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Reporter Patricia Asaro: Good evening Chief Tillman! It is such a pleasure to have you today with us in the SAN studio.
Chief Robert Tillman: Good evening! Thank you for having me here.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: I'm sure that the citizens would be interested to meet you both privately and professionally. To begin with, who is Robert Tillman privately?
Chief Robert Tillman: Well, I am a father of one and happily married. As for additional information, I currently happily reside in the outskirts of our beautiful city which is protected by the finest police officers in the state.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: That is very interesting. I will proceed with further questions regarding your general hobbies later on. I would like to ask you, however, what made Robert Tillman to become a police officer, and then naturally, raise through the ranks and eventually become the one who decides about everything, the highest and most responsible position that you hold. Can you tell us more about that? How does one police officer become a Chief in the LSPD?
Chief Robert Tillman: Absolutely. My family has roots in the law enforcement profession which initially influenced my decision. I personally wished to become a part of the law after seeing his achievements and accomplishments. Initially, we didn't live in the city and so joining the Los Santos Police Department wasn't a feasible option for me, or my family. I managed to enlist in the Sheriff's Department where I rose through the ranks in their Patrol Operations Division. Years later, I made a logical and career-changing decision to laterally transfer to the Los Santos Police Department. Given my previous experience, I was given an offer I could not refuse and began overseeing the Operations Bureau. How does a police officer become a Chief? There really is no easy answer to that question. There's certainly a lot of long, tireless nights which come with the job. You can never go head-in thinking you can handle anything alone. The job is certainly dangerous, as much as it is rewarding. A positive of being the Chief, it is certainly rewarding to oversee such a successful department and have the resources we need fully at our disposal to protect the streets of Los Santos.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: Mister Tillman, my personal experience with the officers within the LSPD has always been positive. Furthermore, the SAN team conducted analysis regarding citizens' opinion about the LSPD and the results showed that the citizens of Los Santos have mostly had positive encounters with the LSPD officers. Naturally, I would like to ask, what are the standards and the procedures that one officer has to maintain, in order to continue his career within the LSPD? Because obviously, the department has kept a very positive image across the whole city.
Chief Robert Tillman: Of course, the Police Department prides themselves on the positive image we have across the city and honestly it is very motivating for our officers to receive such good feedback from our citizens. The academic process of the Police Department is very intense and it's here that most officers really understand the strict process that every other police officer of the department has undergone. This process shapes our officers into the most dedicated and passionate officers in the world.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: The position Chief of Police is a very responsible one. Amongst all the responsabilities that you face on daily basis, do you consider yourself easily approachable, if an internal problem arises?
Chief Robert Tillman: If a need arises that requires my personal intervention, I wouldn't consider it hard to reach me. I have a pleathora of individuals operating in my office which do handles most internal problems before they require my attention.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: The LSPD's main duty is to protect and serve the citizens of Los Santos, keeping them away of facing any types of crimes. Do you believe that your officers are successful in lowering the crime rates all across the city, including areas where unfortunately, crime is sometimes on the rise. Areas where certain young individuals follow bad examples and involve themselves in crimes, instead of focusing on education. What do you have to say regarding such areas where it seems like a constant police supervision is needed. Furthermore, what are your thoughts regarding young people who turn to crimes, instead of education and stability. Do you prefer punishment or rehabilitation?
Chief Robert Tillman: The Police Department uses all of the resources we have available to lower crime rates across the city. We have a range of resources available. For example, the Gang and Narcotics Division has the San Andreas Gang Database fully at their disposal to combat the rise in gang crime throughout the city. Furthermore, the Gang and Narcotics Division actively enforces gang injunctions authorised through the Courts of Los Santos. This is just one area in which a department's division effectively combats the rise in crime in specific areas. I believe in rehabilitation, to an extent. If the individual is a repeat offender? I'm afraid that in most cases - this is something that usually dates back to the environment in which they grew up in, something which the Police Department cannot regulate or fix.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: What are your personal hobbies?
Chief Robert Tillman: In the limited time I do have off the job, I do enjoy golfing. Chief Carlston has an avid passion for the sport and it often turns a little competitive. Between the job and spending time with family? There's simply not enough days in the week to pack in any more activities.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: Is there something that you would like to tell the citizens who have been following this interview? Furthermore, what would you say to your officers, who look up to you?
Chief Robert Tillman: I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to listen and get involved with the interview. If you're an officer, or currently in any other law enforcement profession - stick to your goals and always rely on your colleagues, they'll guide you on your path and shape your career. I'd also like to take this time to thank the San Andreas Network for having me here, they've been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.
Reporter Patricia Asaro: The pleasure is ours, Chief Tillman! Thank you for accepting the offer to participate in this interview and allow the citizens to meet you both privately and professionally.
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