Altis Police Service
|Formed||14th Febuary 2014|
|Employees||200+ in total|
|150+ Police officers|
|Legal personality||Police force|
|Size||270km2 (104 sq mi)|
|Headquarters||Kavala Police Station|
The Altis Police Service (APS), formerly known as the Altis Police Constabulary (APC) is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement on Altis, covering an area of 270 km2 with around 230 officers.
The Altis Police Service is organised into the following directorates:
Each is overseen by at least one Deputy Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable, the Altis Police Services management comprises of two main structures, Police Command (officers of the ranks Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable), and the Police Board which is a larger, and intentionally representative group of Police officers, holding senior positions in both Constabularies, Specialist Units or as Constabulary Representatives.
|Deputy Chief Constable||Assistant Chief Constable|
For operational purposes, the Altis Police Service is divided into five geographical divisions known within the force as "constabularies". These mainly represent the main population centres on Altis, (being Kavala, Agios and Athira) however some constabularies also serve specialist roles, being the Road Traffic Unit and Police Academy.
The five existing divisions with their divisional identifiers and their divisional commander are as follows:
|Identifier||District||Partnership Working Areas||District Commander||District HQ|
|KV||City of Kavala||"The Square Mile" (Kavala City Centre)||Chief Superintendent Greenhalgh||Kavala Police Station|
|WA||West Altis||Towns and Cities to the West of Agios (including Agios)||Chief Superintendent Creebles||Agios Police Station|
|EA||East Altis||Towns and Cities to the East of Agios (not including Agios)||Chief Superintendent Jon||Athira Police Station|
|RT||Road Traffic Unit||The Motorways of Altis||Chief Superintendent Sciencefreak||Dependent on operational requirements|
|AC||Police Academy||Responsible for training officers||Chief Superintendent Dan Barretto||Affected by location of trainees|
- Armed Response (AR) – Responsible for providing armed response and support across the whole of Altis, Armed Response travel in ARVs (Armed Response Vehicles) responding to calls involving firearms, weapons and gangs, which may put a other officers at significant risk. Armed Response is an amalgamation of officers with a higher level of firearms proficiency.
- Specialist Protection Group (SPG) – Provides personal armed protection for the Royal family, Prime Minister (Mayor) and other ministers, ambassadors, visiting heads of state and other Very Important Persons (VIP's). The Specialist Protection Group is responsible for providing armed officers that guard important locations such as Her Majesty's Treasury, 10 Kavala Street and the RBA Treasury. They are responsible for escorting all the aforementioned people and occasionally are involved in prisoner transport. They use vehicles to halt traffic, and use armed cars at the rear of the escort for armed assistance and traffic control. Once the escort has passed, the roads are immediately opened. All SEG officers are armed.
- National Police Air Service (NPAS) – Provides centralised air support to the Altis Police Service, based from Kavala Police Station and the National Police Air Service Headquarters located beside the Altis International Airport.
- Marine Policing Unit (MPU) – Responsible for policing the Altis coastline and surrounding waters. They utilise a specialised fleet of watercraft to perform maritime operations, based at Kavala Police Station and the Marine Policing Unit Headquarters located beside the Altis International Airport.
- National Crime Agency (NCA) – Replacing the Narcotics Infringement Unit (NIU), It also assumed a number of responsibilities of other law enforcement agencies and. It is the Altis' lead agency against organised crime, involving drugs, firearms and gangs through partnership working with constabularies and other specialist units.
- SPECTRE – The Security Service, also known as SPECTRE (previously "Spectre"), is the United Kingdom's (and Altis') domestic counter-intelligence and security agency working within the Altis Police Service. SPECTRE is directed by Police Command, and the service is bound by the Security Service Act 1989. SPECTRE is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK & Altis.
The Altis Police Service uses the standard British police ranks, indicated by shoulder boards (epaulettes), up to Chief Constable.
Following controversy over various Police Complaints where officers refused to identify themselves by name and a statement by Chief Constable Tadworth in early 2016 that "the public has a right to be able to identify any uniformed officer whilst performing their duty", collar numbers were introduced, which are allocated individually to each officer, who must tell you their collar number except from in a small amount of specific circumstances. Every officer (except those that are masked or plain clothed) is required to display their collar number at all times.
- Police Community Support Officer (PCSO): The rank assigned to all newly recruited officers, displayed by a blue epaulette with "PCSO" written on it.
- Probationary Police Constable (Prob. PC): "PC" written on the epaulette with "Police Constable", name and collar number also displayed.
- Police Constable (PC): "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 (INS): Two Order of the Bath stars, informally known as "pips".
- Chief Inspector (CI): Three pips.
- Superintendent (SI): Single crown, this is the first Constabulary Command rank.
- Chief Superintendent (CSI): Single crown over one pip.
- Assistant Chief Constable (ACC): Crossed tipstaves in a bayleaf wreath, this is the first Police Command rank.
- Deputy Chief Constable (DCC): One pip over Assistant Chief Constable's badge.
- Chief Constable (CC):Crown over Commander's badge.
|Training Ranks||Police Officers||Bronze Command (Constabulary Seniors)||Silver Command (Constabulary Command)||Gold Command (Police Command)|
|Police Community Support Officer||Probationary Police Constable||Police Constable||Sergeant||Inspector||Chief Inspector||Superintendent||Chief Superintendent||Assistant Chief Constable||Deputy Chief Constable||Chief Constable|
|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 £18,310 for PCSO's up to £69,247 for CC's.
The Altis Police Service operates and maintains a fleet of various types of vehicles which are used for a range of duties, these include:
- Area Cars: used for patrolling a particular district, for 999 emergency response, these vehicles are driven by Bronze and Silver Command.
- Incident Response Vehicles (IRV) or Response Cars: used for patrol and 999 emergency response
- Armed Response Vehicles (ARV): used by Armed Response to transport their Authorised Firearms Officers, SFOs and CTSFOs to incidents.
- Traffic Units:
All vehicles listed are used as marked Incident Response Vehicles (IRV) or Armed Response Vehicles (ARV) by the Altis Police.
Incident Response Vehicles (IRV) or Response Cars - (used by Constabularies):
- Hatchback Sport
- MB 4WD
- Van (Also used for public order situations and mass transportation of officers).
Aircraft - (used by National Police Air Service):
Watercraft - (used by Marine Policing Unit):
- Water Scooter
- Assault Boat
- Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV)
- Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)
- Speedboat Minigun
The Altis Police Service was formed on the 14th February 2014, as a method of Policing the island state of Altis.