Paralake Police Department Guide For the purpose of this document "PD", "PLPD" and "Police Department" will refer to the Paralake Police Department.
Sergeant is a supervisory rank within the Police Department. They are your on duty point of contact for any questions and/or concerns you may have. A Sergeant's duties include: taking lead in situations, mentoring and setting a role model for other officers, handling supervisor requests and situations as well as actively patrolling with lower ranking officers and giving out observation reports. Sergeants also have the ability to place warrants as well as detain and demote government officials.
Corporals are highly experienced members of the PLPD. Corporals can be your point of contact for any questions and/or concerns you may have. A Corporal's duties include: taking leadership in situations, mentoring and setting a role model for other officers as well as actively patrolling with lower ranks and giving out observation reports.Corporals also have the ability to breach a property (without a warrant) if no Sergeants are on duty. Corporals also have the ability to detain certain government officials.
Senior Officers are experienced members of the PLPD. Senior Officers have proven their knowledge of the policies and laws within the Paralake Police department. Senior Officers have the ability to apply for specialist roles such as Tactical Firearms Officer.
Officer is the standard rank within the Police Department. Officers are encouraged to patrol with higher ranking officers to gain experience if they wish to progress throughout the Police Department.
Probationary Officers is a corrective action to give employees a chance to prove themselves before a discharge. Probationary Officers have limited equipment and can be identified as they have no hat. Furthermore, Probationary Officers may only patrol with a corporal or above.
In every circumstance, officers are expected to be able to justify why their actions and use of force were appropriate for the situation at hand, so keep that in mind when deciding what force you approach a situation with.
Use of Deadly Force is force against an individual that is likely to cause serious injury or death. Deadly Force should only be used in extreme circumstances and/or to preserve the life, safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. Examples of when Deadly Force is justified would be, life threatening situations and situations related to explosives. Discharging your firearm as warning shots is strictly prohibited. Lastly, you may ONLY shoot at a vehicle if it’s unknown whether the occupants are armed AND they are driving recklessly.
The nightstick (aka baton) and taser should only be used if a suspect is actively attempting to flee or escape and is unarmed or poses no threat to others. Although, generally, if someone has a melee weapon, the use of a taser and/or nightstick is preferred unless a life is in imminent danger.
Before initiating a traffic stop, there’s a few essential things you should always remember. When performing a traffic stop, you should ensure it takes place in a safe location and you nor the suspect are obstructing traffic. Here’s some examples below.
Once the suspect has come to a stop and you are comfortable to proceed, it’s advised that you alert other officers that you’re on a traffic stop. For example, if your current unit is Bravo 1 you would say “Bravo 1, going to be on a 11-95 with a pink audi R8 occupied times 1 behind office”. Alternatively you could press F3 to open your police computer and create a quick incident, inside that incident will have all the details of the traffic stop such as car make, model location and your unit. Furthermore, it’s advised to ANPR the vehicle you’re pulling over before getting out of the vehicle in case they’re wanted.
Upon exiting the vehicle, you should always approach the driver closer to the sidewalk than the road for safety reasons. Upon reaching the window, ensure their engine is off to avoid any evasion attempts and the radio is off to avoid miscommunication. Once you approach the window, you should ask for the drivers ID to ensure they are the owner of the vehicle. If they are not the owner of the vehicle, then you should ensure they have keys to the vehicle. Once you issue your warning/fine etc you should tell the driver to remain where he is until your lights are off to ensure his safety as he is pulling out.
Containment and Perimeters Without a doubt there are loads of incidents which require the scene to be contained and a perimeter to be made. A perimeter should be made to stop the public from interfering with the scene and/or putting themselves at risk. Here’s some good examples of perimeters. Furthermore, there should be an officer watching each direction of movement enforcing the perimeter to stop the public from endangering themselves but it’s also for officers protection in case a suspect has called his friends. Lastly, before lifting the perimeter or confiscating any drugs or firearms, the scene has to be 100% clear, there are no exceptions for this.
Responses, Driving and Highways There are three response levels. Code 1: No Lights, No Sirens. - Follow all traffic laws. Code 2: Lights, Sirens when appropriate. - Follow all traffic laws. Code 3: Lights and Sirens. - May break traffic laws if safe to do so and it's appropriate.
When initiating a pursuit on a suspect there are many factors you must take into account to ensure the safety of you, the suspect and any other road users and pedestrians. For example, if the suspect is excessively recklessly driving, it's better to get the vehicles number plate and terminate the pursuit. You must also take traffic conditions, time of day, location of pursuit and the condition of both vehicles. If a suspect is starting to drive on the wrong side of the highway or going up off ramps etc, do not follow them as this is a serious safety risk for everyone.
Duty of Care and Code of Ethics Officers within the Paralake Police Department are expected to maintain the highest level of respect, professionalism, accountability and leadership. Furthermore, officers are also expected to perform their duties to the best of their ability. If a suspect has requested a supervisor, you must provide them with one unless, you are a supervisor, a supervisor has already dealt with the situation or there is no supervisor available.
Keybinds Vehicle Keys: F - Headlights Shift - Emergency Lights Q - Sirens (While sirens are on, ALT will not horn but will turn the siren into a yelp) ALT - Horn Left + Right Click - Hazards Left or Right Click - Blinker Other Keys: F3 - Police Computer B - Talk in radio N - Talk in unit radio F - Flashlight.
Common Radio codes to remember 10-3: Stop transmitting 10-4: Message received, understood 10-6: Busy 10-7: Out of service 10-8: In service 10-9: Repeat message. 10-19: Return(ing) to station 10-20: Location 10-29F: Subject wanted, felony 10-45A: Condition of patient: good 10-45B: Condition of patient: serious 10-45C: Condition of patient: critical 10-45D: Condition of patient: dead 11-95: Traffic stop Code 4 No further assistance needed Code 6 Stay out of area
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