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Established in 1889, The Los Santos Police Department is the primary police force in the city of Los Santos, San Andreas. LSPD currently staffs approximately 16 officers specially trained to handle every manner of citizen contacts, ranging from minor disputes to violent crimes such as robbery and murder. On those rare occasions when outside help is necessary (such as Alien invasions or Bigfoot encounters), the LSPD will work in conjunction with the FIB or para-military organizations until the situation is rendered safe.
LSPD Mission Statement
It shall be the primary mission and goal of this department to provide equal and fair enforcement of the law, to reassure all citizens of Los Santos of their constitutional rights, and ensure equal protection of life, liberty, and property through the deployment of superior police service.
Reporting A Crime
The main headquarters of LSPD, located at the corner of Sinner St. and Vespucci Blvd. is currently the only staffed police station in the city of Los Santos. Crimes may be reported in person or through the 911 service on your cellular telephone. Calls to LSPD will automatically notify officers of your current GPS location to ensure the quickest response possible.
Policies and Procedures
Use of Force
LSPD officers receive extensive and on-going training in the use of force. They are required to use the MINIMAL force necessary when performing an arrest but are trained to escalate if the situation demands it. Non-lethal devices such as Taser guns and Nightsticks are issued to all officers with the direction that they are to be used in all cases unless deadly force is necessary to prevent the loss of life. Unfortunately, firearms are a necessary tool for officers when patrolling the streets of Los Santos. As long as members of the public are victims of violent crime and officers in the performance of their duties are confronted with deadly force, it will remain necessary for LSPD officers to be properly armed for the protection of society and themselves.
Firearms and Deadly Force
Officers are equipped with firearms to protect themselves or others against the immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury, or to apprehend a fleeing felon who has committed a violent crime and whose escape present a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to others. Lethal force is not always necessary, but in the above cases, it is authorized.
Regardless of the nature of the crime or the justification for firing at a suspect, officers must remember that their basic responsibility is to protect the public. Officers shall not fire under conditions that would subject bystanders or hostages to death or possible injury, except to preserve life or prevent serious bodily injury. Firing under such circumstances is not justified unless the failure to do so at the time would create a substantial threat of death or serious bodily injury.
An officer is authorized to use deadly force when it is reasonably necessary:
- To protect himself/herself or other from an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury, or
- To prevent a crime where the suspect’s actions place citizens in jeopardy of death or serious bodily injury, or
- To apprehend a fleeing high-profile suspect for a crime involving serious bodily injury or the use of deadly force where there is a substantial risk that the person whose arrest is sought will cause death or serious bodily injury to other if apprehension is delayed.
Many LSPD Officers utilize modern body cam technology to record their encounters with the public. Body cam videos are streamed directly to the cloud (Twitch) and are often used to identify and prosecute offenders after they have fled the scene or escaped from officers. Body cam footage is a public record and are available to all citizens of Los Santos. Just ask an officer for their stream name.
LSPD Officer are directed to advise arrestees of their Miranda Rights. However, the failure to read these rights to an offender is solely a department policy issue and has no effect upon the current arrest other than as follows: If an officer intends to question some regarding their knowledge of a crime while they are IN CUSTODY or not allowed to leave, they must advise the individual of their Miranda Rights. Failure to do so may result in any statements made AFTER being taken into custody inadmissible in court. Any statements or evidence gathered BEFORE the individual was taken into custody may still be used in court. Here is an example of a typical Miranda advisement:
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney and have him or her present before any questioning if you wish. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you. Do you understand these rights I have just read to you?”
Your Miranda rights do not pertain to questions related to the typical booking process such as Name, address, date of birth, etc. You are still required by law to provide this information if arrested.
Filing a Complaint
If you feel an officer has acted inappropriately, used excessive force or violated your rights, you may report the incident to the highest ranking officer currently on duty. Complaints against our officers are taken very seriously and are investigated by command staff to ensure our officers act with the utmost professionalism. Please be aware however, that Los Santos at times is a crazy, hectic environment. Both officers and citizens may sometimes be caught up in the heat of the moment and take inappropriate actions for the situation at hand. Additionally, one or both parties may not have all the facts of the situation, or a clear understanding of the others perspective. This often leads to misunderstandings that progress to complaints. Typically, complaints can be handled through a quick private message between the parties. Officers should always try and adjust their tactics for the good of the community while balancing the need for their own personal safety or reasonable enforcement of crimes in the city. Serious or repeated code of conduct violations by officers shall be warrant punitive action, including the potential for termination or prosecution.
Join the LSPD
LSPD Hiring Process
- Apply to work at the LSPD in #support channel of the RedrumRP Discord server.
- Fill out the application in Discord (in-character).
- After reviewing your application, you will be notified by an officer if you have been accepted to a Police Recruit position.
- Upon being accepted as a recruit, you will gain access to the Discord police channels and earn a salary of $250.
- Use the Police Discord channel to contact an on-duty officer to begin your training.
LSPD Training Overview
- The process to train new officers for the LSPD is nothing short of rigorous. Cadets begin as soon as a Field Training Officer (FTO) has availability to train individuals for police duty. You will receive a training powerpoint you are to go over prior to academy, and will receive the LSPD RRP Handbook upon hire to the department. There are 3 phases of training as follows: Phase 1 Training (ACADEMY): During the 1st phase, you will be given basic training and knowledge. You will be trained on how to properly handle traffic stops and pursuits as well as formations, robberies and hostage situations. It will be thorough, and may take as long as needed be depending on your performance, and if the FTO feels you are ready to move up to phase 2. Phase 2 Recruit (RIDE ALONG + EVALUATION): At this point, the FTO feels that you are ready for hands on training. During this phase you will be doing ride alongs with a FTO helping you out in situations and observing. This is going to test what you have learned during training (PHASE 1) and figure out if you need extensive training in certain areas. If an FTO feels that you are ready, they will move you up to phase 3. Phase 3 (PROBATIONARY PERIOD): If you made it this far, congratulations| You are almost done, but not quite yet. At this point you will be on a Probationary Period, which is the final step before making it to Sheriff Deputy/Police Officer/Trooper. The max is a 2 week Probationary Period (can be shorter depending on performance), during that time you will be handling calls and situations on your own. At the end of the Probationary Period, you will have a ride along with one of the Field Training Officers. They will be only observing your performance, unless it’s a serious situation and a situation calls for back up. At this point, it will be up to the FTO to recommend the promotion to Sheriff Deputy/Police Officer/Trooper. If they feel you need more training, you will be held back to training. If accepted, you will be promoted and out of the Probationary Period.
General LSPD Code of Conduct
- You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner while on duty.
- You are expected to follow all server rules without exception. No dirty cop activities are allowed.
- You are expected to conduct unbiased investigations, and not use information from outside sources in an investigation (Metagaming via Twitch).
- All Law Enforcement Officers are to be in Discord at ALL times in their proper channels while on-duty, and must have a working microphone, and use it to communicate.
- Always Follow Chain of Command at all times. No exceptions!
- All members of the RedRumRP Law Enforcement Team are required to have a working, audible microphone while on patrol in the server.
- Members MUST be in their proper channels while on-duty.
- Members MUST adhere to vehicle, uniform, and weapon structures, as well as Department rules, regulations, and chain of command.
- Loyalty, honor, and respect are all required in order to be even considered in our Law Enforcement Community. You will show loyalty to the community by remaining non-corrupted and fit to our standards. You will honor both ranks above you and below you. You will show respect to the civilians of Los Santos. Any criminal activity by an LSPD officer will NOT be tolerated, and depending on severity of the crimes, will be punishable by termination. Any illegal activity found to be linked to a police officer as well will be punished accordingly.
Information for Officers
Basic Police Rules
- Be sure to clock in/out when Going on or off duty.
- On duty cops are to partake in only police activity. No criminal activity is allowed at all. (Which means no bribes,accepting bribes, no extortion,fraud, anything illegal at all) (You can be banned
- Off duty police - When off duty what you do is at your own risk. If caught you can face punishment and/or termination from the force.
- Overt violence, shooting people without reason, or shooting fleeing vehicles should be reviewed as grounds of termination.
- Misuse of fines/jail time is not okay and can result in termination or turned over to server management
- Do not run someone over intentionally. Vehicles are not to be used as weapons. If a suspect is fleeing on foot you can nudge someone with your car to knock them down but do NOT I REPEAT DO NOT VDM
- Remember when wearing the uniform you hold an expectation of utmost professionalism. Your mannerisms, communication, and presentation should be that expected of a Los Santos Police Department Police Officer. Bring honor to the badge you wear, or don’t wear it at all. (Applies when you are in situations. No Boasting/Bragging and abusing your power)
- Misuse of fines and jail time is not okay
- Police sirens & lights are only required for violent crimes or for clearing an intersection. Lights must remain on when exiting your your vehicle
- On duty but not in radio chat is not allowed.
- No undercover work unless approved by Chief
Common 10 Codes
- 10-0 Caution
- 10-2 Loud and Clear
- 10-3 Stop transmitting
- 10-4 Acknowledgement
- 10-7 Out of service
- 10-8 In service
- 10-9 Repeat
- 10-10 Fight in progress
- 10-13A Officer Down (EMERGENCY)
- 10-13B Officer Down (NON-EMERGENCY)
- 10-14A Medic Down (EMERGENCY)
- 10-14B Medic Down (NON-EMERGENCY)
- 10-20 Location
- 10-23 Arrived at scene
- 10-25 Report in Person
- 10-31 Crime in progress
- 10-33 Emergency
- 10-38 Traffic Stop
- 10-41 On Duty
- 10-42 Off Duty
- 10-47 Injured Person
- 10-50 Vehicle Accident
- 10-52 EMS Needed
- 10-60 Carjacking
- 10-71 Shots Fired
- 10-76 En route
- 10-77 Need Backup (NON-EMERGENCY)
- 10-78 Need Backup (EMERGENCY)
- 10-80 Pursuit in Progress
- 10-90 Robbery in Progress
- 10-91 Transport
- 10-94 Reckless Driver
- 10-95 Subject in custody
- 10-98 Jail Break
- 10-99 Stolen Vehicle
Uncommon 10 Codes
- 10-1 Unable to Copy
- 10-5 Relay
- 10-6 Busy, unless urgent
- 10-15 Civil Disturbance
- 10-16 Domestic Problem
- 10-17 Meet Complainant
- 10-18 Quickly
- 10-19 Return to
- 10-21 Call by Telephone
- 10-22 Disregard
- 10-24 Assignment Completed
- 10-26 Detaining Subject Expedite
- 10-27 Driver's License Info
- 10-28 Vehicle Registration Info
- 10-29 Warrant Check
- 10-30 Unnecessary use of Radio
- 10-34 Riot
- 10-35 Major Crime Alert
- 10-36 Correct Time
- 10-37 Investigate Susp. Vehicle
- 10-39 Urgent - Use light & Siren
- 10-40 Silent run - No light/siren
- 10-43 Information
- 10-44 Permissions to leave for
- 10-45 Animal carcass
- 10-46 Assist motorist
- 10-48 Traffic standard repair at ___
- 10-49 Traffic light out at ___
- 10-53 Road blocked at ___
- 10-54 Livestock on highway
- 10-55 Intoxicated driver
- 10-56 Intoxicated pedestrian
- 10-57 Hit & Run
- 10-58 Direct traffic
- 10-59 Convoy or escort
- 10-61 Personnel in area
- 10-62 Reply to message
- 10-63 Prepare to make written copy
- 10-64 Message for local delivery
- 10-65 Net message assignment
- 10-66 Message cancellation
- 10-67 Clear for net message
- 10-68 Dispatch information
- 10-69 Message received
- 10-70 Explosion
- 10-73 Advise Status
- 10-74 Negative
- 10-75 In contact with ___
- 10-79 Notify coroner
- 10-81 Breath test
- 10-82 Reserve lodging
- 10-83 Work school crossing at ___
- 10-84 If meeting ___ advise ETA
- 10-85 Delayed due to
- 10-86 Officer/operator on duty
- 10-87 Pick up/distribute checks
- 10-88 Present telephone # of ___
- 10-89 Bomb threat
- 10-93 Blockade
- 10-96 Mental subject
- 10-98 Check (test) signal
LSPD Response Codes
Refer to Police handbook for more detailed information
- Code 1 Routine Call - No Lights or Sirens
- Code 2 Routine Call - Lights On - Airhorn @ Xing
- Code 3 Emergency - Lights and Sirens On
- Code 4 All Clear
- Code 5 Felony Stop
- Code 6 Searching Area
From the perspective of control, each unit is represented by an numeric callsign based on department. The following are the formats for each department:
LSPD Officer+: 301-349
LSPD Cadet: 350-399
LSPD Phonetic Alphabet
Crime in Los Santos
Crime and Punishment
The list of the current Penal Code can be found inside of the Police CAD system, including maximum fines and jail times. All sentencing is subject to officer discretion after taking into consideration, other pending crimes, probation status, repeat offenses, or other information obtained during the investigation. Officers are encouraged to give leniency to cooperative, non-violent criminals. All charges are stackable and can be found inside of the Police CAD system.