GTA:Los Santos Police Service
|Formed||22nd Febuary 2020|
|Legal personality||Police force|
|Size||127km2 (49 sq mi)|
|Population||Around 29 Million|
|Headquarters||Mission Row Police Station|
|Stations||Mission Row Police Station|
The Los Santos Police Service (LSPS) is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement across San Andreas, covering an area of 127 km2 with around 50 officers.
The Los Santos Police Service is organised into the following directorates:
Each directorate is made up of 25 officers, with the exception of Specialist Operations which has 15. Each directorate has 4 operational teams consisting of Sergreants and Police Constables.
The Silver Command is made up of 3 officers. 1 Chief Superintendent (C/Supt) and 2 Superintendents (Supt). The Bronze Command is made up of 1 Chief Inspector (C/Insp) and 2 Inspectors (Insp) for each directorate with the exception of Specialist Operations which only has 1 Inspector. Within Frontline and Traffic there are 4 teams each led by a Sergeant each with 8 Constables. In Specialist Operations there are only 2 teams.
|Shepherd Kingston||Barry Greenhalgh|
Frontline policing officers perform standard patrols around the Los Santos area whilst responding to incidents and 999 calls. They ustilise Incident Response Vehicles and Area Cars. Each vehilce performing frontline policing duties is assigned the Yankee-Victor callsign.
Traffic Policing officers are specially trained in enforcing road traffic laws and high speed pursuits. They are also trained in tactical pursuit tactics such as TPACs and Hard Stops in order to prevent offenders who attempt to escape via the roads. They utilise Traffic Pursuit Vehicles. Each vehilce performing traffic policing duties is assigned the Romeo-Papa callsign.
Specialist Operations officers receive additional training in order to utilise firearms. Officers in this directorate consist of Authorised Firearms Officers (AFO) and Specialist Firearms Officers (SFO). They utilise Armed Response Vehicles (ARV) in Tactical Support Teams (TST) to respond to firearms and violent crime incidents, as well as working as trojan proactive units as visible armed response vehicle patrols in areas of high crime to deter those who pose a threat. Each vehilce performing specialist operations duties is assigned the Trojan callsign.
The Los Santos Police Service uses the standard British Police ranks, indicated by shoulder boards (epaulettes), up to Chief Superintendent.
Junior Ranks and Trainees:
- Probationary Police Constable (P/Constable): "PC" written on the epaulette with "Police Constable", name and collar number also displayed.
- Police Constable (Constable): "PC" Written on the epaulette with "Police Constable", name and collar number also displayed. Note that any officer above Police Constable has passed all their initial training as provided by the Police Academy and therefore at this point officers become entirely responsible for their own decision making in relation to the National Decision Model (NDM)
- Sergeant (Sgt): Three pointing-down chevrons above the divisional call sign and shoulder number, officers above this rank may have additional powers to authorise specific actions.
- Inspector (Insp): Two Order of the Bath stars, informally known as "pips".
- Chief Inspector (C/Insp): Three pips.
- Superintendent (Supt): Single crown, this is the first Silver Command rank.
- Chief Superintendent (C/Supt): Single crown over one pip.
|Training Ranks||Police Officers||Bronze Command||Silver Command (Police Command)|
|Probationary Police Constable||Police Constable||Sergeant||Inspector||Chief Inspector||Superintendent||Chief Superintendent|
|For a comparison of these ranks with other British police forces see Police Ranks of the United Kingdom|
Police officers are paid according to a uniform pay scale, which increases with each promotion, starting at £TBD for PPCs up to £TBD for C/Supts.
Joining the Police Service
In order to join, aspiring recruits have to fill out the official Police Application Form on the government website and, once received, applications will be reviewed by the Police Command.
The Los Santos Police Service operates and maintains a fleet of various types of vehicles which are used for a range of duties, these include:
- Incident Response Vehicles (IRV) or Response Cars: Used for patrol and 999 emergency response.
- Area Cars: Used for patrolling a particular district, and for 999 emergency response, these vehicles are driven by Bronze and Silver Command.
- Traffic Pursuit Vehicles: Used by Traffic Policing Units to enforce Road Traffic Rules and pursue those who attempt to escape via the roads.
- Armed Response Vehicles (ARV): Used by Armed Response to transport their Authorised Firearms Officers, SFOs and CTSFOs to incidents.
Incident Response Vehicles (IRV) or Response Cars - (used by Frontline Policing):
- Ford Focus (Police Roadcruiser)
- Vauxhall Insignia Estate
- Audi A4 TFSI 35
Traffic Pursuit Vehicles - (used by Traffic Policing):
- Volvo V90
- Volvo XC90
Armed Response Vehicles (ARV) - (used by Specialist Operations - Firearms):
- BMW 330D Saloon
- BMW X5 40d XDrive
- BMW R 1200RT (Police Bike)
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (Riot Van)
- Mercedes-Benz Vito (Dog Van)
The Los Santos Police Service was formed on the 22nd February 2020, as a method of Policing Los Santos.