National Police Air Service


During tasks, NPAS crews make use of state-of-the-art cameras and communicate directly with ground units. NPAS provides vital support for police ground operations and is one of a number of key assets available to the police. In hunts for suspects or missing persons they can clear large areas that would otherwise tie up many officers for a long time in prolonged searches, as well as checking inaccessible or dangerous areas such as roofs, including through use of thermal detection. In public order situations they provide – literally – an overview enabling officers to make the most effective deployments and respond quickly to emerging problems.

Key Roles:

  • Searching – for suspects or missing persons

  • Reconnaissance ahead of planned operations

  • Supporting public order operations, including through live feed of video to officers on the ground

  • Assisting with vehicle pursuits

  • Situational awareness

Benefits of having NPAS:

  • Can search large areas quickly (twenty times faster than other options and fewer ground resources required) – can mean the difference between life and death

  • Can provide an aerial overview of a situation - minimises risk to members of the public and police officers

  • Ability to surge resources in times of greatest need

  • Enhanced safety of the public and officers

  • Production of specialist quality evidence

  • A visible and powerful deterrent ensuring that the citizens are safe and feel safer

NPAS Information

Camera Controls

  • Enter/Leave Camera - E

  • Normal/Night/Thermal Vision - RMB

  • Lock on subject - Space Bar

  • Zoom in/out - Scroll wheel

  • Camera Rotate - Mouse

  • Rappel - (Hold) X

  • Open Vic Menu - M

  • Spotlight - H (In Camera)

NPAS Values/Responsibilities

Every member of NPAS is expected to have all of these values and responsibilities. These all support our development and our influence.

  1. Professionalism: Showing the highest standards of occupational practice and behaviour. These include Communications and Piloting.

  2. Respect: Showing consideration and courtesy to our city, along with our fellow officers.

  3. Dedication: Being caring and committed to delivering excellent service and conveying pride (and activity).

Members of the National Police Air Service have to display the following at all times.

  • A calm and respectful attitude and approach

  • Complete control and proactive thinking & common sense

  • Excellent communication methods and flying skills

NPAS Rules

1.1: All active patrols should be done in the NPAS channels in TS.

1.2: Do not use equipment if it isn't accessible to your NPAS Rank.

1.3: Always remember to clock on and off before and after your patrol.

1.4: No NPAS equipment is to be used outside of an Air Patrol. This means that the Pilot uniform you wear during an Air Patrol has to be put away before you can commit to a ground patrol.

1.5: In the city and busy areas you may only land on helipads Not roads.

1.6: All NPAS Pilots are expected to maintain a certain activity. If you are going to be inactive make sure to let NPAS Command know, failure to do so may lead to divisional strikes.

1.7: All NPAS Pilots are to cooperate with patrol officers in order to guarantee success in a situation. If you fail to be cooperative with patrol officers actions will be taken.

1.8: All aviation laws must be followed. Use common sense when flying.

1.9: Unless you are trained as SCO, or approved by NPAS Command or Gold Command, you are NOT to shoot out of a helicopter under any circumstances.

1.10: You can only shoot out of NPAS 2 or the Polbird.

1.11: Do not fly low within the city because that will cause disturbance during RP for ground units.

NPAS Punishments

  1. Not meeting weekly hours, failure to attend mandatory training or messing around can all result in STRIKES.

  2. Below is a guide on how punishments are handed out within NPAS.

Junior Pilot: ‣ 1st Strike - Warning from Command ‣ 2nd Strike - Removal from NPAS

Pilot: ‣ 1st Strike - Warning from Command ‣ 2nd Strike - Demotion to Junior Pilot ‣ 3rd Strike - Removal From NPAS

Senior Pilot: ‣ 1st Strike - Warning from Command ‣ 2nd Strike - Demotion to Pilot ‣ 3rd Strike - Removal From NPAS

  1. Any questions regarding Promotions or Punishments don’t hesitate to contact a member of NPAS Command.

NPAS Ranks/Divisions

Head of NPAS - The Head of NPAS is the highest rank within NPAS. The role of the Head of NPAS is to overwatch and run the whole of NPAS to ensure that it runs smoothly without any disruptions.

Deputy Head of NPAS - The role of the Deputy Head of NPAS is to make sure that everyone below him is doing what they are supposed to do and assist the Head of NPAS in running the Division.

Commander of NPAS - The NPAS Commander is currently a supporting role for the Command Team of NPAS. This means the Commander will support the Command In making documents, updating the roster etc.

NPAS Flight Instructor- The NPAS Flight Instructor, train all trainee pilots for them to become Junior Pilots.

NPAS Tier 3 (Senior Pilot) - Tier 3 Pilots are considered elite and have a lot of experience within NPAS.

NPAS Tier 2 (Pilot) - Tier 2 Pilots are considered experienced with the ability to fly to a high standard and keep comms to a high standard.

NPAS Tier 1 (Junior Pilot) - Tier 1 Pilots are considered intermediate pilots with the ability to fly to a high standard and have good comms.

NPAS Tier 0 (Trainee Pilot) - Tier 0’s are considered new pilots and are still learning the ropes within NPAS. This could mean they are currently still being trained for better comms or better controls. These Pilots are NOT to fly alone without a Tier 2 or above. These Officers may also Co-Pilot for a Tier 1 or above.

Promotion Guidelines

Junior Pilot -> Pilot | Minimum 2 Weeks In NPAS (With Activity)

Pilot -> Senior Pilot | Minimum 3 - 4 Weeks In NPAS (With Activity)

What can help you receive a promotion?

‣ Activity (Meeting your weekly hours)

‣ Using the clockon / clockoff in discord

‣ Active within in the NPAS channels on discord plus posting stuff regularly such as screenshots / videos

‣ Good communications

‣ Assisting in trainings / events

Bullying – Zero-Tolerance Policy

This community takes bullying and the act of bullying very seriously. Remember, there is always a fine line between having ‘banter’ with someone and bullying. Always make sure you know where the line is. The community, members and management are expected to have a zero-tolerance policy on bullying and therefore anyone who breaks this expectation will be removed dealt with accordingly. Further action may be taken by the CMG Community Managers at their discretion.