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  1. Chapter XIV - SWAT SWAT must attack the first place gang's Capture Point. If the first place gang does not control any capture points SWAT may choose to attack Capture Points controlled by the 2nd place gang. SWAT may attack all civilians while attacking a capture point SWAT may only attack civilians that aren't on a targeted capture point when there is high risk to an officers life. In such engagements, officers must make their best effort to leave once the level of risk has been reduced. Officers should not make such engagements a priority, nor attempt to intentionally put themselves in such situations. Example: Officers being fired upon when unflipping their vehicle may return fire until they are able to leave. Example: Officers taking fire while en route to a Capture Point may not stop to return fire or attack civs. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  2. Chapter III - Civilian Interaction Dealing with Workers’ Protection License Holders (Server Rules Chapter 19) Civilians with WPL gear must provide ID upon request. May carry a TRG-20, ACP-C2, SPAR-16 (Khaki), Katiba Carbine, Vermin, or MXC. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  3. APD Ticket Guide Abbreviations as listed in Wanted+ Menu SW - Seize Weapon SV - Seize Vehicle VW - Verbal Warning LEO - Law Enforcement Officer VL - Seize Vigi License # - Lower Vigi Tier Gov't - Government Ilg. - Illegal Pharm. - Pharmaceutical Veh. - Vehicle Pos. - Possession (*) - Automatic Charge Federal Offenses First Offense Second Offense Third Offense Grounds for Probable Cause Notes & Examples Aiding in Evidence Lockup Robbery VL $112,500 + SW $112,500 + SW Jail Warrants probable cause. Add if a suspect is proven to have taken part in the hacking of the Evidence Lockup and the hack was succesful. Attempted Evidence Lockup Robbery VL $82,500 + SW $82,500 + SW Jail Warrants probable cause. Add if a suspect is proven to have taken part in the start of an Evidence Lockup but the hack was stopped. Grand Larceny * VL $75,000 $75,000 Jail Warrants probable cause. Added if a civilian has taken part in the robbery of the Art Gallery or add if a suspect is proven to have taken part in the start of an Art Gallery. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  4. Chapter II - Use of Force Lethal Force Lethal force is authorized only when non-lethal force has failed or is inadequate to resolve the situation. Lethals are authorized temporarily: In Warzone, Cartels, Gang Base, and any Rebel Outpost. (This includes if/when the engagement moves out of the red zone) If there is 5 or less minutes of a server restart. Deputies/POs may be authorized to use lethal force by a Senior APD member during "Any Means Necessary." Vehicle Shooting Any means necessary only encompasses bypassing APD Rules and Procedures and not Server Rules. During this period you do not have to follow APD Rules or Procedures as long as it contributes to ending the any means situation. Exception: Corporals cannot authorize Deputy/PO lethals during any means necessary. Chapter X - Illegal Areas Gang Base Raids (Server Rules Chapter 13) No Active Skirmish Must follow rebel raid rules Exception: Code 3 does not automatically engage all armed civilians in the area. Exception: Limited to 5 waves Airdrop raids: Officers may only enter for a singular wave. Sergeant+ must be present for the raid. Sergeant+ can call in an Airdrop. Airdrops may be raided with a maximum of 5 officers. May only lethal individuals within the airdrop. APD Officers may not utilize Armed Aerial vehicles or armoured vehicles for the raid. APD Officers may utilize 1 armoured vehicle for the raid. APD Officers must respond Code 3 to the zone. Airdrops can be seized after the area has been called clear. Sergeant+ must authorize lethals at APD HQs for Deputies/Patrol Officers involved in the raid. Chapter XII - Federal Events Federal Events are defined as The Federal Reserve(Fed), The Federal Penitentiary (Jail/Evidence Lockup), and the Blackwater Weapons Facility (BW/Blackwater) Order of Priority: Blackwater, Federal Reserve, Jail/Evidence Lockup If 5 or less officers are online during a Jailbreak/Evidence Lockup, wave rule is not required. Active Federal Events If the bomb is planted or doors are being cut open If there are 4 or less officers on duty, then the officers who are online are not required to respond. Exception: APD Officers must respond to the jail. Chapter XIII - APD Escort Event Lethals must be used during the escort. Corporal+ must authorize Deputy/PO Lethals prior to starting the APD Escort Event. The SDAR must be used by Deputies participating in the APD Escort Event. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  5. No, it follows the same rules as if you have text engaged the illegal vehicle(s). This change is to prevent a text from having to be unnecessarily sent to the illegal vehicle(s) that the Ghosthawk has already fired upon to remain guns hot if the illegal vehicle(s) choose to leave the inner anti-air circle ring.
  6. Chapter VIII - Searches and Seizures Seizure of Money Any person(s) who is seen involved with a robbery of any kind, inside an illegal area, charged with conducting a federal reserve robbery/drug trafficking/any robbery charge (example: Aiding in Reserve Robbery, Robbery, etc.), or interacting with a vehicle that falls into these categories may have any cash seized upon their search. Chapter XVII - APD Aircraft The Ghosthawk Ghosthawk patrols may be used to respond to heavy gang activity. The weapons may only be used on aerial, or illegal vehicles (including APD/R&R Hunters and Striders). Must be sent a text to land or park and given 10 seconds to comply. Exception: Any variant of the Blackfish only requires a 5 second engagement period. Once the text is sent, if the Blackfish pilot elects to change the Angle of Attack of the rotors to facilitate flight (read: changing rotors to take off), the Ghosthawk is guns hot. If the Ghosthawk is fired upon it may return fire, and that specific ghosthawk remains guns hot until the situation is resolved. This includes when the Ghosthawk is presented with a clear threat (Example: civilian with an explosive launcher that has engaged the Ghosthawk via text or an explosive launcher clearly pointing at the Ghosthawk in a red zone) If multiple Ghosthawks have been shot down in the same situation, any Sergeant and above may decide to return to the situation guns hot provided they notify a member of the opposing force. If an APD Ghosthawk is stolen, the APD may use Any Means Necessary to recover it. The “guns hot” call must come from a Senior APD involved in the situation. Ghosthawks mirror the “guns hot” activity of other hawks. A Ghosthawk may be authorized "guns hot" within the federal event's anti-air circle after bomb blows at a federal event in cases where civilians are holding the area without the intent to leave. Exception: Ghosthawks are authorized "guns hot" after bomb blows on illegal vehicles within the federal event's inner anti-air circle (this includes RnR armored vehicles). If an illegal vehicle is fired upon by the Ghosthawk and leaves the federal event's inner anti-air circle the Ghosthawk remains "guns hot" on the illegal vehicle. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  7. Chapter XIII - APD Escort Event Corporal+ can start an APD Escort Event. Maximum amount of APD Officers able to attend APD Escort Event: Small Escort Event - 6 Medium Escort Event - 8 Large Escort Event - 10 APD Officers that are involved in an APD Escort Event must continue to participate in the APD Escort Event until the truck reaches the drop-off location or is destroyed. Chapter X - Illegal Areas Gang Base Raids (Server Rules Chapter 13) No Active Skirmish Must follow rebel raid rules Exception: Code 3 does not automatically engage all armed civilians in the area. Exception: Limited to 5 waves Chapter XVII - APD Aircraft Recon Aerial Vehicle Patrol - The Aircraft can be used for both recon and rapid response. Recon patrols can be performed by any APD member, with the approval of a Corporal or higher. May not directly engage ground units. Must leave with the wave, but does not have to return to HQ when the wave ends. Must not use lights and sirens. (this includes checking redzones/cartels). (Does not apply to Cartels/Rebels) Officers may switch from recon to rapid response, but not the other way around. Recon Patrols conducted in a Helicopter may have a pilot and co-pilot as it’s crew. Recon planes may be operated by more than one officer. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  8. Chapter XXI - April Fools[edit] Kavala Redzone APD Officers must utilize lethal force when inside the Kavala Redzone (Deputies may utilize SDARS) No wave rule is required for responding to the Kavala Redzone. Code 3 is not required inside the Kavala Redzone. APD Officers may only fire upon civilians that have fired upon them first within the Kavala Redzone. Exception: R&R and Silla, (-s-) tagged or not may be shot on site due to be being deemed domestic terrorist groups. All APD vehicles must be driven backwards inside the Kavala Redzone. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  9. PSA - APD Escort Event

    APD Officers that choose to participate in the APD Escort Event must continue to participate in the APD Escort Event until the truck reaches the drop off location or is destroyed. 

    APD Officers cannot deviate from participating in the APD Escort Event to respond to other situations, camp bodies etc.

     @Chief of Police,@Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member

     

  10. Chapter II - Use of Force Lethal Force Lethal force is authorized only when non-lethal force has failed or is inadequate to resolve the situation. Lethals are authorized temporarily: In Warzone, Cartels, Gang Base, and any Rebel Outpost. (This includes if/when the engagement moves out of the red zone) If there is 5 or less minutes of a server restart. POs may be authorized to use lethal force by a Senior APD member during "Any Means Necessary." Tasers are inadequate to resolve the situation. If the suspect is on a roof that has no way to access or is only accessible by ladder. If fired upon without previous engagement, you may return fire with extreme care for the life and property of the APD. If the suspect is in a armed vehicle's gunner seat. SGT+ can utilize lethals during trial by combat (if part of the agreement made with the suspect). Chapter V - Processing Suspects Corporal+ may conduct trial by combat with suspects (come to an agreement with a suspect that will be determined through combat). Example: If the suspect wins APD will let you go, if the APD wins you pay your ticket. Exception: APD Officers cannot add more than 1 charge onto a suspect. Exception: Only SGT+ can lethal during trial by combat (if part of the agreement made with the suspect). Chapter XIII - APD Escort Event[edit] Corporal+ can start an APD Escort Event. Lethals must be used during the escort. Corporal+ must authorize PO Lethals prior to starting the APD Escort Event. The SDAR must be used by Deputies participating in the APD Escort Event. @Chief of Police, @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  11. The APD Escort is an event that is for civs to try and collaborate in killing the APD to get the gear inside the truck. If the truck became a KOS area (RedZone) rather than a BlueZone it is a mobile KOS area that civs are able to also drive if they kill all the APD with the truck and could take it to any area such as Kavala Square and just start shooting everyone. It is also a Server Rule not an APD Master Handbook Rule so it would be staff that would need to make the change.
  12. Chapter I - Professional Standards[edit] Conduct Officers are allowed to conduct themselves casually with civilians, so long as they do not go out of their way to excessively insult a civilian or go outside the boundaries set forth by the server rules. Officers are expected to treat all players with respect. This is a two-way street. "Street language" is not frowned upon in the APD, you may RP freely as so long as you don't cross the lines of harassment, racism, and other extreme vulgarities. Anything reasonable that does not conflict with the APD Master Handbook, Ticket Guide or Server Rules is acceptable within the spirit of role-play. Disciplinary action will not be taken for reasonable role-play. Chapter XIV - SWAT SWAT must utilize SWAT gear during the Conquest Raids. SWAT cannot utilize Spike Strips, Bait Appliances, Tear Gas, or Flash Bangs during Conquest Raids. SWAT gear or vehicles cannot be utilized as an APD Officer. Exception: SWAT Backpacks can be utilized by APD Officers. Please all APD Officers also read through the following post regarding role-playing and demonstrating leniency whilst on cop. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  13. RolePlay & Leniency Introduction The following post is a guide on what is expected when role-playing and demonstrating leniency as an APD Officer. Anything reasonable that does not conflict with the APD Master Handbook, Ticket Guide or Server Rules is acceptable within the spirit of role-play. Disciplinary action will not be taken for reasonable role-play. Please also read the following post: Conducting Yourself as an APD Officer As an APD Officer it is your duty to maintain the peace on Altis and you’re expected to be able to fluently role-play every situation that you encounter. Obviously role-play is a two-way street and if a civilian chooses not to role-play with you through not talking, just screaming etc. there is nothing you can do about that but you should make every effort to attempt to role-play with a civilian. When encountering civilians in cities, doing legal runs or on the side of the road you should make an effort to speak to them and see if they need any assistance etc. As an APD Officer you do not just have to check RedZones, part of your duty is to serve civilians on Altis through assisting them. If civilians have questions such as how to do runs as they are new you should thoroughly explain to them some of the simplest and safest runs to do. You can even take them to the fields, processors and traders so they know where the locations are or assist them with a run (you cannot request compensation from the civilian for your assistance). We were all new once and the map can be overwhelming at first. APD Dispatches & Panic Buttons Take note of APD Dispatches, Medic and Workers Protection Licence Holder's Panic Button notifications if you're not pre-occupied attempt to respond to them. As said on Nerdy's Post a lot of new player's use the APD Dispatch System to try and get assistance with a range of problems that they encounter from individuals breaking rules on them to needing to have assistance with how to do a run. Do as much as you can do in-game to help them and always suggest that they should connect to TeamSpeak (ts.olympus-entertainment.com) and join Support Room Join For Help so that Support Team are able to assist them further. Part of the role as an APD Officer is to assist people in-game and Worker's Protection Licence Holders do have access to Panic Buttons like R&R that are to be used when they need assistance and these should both be reactively responded to when APD Officers are available, checking RedZones is not your only responsiblity as an APD Officer. Probable Cause Just because you have a form of probable cause does not necessarily mean you have to attempt to apprehend a civilian (use common sense). If a civilian has a bounty yes you do have probable cause but if they have $300k bounty and are not committing any crimes or harming anyone for example just betting in the Casino or driving down the road is it necessary to attempt to apprehend them? Despite a civilian being in possession of an illegal weapon/equipment does not necessarily mean you have to attempt to apprehend them, if they are just in a town square etc. not causing any harm to anyone you are not required to do anything. Obviously if they are killing other civilians or committing crimes you need to if possible intervene. Whilst Patrolling RedZones if you do find civilians inside the RedZone the highest ranking officer does have the discretion of whether or not to try to apprehend the civilians or not, for example you may choose to do this if you think they are new or they are in a small vehicle like an SUV. If you decide to apprehend them it is the highest ranking officer in the situations discretion of whether or not to firstly search the vehicles as well as seize them if seizing prerequisites are met. If the civilians do decide to role-play that should be taken into consideration by the highest ranking officer in the situation when making the discretionary decision. Place yourself in the shoes of the Civilian and what you would want to happen in the scenario if you were the civilian. Processing Suspects Proactively attempt to role-play with suspects when you apprehend them and just because you have tased and restrained someone does not mean you have to process them, the highest ranking officer in the situation has the discretion to let suspects go. For example the suspects seem new or they haven’t committed any major crimes. If you are processing a suspect and they are role-playing with you this should be taken into consideration when seizing their weapons/equipment and when issuing them a ticket, always consider just taking the firing pin of the weapon and whether it is neccesary to fully seize the weapon but always check with the highest ranking officer in the situation first. The option is available for Patrol Officers to deviate up to 50% when no higher ups are available and Corporal+ to discount a ticket to an amount of their choosing, utilize the abilities that you have at your rank. When following L.I.S.T do not say closed statements eg. “I am checking your licences.” actually ask the suspect an open ended question that allows for dialogue such as “do you have any form of identification on your person?”, "are you in possession of anything illegal?", "well what if I take your firing pin so that it is an ornamental weapon, where will you hang it in your house?", "would you like to explain any of your charges to me?" etc. If handling suspects that have committed crimes that warrant seizure of a license do be sure to listen to their story and role-play whilst remembering it is not compulsory to seize their licence, it is at the discretion of the highest ranking officer in the situation. Just because an individual has a manslaughter charge does not mean you have to seize their FireArms Licence. Consider when handling Vigilantes the amount of arrests it has taken to get to their tier and the time that will have taken, just because you can seize their Vigilante Licence or lower it a tier does not mean you have to, it is at the discretion of the highest ranking officer at the situation. When having a suspect in APD Custody makes it an enjoyable experience, you are able to get suspects to do different actions other than explaining their charges to get a lower ticket or a pardon. For example APD Officers can have suspects have dance offs, sing, tell jokes etc. Summary It is not being suggested that you need to stop responding to a situation to respond to dispatches, not to attempt to apprehend civilians or let every civilian go. What is being said is to use common sense and to role-play each situation and make an enjoyable experience for all parties involved, whilst taking extra consideration for newer and less experienced players. Place yourself into the other person's perspective and what you would want to happen if you were them to have a good experience, bare in mind you are not losing anything as an APD Officer. APD Officers should always consider their actions when playing on cop as being a whitelisted faction all have a responsibility to ensure they’re adhering to upholding the standards that are expected. Every positive interaction can make a player's experience better, ensure you are creating positive experiences. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  14. Chapter XI - Illegal Areas Any area marked with a red crosshatch is considered an illegal area, including active Banks, Jails, Blackwaters, and Federal Reserves. Officers must announce themselves when entering an illegal area with code 3. Code 3 automatically engages all armed civilians in the illegal area. Exception: No code 3 is needed when entering an active Federal Event, Bank or Art Gallery robbery. Exception: Officers may enter illegal areas with garages with the intent to pull vehicles if their vehicle has been damaged beyond repair. Officers may not interfere with any activities inside of the illegal area unless fired upon first. Illegal Areas may be patrolled every 15 minutes. Officers must not remain in, or monitor, an illegal area if there is no activity Looking into an illegal area is considered checking it. During situations inside of illegal areas, officers must respond in waves. Exception: An active Bank/Art gallery robbery Chapter XII - Blue Zones[edit] Blue Zones (Server Rules Chapter 14) APD Officers may freely patrol Blue Zones. The APD Escort Event, Art Gallery & Pharmaceutical Robbery are Blue Zones. APD Officers responding to an active Art Gallery Robbery or a Pharmaceutical Robbery must respond code 3 or dark with the intent to verbally engage. APD Officers do not have to respond in waves to an active situation in a Blue Zone. FTO Requirement Changes Eligibility to apply for FTO is now changed from 60 days TIG (Time In Grade) to 30 days TIG, further information for eligibility and requirements can be found on the post linked below. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member
  15. Chapter VIII - SWAT Only SWAT has the ability to conduct Conquest Raids. A maximum amount of 10 SWAT can conduct Conquest Raids. SWAT must respond in waves. SWAT can use a maximum of 6 armoured vehicles per wave. Chapter XV - APD Equipment & Ground Vehicles APD Tools Flashbangs/Throwables are to be used only in tactical situations following proper engagement. Spike strips may be used on vehicles you are engaged with. Ensure any placed spike strips are packed backup. The SDAR may be used without SGT approval if a suspect is in the water, or they are in an inaccessible area (unreachable roofs). Suspect must be notified prior to firing upon. Otherwise, Sergeants must approve. Do not carry one in a backpack unless conducting a boat patrol. Exception: Sergeants+ may carry an SDAR in their backpack. APD can use epi-pens and dopamine shots on civilians but cannot then attempt to arrest the civilian. @Deputy Chief of Police, @Senior APD Member & @APD Member

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