to the department with the construction of the Los Santos Prison, managed and overseen by the Los Santos Police Department, and the complete refit of the Los Santos Police Department HQ.

Additionally, during the summer of 2008 a major overhaul of departmental structure was undertaken. The entire rank structure was changed to what it is today.


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Throughout the year the department underwent significant leadership changes and following the departure of Chief Robbie Milne it was led by a number of short term Chiefs of Police until Martin Smallwood was appointed in late Summer. Existing communication systems were streamlined and the Detective services of the LSPD were enhanced with the modernization of the Detective Bureau to aid the Anti-Crime Unit. The year itself was one of significant public disorder at the aggressive stance taken by the department. Culminating in citywide disorder and riots and significant attempts being made against the life of the Chief of Police. Twice the city, at the recommendation of the Chief, went into a state martial law. Despite these adverse conditions, the department went on to uncover corruption within the San Andreas Network which complimented earlier investigations into the illegal activities of the HFP Warden earlier in the year. Alongside the investigation and take-down of a significant number of contract killers by the Anti-Crime Unit.

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The department, alongside those activities, undertook actions to try and dispel the negative image it had garnered through earlier interactions with Los Santos residents. Frequently the Chief of Police was seen in the less affluent areas of the city interacting with local residents and responding to their concerns alongside managing a wide array of festive activities not before seen in the city during the winter months.

2009
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2009 began with the departure of Chief Martin Smallwood, replaced by Chief Kiril Sokolov. The department undertook a public relations campaign, 'Operation Pandemonium' which took lessons learnt from previous operations and was lauded as a success. This operation restored public confidence in their law enforcement, and most importantly, re-iterated just what a developed and professional department the city had and was to be one of many more similarly successful operations.
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By September of 2009 the Anti-Crime Unit had already dismantled yet another gang, 'Six Points', and a mafia 'Volna Anarxii', as well as a further gang, the 'Los Locotes', at the brink of the festive period in November.
With the Anti-Crime Unit learning all the tricks of the trade, 2009 was no match when an additional two gangs, first the 'Verona Beach Families' broke down on the 16th of June and were swiftly followed by the '54th Street Cyco Clika'. The department was proving itself time and time again to its citizens that it was at the forefront of crime prevention, a step ahead of the criminals themselves.


2010
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Pushing with pride into 2010 the Los Santos Police Department underwent its first additional RICO trial. Anti-Crime Units Organized Crime Task Force would decommission the 'Umbrella Corporation' in a four-month investigation into the cities first major illegal weapons importation. With the finding of fully automatic assault rifles and machine guns, ammunition and explosives it became apparent that the city was going through a period of firearm revolution. It was not uncommon for officers to be out-gunned in the ever progressing and changing society, which is where an essential, new layer of foundations were laid to maintain efficiency and stability in the Police Department.

This is when the department split into four new divisions, making three layers of official management - the Department at the top, Divisions in the middle, and Units at the bottom. The past system enabled units, for example the Air Support Unit, to answer directly to the Chief of Police, though as the department grew to over 10000 sworn police officers by 2011, this system was beginning to weaken under pressure. Therefore, the first High Command led divisions emerged, allowing an initial buffer between the Chief (Department) and units themselves. This additional layer included the Operational Support Services, Administrative Support Services, and the Directorate of Criminal Intelligence.


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Within six months it was determined this layer was a great importance to internal efficiency. It enabled specific tasks to be tackled by a team of officers than the whole Department, crime to be targeted, with an even more effective law enforcement agency. By the end of 2010, the Department would modernize the Metropolitan Division consisting of four new purely operational platoons, with Special Weapons and Tactics integrated as Platoon D, and other specialized Platoons working as a Crowd and Riot Control Unit and an Emergency Task Force. The Directorate of Criminal Intelligence also gave birth to the Street Crimes Unit, Gang and Narcotics Unit, and of course the Vice Unit, with had assigned and dedicated detectives.

The festive season saw the introduction of the first Monthly Newsletter, trialed by the Public Relations Unit at the time. With the Chief's continued support, the Monthly Newsletter would go on to produce content-filled, monthly bulletins until this day.


2011
In 2011, the Department started off with some administrative reconstruction. 'Divisions' were to operate with at least two units under them were to change the face of departmental operations. The Special Operations Division, Administration Division. Also saw the creation of the Criminal Intelligence Division, spilling and expanding the LSPD's detective presence. To also improve Police Departments presence, the official LSPD's website was launched with all information of the department, its divisions and what its goals are.
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With the expansion of the detective presence, more officers were also needed. In March 2011, the academy 35 had the most graduated officers ever counted in the departments entire history so far. Fifty-two academy students passed and obtained the badge, which made them law enforcement officers in Los Santos. At that time, the department also had the biggest amount of sworn officers ever since its creation in 1869.


The first major test for all these proud officers were the July riots. The 'Los Santos Resistance Movement' started their speeches at public places and convinced people that the Government of the city had to be removed or renewed. Other organizations jumped into this resistance, which ended up in unlawful protests in Idlewood and then lead to violent riots, mainly in Pershing Square but also in other parts of the city, if not the entire.

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Thanks to the massive amount of hardworking officers, the Los Santos Police Department stopped the resistance movement. Following that, the Criminal Intelligence Division, together with the Metropolitan Division, managed to launch a massive blow against the organized crime of Los Santos. At least five organizations, linked to all kinds of different crimes such as narcotics, weapon supply and homicides, were taken down in a short timespan. Operations like these show the true capability of the department and its members.

2012
The turn of 2012 oversaw an instrumental set of changes to the administration of the department. The first was the resignation of the longest serving Chief of Police in Los Santos Police Department history, Kiril Sokolov. Commander Ethan Garner was appointed as his successor before resigning a short period after due to personal reasons. The appointment of current Chief Michael Houston preceded a host of fundamental changes to the organizational structure and day-to-day running of the department.

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The previously referred to 'four divisions' were replaced with the creation of five offices and the several existing 'units' were renamed to 'divisions'. The most notable addition at this time was the introduction of the Office of the Chief of Police, encompassing the Department's Internal Affairs and Public Relations Divisions. Shortly after came the birth of the Office of Operations, which splits officers up into five Watches, AM, Day, Mid-PM, PM and Night along with the respective Shifts within each Watch. The introduction of this Office allows for a clearer organizational structure of officers and supervisors when out on patrol. The Offices that already existed during this time were all appointed an Assistant Director, where before mostly only a High Command member would lead the Office.

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High Command and Command meetings were classified, up until the point Chief Houston implemented the Police Command Meetings system. This system allows officers to listen in to parts of these meetings, while High Command and Command discuss the issues, suggestions and changes of that month. Officers are allowed to give their input as well and are also allowed to ask questions to the members of High Command and Command, allowing for a more transparent Department for all officers on the force.

The radio and callsign system, which had been used for several years, was completely revamped during this time. In order to provide more information in a small amount of time, the use of office codes was added, as well as changing the name of division callsigns to a non-NATO alphabet. The format was modified to: "Office Number, Division Callsign, Callsign Identity, Message".

Several ranks were renamed to maintain the efficient structure of the Department - Lead Officer was changed to Police Officer III; Staff Sergeant was changed to Sergeant II; Command in Training Staff Sergeant was changed to Sergeant III; and Deputy Chief of Police was changed to Assistant Chief of Police. All rank emblems were also changed accordingly.


2013
As 2013 arrived, further changes in the Department were implemented early on. There were numerous adjustments to the car designations of the Department, both for the Airship of the Department (XRAY to AIR) and Robbery Homicide (which swapped its callsign with the then "Emergency Services Unit", to be phonetically sound with the name of the division). The manual became more refined with the smaller repetitive tasks that the Department carried out on a daily basis, giving very clear step-by-step instructions on how to issue fines, parking tickets and so on.
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In March of 2013, the Los Santos Police Department was of a sufficient capacity to modernize stand-alone ranks for Officers who worked in the Office of Criminal Intelligence. As such, the Department modified four new ranks: Detective I (Equivalent to Senior Lead Officer), Detective II (Sergeant I), Detective III (Sergeant II) and Detective III, CTS (Sergeant III). This was a groundbreaking moment in time for the Department. If a Sergeant or any pay-grade was working for a Division therein the Office of Criminal Intelligence, that Sergeant was to pick whether their primary focus was to be on field supervision (in which case they would retain their rank of Sergeant) or Detective work (in which case their rank would change to the corresponding Detective rank). These Officers became a rarity - Officers that had been trained as fully qualified supervisors AND fully qualified Detectives.

In the mid-point of the year, jurisdictions between the Police Department, Sheriffs Department and Department of Corrections were clarified, showing that LSPD had priority over the Los Santos City (with the exception of Interstates), The Sheriffs Department took the remaining two Cities and the Los Santos Interstates, and the Department of Corrections retained their correctional facility.


During the summer of 2013, the introduction of the Records Desk was an opportunity for both members of the public and companies to check criminal records, allowing members of the public to attach their Criminal Record to their CV, and Companies to check up on applicants to their organisation.

In September 2013, Michael G Houston stepped down as the Chief of Police and appointed Andre Mitchell to be his replacement. Michael G Houston was issued a honorary badge number (001) for his commendable services to the Department.


2014
2014, like all the years that came before, is a year that represents a vast amount of change. Some of the change during this year once again completely changed the face of the LSPD.

In January of the new year of 2014, High Command changed the callsign they would use from ALPHA to STAFF. This allowed for easier identification of High Command officers who were in High Command whilst on the field. Command Officers and Sergeants callsigns remained as "ALPHA", but were accompanied by 10, 20, 30, 40 and so on, making them standout even more when conducting their supervisory duties. In short, the introduction of STAFF had a positive knock-on effect for the rest of the supervisory detail.

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The headquarters of the LSPD also went through a great deal of refurbishment for the two-fold purpose of being more pleasing to the eye, as well as being more accommodating for what the rapidly growing Police Department Community. Each Division now had its own space, as well as direct access from the roll-call rooms, to the garage and roof areas, making emergency response easier, as well as organisation of paperwork or meetings. This was one of the most exciting starts to the year that the LSPD could have hoped for.

June of 2014 saw the return of Michael Houston, who once again stepped up to the mark of Chief of Police for the City of Los Santos. His return to the Department sparked a vast amount of excitement among the ranks of the Department in terms of what would change therein the Department. A few months later these changes were put in place and as expected, they were of an extremely large scale. That very much saw the complete and utter revamp of the Office of Operations AND the structure of the Police Department in it's entirety. Areas were introduced within the Office of Operations: West, Central, East and South. There was also the introduction of the Departments larger scale structure - rather than Office > Division, the Department now went by Office > Bureau > Division, which accommodated the growth of the Department and indeed the population of Los Santos. Over the months however, the Areas were chopped down to three (West, Central and East) to ensure that the department wasn't thinned out too much.


2015
The department has changed throughout the year of 2015. Chief of Police Michael Houston's reign kept promising amendments to internal procedure for the benefit of public service. The department's rank structure had changes to reflect a realistic approach to the commissioned sector and its duties within the department. The department's staffing structure and labeling had changes. The 'High Command Team' is now referred to as 'Staff Officers', officially. 'The Command Team' is now known as 'Command Officers'; 'The Sergeant Team' identified as 'Police Sergeants' and 'The Detective Team' being identified as 'Police Detectives'. These changes saw the Commander rank being categorized and identified as a rank in the Command Officer category of the department, rather than the High Command Team.

2016
2016 was a pivotal year for the Los Santos Police Department. Early in the year, the department introduced its first comprehensive evidence logging system, the 'Property Room'. This was a way for evidence seized in the investigation of crime to be documented and recorded. The year also saw a uniquely high number of high profile injunctions issued by the Court. In September 2016, Chief of Police Michael Houston was dismissed for many issues the department faced during his tenure. In the interim, Chief Caden Lin stepped in, surprising much of the city's denizens. Lin sought to rehabilitate the force in the eyes of other state agencies and fix the errors of his predecessor.

2017
Towards the beginning of 2017, Chief Caden Lin stepped down from his position after pressure from city staff over the department's instability. The department had faced much turbulence since the dismissal of Michael Houston. Chief Aziz Nazari was selected by the city along with his close cohorts, Aaron Wilbur and Todd Gibson. All three men were thoroughly experienced police officers from around the country. Introducing new community policing tactics, the three introduced sweeping reforms targeting every facet of the department, rehabilitating the department's image after several years of criticism for unsafe practices and employee turnover. Felony stop procedures were modernized with the "High-Risk Stop" procedure, shootings were reformed to promote distance and safety rather than proximity, and the Detective Bureau's focus shifted away from the reckless pursuits of the past to concise engagement of criminal elements. The first one-hundred days of the new reforms saw many excellent changes to promote financial and internal stability, including the removal of the cost-ineffective high-speed units and promotion of air support. A pursuit policy was also introduced to prevent accidents in the field. The department also saw a rapprochement with the Los Santos Sheriff's Department.

2018
The reforms of Chief Nazari continued into 2018, seeing many of the prime divisions operate at their top efficiency. Metropolitan Division had been reformed to focus primarily on the introduction and incorporation of G Platoon as the primary proactive enforcement division. The department established a statewide gang database known as GangNet, sharing it with all county-wide and state-wide agencies interested. 54th Area saw its closure and was reformed into the Harbor Area on modern state property. The department re-negotiated mutual aid agreements with both the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department and San Andreas Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, forming close bonds particularly with the ladder. In October 2018, Chief Nazari and his staff formally stepped down from their positions, marking the first time in years a transition of power was done without controversy. His staff officers were mandated by the city to form an interim council until an adequate replacement could be found. Chief Nazari left a lasting legacy on the department for his ruthless efficiency and reforms.

Chief Huerta took office after being sworn in at the end of November 2018. He promised to continue the reforms of his predecessor.


2019
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Chief of Police, Baudelio Huerta, continued to uphold and enforce the divisional standards set forth by former Chief Nazari, ensuring that the department ran as smooth and as efficiently as possible. On April 30th, 2019, he resigned from his position of Chief of Police, which marked his official retirement from a long-time career within the Los Santos Police Department. Assistant Chief of Police, Gibbs Brown, took the office after being sworn in on May 1st. He continued to uphold the high standards that were laid out by those who came before him, and oversaw many additions, departmental, and personnel changes.

On May 20th the Metropolitan Division Facility was opened, and is located north-west of the Conference Center, cross Orinda Street and Cordova Avenue. On June 4th the department received two new staff officers; John Carlston, serving as Commanding Officer of Administrative Services Bureau, and Alexander Munoz, serving as Chief of Detectives. On June 24th Assistant Chief Stephen Vargas and Deputy Chief Patrick Hayes officially retired from the Los Santos Police Department. Following their announced retirements, Deputy Chief Alexander Munoz was promoted to Chief of Staff on June 25th, officially marking him as Assistant Chief, and successor to former Assistant Chief Vargas.

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III. Command Staff of The Department

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:27 pm

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CHIEF OF POLICE Gibbs Brown
Chief of Police Gibbs Brown was appointed Chief of the Los Santos Police Department in May 2019.

Brown served in multiple assignments throughout his career, mainly revolving around the Department's Internal Affairs Group, which he served for most of his career in the Department. Brown graduated with a BS in Psychology prior to joining the Sheriff's Department in 1977 and eventually laterally transferring to the Police Department.
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ASSISTANT CHIEF Alexander Munoz
Chief of Staff
Assistant Chief Alexander Munoz was appointed to his position in June 2019.
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DEPUTY CHIEF Daniel Swenson
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Deputy Chief Daniel Swenson was appointed to his position in January 2019.
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DEPUTY CHIEF John Carlston
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Deputy Chief John Carlston was appointed to his position in June 2019.
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IV. Structure of the Department, Rank

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:27 pm


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RANKING STRUCTURE

STAFF OFFICERS

Chief of Police / CoP
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The Chief of Police (COP) is the highest-ranking officer in the Police Department. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Police Department, the COP is responsible for the planning, efficient administration, and operation of the Police Department. In this capacity, the COP directs, plans, and coordinates the enforcement of particular areas of crime, and aims to minimize crime risks across the entire city, to protect persons and property and for the preservation of the peace of the community.

Assistant Chief of Police / Asst. Chief
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The Assistant Chief of Police (Asst. Chief) keeps the Chief of Police informed of all operational activities on a day-to-day basis. The Assistant Chief directs the activities of either the administrative or operational side of the Police Department.

Examples of available roles include:
- Chief of Staff


Deputy Chief of Police / Dep. Chief
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A role similar to an Assistant General Manager or Vice President of a corporation, a Deputy Chief is the third highest rank in the Police Department and reports directly to the Chief of Police. They direct the activities of a specific office consisting of several bureaus and divisions of the Police Department.

Examples of available roles include:
- Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau
- Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
- Chief of Detectives




COMMAND OFFICERS

Commander / Cmdr
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Commander is the next point of contact underneath a Deputy Chief of Police, and is responsible for managing a Bureau within the Department. They will report to their Deputy Chief of Police with the daily activity of their Bureaus, which will contain multiple divisions.

Examples of available roles include:

- Assistant Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau
- Assistant Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
- Commanding Officer, Internal Affairs Group


Captain / Capt (III / II / I)
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A Captain, resembling a District Manager of a large corporation, has a choice of roles alongside his or her general departmental administration, which may include serving as the Commanding Officer of a Division. A Captain is responsible for inspecting and overseeing the functions of the patrol officers to ensure compliance with the Department policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; supervising the administrative and support functions personnel; inspecting personnel, facilities, and tactics for safety and/or training needs; maintaining liaison with numerous municipal, governments, civic organizations, and private citizens to establish and maintain rapport to facilitate Department functions and to promote neighborhood safety and community policing programs.

Examples of available roles include:
- Commanding Officer of a Division
- Commanding Officer of an Area, Office of Operations
- Commanding Officer of a Detective Division (GND, RHD)
- Coordinator of a School (Supervisor, Field Training Program, Detective)




POLICE SUPERVISORS

Lieutenant II / Lt II
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Lieutenant IIs serve in their capacity as assistant commanding officers of specialized sections or divisions, such as the specialized Detective Divisions. Lieutenant IIs can also function as watch commanders.

Lieutenant I / Lt I
Lieutenant Is are senior supervisory staff and serve as Watch Commanders. These officers serve as the leadership for specific shifts and watch Sergeants under their watch.

Examples of roles include:
- Watch Commander
- Assistant Commanding Officer
- Officer-in-Charge of a Section


Sergeant II / Sgt II
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A Sergeant II position is a supervisory position with specialized and administrative assignments. A Sergeant II supervises a group of Police Officers and/or civilian employees and instructs them in the performance of their assigned duties.

Examples of available roles include:
- Assistant Watch Commander
- Supervisor School Evaluator


Sergeant I / Sgt I
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Much like a department manager, a Sergeant I aids a Commanding Officer in management of a specific Shift, consisting of Police Officers. A Sergeant I is required to provide instruction to assigned staff in the operation of their required duties. The basic capacity of a Sergeant I is field supervision, but administrative and specialized assignments are also available. Some Sergeants perform initial and follow-up investigation of crimes and perform surveillance work to detect or prevent crime.

Examples of available roles include:
- Patrol Supervisor




POLICE DETECTIVES

Detective III / Det III
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These detectives are considered to be Detective Supervisors, managing workloads and assigning detectives to cases. These officers are equal in rank to an LSPD Sergeant II.

Examples of roles include:
- Detective Supervisor
- Assistant Commanding Officer
- Detective-in-Charge


Detective II / Det II
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The role of a Detective II is that of an instructor or low-level supervisor. Detective IIs are Detective Instructors, and therefore train Police Officer III+1 Detective Trainees.

Examples of roles include:
- Detective Instructor

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Detective I / Det I
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After serving as a Police Officer within a division of the Detective Bureau an officer may take the LSPD’s Detective Examination. If successful they are promoted to a Police Officer III+1. Upon completion of the Detective School, they are assigned to a division as a Coronary Detective. This is the most basic rank of the Detective Bureau.

Examples of roles include:
- Coronary Detective




PATROL OFFICERS

Police Officer III+1 / PO III+1
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After two months being a Police Officer III and having served for four months in the department one becomes eligible to apply for the paygrade of P-III+1. After passing the application, gaining a reference and completing the interview they are allowed to take on additional responsibilities.

Examples of available roles include:
- Supervisor School Student
- Detective Trainee
- Field Training Manager
- Metropolitan Team Leader


Police Officer III / PO III
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After a month of being a Police Officer II, an officer becomes eligible for the promotion to Police Officer III. A Police Officer III is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances; protecting life and property; issuing citations, making arrests, preparing reports; meeting with community members; working as a team member; and providing information to the public and departmental units.

Examples of available roles include:
- Field Training Officer


Police Officer II / PO II
A Police Officer II performs basic duties such as: responding to the scene of a crime or an accident; interviewing suspects and witnesses; writing crime reports; responding to radio calls; monitoring any suspicious activity of ongoing crimes; coordinating vehicular traffic; visiting open businesses such as banks, markets, department stores, and service stations to establish a rapport with owners; booking suspects and evidence and transporting them to the appropriate Police Department facility; responding to citizens' and visitors' questions; and preparing Daily Field Activity Reports.

Examples of available roles include:
- Basic Car Officer
- Traffic Officer
- Air Support Pilot
- Firearms Licensing Officer
- Training Division Instructor
- Recruitment Officer


Police Officer I / PO I
The first step in the career ladder with the Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is Police Officer I. It is the entry-level classification given to all LSPD officers upon entering the Police Academy. For two weeks in the Police Academy, officers are taught criminal law, human relations, and report writing. In addition, they are trained in tactics, firearms, and driving. Physical fitness and self-defense play a big part in Academy training. A Police Officer I will automatically advance to Police Officer II upon successful completion of his/her 28-day probationary period.

Examples of available roles include:
- Support Car Officer
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V. Structure of the Department, Offices, Bureaus, Divisions

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:29 pm


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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Los Santos Police Department is organised into four components, each termed 'Bureaus'. Within each Bureau are a number of Groups which house the various departmental business areas as individual divisions. This categorization is used to aid management and administration of our sizable organisation.

The Operations Bureau is home to the vast majority of officers and covers all uniformed elements of normal policing. The Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau provides additional operational support to regular patrol officers through a variety of specialized functions including our world-famous SWAT team. The Detective Bureau is the primary investigative bureau. The Administrative Services Bureau performs all auxiliary functions.

(( It should be noted this list only represents divisions where players actively roleplay. Realistically, the entire LAPD structure is extant in the LSPD, but obviously we cannot portray the entirety of that structure with the number of players involved. ))

Operations Bureau
  • West Los Santos Area
    • West Los Santos Area Patrol Division
  • Harbor Area
    • Harbor Area Patrol Division
  • Traffic Division

Administrative Services Bureau
  • Recruitment and Employment Division
  • Training Division
  • Firearms Licensing Division
  • Public Communications Section
  • Field Training Program

Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
  • Metropolitan Division
    • D Platoon: Special Weapons And Tactics
    • G Platoon: Crime Suppression
  • Air Support Division

Detective Bureau
  • Gang and Narcotics Division
  • Robbery-Homicide Division

Office of the Chief of Police
  • Internal Affairs Group

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VI. Assets of the Department, Uniform

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:29 pm


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LSPD UNIFORMS


Standard Duty Uniform
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• Police issued badge - cleaned and polished.
• Officer name plate - cleaned and polished.
• Black male/female duty shirt - cleaned and pressed.
• Black or white T-shirt - cleaned and ironed.
• Black utility belt - cleaned.
• Black duty male/female pants - cleaned and pressed.
• Black or white socks - washed.
• Black laced footwear (boots or shoes) - cleaned and polished.
• Sunglasses (optional) - appropriate and in contrast with rest of uniform.
• Black male/female field jacket (optional) - cleaned and pressed.

The Los Santos Police Department's Standard Duty Uniform is worn by every police officer in the Department, from the Chief of Police attending a press conference, a Sergeant working a desk, or a Traffic Officer writing a ticket, the tainted navy blue uniform used by the LSPD is well-known around the world and is one of a kind. Paramount to the rest of the uniform, the police badge worn on the left side is distinguished from any other Department in the United States.



Pilot Duty Uniform
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• White flight helmet - cleaned.
• Police issued badge - cleaned and polished.
• Officer name plate - cleaned and polished.
• Green one piece flight suit - cleaned.
• Black utility belt - cleaned.
• Black or white socks - washed.
• Black laced boots - cleaned and polished.

The Los Santos Police Department's Air Support Division, operating under the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, requires pilots to wear a uniform that is unique to any other in the Department. The lawn green one-piece flight suit has become iconic to the LSPD and provides attire that pilots can be proud of. In addition to pilots, Tactical Flight Officers are also required to wear flight suits whilst on-duty and in the skies. These uniforms are fire-resistant and waterproof, ensuring maximum safety for the air crew without sacrificing comfort and maneuverability.



Motorcycle Duty Uniform
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• White motorcycle helmet - cleaned.
• Police issued badge - cleaned and polished.
• Officer name plate - cleaned and polished.
• Black male leather field jacket - cleaned and pressed.
• Black male/female duty shirt - cleaned and pressed.
• Black or white T-shirt - cleaned and ironed.
• Black utility belt - cleaned.
• Black leather motorcycle trousers - cleaned and pressed.
• Black or white socks - washed.
• Black laced motorcycle boots - cleaned and polished.
• Sunglasses (optional) - appropriate and in contrast with rest of uniform.

The Department's Traffic Division is tasked with using the department-issued R1200 motorcycles for regular patrol. In accordance with safety policy, and as police motorcycles with all the on-board equipment can weight over half a tonne easily, protective wear is mandatory requirement for any officer patrolling on a motorcycle. This consists of a black two-piece padded leather suit, with the usual accessories and editions of a standard uniform such as a sidearm holster, badge, and name plate.



Lightweight Tactical Uniform - (Riot Gear)
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• Black ballistic helmet - cleaned and polished.
• Black ballistic eye wear/goggles - cleaned.
• Black ballistic body armor (incl. shoulder and groin) - cleaned.
• Transparent rectangular ballistic shield - cleaned and polished.
• Black tactical gloves - cleaned.
• Black ballistic knee and shin guards - cleaned.
• Full face gas mask (optional) - cleaned and checked.

The Lightweight Tactical Uniform, otherwise known as Riot Gear is used in times of large scale duress, when the elite platoons of the Metropolitan Division are not sufficient to meet the situation. Examples would include episodes of terrorism or large-scale rioting. During these events, other officers may be called to don the Lightweight Tactical Uniform. This uniform consists of equipment that allows for a much greater degree of officer safety, to meet the aforementioned scenarios.

Helmets are the most vital element of the uniform, allowing officers to protect one of their most vital components. Eye wear allows officers to disregard dust and other particles in the air, and focus solely on the task at hand. Body armor and ballistic shields allow protection from projectiles as well as riotous suspects. Gloves allow officers to manipulate and interact with their environment, without fear of recompense. Shin and knee guards allow officers to assume any stance and be comfortable and safe, regardless of the environment. If the situation warrants, various non-lethal gases may be utilized, requiring officers to have access to a gas mask as part of the uniform.



SWAT Uniform
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• Black ballistic helmet - cleaned and polished.
• Black ballistic eye wear/goggles - cleaned.
• Heavy black ballistic body armor (incl. shoulder and groin) - cleaned.
• Dark blue flame resistant uniform - cleaned.
• Black rectangular ballistic shield - cleaned and polished.
• Black tactical gloves - cleaned.
• Black ballistic knee and shin guards - cleaned.
• Black tactical waterproof boots- cleaned.
• Full face gas mask (optional) - cleaned and checked.

The Los Santos Police Departments S.W.A.T. Division is the most elite tactical division of the Los Santos Police Department. It deals with high risk situations such as bank robberies, hostage situations and high risk breaches. The equipment S.W.A.T uses is especially made for these situations. Their uniform is fire resistant, covering it is the heavy body armor which is made in a way so officers are protected but can maintain their agility and move around properly. Tactical gloves are for additional protection while discharging firearms and conducting searches. The knee and shin guards are for protection during breaches or when an officer has to move around in tight spaces.



Detective Attire
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• Police issued badge - cleaned and polished.
• Police issued firearm.

Los Santos Police Department detectives usually wear what's classed as informal attire whilst on duty; They do not wear the standard LSPD uniform. Though a detective might wear more casual clothes whilst on covert operations, depending on the circumstances or case relevance, for example gang attire if investigating a gang concerned case file.

A detective always carries his badge and gun with him, though obviously only worn visible when not occupied with covert operations; whilst on covert operations the badge could be located in the wallet or be hung on a chain beneath the shirt the officer is wearing to conceal his identify.



Please note that an assortment of other uniforms and equipment may be used for covert operations and may not be listed here.
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VII. Assets of the Department, Vehicle Pool

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:30 pm


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DEPARTMENT VEHICLES


Patrol Vehicle, Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI)
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Standard patrol.
• Responding to non-emergency and emergency 911 and backup calls.
• Transport of detainees to and from prison or jail.

The Los Santos Police Department's most well-known vehicle, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, often abbreviated to 'CVPI', is the Standard Patrol Vehicle for the Department, often referred to as a 'Black and White'.

This vehicle is used on a daily basis by the vast majority of officers. It's well known for its ground-breaking acceleration, exceptional handling, and a blistering top speed of over 129 MPH. Its traditional black and white coloring makes it distinctive from other police department's around the world. The CVPI has a variety of modifications for law enforcement use, including a mounted personal address system, suspect transport fitments for officer protection, a mobile data terminal, and more.



Patrol Vehicle, Unmarked Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI)
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Standard patrol for Traffic Officers, Detectives and Supervisors.
• Responding to non-emergency and emergency 911 and backup calls.
• Transport of detainees to and from prison or jail.

With the exact same modifications and designed to the same dimensions of the marked CVPI, its integrated emergency lighting system and civilian-like appearance makes even an experienced police officer look twice, never mind an unknowing citizen.

This vehicle is used by the traffic officers, detectives and supervisors for general patrol and responding to incidents. It's well known for its ground-breaking acceleration, exceptional handling, and a blistering top speed of over 129 MPH. The unmarked model may come in a variety of colors, but is most often black or gray. The unmarked CVPI has a variety of modifications for law enforcement use, including integrated grill lights, a mounted personal address system, suspect transport fitments for officer protection, a mobile data terminal, and more.



Patrol Vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Standard patrol.
• Responding to non-emergency and emergency 911 and backup calls.
• Transport of detainees to and from prison or jail.

One of the most powerful vehicles in the fleet, the Charger sports a 3.6 liter V-6 (292 hp) engine, larger 14.5-inch front brake discs, Police-specific Secure Park (prevents idling vehicle from being driven without key fob present in the vehicle), revised rear fascia and exhaust tips, new camber link change to the rear suspension to further enhance high-speed and aggressive braking performance, upgraded fuel pump for added durability, variable-displacement air conditioner compressor for added efficiency. Choosing a V-6 Charger over the V-8 version wasn't a difficult decision, because it gives officers sufficient performance while giving the agency good fuel economy.

The Charger has a variety of modifications for law enforcement use, including a mounted personal address system, suspect transport fitments for officer protection, a mobile data terminal, and more.



SUV Patrol Vehicle, Ford Police Interceptor Utility (FPIU)
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The primary tasks for this vehicle is;

• Traffic Division assignments.
• Pursuits with other SUVs.

The Los Santos Police Department uses the Ford Utility for a range of operational deployments.

The vehicle is large enough to carry two officers in the front and a large amount of equipment in the back. The vehicle has a lot of torque, allowing it to drive over rough terrain if necessary. The Police Interceptor Utility comes with an all-wheel drive powertrain standard. Over a standard Explorer, the Utility is fitted with larger brake rotors, more advanced ABS and traction control systems, a more efficient cooling system and other standard police equipment.



Police Motorcycle, BMW R1200
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Traffic Division.
• Pursuits with other two-wheeled vehicles.

In 1909 the Los Santos Police Department welcomed the introduction of the first fleet of two-wheeled vehicles. Much like the Crown Victoria, the black and white color scheme which runs throughout the department can be easily recognized in its motorcycle fleet too. The motorcycle provides not only speed with its stream-line structure, but agility and mobility too. It also provides a much more economical means of transport, with cheaper running and maintenance costs when opposed to the Crown Victoria.

As do all emergency vehicles, the motorcycle is fitted with a variety of modern high-powered LED emergency lights for maximum visibility in both light and dark environments. The motorcycle also provides a variety of compartments for the transport of equipment and documents, such as ticket books and traffic collision forms.



Air Support, Eurocopter AS350
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Standard patrol for the Air Support Division.
• High speed pursuits with ground or air vehicles.
• Search and Rescue Operations.

The Los Santos Police Department's primary air support vehicle, the Eurocopter AS350. This helicopter is used by the Air Support Division. The helicopter can carry a total of up to 4 people. The AS350 is a single engine helicopter, powered either by a Lycoming LTS101 or Turbomeca Arriel powerplant that drives a three-blade main rotor, which is furnished with a Starflex rotor head. It is renowned for its versatility and maneuverability and as a result can be deployed in many different types of situations. The aircraft can also be quickly started up and shut down, which is often useful during emergency situations.



Armored Rescue Vehicle, Lenco BearCat G2
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Rapid Deployment of Special Weapons and Tactics Officers
• Transport of equipment to and from a scene

The newest addition to the fleet is a state-of-the-art armored Lenco BearCat G2. The G2 has excellent on-road driving characteristics and maneuverability in tight urban settings. The large floor plan seats 10 – 12 fully equipped officers with a long list of tactical features only found on the Lenco BearCat line of armored SWAT vehicles for Police and Government. BEARCAT stands for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck. The Lenco BearCat G2 is used primarily by the Metropolitan Division's D-Platoon for rapid deployment to situations that require an immediate response time in times of sudden distress as well as the recovery and protection of civilians in harm's way.

The Los Santos Police Department's Lenco BearCat G2 has been modified to suit the purpose and needs of any policing department, utilizing standard features such as emergency lights and sirens, ballistic glass panels and blast shields, battering ram attachment, as well as multiple gun ports. Plus the standard policing equipment such as mobile data computers.



Armored Rescue Vehicle, Lenco BEAR
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Transport of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team
• Transport of equipment to and from a scene
• Protection for officers and civilians in a state of emergency

The monster truck, dubbed the LSPD Rescue Vehicle, is 14 tons of protection. With a growling, 300-horsepower Caterpillar engine, a front end capable of breaching concrete walls and four-wheel drive, there few places the BEAR can’t go. Inside, 15 fully equipped Special Weapons and Tactics officers can be at the ready. BEAR stands for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response. It is one of the first vehicles specifically built as a SWAT truck.

The vehicle's black on black appearance also represents the Los Santos Police Department Metropolitan Division. The Los Santos Police Department's Lenco BEAR is built to suit the purpose and needs of any policing department with a wide variety features such as emergency lights and sirens, ballistic glass panels and blast shields.



Armored Rescue Vehicle, Ford Excursion
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The primary tasks for this vehicle include;

• Transport of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team
• Rapid Deployment of Special Weapons and Tactics Officers

The Ford Excursion is one of the largest armored SUVs and proves to be the best vehicle to safely transport several people and lots of cargo at one time. Windshield and all door glass has been removed and replaced with bullet-resistant transparent armor. Doors, pillar posts, side panels, kick-panels, firewall, and headers (laterals) have been armored with air hardened heat treated ballistic steel. All areas provide NIJ Level III and EN 1063 B6 protection. Comes fitted with a hatch that can be used as a turret.



Armored Rescue Vehicle, Cadillac Gage Commando
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The primary tasks for this vehicle is;

• Riot Control
• Protection for officers and civilians in a state of emergency

The Cadillac Gage Commando, used mainly by the Metropolitan Division, is a heavy-armored vehicle which serves primarily in the area of riot control. The vehicle's heavy armor plating and high pressured water cannon makes it unstoppable against anything it comes up across. The Cadillac Gage Commando is used primarily by the Metropolitan Division for riot control and other situations in which law enforcers are coming under heavy fire. The vehicle's .25 inch Cadaloy alloy steel plating, unmatchable strength and V8 turbocharged engine makes it the strongest and powerfullest vehicle available for the Los Santos Police Department. The vehicle's blue appearance also represents the Los Santos Police Department.

The Los Santos Police Department's Cadillac Gage Commando has been modified from its original use to meet the needs of its demand, such as the turret gun being replaced by a high pressure water cannon and increase engine power. The vehicle has continued to use the stock secondary armament, discharging tactical smoke grenades. It also includes the standard policing modifications such as mobile data terminals, mounted personal address system as well as a built in siren.



Please note that an assortment of other vehicles may be used for covert operations that may not be listed here.
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VIII. Assets of the Department, Equipment

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:30 pm


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DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT


Standard Equipment, Kevlar Vest
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The Kevlar Vest protects all the Los Santos Police Department's officers lives on a daily basis whilst on regular patrol duty. The Kevlar vest is used by every LSPD officer to protect his or her vital organs from bullets. The vest is worn on the torso and it reduces the impact of small-arms fire and shotgun pellets; It also stops shrapnel from hand grenades. If worn together with plates inside it, the vest also stops rifle rounds. The vest has saved hundreds of lives over the years because of the protection it offers against bullets. The LSPD uses type III body armor, which protects officers against 9.6g (148gr) 7.62x51mm NATO M80 ball bullets at a velocity of 847 m/s.




Standard Equipment, Duty Belt
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The utility belt, worn around the waist, provides all of an officers equipment within easy-reach. The utility belt allows for easy management, control, and positioning of most standard police equipment. Located at the waistline, the utility belt allows for convenient and rapid access to vital police equipment. Examples would include a Standard Issue Sidearm, a Taser, pepper spray, handcuffs, radio, and a baton. While seemingly unimportant, the utility belt is an imperative baseline for all equipment, greatly increasing the efficacy of all police endeavors.




Standard Equipment, S&W Model 100 Handcuffs
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The handcuffs can be considered the oldest piece of police personal defense equipment and a tool that keeps suspects safely incapacitated. Since their invention centuries ago, the basic design has always remained the same. They are used to secure an individual's wrists close together, impeding any attempts at resisting, escaping, or other actions. The Los Santos Police Department commonly use Smith and Wesson Model 100 chained and Model 300 hinged handcuffs during the course of their duties. These handcuffs are nearly indestructible by conventional means, are highly resistant to being lock-picked, and can be adjusted to fit close to any wrist. Officers can carry multiple handcuffs on them depending on personal preference and situations. Some Metropolitan divisions utilize PlasiCuff style handcuffs. These, essentially akin to plastic zip-ties, function in the same fashion as conventional metal handcuffs.



Personal Defense Weapon, Firearm
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Every Law Enforcement Officer is expected to carry a Standard Issue Weapon, a firearm, to apply deadly force to a subject if a situation requires so. Each Police Officer carries a sidearm authorized by the Department - either a Glock, Beretta, Smith and Wesson, or Kimber, which they must carry at all times whilst on-duty. The Department's armory does not stop there, with a variety of shotguns, sub-machine guns, and assault rifles, also available to officers if the situation deems it appropriate. Assault rifles are more commonly used by Special Weapons and Tactics, however there is an assault rifle placed in every police vehicle since 1997.




Personal Defense Weapon, Baton
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The most basic of police equipment, the baton allows for the most basic level of security and suspect compliance. The baton is one of the oldest pieces of equipment, if you consider it originating when cavemen beat each other with sticks. Batons were first used in Law Enforcement around the 1840s with the stereotypical image of an English Police Officer. They have evolved since then through various phases, culminating in the refined, sleek, black, and metallic baton in use today. The primary baton in usage is the PR-24, a baton used in police departments all over the country. It is connected to a handle piece at a 90 degree angle, allowing the officer more ways to hold the baton. In addition, most models sport a foam grip handle, allowing greater control over the baton. The LSPD's batons come standard with a polycarbonate finish. The baton's primary usage is in suspect compliance and officer safety.



Personal Defense Weapon, Pepper Spray
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The pepper spray is one of the more obscure piece of equipment in an officer's arsenal, but one of the most useful. Pepper spray consists of a canister topped with a Long Range Distribution System, allowing the Oleoresin Capsicum (the catalyst agent) to be distributed at a distance of up to 20 feet when activated by the police officer. It contains approximately 300 mL of solution, allowing it to be sprayed for an extended period. Its primary function is in dispersing or pacifying groups of suspects, impairing vision and breathing for up to an hour. It is holstered in the utility belt, allowing for easy and rapid brandishing in situations requiring it.




Personal Defense Weapon, Taser X26
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The Taser is a most modern piece of police personal defense equipment that every police officer is equipped with whilst on general patrol. It is a so-called 'electroshock weapon', this means that it disables fleeing suspects with an electrical charge which induces a "neuromuscular incapacitation". The Los Santos Police Department uses the X26 Taser, the most advanced taser currently in use. The small device, shaped like a pistol, fires two small darts which have electrodes at the ends, they are connected to the device with a conducting wire. When someone is hit by these two electrodes they receive an electric shock of approximately 50,000 volts; This shock almost immediately incapacitates the person hit by it; disabling them for a number of minutes.
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IX. (( Conclusion and Acknowledgments ))

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:31 pm


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


(( This is Bospy writing over the former message. I'd like to give a thank you to new inspirations. I've modernized the faction thread and rewritten a lot of very old material, some material is still there and unedited but most of it I went over with a fine-toothed comb to fix spelling errors and formatting issues. I rewrote some of the history to make sense from an IC perspective, as it obviously isn't realistic for the Los Santos Police Department to only have ~200 people and only get MDCs in 2007. A lot of stuff was changed in the history and new chapters added to modernize the image as well. Also, all the old chapters had the old logo. It's worth recognizing as well how far the faction has come since the dark ages. A lot of people contributed to this faction in the past, and some have left without burning any bridges. Some, however, burned every bridge on their way out.

I'd first like to establish new acknowledgements for their inspiration and contributions to fixing this faction for the better. For a period of time this faction was the laughing-stock of LSRP due to terrible roleplay standards and play-to-win attitudes. Many good people were in this faction but were shut out from the highest echelons due to bias. Adio, Bear, and Mecca really turned this faction into a better, friendlier atmosphere towards roleplay and other faction members.

Thanks to (for new inspiration)
Adio
Bear
DadoJ
Danielswe
Davis
Gibbs
Magnus
Mecca

Thanks to (for the old faction thread/inspirations/contributions, not sure who contributed what but it's better they get recognition rather than none, some of their writing might still be around in the thread and credit where it's due. I've added a few names out of respect to them as well)

Caden Lin (Hermy)
Andre Mitchell (Oggy)
Benjamin Hartley (Captain Phill)
Martin Smallwood (Smallwood)
Avery McNash (kavinsky)
Will Patterson (Will_Patterson)
Ryan Granger (Spikey)
Ed Redman (Redman.)
Ariel Emery (Pitchounette)
Francesco Gallone (Roselli)
Noah Wagner (Noah_Wagner)
Darragh Aidan McLenaghan (Paddy)
Adrian Donnelly (Feenix)
Douglas Chamberlain (Miharu)
))
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X. (( Information Resources ))

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XI. Press Announcement

Post by LSPD Public Communications » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:48 pm

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Officer Kidnapped in Los Santos
By Curtis Greenwood | September 30 2018
Kidnappers apprehended a Detective from the Los Santos Police Department's Major Crime Division earlier this week, threatening the Detective's life unless he took steps to prevent the Department from continuing their investigation into organized crime.

Earlier today, Commander Baudelio Huerta of the Los Santos Police Department requested a press conference from local media to discuss a Detective's kidnapping. The suspect, Slobodan Milovanovic, allegedly hired two gunmen to take the Detective from a business with a firearm pointed at him, arriving at Glen Park where he was in waiting. The suspect allegedly spoke to the Detective about ending his investigation into Los Santos' Serbian Mafia.

"It's sickening and frankly egregious," Huerta told SAN.

"It has no place in our city and we won't let this go quietly." Huerta told our reporters. Huerta continued on, stating that Mister Milovanovic was arrested shortly afterwards. He had permitted the Detective to leave unencumbered from the meeting place. Mister Milovanovic was arrested on unrelated charges and remanded to the custody of the San Andreas Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

"These wiseguys really believed - childishly, that we would halt our investigation if they threatened us. That just makes us pursue them even more. You can guarantee I'll be discussing this case with other agencies - our agency is well versed in these tactics, and it just doesn't work on us. You're giving us more material."

Huerta noted the history of the Serbian Mafia in Los Santos. Ever since the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, Huerta stated that Serbian and Eurasian Organized Crime has blossomed on the streets of Los Santos, albeit he states "... it's small-fry in comparison to La Cosa Nostra." Commander Huerta declined all questions, stating simply that the investigation will move forward.

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Re: Los Santos Police Department ― "To Protect and to Serve"

Post by Spikey » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:54 pm

Amazing, finally it's up. Good job everyone.
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Re: Los Santos Police Department ― "To Protect and to Serve"

Post by Thuggy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:55 pm

Massive effort put in this. Good job.
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Post by Mute » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:55 pm

Amazing, good job! :)
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