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    Welcome to the Los Santos Police Department Homepage
    "Improving the Quality of Life and Preventing Crime"
  • dWeOJaG.png RANK STRUCTURE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT

    Chief of Police / CoP (ACOP.png)

    The Chief of Police (COP) is the highest-ranking officer in the Police Department. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Police Department, the COP is responsible for the planning, efficient administration, and operation of the Police Department. In this capacity, the COP directs, plans, and coordinates the enforcement of particular areas of crime, and aims to minimize crime risks across the entire city, to protect persons and property and for the preservation of the peace of the community.

    Assistant Chief of Police / ACoP (DCOP.png)

    The Assistant Chief of Police (ACoP) keeps the Chief of Police informed of all operational activities on a day-to-day basis. The Assistant Chief directs the activities of either the administrative or operational side of the Police Department.

       

    Deputy Chief of Police / DCoP (CMDR.png)

    The Deputy Chief of Police (DCoP) is assigned a designated bureau to which they have complete control of for efficient management and control. A Deputy Chief of Police is the third highest rank within the Police Department.

     

    Police Commander / Cmdr (  )

    A role similar to an Assistant General Manager or Vice President of a corporation, a Commander is the fourth highest rank in the Police Department and reports directly to their designated Deputy Chief of Police. They are assigned as a Director of a Team and Program to which it is their responsibility to manage, operate and control.

     

    • Police Captain  / Cpt  ( CPT.png )

    Upon completion of 3 months as a Lieutenant, one can advance to Captain. A Captain, resembling a District Manager of a large corporation, has a choice of roles alongside his or her general departmental administration, which may include serving as the Commanding Officer of a Division. A Captain is responsible for inspecting and overseeing the functions of the patrol officers to ensure compliance with the Department policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; supervising the administrative and support functions personnel; inspecting personnel, facilities, and tactics for safety and/or training needs; maintaining liaison with numerous municipal, governments, civic organizations, and private citizens to establish and maintain rapport to facilitate Department functions and to promote neighborhood safety and community policing programs.

    Examples of available roles include:
    – Area Assistant Commanding Officer
    – Commanding Officer of a Division
    – Command Program Instructor

     

    • Police Lieutenant  / Lt  ( LT.png )

    After serving two months as a Senior Sergeant one is eligible to apply for the Command Program, including an application, examination, interview and training. If a Senior Sergeant is promoted to Lieutenant , they have passed through most of the Command Program and their final training is now underway.

    Examples of roles include:
    – Area Assistant Commanding Officer
    – Area Patrol Operations Commanding Officer

     

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    • Police Staff Sergeant  / SSgt  ( SSG.png )

    After serving two months as a Senior Sergeant  one becomes eligible to be promoted to Staff Sergeant . A Staff Sergeant  position is a supervisory position with specialized and administrative assignments.

    Examples of available roles include:
    – Patrol Sergeant
    – Sergeant Program Instructor

    •  Police Senior Sergeant  / SenSgt ( SGT.png )

    After serving two months as a Sergeant  one becomes eligible to be promoted to Senior Sergeant . A Senior Sergeant  position is a supervisory position with specialized and administrative assignments. A Senior Sergeant  supervises a group of Police Officers and/or civilian employees and instructs them in the performance of their assigned duties.

    Examples of roles include:
    – See examples of available roles for Staff Sergeant


    • Police Sergeant  / Sgt I ( D1.png )

    Much like a department manager, a Sergeant  aids a Commanding Officer in management of a specific Shift, consisting of Police Officers. A Sergeant is required to provide instruction to assigned staff in the operation of their required duties. The basic capacity of a Sergeant  is field supervision, but administrative and specialized assignments are also available. Some Sergeants perform initial and follow-up investigation of crimes and perform surveillance work to detect or prevent crime.

    Examples of available roles include:
    – Assistant Patrol Supervisor
    – Assistant Commanding Officer of a Division

    • Police Senior Corporal

    • Police Corporal

    • Senior Police II

    • Senior Police I

     

    • Police Officer III / POIII (  )

    After a month of being a Police Officer II, an officer becomes eligible for the promotion to Police Officer III. A Police Officer III is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances; protecting life and property; issuing citations, making arrests, preparing reports; meeting with community members; working as a team member; and providing information to the public and departmental units.

    Examples of available roles include:
    – Field Training Officer
    – Traffic Officer III

    • Police Officer II / POII 

    A Police Officer II performs basic duties such as: responding to the scene of a crime or an accident; interviewing suspects and witnesses; writing crime reports; responding to radio calls; monitoring any suspicious activity of ongoing crimes; coordinating vehicular traffic; visiting open businesses such as banks, markets, department stores, and service stations to establish a rapport with owners; booking suspects and evidence and transporting them to the appropriate Police Department facility; responding to citizens’ and visitors’ questions; and preparing Activity Reports.

    Examples of available roles include:
    – Basic Car Officer
    – Traffic Officer
    - Training Officer
    – Firearms Licensing Officer

    • Police Officer I / POI

    The second step in the career ladder with the Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is Police Officer I. It is the classification given to all LSPD officers upon finishing their Cadet Status.  

    • Cadet / CA

    The first step in the career ladder with the Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is Cadet. It is the entry-level classification given to all LSPD officers upon compleating the Police Academy. For two weeks in the Police Ride Along Program, officers are shown  human interaction, and report writing. .

  • dWeOJaG.png DEPARTMENT'S MISSION

    The Police Department’s goal is to protect and maintain Los Santos' high quality of life and prevent crime. The department is responsible for enhancing overall community safety and safeguarding the rights of individuals. The Police Department is organized into specialized units and teams, staffed by both full-time, and volunteer officers to manage calls for service and facilitate problem-solving throughout the community.

  • dWeOJaG.png OFFICES AND DIVISIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT

    Upon being enlisted and progressing to the rank of a Police Officer I, you are entitled to specialize your type of patrol with specific sub-divisions. The sub-divisions array from tactical units to traffic enforcement. The LSPD offers every type of specialized patrol and engagement with the community to suit your needs and endeavors.  

    SUB-DIVISIONS

     Motor Bike Unit
     Port Authority
     Street Crimes Unit
      Traffic Services Unit
     Detective Bureau

  • dWeOJaG.png  EXPECTATIONS OF THE POLICE OFFICERS

    In order to join the Department we require a certain number of traits that you possess. Below we have listed both primary and secondary skills which we would consider a mandatory requirement and a foundation for an applicant so that it can be built on during the academy.

    (( ON DUTY ))

    As a peace officer of the Los Santos Police Department, you must be able to...

    • Respect others with sensitivity and possess interpersonal skills
    • Make decisions with a clear judgment
    • Work efficiently in and as a team 
    • Remain mature consistently and must respect discipline
    • Be honest, as well as respect integrity and personal ethics
    • Set and achieve personal goals
    • Fluently speak and write using the English language

    ((OFF DUTY))
    As a member of the Los Santos Police Department, you must be able to...

    • Represent the Department professionally and maturely
    • Dedicate the vast majority of your game time to the Department
    • Be able to respect authority and follow instruction
    • Remain neutral as a server player and realize that your position of authority.
    • Recognize and obey server rules and understand that admin punishment may result in interdepartmental punishment.