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APD Handbook Update 6/11/2017


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This update comes into effect immediately.

Chapter III - Use of Force

  1. Your First Weapon
    1. Your first weapon is always your voice. Always attempt to defuse a situation without firing a shot.
    2. If necessary, you may bring your weapon at the ready while continuing to use your voice.
    3. If the situation calls for it, you may restrain a suspect or civilian if your verbal attempts to resolve the situation have failed.
  2. Non-Lethal Force
    1. The use of tazer rounds (e.g. Police Pistol or Tracer Rounds) are permitted when a suspect attempts to flee on foot or in a vehicle, or presents any weapon.
    2. The use of non-lethal weapons may be used to disable fleeing vehicles by targeting the driver or pilot or their wheels or rotors.
  3. Lethal Force
    1. Lethal force is authorized only when non-lethal force has failed or is inadequate to resolve the situation.
      1. If you have loaded lethals during a situation against a single group and another group joins that situation, lethals are still authorized against all opposing forces.
    2. Failure of a non-lethal solution is defined by 2 failed attempts with a non-lethal option by the individual officer.
      1. Lethal loading waves are not counted until a Corporal or higher has gone through at least 2 waves.
    3. Lethal force may also be authorized when the officers are outnumbered by a ratio of 3:1.
    4. Rules of Engagement - “Do not fire until fired upon…”
    5. If at any point while executing the duties of an APD member you come under fire without prior warning you are immediately allowed to return fire with extreme care for life and property of the people of Altis until the situation has been neutralized
      1. NOTE: Exception - See Ghosthawk & Armed Hummingbird rules
    6. If two or more officers are tased during an active engagement lethal force is authorized against the group/gang that tased the officer regardless of wave.
    7. If a server reset occurs during an active situation and lethal force was authorized prior to restart, officers may return to the situation with lethals loaded on rebels still at and/or fleeing the situation. Same reason as above, some rebels abused restart and cops would have to re-do non-lethal waves to get back to lethals which put cops at a disadvantage.
    8. If an officer is taken hostage, lethal force is authorized in order to recapture the officer.

Chapter XIV - APD Aircraft

  1. Aircraft Patrols
    1. Recon Patrol - recon patrols can be performed individually by a Corporal or higher feeding information to their ground counterparts.
      1. These patrols can not directly engage with criminals on the ground.
      2. Recon patrols can be done with any helicopter/plane in the APD arsenal so long as the pilot is the only inhabitant.
      3. For the Caeser BTT Plane only, you can perform recon over redzones without using lights and sirens, but you still cannot engage.
    2. Rapid Response (Hummingbird/Orca/Caeser BTT) Patrol - these patrols are lead by a Corporal or higher.   These patrols are tasked with rapidly responding to major calls and patrolling high crime areas (Illegal Zones).
      1. Minimum Crew - Pilot + One Gunner - Corporal or higher must be present
    3. Ghosthawk Patrol - Ghosthawk patrols are conducted by Sergeants or higher.  These patrols are utilized for a heavy APD response to large gang actions or high risk rebel activity.
      1. Minimum Crew - Pilot + one Gunner - Sergeant or higher must be online.
    4. Caeser BTT Fixed Wing Patrol - The Fixed Wing Aircraft can be used for both recon and rapid response. For standard patrols, the APD may employ the use of parachutes. 
      1. Minimum Crew - Pilot - Corporal must be present.
    5. Helicopter Transport Provision - During emergency situations where rapid deployment of officers is required the APD member in charge of the Helicopter is authorized to fill the helicopters to maximum passenger capacity for deployment to ensure swift resolution of the incident.
    6. Helicopter Weapons Free - The APD member in command of the helicopter patrol is responsible for its weapons and is the sole officer who can give the order to fire.  Any improper use of an Armed Helicopters weapon assets will result in the Officer who fired and the officer in charge’s review by Senior APD.
    7. Exception - Any officer who is ordered to ensure a helicopter is removed from an area so it does not fall into the hands of criminals or rebels may fly the helicopter alone at any rank directly to a safe location.
  2. The Ghosthawk
    1. The Ghosthawk’s weapons are only to be used on vehicles that are operated by a suspect of a crime, or on vehicles in which a suspect is known to have boarded beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. If giving chase to a vehicle piloted by a suspect of a crime, or a vehicle which is carrying a suspect of a crime, the pilot is to be notified by text message 1 time to land the vehicle, or be shot and given 10 seconds to comply. (Exception You can fire upon an illegal ground vehicle (including APD hunters and striders), if given 1 text message and 10 seconds to comply. If an aircraft is over water and receives a text from a Ghost hawk it must attempt to land at the nearest body of land. If an aircraft continues to fly out to sea it cab be shot down over the water.)
    3. If a landed aircraft is texted to stay landed and and begins to take off after the text is sent the Ghost hawk may fire upon the aircraft without waiting the full 10 seconds.
    4. If the Ghosthawk is fired upon by a armed vehicle and/or titan the Ghost hawk remains guns hot regardless of wave rule until the engagement has been broken for more then 5 minutes.
    5. If a Ghosthawk is stolen, and its operators utilize the guns on the APD or the civilian population, the APD is authorized to use any means necessary to destroy the stolen Ghosthawk (excluding using other vehicle to intentionally ram the stolen Ghosthawk.)
    6. If hostile action is taken against the Ghosthawk, the Ghosthawk may return fire with lethal force without sending a warning text first.
    7. The Sergeant or higher must be the one to give the directive to use the guns.
      1. Exception: If multiple Ghosthawks have been shot down in the same situation any Sergeant and above may decide to use the Ghost hawk GUNS HOT provided they notify a member of the opposing force to leave or surrender prior.
    8. Once a single Ghost hawk meets guns hot requirements, all Ghost hawks in the area of engagement may go guns hot without prior warning.
    9. For FEDS, JAILBREAKS, and BLACKWATER ONLY - Standard ghosthawk rules apply during a Federal reserve robbery, Jailbreak, and blackwater until a prerequisite is met. Once the prerequisite is met, the ghosthawk may respond to the Federal reserve robbery/Jailbreak/Blackwater with GUNS HOT against all hostile robbery/jailbreak participants.
      1. The prerequisite that must be met: The ghosthawk may only be authorized for use with GUNS HOT in the wave following the detonation of the bomb. (Example: If the bomb blows on wave 5, wave 5 MUST FINISH before the Ghosthawk can come out on Wave 6)
      2. Once rebels leave the Fed/Jailbreak/Blackwater, the Ghosthawk ceases fire and resets to normal ghosthawk rules. They must re-engage the fleeing rebels with proper texts.
        1. If the rebels fire upon the Ghosthawk at any point, before/during/after it goes GUNS HOT, the Ghosthawk does not have to re-engage.
        2. If a server reset occurs during an active situation and the Ghosthawk was GUNS HOT prior to restart, the Ghosthawk may return to the situation (after restart) GUNS HOT at the rebels still at and/or fleeing the fed. This is because many groups abused restart by doing feds for instance 30-45 minutes prior to restart in which they would fill up a truck with gold and then they couldn't be touched after, so they'd fire haphazardly at a ghosthawk which put the cops at a disadvantage after restart for the getaway.
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1 minute ago, G.O.A.T. said:

If an officer is taken hostage, lethal force is authorized in order to recapture the officer

does this include Sdar's if you're a PO?

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49 minutes ago, G.O.A.T. said:

If the Ghosthawk is fired upon by a armed vehicle and/or titan the Ghost hawk remains guns hot regardless of wave rule until the engagement has been broken for more then 5 minutes.

So Goshawk's can only break wave rule if a Titan is fired at them now and not an armed vehicle?

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7 minutes ago, Hot Pocket said:

so no negotiations needed or is this only for when negotiations fail?

If they call a hostage situation, treat it as normal. This is mostly for when an officer gets taken hostage, you see the guy running with him, and you rip his head essentially. LMK if this doesn't make sense and I'll clarify in the morning.

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7 hours ago, G.O.A.T. said:

 

  1. If an officer is taken hostage, lethal force is authorized in order to recapture the officer.

 

Just to clarify

So basically only Corporals can lethal a hostage taker without going through the specific set of waves and/or being outnumbered? As well as PO's still go through the regular tazer rounds unless situation isn't "resolvable" by tazing?

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59 minutes ago, Ryannathant said:

Just to clarify

So basically only Corporals can lethal a hostage taker without going through the specific set of waves and/or being outnumbered? As well as PO's still go through the regular tazer rounds unless situation isn't "resolvable" by tazing?

It means until you start negotiations (if they do ever start) Corporals are lethals loaded on the people who took your other officer. 

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1 hour ago, Ryannathant said:

Just to clarify

So basically only Corporals can lethal a hostage taker without going through the specific set of waves and/or being outnumbered? As well as PO's still go through the regular tazer rounds unless situation isn't "resolvable" by tazing?

If you yourself are outnumbered 3:1 you have to comply as per normal rules, this is more for corps+ that are going to save the taken cop. 

 

@G.O.A.T.

In regards to an armed Huron, is it not considered the same rules as a stolen ghost hawk no more? As you now state that if fired apon by armed Huron we have to follow normal engagement rules each wave, but what if the Huron is shooting the civs as well? Just to be clear...

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1 minute ago, RogueMK said:

 

If you yourself are outnumbered 3:1 you have to comply as per normal rules, this is more for corps+ that are going to save the taken cop. 

 

@G.O.A.T.

In regards to an armed Huron, is it not considered the same rules as a stolen ghost hawk no more? As you now state that if fired apon by armed Huron we have to follow normal engagement rules each wave, but what if the Huron is shooting the civs as well? Just to be clear...

 Armed Huron isn't the same thing as an Armed Vehicle, if a Huron uses its guns on Civ/APD it's still supposed to be treated as a stolen ghosthawk.

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