Roads Policing Unit
When joining RPU please make sure you put as much effort into your application as possible as you will have more of a chance to join RPU. Once accepted you will go threw 3 scenarios once you complete all scenarios your trainer will either accept or deny you.
Our Command Team is here to ensure that the division is constantly kept running to the highest standard possible and will always be there to listen and help:
Head Of Interceptors - Chief Superintendent - Responsible for overall management of the division, including: production and release of Interceptor documents, policies and procedures; dealing with any disciplinary action, and liaising with other divisions and Gold Command.
Deputy Of Interceptors - Superintendent - Responsible for the day to day running of the division, reports directly to the Head of Interceptors, raised concerns fro potentially disciplinary action, LOAs, resource management, training,
Assistant Deputy Of Interceptors - Chief Inspector - Responsible for helping the division throughout the day to day basis, reports directly to the Deputy of Interceptors, raises concerns for potentially disciplinary actions, LOAs, resource management, training.
To ensure officers safety, it is imperative to all operations that radio communications are exemplary. Once an officer joins the Interceptor team, they will be assigned a static call sign, this does not change depending on the vehicle that officer is in (with exceptions if the officer is deployed within any special vehicle that has a pre-defined callsign or requires them to identify as another) which will be within the following format:
This call sign must be shown on any the Metropolitan Police Discord, and TeamSpeak to assist in other officers identifying you and show be shown in the following format:
Officers should identify on the radio at all times as this call sign and should follow basic radio procedure at all times. As officers specifically trained in pursuits, when attending pursuits officers should not only focus on taking over for less skilled officers, but also focus on pursuit commentary.
T-1, I’ve got a vehicle that’s currently failing to stop, heading north on Strawberry Avenue, can I have additional
[BREAK FOR RADIO TRAFFIC] - This allows any responding officers to announce their response
T-1, update, vehicle is a [COLOUR] [MAKE/MODEL], currently driving at speeds of around [MPH] and driving [BEHAVIOUR (dangerously...)]
When performing a traffic top you must radio in your callsign, then give information on the vehicle (Colour, model / make, how many doors and occupants if possible), where you're trying to pull over the vehicle.
If communications are busy then radio in when necessary and do not interfere in what is already being said.
It is your job to ensure that pursuits end as safely as they can, using the necessary force to bring a pursuit to an end and the suspect being taken into custody.
As an interceptor, it is your job to take primary in all pursuits, ensuring you communicate with other units in the pursuit, when you're overtaking them and when you are to take primary position. Once in primary it is your job to use comms to tell other units involved what's happening during the pursuit (unless an NPAS unit is available then they will take comms). You will then be the one to authorise pits and will announce when you'll be attempting to put, ensuring everyone else is aware and at a safe distance so no collisions happen with cars behind you in the pursuit (DO NOT VDM).
Store / Bank Robberies
During a store or bank robbery it is your job to:
Sit in your car in a direction that you believe the pursuit will go in.
Help RT with cordoning off the surrounding area.
Ensuring you understand that the local area roads so that when in the pursuit you and your team are able to maneuver in a way that will help you not to lose the suspect.
Check surrounding areas, staying situated where you think they're going to flee towards so that it's easier for you to intercept.
Equipment within Interceptors is still the same as every other division except from our specialist equipment that we use within different situations from our ANPR System (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) to our general equipment such as the Roadside Breath Test and Roadside Drug Test
The equipment must be used in the correct manor whilst as a Interceptor and equipment should not be misused or be used as a Toy as this equipment may cost around 100 GBP to around 50,000 GBP for a ANPR System.
Each piece of equipment has its different uses and ways to set it up. This includes Roleplay as well and all of our equipment must have fate such as Breathalyzers have Pass or Fail and the suspect who is pulled over will make that judgement. Failing to do that would be a rule break of Power Gaming unless there is a script in the game. If you ask them in /me for the results then give them a little prompt and if they still don't know give them another heads up by using /ooc and if they do not wanna Roleplay then just call a Admin and they will deal with it.
Within the Police Force you have several different equipment that you can use for different situations throughout the city but all officers must have the following equipment whilst on duty at all times:
Taser - Non Lethal
Glock (With 150 Ammo) - Lethal
Batton - Lethal
Additional Training can be provided for the following equipment:
Traffic Stops must be done correctly and when initiating a traffic stop use your lights and sirens until they comply. That is when you should turn off your sirens. Your vehicle should be facing to the left hand side of the back of the suspects car, this is for your own safety such as if another player ramms your car and you're doing a traffic stop you won't get hurt. This is a real life tactic that most police forces use when on Motorways etc.
After positioning your vehicle, shout to them to turn off their engine, this is just in case they turn the engine on, you know that they plan to leave.
Explain to them the reason for the stop and ask for their driving licence also ask to confirm their first name and last name and make sure to do /checklicenses and also check their registration plate to check that is there vehicle is theirs and not stolen, just be careful when there is more than 1 person in the vehicle as when you ask ID it may go to the passengers so just ask the driver or passengers to leave the vehicle for 2 seconds to get the ID.
Once you have done this you can now deal with them as needed, depending situation they could receive a Verbal Warning, Fixed Penalty Notice or much more. Make sure once you are done with the stop you RP giving the licence back to the drive with /me gives back drivers id
As Interceptors we need to keep ourselves with high presence on Motorways so maybe when you don’t have any calls or incidents you need to go to the Motorways and look for people who break traffic laws and give them the appropriate fine or warning.
The more we deal with people breaking traffic laws it will slowly decrease the amount of pullovers as road users will understand breaking traffic laws will mean they will get given a fine so casually doing this will improve the reputation to Interceptors from the public perspective.
There are many different laybys and pullings that we can use to stage for a pullover or speed checks, these areas are to be used for when someone breaks a traffic law then you have a direct position to drive straight out of the lane.
Make sure when you do a pullover it is in a safe location instead of in the middle of the road use the provide hard shoulders on the Motorways and if you think a location is not safe ask the suspect to move there vehicle to a more safer location and tell them to stop once it is a safer location.
Within Interceptors we mainly deal with Pursuits, Traffic Stops and General Operations (Checkpoints) and within this we have certain ways to deal with pursuits and just general traffic stops and Interceptors are expected to keep these standards alive, and when dealing with pursuits a risk assessment should be always be expected before Tactical Options can be assessed.
Tactical Options include:
TPAC (Tactical Pursuit and Containment)
PITs (Also Known as Tactical Contact)
Hardstops (Mainly done by SCO-19)
Before any of these Tactical Options are considered one of the following reasons must take place before Tactical Options can be authorised:
Time of pursuit surpassed 5 minutes.
Suspect has just been seen with a firearm. - Have SCO-19 on the Pursuit before making action.
Suspect has made dangerous contact with you or another officer with his vehicle/harmed anyone in any way.
Tactical Pursuit and Containment (TPAC)
Tactical Pursuit and Containment (TPAC) is a Tactical Option that has the least amount of risk to the suspect and can be done at most speeds but there are still risks as this requires more Interceptors and may cause the suspects car and or Interceptors cars to break.
When doing a TPAC it must be authorised by a Command Member and also requires to be at least 2 units that are able to Box the vehicle in. once it has been authorised the TPAC must be done a Straight length of road and speeds must be controllable within the TPAC and this means that a risk assessment must be taken place before continuing, if the vehicle becomes out of control then Tactical Contact (PIT) could be taken into consideration.
When organizing a TPAC Comms must be a high standard and the formation must be formed within comms such as Units to call up on call sign and then the formation will be said such as “RPU-2 Primary, RPU-3 Left Side, RPU-15 Behind” and “Stand By on Formations” “STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE” these are to make sure the TPAC is done correctly and minimising risk.
PITs (Tactical Contact)
Tactical Contact is a very risky Tactical Option and only should be used as a last resort or when TPAC is not suitable but PITs should only be used if the vehicle is causing harm or possible risk to others such as driving on the wrong side of the road on the Motorway.
Tactical Contact is very simple to do but can cause the most harm to officers safety as well as the suspect so it should be used in less unless required and this must be risk assessed before doing so.
Interceptors are to be making sure to keep up to the vehicle and Intercept until it is safe to do a PIT such as the road is straight and isn't a mountain where if the PIT goes out of hand then the driver is dead or maybe seriously injured in a critical way. Once these risks are out of the way, an Interceptor is to catch up to the vehicle to have clearance to the rear sides of the vehicle to use their vehicle’s weight to ram the back side of the vehicle causing them to spin out. Within this time it is the unit's job to get in a suitable position to then either carry on pursuing or block the vehicle so it can not escape.
When PITs are successful such as the vehicle is spun out then call up over comms “PIT/TC Successful” to make sure units that are pursuing to help out if needed and if PITs are not successful then call up over comms “PIT/TC Unsuccessful” this allows units to be on standby to keep on pursuing the vehicle.
General Information on Checkpoints
Checkpoints can be used by any member of the Interceptors as proper training will be provided, further training will be provided thereafter.
We will use checkpoints as a deterrent to county-line drug traffickers and other law breakers that use our roads to commit their offenses. In setting up checkpoints (at least once a week) we will be able to use PACE and the Terrorism Act to prevent weapons and drugs from coming into our city and leaving our city to be taken to the county.
When carried out, checkpoints will be used professionally to counter drug and weapon traffickers, not to cause distress to civilians going about their day. To ensure that we use our checkpoint tactic properly, we will train this to perfection and will ensure all of our officers have a great understanding on both how we use checkpoints and why we do.
Be advised that not everyone will want to stop for us (for obvious reasons) and so we will try to have an officer with us that will always be ready for a pursuit if necessary. People that do not stop when instructed will be viewed as a high risk, using our Police discretion to determine that they haven’t stopped for a reason and thus will be pursued and prosecuted.
Example of a Checkpoint
The example location is located right next to the amphitheatre just north of the Bank of England, it has a parking area opposite, which will be the area where cars will be diverted for questioning/breath testing/tread testing/questioning etc, vehicles that won’t be subjected to any of that will be allowed to carry on in the left lane. Make sure you leave enough space for them to move as this is a truck route. Give lots of space for them to slow down, if you see figure 1 the cones gradually make the left lane merge into the right lane, giving time for cars to break. Feel free to add lights and gazebos where you see fit. This location is a prime route for criminals who rob truck drivers on the hard route, so be wary! If you wish to set up a checkpoint in a different location then ensure that you use your common sense and choose a safe location with a safe setup, be prepared!
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.