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[IMPORTANT] NG HandBook

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1.1 - Department Purpose and Core Values


Goal and Purpose : "To Serve and Protect."

Core values :
JUSTICE: Use of authority to uphold what is right, just, and lawful.
EQUITY: Fair, impartial and equitable treatment of all people.
INTEGRITY: Faithful performance of our duties and always doing the right thing for the right reason.
HONESTY: Incorruptible character and truthfulness.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrating responsibility in all activities.
RESPECT: Treating others as we would like to be treated.
DIVERSITY: Encouraging the participation of all people and the inclusion of diverse points of view.
TEAMWORK: Achieving more through partnerships.
INNOVATION: Encouraging creativity in the performance of our duties.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Exceeding our customers' expectations.


1.2 - Department Objectives


1. Reverence for the Law
The main thrust of a peace officer's duties consist of an attempt to enforce the law. In our application of the law, we must do it within a legal spirit which was so clearly set forth by the framers of the Bill of Rights, an original part of our Constitution. That bill had as its purpose elevating the rights of each citizen to a position co-equal with the state which might accuse him. Its purpose was to provide for an enforcement of the law with fundamental fairness and equity. Because of the Bill of Rights, the dignity of the individual person in America was placed in an almost sacred position of importance.A peace officer’s enforcement should not be done in grudging adherence to the legal rights of the accused, but in a sincere spirit of seeking that every accused person is given all his rights as far as it is within the powers of the NG.In the discharge of our enforcement of criminal statutes, the peace officer must scrupulously avoid any conduct which would make him a violator of the law. The solution of a crime, or the arrest of a lawbreaker, can never justify the peace officer committing a felony as an expedient for the enforcement of the law.We peace officers should do our utmost to foster a reverence for the law. We can best start by displaying a reverence for the legal rights of our fellow citizens and a reverence for the law itself.


2. Crime Prevention Top Priority
The basic mission for which the NG exists is to prevent crime and disorder as an alternative to repression by military force and severity of legal punishment. When the NG fails to prevent crime, it becomes important to apprehend the person responsible for the crime and gather all evidence that might be used in a subsequent trial.


3. Public Approbation of NG
The ability of the NG to perform their duties are dependent on public approval of NG existence, actions, behavior, and the ability of the NG to secure and maintain public respect.


4. Voluntary Law Observance
The NG must secure the willing cooperation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public.


5. Public Cooperation
The degree of public cooperation that can be secured diminishes, proportionately, the necessity for the use of physical force and compulsion in achieving NG objectives.


6. Impartial Friendly Enforcement
The NG seeks and preserve public favor, not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to the law without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws; by readily offering individual service and friendship to all members of society without regard to their race or social standing; by the ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor; and by readily offering individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.

7. Minimum Use of Force
The NG should use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient to achieve NG objectives; and NG should use only the reasonable amount of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a NG objective.

8. Public Are the NG
The NG should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historical tradition that the NG are the public and that the public are the NG; the NG are the only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interest of community welfare.


9. Limit of NG Power
The NG should always direct their actions strictly toward their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary by avenging individuals or the state, or authoritatively judging guilt or punishing the guilty.


10. Test of NG Effectiveness
The test of NG effectiveness is the absence of crime and the presence of public order. It is not the evidence of NG action in dealing with crime and disorder.


11. People Working with NG
The task of crime prevention cannot be accomplished by the NG alone. This task necessarily requires the willing cooperation of both the NG and the public working together toward a common goal.


12. Managers Working with NG
Only line NG officers perform the tasks for which NG were created. They are the operating professionals. Supervisors and managers exist to define problems, to establish objectives, and to assist line NG officers in the accomplishment of the NG mission.The evaluation of a manager should be based on the improvement and excellence of his subordinates in the achievement of organizational goals. The life’s blood of good management is a thoroughly systematic, two-way circulation of information, feelings, and perceptions throughout the organization.


13. NG Working with NG
For many reasons, some specialization of work is necessary. Specialization should be created only when vitally necessary. When specialization is created, organization should be adjusted to ensure that the specialists and generalists who serve the same citizens work closely together on the common problems in as informal an organizational structure as possible. This will tends to ensure a unity of effort, resources, and the effective service to a common goal.


14. NG Work with Criminal Justice System
It must be recognized that the NG and the people alone cannot successfully resolve the problems of crime. The criminal justice system as a whole, in order to properly serve the public, must operate as a total system with all its various elements working together. The close cooperation of the NG with prosecutors, courts, and correctional officers are necessary to ensure the development of a safer community.


15. NG/Press Relationships
One of the first and most fundamental considerations of this nation’s founders in drafting the Bill of Rights was to provide for a free press as an essential element of the First Amendment to the Constitution. They recognized that a well-informed citizenry is vital to the effective functioning of a democracy. NG operations profoundly affect the public and therefore arouse substantial public interest. Likewise, public interest and public cooperation bear significantly on the successful accomplishment of any NG mission. The NG should make every reasonable effort to serve the needs of the media in informing the public about crime and other NG problems. This should be done with an attitude of openness and frankness whenever possible. The media should have access to personnel, at the lowest level in a Department, who are fully informed about the subject of a press inquiry. The media should be told all that can be told that will not impinge on a person’s right to a fair trail, seriously impede a criminal investigation, imperil a human life, or seriously endanger the security of the people. In such cases, the minimum information should be given which will not impinge on the four areas and we should merely state that nothing more can be said.In all other matters in our relationship with the media in dealing with current news, every member of the Department should make every reasonable effort consistent with accomplishing the NG task in providing the media representatives with full and accurate material.


16. Management by Objectives
In order to effectively deal with the most important problems, objectives must be established. The establishment of objectives and the means used to ensure that they are reached must include the participation of those involved in the task. The setting of an objective has very little meaning without the participation of those involved.


17. Management by Participation
Since employees are greatly influenced by decisions that are made and objectives that are established, it is important for them to be able to provide input into the methods utilized to reach these decisions. Employees should be encouraged to make recommendations which might lead to an improvement in the delivery of NG service and assist in the furtherance of the Department meeting its objective.*


18. Territorial Imperative
NG work is one of the most personal of all personal services. It deals with human beings in life and death situations. The NG officers and the people they serve must be as close as possible, and where possible must know one another. Such closeness can generate the NG-citizen cooperation necessary for the involvement of the whole community in community protection. Organization of assignments should ensure that the NG and the same citizens have an opportunity to continuously work for the protection of a specific community. Strength through interacting together and working together on common problems can be enhanced through officers and the people feeling at home with one another in an atmosphere of mutual cooperation. This may be described as a utilization of the "Territorial Imperative." employees are greatly influenced by decisions that are made and objectives that are established, it is important for them to be able to provide input into the methods utilized to reach these decisions. Employees should be encouraged to make recommendations which might lead to an improvement in the delivery of NG services and assist in the furtherance of the Department meeting its objective.*


19. Openness and Honesty
For NG-public cooperation, there must be respect of the NG by the public. This is best ensured by optimum openness of the Department in its operations. A general feeling and reality of openness must pervade the NG organization. Above all, the NG officer must be consistently open, honest, and trustful in all matters. A combination of honesty and openness will effectively develop respect in the community for the NG and make it possible for citizens to come to them with problems and information. Where this trust does not exist because of a lack of honesty or openness, the channels of communication between the NG and the public are clogged and the NG must desperately struggle on alone.



2.0 - Communications


All members of the Los Santos NG Department are issued a double frequency radio with a department ((/r)) radio which is used to communicate with other NG Officers and the cross-department ((/d)) radio which allows communication with all Government agencies in Los Santos. This should only be used with permission from a Sergeant, however the highest ranking officer on-duty is permitted to respond to other departments if command staff are unable.

Status Codes:
Code 0: Game crashed
Code 1: Routine response (Deal with your current situations, then respond. No siren.)
Code 2: Urgent response (Drop what you are doing. Siren.)
Code 3: Emergency Response (All units respond.)
Code 4: No further assistance required
Code 7: Mealtime
Code 10: Bomb threat
Code 33: Radio silence, unless relevant

Radio Codes:
10-1: Receiving poorly
10-2: Receiving well
10-3: Stop transmitting
10-4: Message received
10-6: Busy, but available
10-7: Out of service, not available
10-8: In service / On duty
10-9: Repeat last transmission
10-10: Off duty
10-15: Suspect in custody
10-19: Station (at, or returning to)
10-20: Location
10-22: Disregard
10-23: Standby
10-26: Traffic stop
10-26a: High risk traffic stop
10-27: License status check
10-29: Check crimes
10-39: Status check
10-62: Attempting a P.I.T.
10-66: Suspicious person
10-76: En route
10-80: Pursuit in progress
10-85: Checking area
10-97: At scene
10-98: Finished with last detail, all units available
10-99: Suspect present
10-100: Civil disturbance, standby
10-101: Civil disturbance, backup

11-14: SRU assistance required
11-44: Coroner's case (Dead on the floor)
11-80: Accident, major
11-81: Accident, minor
11-82: Accident, property damage only
11-83: Accident, no details
11-98: Meet at location
11-99: Officer needs immediate assistance (( DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS - this is not a normal back-up call, this is when you're being shot at by fifteen people and need the entire department as back-up ))

Identity Codes (IC):
IC 1: White
IC 2: Black
IC 3: Latino
IC 4: Middle Eastern
IC 5: Asian
IC 6: Unknown ethnicity


2.1 The Force Matrix


In layman's terms, the force matrix is a tool NG officers use to determine the amount of force to use in a situation.

Force Level 1 (blue)
- Suspect may be verbally aggressive.
- Suspect may be showing aggression in his tone of speaking.
- Suspect may be taunting you, or using foul languages.

* Your actions
At this point in time you are to issue verbal warnings or gestures to calm them down. No physical contact may occur.


Force Level 2 (green)
- Suspect may have committed a crime.
- Suspect may be disobeying orders from a LEO.
- Suspect is hinting violent actions.
- Suspect is making aggressive movements or gestures.
- Suspect may be preparing for physical contact.
- Suspect may be increasingly aggressive.
- Suspect is showing disrespect.

* Your actions
At this point in time you may not use secondary equipment. Call a Code 2 and move to a hands on approach of attempting to escort the person away from the situation or potential victims using voice commands and light gestures.


Force Level 3 (yellow)
- Suspect has committed a crime.
- Suspect may be making physical contact.
- Suspect may be using a non-lethal weapon.
- Suspect may be threatening lives.
- Suspect may be involved in a physical fight.

* Your actions
At this time you may use a tazer, pepperspray or a nightstick to detain them. Call a Code 3 backup if necessary. Do not withdraw a firearm.


Force Level 4 (orange)
- Suspect has or is committing a felony.
- Suspect is brandishing a firearm.
- Suspect may be actively aiming.
- Suspect may have vehically assaulted you.
- Suspect has placed lives in danger.
- Suspect may have seriously assaulted somebody.

* Your actions
At this time the suspect is threatening to end a human life. You may unholster and aim a firearm on the suspect. Do not fire unless the force reaches 5. Do not tazer the suspect if they are actively firing upon you.
You may warn them to put away or drop their firearm, if they do not comply after the fifth warning you may use your own judgment.


Force Level 5 (red)
- Suspect has or is committing a serious felony.
- Suspect is in the act of seriously assaulting someone.
- Suspect has a firearm and is aiming it.
- Suspect may be firing at you or civilians.
- Suspect may be in a vehicle attempting to hit you or civilians.
- Suspect may be fleeing after three warnings were issued.
- Suspect may have a hostage.

* Your actions
At this point you may open fire at the suspect and shoot to kill. Attempt to avoid such a situation if possible. If the suspect is attempting to escape in a vehicle, attempt to shoot out their tires - if you miss and the car begins to smoke you must cease fire and attempt P.I.T. maneuvers only. It is suggested that you call a Code 3 backup.

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