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The Los Santos Police Department ― “To Protect and to Serve” "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." — Chief of Police Manuel Caldera Official Site of the Los Santos Police Department Employment Opportunities Report A Crime The Los Santos Police Department provides law enforcement services to the City of Los Santos and is responsible for protecting and serving its citizens. The Los Santos Police Department is directed by a Chief of Police, who is appointed to the office by the Mayor of San Andreas. 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. 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. 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. To date, the Los Santos Police Department has some of the most specialized divisions throughout the country, including the elite Metropolitan Division that houses D Platoon, affectionately known as S.W.A.T. The department has reputable police detectives assigned to particular functions such as gang enforcement, organized crime, and surveillance. Organized under four Bureaus, the Los Santos Police Department provides necessary law enforcement services for all living persons of the City of Los Santos regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability. Public service is at the forefront of our duties and we ensure our officers are held to a high standard when delivering these necessary police functions throughout the City. Staff Officers make up the general management and leadership of the Los Santos Police Department. They are experienced leaders who have direct responsibility for specialized areas of the department. Staff Officers consist of the Chief of Police, two Assistant Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs: Chief of Police — Highest-ranking officer in the Police Department. As the General Manager of the Police Department, the Chief of Police is responsible for the planning, efficient administration, and operation of the Police Department. In this capacity, the Chief of Police 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 — An executive to the Chief of Police who manages the department in their absence. The Assistant Chief has the responsibility of keeping the Chief of Police informed of all operational activities on a day-to-day basis. Examples of Available Roles: Chief of Staff Commanding Officer of a Bureau Deputy Chief — Directs the activities of one of the five Bureaus within the department. Responsible for the staffing and management of all operations within their assigned Bureau and report directly to the Chief of Police. Examples of Available Roles: Chief of Staff Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau Chief of Detectives, Detective Bureau Command Officers compile the backbone of the Los Santos Police Department's Command Staff. Command Officers have responsibility of directing activities related to specific assignments - normally divisions that function under a Bureau. Command Officers will commonly report to a Deputy Chief. Command Officers consist of Police Commanders, Captain IIIs, Captain IIs and Captain Is: Commander — Acts as the Assistant Commanding Officer at one of the five Department Bureaus or leads a Department Group. A Commander is responsible for ensuring compliance with Department policies and procedures by personnel under their supervision; conducts audits of operations; and, makes recommendations to higher management for improving productivity and increasing efficiency. Examples of Available Roles: Commanding Officer, Professional Standards Group Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau Captain (I / II / III) — Is in charge of a geographical area or specialized division. They have final authority over officers in their command. A Captain is responsible for inspecting and overseeing the functions of the patrol officers and detectives to ensure compliance with the Department policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; supervising the administrative and support functions of non-sworn 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: Commanding Officer, Mission Row Area Commanding Officer, Central Traffic Division Commanding Officer, Training Division Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division Commanding Officer, Gang and Narcotics Division Patrol Division Commanding Officer Primarily responsible for the supervision of department personnel, Police Supervisors are plotted around the department in different assignments. They are considered the middle management of the Los Santos Police Department and are considered the first layer of management of police resources, staff and deployment initiatives. Lieutenant (I / II) — A position commonly held by police officers who command Watches within our Patrol Areas. Lieutenants can also be in-charge of a specialized division or section, where they must apply sound supervisory principles and techniques to build and maintain an effective work force. They are considered the final layer of supervisory staff before being appointed to a Command Officer role. Examples of Available Roles: Watch Commander, Mission Row Patrol Division Officer-in-Charge, D Platoon Officer-in-Charge, Gang Field Unit Sergeant II — This rank is held by seasoned Sergeants who adapt to a different role, most in the capacity as an Assistant Watch Commander. Sergeant IIs ensure appropriate and sufficient deployment of officers depending upon crime trends in their geographic Area; responds to scenes of serious crimes such as officer-involved shooting, homicide, major robbery and theft; reviews and ensures complete and accurate follow-up investigations. Examples of Available Roles: Assistant Watch Commander, Mission Row Patrol Division Gang Supervisor, Gang Field Unit Squad Leader, D Platoon Sergeant I — Supervises a squad or detail of Police Officers in the performance of their assigned duties; directs the activities of Department personnel in field activities; performs some initial and follow-up investigation of crimes; and does related work. Examples of Available Roles: Watch Supervisor, Central Traffic Division Element Leader, D Platoon Detectives are assigned to investigatory positions throughout the department's Detective Bureau and are managed by the Chief of Detectives. Detectives are responsible for the extensive review of police investigations through case packages and crime reports. Intelligence-based and result-driven, the Los Santos Police Department has some of the most experienced and reputable Detectives all across the country. Detective III — Reviews reports prepared by subordinates, informs the commanding officer of the status of the pending investigations, provides technical expertise, trains and supervises newly assigned Detectives and civilian personnel, and performs related administrative duties. Examples of Available Roles: Detective Supervisor, Major Crimes Division (Acting) Officer-in-Charge, Major Enforcement Section Detective II — Responsible for equipping Detective Trainees with the knowledge and tools that they will require in order to eventually become successful Detectives within their Specialized Detective Division. Examples of Available Roles: Detective Instructor, Major Enforcement Section Complaint Investigator, Internal Affairs Division Detective I — Often assigned to a specialized division and is responsible for responding to the scenes of crimes, conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations, preparing the required investigative reports, preparing a biopsy of the report, apprehending the suspect, preparing the case for successful prosecution, and testifying in court. Examples of Available Roles: Investigator, Gang and Narcotics Division Police Officers are considered the department's boots on the ground. They make up uniformed operations city-wide and are for conducting patrols, responding to 911 calls, taking civilian reports, and other field activities. This category of department employees are considered the largest and fulfill the basic, yet most important functionality of the Los Santos Police Department. Police Officer III+1 — A position commonly held by seasoned officers within the department who are assigned to a specialized division, such as Metro or assigned as a Senior Lead Officer, providing a link that help unite the LSPD with the communities it serves. This is the final paygrade assignment of the Police Officer category of the department. Examples of Available Roles: Senior Lead Officer Field Training Administrator Element Leader, D Platoon Assistant Gang Supervisor Police Officer III - This rank is held by experienced officers who have been deemed capable of having the skillset in order to train probationary police officers. Examples of Available Roles: Field Training Officer, Mission Row Patrol Division Field Training Officer, Central Traffic Division Field Training Officer, Gang Field Unit Field Training Officer, D Platoon (No insignia) Police Officer II — Assigned to a geographic patrol division within the City of Los Santos where they must utilize all the knowledge and tactics learned in the Academy. When upgraded to Police Officer II, officers have independent patrol status and have successfully completed the department's Field Training Program. Examples of Available Roles: Patrol Officer, Mission Row Patrol Division Gang Officer, Gang Field Unit Traffic Officer, Central Traffic Division (No insignia) Police Officer I — First step in the career ladder. Police Officer Is participate in the department's Field Training Program where they undergo rigorous on-the-job training with Field Training Officers to learn more about their role as a police officer. Examples of Available Roles: Probationary Officer Operations-Central Bureau's mission is to support, encourage, and empower all OCB Areas to work in partnership with the diverse residential and business communities of the Bureau to improve the quality of life, enhance public safety, and reduce the fear and incidence of crime. Mission Row Area 1130 Little Bighorn Ave. Los Santos, SA 90006 Serving the Following Communities: Downtown & East Vinewood, Burton, Alta, Mirror Park, Pillbox Hill, Textile City, Mission Row, La Mesa, Murrieta & El Burro Heights, Strawberry, Chamberlain Hills, Davis, Rancho, Cypress Flats, Elysian Island, and Harbor. Mission Row Division History Mission Row Division Map Meet Your Station Captains Meet Your Senior Lead Officers The Detective Bureau (DB) provides functional leadership for detective operations Citywide. The Chief of Detectives is responsible for managing, supervising, and coordinating the operations of the Detective Bureau. The Assistant Commanding Officer assists the Chief of Detectives in coordinating the bureau's activities and will act as the Commanding Officer during the Chief's absence. Gang and Narcotics Division Gang and Narcotics Division (GND) is responsible for disrupting violent street gangs and the means by which they support their lifestyle, including the manufacture, transportation, sale and use of illicit drugs, and sales of firearms in the greater Los Santos area. GND's enforcement efforts also focus on street-level enforcement strategies to effect a reduction in crime. Major Crimes Division Major Crimes Division (MCD) is responsible for investigating missing persons, hate crimes, threats made to public officials/prominent persons, aggravated stalking, piracy and counterfeit sales/goods, animal cruelty, pimping/pandering, pornography, and prostitution/human trafficking. Forensic Science Division The Forensic Science Division (FSD) is responsible for the forensic science that is a critical element of the criminal justice system. Forensic scientists examine and analyze evidence from crime scenes and elsewhere to develop objective findings that can assist in the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of crime or absolve an innocent person from suspicion. Detective School The Los Santos Police Department's Detective School equips its candidates with essential knowledge, enabling them to proficiently execute the responsibilities of an investigator upon successful graduation from the program. The Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB) is tasked with preventing terrorism by effectively sharing information aimed at disrupting terrorist's operational capability and addressing the underlying causes associated with the motivational component; to Protect the public and critical infrastructure by leveraging private sector resources and hardening targets; to Pursue terrorists and those criminal enterprises that support them; and, to Prepare the citizenry and the city government for consequences associated with terrorist operations against the city. The Bureau is comprised of Metropolitan Divison and Air Support Division. Metropolitan Division The Metropolitan Division (Metro) of the Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) was created in 1933 as a compact, mobile crime-fighting unit that worked throughout the City to suppress criminal activity. Today, the primary responsibility of Metro is to provide support to the Department's community-based policing efforts by deploying additional crime suppression resources throughout the City. Assignments include uniformed crime suppression details, as well as responding to high-risk barricaded situations, stakeouts, security details, warrant service, and assisting investigators in solving major crimes. Air Support Division The Air Support Division (ASD) is tasked with providing Air Support to patrol and specialized units of the Department, to enhances officer and public safety, reduces the incidence of crime and thus reduces the fear of crime. To accomplish this mission ASD provides rapid response, tactical insight and airborne assessments of incidents, in a safe and professional manner. The Administrative Services Bureau (ASB) is responsible for overseeing the Department's records management, recruitment and employment, and in-service training. The Bureau oversees sworn and civilian employees in a wide variety of administrative and support functions in the Department. Recruitment and Employment Division The Recruitment and Employment Division (RED) is responsible for the following functions: Recruit potential candidates and provide guidance; respond to inquiries from candidates that are received by telephone, e-mail or correspondence; mentor candidates as they progress through the selection process and conduct oral interviews. Training Division The mission of the Los Santos Police Department’s (LSPD) Training Division is to provide state-of-the-art, meaningful, realistic, and relevant training to in-service and recruit officers in order to prepare them for field duty. Communications Division Communications Division (CD) serves as a support entity for the entire Los Santos Police Department. Communications Division's Valley and Metropolitan Dispatch Centers are the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the City of Los Santos. As the PSAP, Communications Division has the responsibility to staff and answer, on a 24-hour basis, the telephones upon which calls for service are received. Basic Supervisor School The Los Santos Police Department's Basic Supervisor School provides POST training curriculum to its candidates and allows employees to perform the duties of a field supervisor following successful graduation from the School. Field Training Program The Los Santos Police Department's Field Training Program (FTP) consists of observation and instruction and is intended to facilitate a probationary officer's transition from the academic setting to the performance of general law enforcement uniformed patrol duties. Urban Police Rifle (UPR) School The Los Santos Police Department's Urban Police Rifle (UPR) School provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely deploy a .556 caliber tactical rifle both in tactical and patrol applications. The UPR School functions as a part of the Training Division. The Office of the Chief of Police directs executive analysis and planning for the current Police Department, as well as prospecting needed adjustment for the future for policing and law enforcement to be maximized and efficient. Chief of Staff The Chief of Staff is responsible for performing and coordinating special administrative audits and assisting, reviewing personnel changes, advising, and submitting recommendations to the Chief of Police, as well as being responsible for reviewing the operations of Command Staff and Supervisors. Professional Standards Group Professional Standards Group (PSG) is committed to identifying misconduct that discredits the organization and decreases police legitimacy within the diverse communities served. Additionally, PSG contains the Department's legal affairs unit. This faction is dedicated to providing quality police role-play to the server. Our team consists of experienced role-players who are dedicated to making this an enjoyable experience for everyone that our faction members encounter. We do not condone play-to-win mentality in our faction. We actively teach newer members of the faction to keep in mind that illegal role-play is one of the most important aspects to the server and are directly affected by our actions as a faction. This results into ensuring that our current faction members, as well as the newer ones keep in mind in situations that they are dealing with actual people who are spending their time on the server and are role-playing a character. We actively ensure that our faction members are there to portray a realistic law enforcement officer in modern America with heavy inspiration taken from the Los Angeles Police Department, that we aim to portray. For any concerns regarding our members, do not hesitate to submit any complaints to our team, where you will receive a reply within 48 hours. In order to ensure that your complaints go to us and are handled within a timely manner, we urge you to submit all complaints in the link above. Do not hesitate to also visit our forums if you wish to join our faction. That being said, we hope to provide you with an enjoyable and realistic police role-play and leave our own mark on the server.
Suggestion for when the Server releases Suggestion: Allow each emergency vehicle to keep it's individual siren and NOT stick to ONE siren. as by vanilla default settings. (For example: the Sheriff SUV, Ambulance, Firetruck, FIB & Police Motorcycle has it's own individual siren.) Why should this suggestion be implemented?: This will create immersion and create more realism as different Police Department in the U.S use different sirens from companies. However, some departments will use different sirens on different units. Thus, I think it would be great idea especially for all you LSPDFR/LCPDFR nerds out there. How can this suggestion improve the server: Since RAGEMP has it's own separate game files, similar to how you install graphic or weapon sound mods. The players are allowed to install whatever preferred siren mod they'd like (E.X: Federal Signal/Unitrol TouchMaster, Whelen, or Code 3 Corporation Siren) Pros: Individualism for each siren, allows the players to make the decision of which siren they would like to install onto their GTA 5 gamefiles, very similar abilities which goes back to the SAMP/MTA RP days. especially if they're in PD/SD/FD it allows more and more immersion to perceive. Cons: Annoyance, to those who don't really care, understand, or not interested in Government RP the sirens might be annoying to them. But, again they would have the ability to choose to install custom audio mods or not. Reference: Additional Comments: Yes yes, I understand the first video is a mod from GTA SA. This is just referencing the suggestion. Obviously, if you look at the second video it just shows off a demonstration of default vanilla sirens being played. I just think if this was a feature it would bring more playercount, you guys know dang well when the server releases they're is going to be a competition between GTA World & this Community, not trying to start anything this is just my opinion GTA World is trash people are unfair and don't RP social interactions. I didn't even know where to go to RP, there weren't so RP zones. all the RP was basically in the gang areas. (Strawberry, Davis, Banning) Also not to mention I was denied on every each of my applications for FD, Lifeguard, & SD on the grounds of "not meeting OOC standards" yet there wasn't anything specified to what qualifies you as a Cop on a OOC level. I don't get it, anyways I'll stop rambling. I'd like to thank you guys for taking the time to reading this and hope y'all will consider it. Ain't nothing to big I hope. One more thing, I'd like to thank SD Command/HR/Academy for giving me a chance and letting me move onto the next stage after passing the Written.