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APD Handbook Update (06/01/21)

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Chapter II - Use of Force

Lethal Force

  1. Lethal force is authorized only when non-lethal force has failed or is inadequate to resolve the situation.
  2. Lethals are authorized temporarily:
    1. In Warzone, Cartels, Gang Base, and any Rebel Outpost. (This includes if/when the engagement moves out of the red zone)
    2. If there is 5 or less minutes of a server restart.
    3. 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.

  1. Exception: Corporals cannot authorize Deputy/PO lethals during any means necessary.

Chapter X - Illegal Areas

Gang Base Raids (Server Rules Chapter 13)

  1. No Active Skirmish
    1. Must follow rebel raid rules
      1. Exception: Code 3 does not automatically engage all armed civilians in the area.
      2. Exception: Limited to 5 waves


  1. Airdrop raids:
    1. Officers may only enter for a singular wave.
      1. Sergeant+ must be present for the raid.
      2. Sergeant+ can call in an Airdrop.
      3. Airdrops may be raided with a maximum of 5 officers.
      4. May only lethal individuals within the airdrop.
      5. APD Officers may not utilize Armed Aerial vehicles or armoured vehicles for the raid.
      6. APD Officers may utilize 1 armoured vehicle for the raid.
      7. APD Officers must respond Code 3 to the zone.
      8. Airdrops can be seized after the area has been called clear.
        1. 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)


  1. Order of Priority: Blackwater, Federal Reserve, Jail/Evidence Lockup
  2. If 5 or less officers are online during a Jailbreak/Evidence Lockup, wave rule is not required.

Active Federal Events

  1. If the bomb is planted or doors are being cut open
  2. If there are 4 or less officers on duty, then the officers who are online are not required to respond.
    1. Exception: APD Officers must respond to the jail.


Chapter XIII - APD Escort Event

  1. Lethals must be used during the escort.
    1. Corporal+ must authorize Deputy/PO Lethals prior to starting the APD Escort Event.
    2. The SDAR must be used by Deputies participating in the APD Escort Event.


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

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