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The Los Santos Police Department ― “To Protect and to Serve”

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The Los Santos Police Department ― “To Protect and to Serve”

It is the mission of the Los Santos Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. The motto, "To Protect and To Serve," states the essential purpose of the Los Santos Police Department. The Department protects the right of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. The Department serves the people of Los Santos by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner, and it is to these people that the Department is ultimately responsible.


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The Los Santos Police Department has a very long and storied history within San Andreas. As one of the premier agencies of this great nation, historically the LSPD has been a pioneer in the occupation of policing. Our department has been the motivator for many police reformations across the United States, a beacon of diversity and equity, and an excellent force for public justice. This department has seen many changes since its founding in the late 1800s, and now is no different.

Although the department has not always been free from controversy, I wish for the citizens of Los Santos to take solace in the fact that this administration recognizes our past. Our department seeks to remain an innovator in tactics, technology, and civil service. We want to be at the forefront of best community policing agencies. And we want to ensure the citizens of this fine city that we are competent and capable enough to function in this increasingly diverse atmosphere - professionally, courteously, and above all, justly. All people of Los Santos have a right to feel safe at home, at work, and in pursuit of a better life.
  • Be safe out there,

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    ROBERT TILLMAN
    Chief of Police
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I. Department History

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:26 pm

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The Los Santos Police Department provides law enforcement services to the City of Los Santos and is responsible for protecting and serving its citizens. The Los Santos Police Department is directed by a Chief of Police, who is appointed to the office by the Governor of San Andreas.

The history of the Los Santos Police Department can be traced directly to Spanish colonial authorities embedded in the missions of the Los Santos countryside in the early 1600s. Needing protection from native raids and frontier bandits, a contingent of Spanish colonial soldiers were hired to guard the compounds of the city. After San Andreas declared independence as the San Andreas Republic during the Mexican-American War, the Republic voluntarily petitioned for annexation into the United States after the war.

After growth on the American frontier and continued western expansion, during the 1840s the first formal policing agencies were established formally subsumed under the San Andreas State Militia, the Los Santos Rangers. This frontier service was little more than a night watch service as compared to modernized forces following Peel's doctrines.

The department's formal history began in the mid 1870s with the establishment of the City Marshal's Office. This uniformed service was the first municipal civil service within the city of Los Santos. Fifteen police chiefs served from 1879 to 1889, albeit it wasn't until Jim R. Door was police chief for 15 years that a consistency was developed.

The department developed into the municipal Los Santos Police Department in the early 20th century. In 1910, the department was one of the first departments in the world to grant policing powers to a female officer. In 1918, the department granted full powers to the first African-American female officer.

During World War 1, the force quickly became involved in federal offenses and was seen as a home guard to prosecute saboteurs and other fifth columnists. This persisted for most of the early 20th century, where the "dragnet" policing system was developed with formal beats and patrols. Anti-riot and metropolitan squads first began development here, with squads such as the "Red Squad," an anti-communist policing unit.

By the time of World War 2, the department had been through several chiefs and had several issues with bad conduct. With the reformist mayor Bowyer Street in charge of the city, he forced dozen of corrupt commissioners out and brought in a new chief, John D. Halmann. Halmann modernized the force in his brief 2 year tenure, resigning after his refusal to use the force as a strikebreaker unit.

Chief Edward Sadler took control during 1941, wherein the force has heavily depleted by the draft. The formal twelve-week training period was replaced by a shortened six week period. During 1944, the Zoot Suit Riots of Los Santos began, resulting in large-scale rioting between servicemen and Latino immigrants.

Retired Marine General William Baxter took control in 1951 and had the longest tenure of any Los Santos Chief, serving from 1951 to 1966, only dying of heart trouble. This is when the motto "To Protect and to Serve" was introduced. The 1964 Crenshaw Race Riots were a notable event for the department. Crime rates steadily increased.

The department quickly adjusted, greatly increasing recruiting efforts, and bringing crime rates to a somewhat manageable level. As the department grew, criminals became more clever, becoming more secretive, conniving, and illusive. In response to this, various specialized divisions began to emerge, where officers with specific skill sets would be deployed. By the 1970s the department had a full range of different divisions, from field investigation to public liaison, to firearms licensing. The fairly recent invention of the helicopter allowed the department to purchase a full fleet of aviation vehicles, to provide eyes in the sky. The department's SWAT team began development during this period due to shootouts with domestic terrorist groups such as the SLA.

By the 1990's the Los Santos Police Department was among the best in the United States. They had become world renown for their ability to efficiently protect and serve the city of Los Santos. All of this was put to the test during the Los Santos riots of 1992. The public was profusely outraged after a hung jury on a trial, culminating in widescale civil unrest not seen since the Crenshaw Riots of 1964. The department was not able to contain the unrest and the National Guard was called in. Although the department was forced to call in the guard, they still showed extreme discipline and organization during a time of high stress and confusion.

To date, the Los Santos Police Department has some of the most specialized divisions throughout the country, including the elite Metropolitan Division that houses D Platoon, affectionately known as S.W.A.T. The department has reputable police detectives assigned to particular functions such as gang enforcement, organized crime, and surveillance.

Organized under five Bureaus, the Los Santos Police Department provides necessary law enforcement services for all living persons of the City of Los Santos regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability. Public service is at the forefront of our duties and we ensure our officers are held to a high standard when delivering these necessary police functions throughout the City.
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II. Command Staff

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:26 pm

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Robert Tillman

Chief of Police
Los Santos Police Department


email Chief of Police Robert Tillman
was appointed Chief of the Los Santos Police Department on August 24, 2020.

Born and raised in Los Santos, Chief Tillman is a graduate of Los Santos College where he obtained a Bachelors' Degree in Criminal Justice.

Chief Tillman began his law enforcement career in the Los Santos Sheriff's Department. Working various assignments throughout the Sheriff's Department, Chief Tillman was promoted to Commander of Patrol Operations where he continued to serve until his lateral transfer to the Los Santos Police Department.



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Daniel Swenson

Deputy Chief
Commanding Officer, Operations Bureau


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is a long-serving member of the Los Santos Police Department.

Chief Swenson is a widely-respected law enforcement figure who has played a monumental role in the refinements displayed by the LSPD in recent years.

Chief Swenson has served with the department for 37 years and served as the 17th Chief of the Los Santos Police Department. Currently, Chief Swenson leads the department's patrol operations as the Commanding Officer, Operations Bureau. He is primarily responsible for the administration of day-to-day neighborhood policing and service to emergency calls.



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Deputy Chief
Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau


email Deputy Chief John Carlston
was appointed Deputy Chief in August 2020.

Deputy Chief Carlston is a 40 year veteran of the Los Santos Police Department,
working assignments with increasing responsibility throughout the city.
He has experience in patrol, Field Training Program, Metropolitan Division's G Platoon and
Administrative Services Bureau.

Chief Carlston also served as the 19th Chief of Police of the Los Santos Police Department until stepping down to take on the role of the Commanding Officer of Administrative Services Bureau once more. Carlston has been the recipient of numerous internal and external commendations, and he has been awarded the Police Distinguished Service Medal.

Born in Vinewood, Los Santos, Chief Carlston received his high school diploma from Los Santos High School. He later went on to graduate from San Andreas University where he proudly earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and an M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership. Chief Carlston is married with two children, and one grandchild. In his free time, Chief Carlston enjoys spending time with his wife, and fixing up old cars with his granddaughter.
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III. Rank Structure

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:27 pm

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Staff Officers make up the general management and leadership of the Los Santos Police Department. They are experienced leaders who have direct responsibility for specialized areas of the department. Staff Officers consist of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and Deputy Chiefs:

  • Image Chief of Police - highest-ranking officer in the Police Department. As the General Manager of the Police Department, the Chief of Police is responsible for the planning, efficient administration, and operation of the Police Department. In this capacity, the Chief of Police directs, plans, and coordinates the enforcement of particular areas of crime, and aims to minimize crime risks across the entire city, to protect persons and property and for the preservation of the peace of the community.
     
  • Image Assistant Chief - an executive to the Chief of Police who manages the department in their absence. The Assistant Chief commonly holds the role of Chief of Staff, which oversees all of the department's administrative functions such as the Supervisor School, In-Service Training. The Assistant Chief has the responsibility of keeping the Chief of Police informed of all operational activities on a day-to-day basis.
     
  • Image Deputy Chief - directs the activities of one of the five Bureaus within the department. Responsible for the staffing and management of all operations within their assigned Bureau and report directly to the Chief of Police.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Chief of Staff
    - Commanding Officer, Operations Bureau
    - Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau
    - Chief of Detectives, Detective Bureau

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Command Officers compile the backbone of the Los Santos Police Department's Command Staff. Command Officers have responsibility of directing activities related to specific assignments - normally divisions that function under a Bureau. Command Officers will commonly report to a Deputy Chief. Command Officers consist of Police Commanders, Captain IIIs, Captain IIs and Captain Is:

  • Image Commander - acts as the Assistant Commanding Officer at one of the five Department Bureaus or leads a Department Group. A Commander is responsible for ensuring compliance with Department policies and procedures by personnel under their supervision; conducts audits of operations; and, makes recommendations to higher management for improving productivity and increasing efficiency.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Commanding Officer, Internal Affairs Group
    - Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations Bureau
    - Assistant Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
     
  • Image Captain (I / II / III) - is in charge of a geographical area or specialized division. They have final authority over officers in their command. A Captain is responsible for inspecting and overseeing the functions of the patrol officers and detectives to ensure compliance with the Department policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; supervising the administrative and support functions of non-sworn personnel; inspecting personnel, facilities, and tactics for safety and/or training needs; maintaining liaison with numerous municipal, governments, civic organizations, and private citizens to establish and maintain rapport to facilitate Department functions and to promote neighborhood safety and community policing programs.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Commanding Officer, Harbor Area
    - Commanding Officer, Training Division
    - Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division
    - Commanding Officer, Major Crimes Division

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Primarily responsible for the supervision of department personnel, Police Supervisors are plotted around the department in different assignments. They are considered the middle management of the Los Santos Police Department and are considered the first layer of management of police resources, staff and deployment initiatives.

  • Image Lieutenant (I / II) - a position commonly held by police officers who command Watches within our Patrol Areas. Lieutenants can also be in-charge of a specialized division or section, where they must apply sound supervisory principles and techniques to build and maintain an effective work force. They are considered the final layer of supervisory staff before being appointed to a Command Officer role.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Watch Commander, Vinewood Patrol Division
    - Watch Commander, D Platoon, Metropolitan Division
    - Assistant Commanding Officer, Major Crimes Division
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  • Image Sergeant II - this rank is held by seasoned Sergeants who adapt to a different role, most in the capacity as an Assistant Watch Commander. Sergeant IIs ensure appropriate and sufficient deployment of officers depending upon crime trends in their geographic Area; responds to scenes of serious crimes such as officer-involved shooting, homicide, major robbery and theft; reviews and ensures complete and accurate follow-up investigations.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Assistant Watch Commander, Harbor Patrol Division
    - Gang Supervisor, Gang Support Section
     
  • Image Sergeant I - supervises a squad or detail of Police Officers in the performance of their assigned duties; directs the activities of Department personnel in field activities; performs some initial and follow-up investigation of crimes; and does related work.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Watch Supervisor, Harbor Patrol Division
    - Watch Supervisor, Vinewood Patrol Division

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Detectives are assigned to investigatory positions throughout the department's Detective Bureau and are managed by the Chief of Detectives. Detectives are responsible for the extensive review of police investigations through case packages and crime reports. Intelligence-based and result-driven, the Los Santos Police Department has some of the most experienced and reputable Detectives all across the country.

  • Image Detective III - reviews reports prepared by subordinates, informs the commanding officer of the status of the pending investigations, provides technical expertise, trains and supervises newly assigned Detectives and civilian personnel, and performs related administrative duties.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Officer-in-Charge, Major Enforcement Section
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  • Image Detective II - responsible for equipping Detective Trainees with the knowledge and tools that they will require in order to eventually become successful Detectives within their Specialized Detective Division.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Detective Supervisor
    - Detective Instructor
     
  • Image Detective I - often assigned to a specialized division and is responsible for responding to the scenes of crimes, conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations, preparing the required investigative reports, preparing a biopsy of the report, apprehending the suspect, preparing the case for successful prosecution, and testifying in court.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Specialized Detective

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Police Officers are considered the department's boots on the ground. They make up uniformed operations city-wide and are for conducting patrols, responding to 911 calls, taking civilian reports, and other field activities. This category of department employees are considered the largest and fulfill the basic, yet most important functionality of the Los Santos Police Department.

  • Image Police Officer III+1 - a position commonly held by officers who are undergoing the department's Supervisor School. This is the final paygrade assignment of the Police Officer category of the department. Alternative assignments to this paygrade include senior positions within the elite Metropolitan Division and Gang Support Section.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Senior Lead Officer
    - Field Training Manager
    - Assistant Gang Supervisor
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  • Image Police Officer III - this rank is held by experienced officers who have been deemed capable of having the skillset in order to train probationary police officers.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Field Training Officer
     
  • Police Officer II - assigned to a geographic patrol division within the City of Los Santos where they must utilize all the knowledge and tactics learned in the Academy. When upgraded to Police Officer II, officers have independent patrol status and have successfully completed the department's Field Training Program.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Patrol Officer
    - Gang Officer, Gang Field Unit
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  • Police Officer I - first step in the career ladder. Police Officer Is participate in the department's Field Training Program where they undergo rigorous on-the-job training with Field Training Officers to learn more about their role as a police officer.

    Examples of Available Roles:
    - Probationary Officer
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IV. Organizational Structure

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:27 pm

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In order to successfully deliver policing functions throughout the City of Los Santos, the Los Santos Police Department must meet the organizational needs of its staff. To achieve these needs, the department is made up of five Bureaus; each of which has different responsibilities to each other. Each Bureau is directed and managed by a Deputy Chief, who serves as a department Staff Officer (the highest layer of management within the department).



Operations Bureau
Responsible for the delivery of basic policing, such as responding to emergency calls for service.

Harbor Patrol Division
The Harbor Patrol Division is responsible for covering the entire east side of Los Santos, including, but not limited to; Idlewood, Ganton, El Corona, Willowfield, Glen Park, Jefferson, East LS, Las Colinas, Los Flores, East Beach, Seville, and Ocean Docks.[/list]

Vinewood Patrol Division
The Vinewood Patrol Division serves the commercial and residential areas of the city including, but not limited to; Vinewood, Richman, Rodeo, Santa Maria, Marina, Market, Verona, Conference, Temple, Mulholland, Pershing Square, Commerce, Downtown, Little Mexico, Verdant Bluffs and Little Tokyo.

Traffic Division
The Traffic Division is responsible for the investigation of traffic collisions and traffic-related crimes. In addition to investigations, the division also educates the community, enforces traffic laws, and does outreach work.
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    The Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention (TRAP) is Los Santos County’s regional, multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency taskforce that investigates, prosecutes and deters vehicle theft and vehicle fraud on a coordinated and cooperative basis.


Detective Bureau
Provides functional leadership for detective operations Citywide. This includes detectives throughout the City and all specialized detective functions.
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    The Gang and Narcotics Division (GND) is responsible for disrupting violent street gangs and the means by which they support their lifestyle, including the manufacture, transportation, sale and use of illicit drugs, and sales of firearms in the greater Los Santos area. GND’s enforcement efforts also focus on street-level enforcement strategies to effect a reduction in crimes, thereby resolving community problems and facilitating uniformed officers’ involvement in narcotics and gang enforcement.
  • Major Crimes Division
    The Major Crimes Division has responsibility for the prevention of significant disruptions of public order in the City of Los Santos. Major Crimes Division investigates individuals or groups who plan, threaten, finance, aid, abet, attempt or perform unlawful acts which threaten public safety
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      The Major Crimes Division Vice Unit is responsible for the prevention of vice crimes throughout the City, primarily targeting prostitution, and illegal gambling at a street-level.
    • Major Crimes Division Robbery-Homicide Section
      The Major Crimes Division Robbery-Homicide Section is responsible for investigating select homicides, bank robberies, serial robberies, extortions, sexual assaults, human trafficking, kidnapping, incidents that result in injury or death to an officer, and threats against officers.


Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau
Tasked with preventing terrorism by effectively sharing information aimed at disrupting terrorist's operational capability and addressing the underlying causes associated with the motivational component.
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    The Metropolitan Division has the responsibility of providing support to the Department’s community-based policing efforts by deploying additional crime suppression resources throughout the City. Assignments include uniformed crime suppression details, as well as responding to high-risk barricaded situations, stakeouts, security details, warrant service, and assisting investigators in solving major crimes.
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      A Platoon
      ALPHA or A Platoon is tasked with warrant service, riot control, tactical support, protection details, counter assault teams, and crime suppression. Their most active function is maintaining selective enforcement details in high-frequency crime areas, targeting repeat offenders and criminal predators.

      D Platoon
      DAVID or D Platoon, affectionately known as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) has the duty of handling situations where tactical intervention is essential. SWAT provides the Department with 24-hour coverage necessary for immediate response to barricaded suspects, snipers, crisis and hostage negotiations, potential suicide-related situations, and other high-risk incidents.
    Air Support Division
    The Air Support Division (ASD) is tasked with providing Air Support to patrol and specialized units of the Department, to enhances officer and public safety, reduces the incidence of crime and thus reduces the fear of crime. To accomplish this mission ASD provides rapid response, tactical insight and airborne assessments of incidents, in a safe and professional manner.


Administrative Services Bureau
Leads the Department’s records management, recruitment and employment, officer training and firearms licensing.
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    The Recruitment and Employment Division is responsible for recruiting potential candidates and providing assistance and guidance to future Los Santos Police Officers.

    Training Division
    The Training Division holds responsibility over the Student and Graduate Stage for the department's recruitment alongside the internal education of departmental staff via internal trainings and courses.

    Firearms Licensing Division
    The Firearms Licensing Division is responsible for education, regulation, and enforcement relating to manufacture, sales, ownership, and transfer of firearms and provides firearms expertise and information to law enforcement, and the general members of the public.

    Communications Division
    The Communications Division serves as a support entity for the entire Los Santos Police Department (LSPD). CD's Pershing Square Dispatch Center is the Primary Emergency Communications Center (ECC) for the City of Los Santos. CD coordinates all incoming 9-1-1 emergency phone calls for police requests, and non-emergency phone calls for police service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Media Relations Division
    The Media Relations Division fosters cooperation and mutual respect between the Department and the news media. Public Information Officers assigned to Media Relations Division are tasked with bridging the gap between the general public and departmental operations.


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    • Investigation Division
      The Investigation Division investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of lawbreaking and professional misconduct attributed to Department employees.

      Board of Rights
      The Board of Rights conducts hearings and reviews all complaints on investigations for consistency and fairness within the Department. These reviews are not of a legal nature but consult interdepartmental policy and acts of discipline.

      Legal Affairs Section
      The Legal Affairs Section is responsible for functioning as the Department's legal team for handling court cases and providing legal advice on internal investigations within the Department.
    Force Investigation Section
    The Force Investigation Section (FIS) is responsible for the investigation of all incidents involving the use of deadly force of an LSPD officer. In addition, all use of force resulting in an injury requiring hospitalization.

    Special Operations Section
    The Special Operations Section is comprised of personnel dedicated to provide support for internal investigations. SOS also conducts integrity audits as to uphold the Department's standards and core values.
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V. End of Watch Memorial Wall

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:29 pm

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PREVIOUS POLICE CHIEFS
Over the years the Los Santos Police Department has seen a number of different people take on the role of Chief of Police. In an effort to recognize their commitment to the faction, we have listed them below:
  • Robbie Milne – August 2007 to June 2008
  • Lee Johnson - June 2008 8 to July 2008
  • Mike Lowrie – July 2008 to September 2008
  • Martin Smallwood – October 2008 to February 2009
  • Kiril Sokolov – February 2009 to September 2009
  • Adam Jamal – September 2009 to December 2009
  • Kiril Sokolov - December 2009 to January 2012
  • Ethan Garner – January 2012 to February 2012
  • Michael Houston – March 2012 to September 2013
  • Andre Mitchell - September 2013 to June 2014
  • Michael Houston - June 2014 to September 2016
  • Caden Lin - September 2016 to April 2017
  • Aziz Nazari - April 2017 to October 2018
  • Interim Management - October 2018 to November 2018
  • Baudelio Huerta - November 2018 to May 2019
  • Gibbs Brown - May 2019 to November 2019
  • Alexander Munoz - November 2019 to December 2019
  • Daniel Swenson - January 2020 to May 2020
  • Gibbs Brown - May 2020 to August 2020
  • John Carlston - August 2020 to September 2020
  • Robert Tillman - September 2020 to Present

FACTION HISTORY
It should be noted that the below history does not fit the immersive aspects of LS:RP's setting, rather recounting the general history of the Los Santos Police Department. Therefore it shouldn't necessarily all be taken from an in-character perspective, as the department did not only consist of ~100 people as recent as 2012 on an in-character basis in the present day.

By way of detailing the history of this faction, we recognize and pay tribute to those who selflessly dedicated time and effort to the Los Santos Police Department for over an entire decade. Their commitment will always remain respected.

2007 — 2013
During 2007 the Police Department underwent a complete re-haul by the Chief at that time, Robbie Milne. With this re-structure, the department saw the new 'Command' and 'High Command' teams emerge, forming the first two distinct layers of management. The High Command team worked closely with the Chief himself, consisting at this point of Commanders. The Command team, consisting of Captains and Lieutenants, worked in co-operation with High Command.

The introduction of units operating directly under the department, answering to the Chief, as the first official and single layer of the department aiming to target specific crime or aid the department in every-day management. These units included re-trained Special Weapons and Tactics teams, the Anti-Crime Unit consisting of educated detectives, the Air Support Unit with experienced pilots, and additional units for supporting the department's management, such as the Recruitment Unit and Training Unit. The LSPD also moved forward with technology, making use of radios for efficient communication, with the incorporated use of 10-codes and appropriate terminology.

2008 saw further steps in modernizing the Los Santos Police Department. Furthermore the department implemented the Police Community Support Officer program, allowing community minded residents to aid the Los Santos Police Department as a means of entering the department vocationally. This program lasted throughout the year before it was ultimately phased out by Chief Martin Smallwood during a recruitment overhaul late in the year. Additionally 2008 saw a number of physical improvements to the department with the construction of the Los Santos Prison, managed and overseen by the Los Santos Police Department, and the complete refit of the Los Santos Police Department HQ.

Additionally, during the summer of 2008 a major overhaul of departmental structure was undertaken. The entire rank structure was changed to what it is today.

Throughout the year the department underwent significant leadership changes and following the departure of Chief Robbie Milne it was led by a number of short term Chiefs of Police until Martin Smallwood was appointed in late Summer. Existing communication systems were streamlined and the Detective services of the LSPD were enhanced with the modernization of the Detective Bureau to aid the Anti-Crime Unit. The year itself was one of significant public disorder at the aggressive stance taken by the department. Culminating in citywide disorder and riots and significant attempts being made against the life of the Chief of Police. Twice the city, at the recommendation of the Chief, went into a state martial law. Despite these adverse conditions, the department went on to uncover corruption within the San Andreas Network which complimented earlier investigations into the illegal activities of the HFP Warden earlier in the year. Alongside the investigation and take-down of a significant number of contract killers by the Anti-Crime Unit.

The department, alongside those activities, undertook actions to try and dispel the negative image it had garnered through earlier interactions with Los Santos residents. Frequently the Chief of Police was seen in the less affluent areas of the city interacting with local residents and responding to their concerns alongside managing a wide array of festive activities not before seen in the city during the winter months.

2009 began with the departure of Chief Martin Smallwood, replaced by Chief Kiril Sokolov. The department undertook a public relations campaign, 'Operation Pandemonium' which took lessons learnt from previous operations and was lauded as a success. This operation restored public confidence in their law enforcement, and most importantly, re-iterated just what a developed and professional department the city had and was to be one of many more similarly successful operations.

By September of 2009 the Anti-Crime Unit had already dismantled yet another gang, 'Six Points', and a mafia 'Volna Anarxii', as well as a further gang, the 'Los Locotes', at the brink of the festive period in November.
With the Anti-Crime Unit learning all the tricks of the trade, 2009 was no match when an additional two gangs, first the 'Verona Beach Families' broke down on the 16th of June and were swiftly followed by the '54th Street Cyco Clika'. The department was proving itself time and time again to its citizens that it was at the forefront of crime prevention, a step ahead of the criminals themselves.

Pushing with pride into 2010 the Los Santos Police Department underwent its first additional RICO trial. Anti-Crime Units Organized Crime Task Force would decommission the 'Umbrella Corporation' in a four-month investigation into the cities first major illegal weapons importation. With the finding of fully automatic assault rifles and machine guns, ammunition and explosives it became apparent that the city was going through a period of firearm revolution. It was not uncommon for officers to be out-gunned in the ever progressing and changing society, which is where an essential, new layer of foundations were laid to maintain efficiency and stability in the Police Department.

This is when the department split into four new divisions, making three layers of official management - the Department at the top, Divisions in the middle, and Units at the bottom. The past system enabled units, for example the Air Support Unit, to answer directly to the Chief of Police, though as the department grew to over 10000 sworn police officers by 2011, this system was beginning to weaken under pressure. Therefore, the first High Command led divisions emerged, allowing an initial buffer between the Chief (Department) and units themselves. This additional layer included the Operational Support Services, Administrative Support Services, and the Directorate of Criminal Intelligence.

Within six months it was determined this layer was a great importance to internal efficiency. It enabled specific tasks to be tackled by a team of officers than the whole Department, crime to be targeted, with an even more effective law enforcement agency. By the end of 2010, the Department would modernize the Metropolitan Division consisting of four new purely operational platoons, with Special Weapons and Tactics integrated as Platoon D, and other specialized Platoons working as a Crowd and Riot Control Unit and an Emergency Task Force. The Directorate of Criminal Intelligence also gave birth to the Street Crimes Unit, Gang and Narcotics Unit, and of course the Vice Unit, with had assigned and dedicated detectives.

The festive season saw the introduction of the first Monthly Newsletter, trialed by the Public Relations Unit at the time. With the Chief's continued support, the Monthly Newsletter would go on to produce content-filled, monthly bulletins until this day.

In 2011, the Department started off with some administrative reconstruction. 'Divisions' were to operate with at least two units under them were to change the face of departmental operations. The Special Operations Division, Administration Division. Also saw the creation of the Criminal Intelligence Division, spilling and expanding the LSPD's detective presence. To also improve Police Departments presence, the official LSPD's website was launched with all information of the department, its divisions and what its goals are.

With the expansion of the detective presence, more officers were also needed. In March 2011, the academy 35 had the most graduated officers ever counted in the departments entire history so far. Fifty-two academy students passed and obtained the badge, which made them law enforcement officers in Los Santos. At that time, the department also had the biggest amount of sworn officers ever since its creation in 1869.

The first major test for all these proud officers were the July riots. The 'Los Santos Resistance Movement' started their speeches at public places and convinced people that the Government of the city had to be removed or renewed. Other organizations jumped into this resistance, which ended up in unlawful protests in Idlewood and then lead to violent riots, mainly in Pershing Square but also in other parts of the city, if not the entire.

Thanks to the massive amount of hardworking officers, the Los Santos Police Department stopped the resistance movement. Following that, the Criminal Intelligence Division, together with the Metropolitan Division, managed to launch a massive blow against the organized crime of Los Santos. At least five organizations, linked to all kinds of different crimes such as narcotics, weapon supply and homicides, were taken down in a short timespan. Operations like these show the true capability of the department and its members.

The turn of 2012 oversaw an instrumental set of changes to the administration of the department. The first was the resignation of the longest-serving Chief of Police in Los Santos Police Department history, Kiril Sokolov. Commander Ethan Garner was appointed as his successor before resigning a short period after due to personal reasons. The appointment of current Chief Michael Houston preceded a host of fundamental changes to the organizational structure and day-to-day running of the department.

The previously referred to 'four divisions' were replaced with the creation of five offices and the several existing 'units' were renamed to 'divisions'. The most notable addition at this time was the introduction of the Office of the Chief of Police, encompassing the Department's Internal Affairs and Public Relations Divisions. Shortly after came the birth of the Office of Operations, which splits officers up into five Watches, AM, Day, Mid-PM, PM and Night along with the respective Shifts within each Watch. The introduction of this Office allows for a clearer organizational structure of officers and supervisors when out on patrol. The Offices that already existed during this time were all appointed an Assistant Director, where before mostly only a High Command member would lead the Office.

High Command and Command meetings were classified, up until the point Chief Houston implemented the Police Command Meetings system. This system allows officers to listen in to parts of these meetings, while High Command and Command discuss the issues, suggestions and changes of that month. Officers are allowed to give their input as well and are also allowed to ask questions to the members of High Command and Command, allowing for a more transparent Department for all officers on the force.

The radio and callsign system, which had been used for several years, was completely revamped during this time. In order to provide more information in a small amount of time, the use of office codes was added, as well as changing the name of division callsigns to a non-NATO alphabet. The format was modified to: "Office Number, Division Callsign, Callsign Identity, Message".

Several ranks were renamed to maintain the efficient structure of the Department - Lead Officer was changed to Police Officer III; Staff Sergeant was changed to Sergeant II; Command in Training Staff Sergeant was changed to Sergeant III; and Deputy Chief of Police was changed to Assistant Chief of Police. All rank emblems were also changed accordingly.

2013 — 2017
As 2013 arrived, further changes in the Department were implemented early on. There were numerous adjustments to the car designations of the Department, both for the Airship of the Department (XRAY to AIR) and Robbery Homicide (which swapped its callsign with the then "Emergency Services Unit", to be phonetically sound with the name of the division). The manual became more refined with the smaller repetitive tasks that the Department carried out on a daily basis, giving very clear step-by-step instructions on how to issue fines, parking tickets and so on.

In March of 2013, the Los Santos Police Department was of a sufficient capacity to modernize stand-alone ranks for Officers who worked in the Office of Criminal Intelligence. As such, the Department modified four new ranks: Detective I (Equivalent to Senior Lead Officer), Detective II (Sergeant I), Detective III (Sergeant II) and Detective III, CTS (Sergeant III). This was a groundbreaking moment in time for the Department. If a Sergeant or any pay-grade was working for a Division therein the Office of Criminal Intelligence, that Sergeant was to pick whether their primary focus was to be on field supervision (in which case they would retain their rank of Sergeant) or Detective work (in which case their rank would change to the corresponding Detective rank). These Officers became a rarity - Officers that had been trained as fully qualified supervisors AND fully qualified Detectives.

In the mid-point of the year, jurisdictions between the Police Department, Sheriffs Department and Department of Corrections were clarified, showing that LSPD had priority over the Los Santos City (with the exception of Interstates), The Sheriffs Department took the remaining two Cities and the Los Santos Interstates, and the Department of Corrections retained their correctional facility.

During the summer of 2013, the introduction of the Records Desk was an opportunity for both members of the public and companies to check criminal records, allowing members of the public to attach their Criminal Record to their CV, and Companies to check up on applicants to their organisation.

In September 2013, Michael G Houston stepped down as the Chief of Police and appointed Andre Mitchell to be his replacement. Michael G Houston was issued a honorary badge number (001) for his commendable services to the Department.

2014, like all the years that came before, is a year that represents a vast amount of change. Some of the change during this year once again completely changed the face of the LSPD.

In January of the new year of 2014, High Command changed the callsign they would use from ALPHA to STAFF. This allowed for easier identification of High Command officers who were in High Command whilst on the field. Command Officers and Sergeants callsigns remained as "ALPHA", but were accompanied by 10, 20, 30, 40 and so on, making them standout even more when conducting their supervisory duties. In short, the introduction of STAFF had a positive knock-on effect for the rest of the supervisory detail.

The headquarters of the LSPD also went through a great deal of refurbishment for the two-fold purpose of being more pleasing to the eye, as well as being more accommodating for what the rapidly growing Police Department Community. Each Division now had its own space, as well as direct access from the roll-call rooms, to the garage and roof areas, making emergency response easier, as well as organisation of paperwork or meetings. This was one of the most exciting starts to the year that the LSPD could have hoped for.

June of 2014 saw the return of Michael Houston, who once again stepped up to the mark of Chief of Police for the City of Los Santos. His return to the Department sparked a vast amount of excitement among the ranks of the Department in terms of what would change therein the Department. A few months later these changes were put in place and as expected, they were of an extremely large scale. That very much saw the complete and utter revamp of the Office of Operations AND the structure of the Police Department in it's entirety. Areas were introduced within the Office of Operations: West, Central, East and South. There was also the introduction of the Departments larger scale structure - rather than Office > Division, the Department now went by Office > Bureau > Division, which accommodated the growth of the Department and indeed the population of Los Santos. Over the months however, the Areas were chopped down to three (West, Central and East) to ensure that the department wasn't thinned out too much.

The department has changed throughout the year of 2015. Chief of Police Michael Houston's reign kept promising amendments to internal procedure for the benefit of public service. The department's rank structure had changes to reflect a realistic approach to the commissioned sector and its duties within the department. The department's staffing structure and labeling had changes. The 'High Command Team' is now referred to as 'Staff Officers', officially. 'The Command Team' is now known as 'Command Officers'; 'The Sergeant Team' identified as 'Police Sergeants' and 'The Detective Team' being identified as 'Police Detectives'. These changes saw the Commander rank being categorized and identified as a rank in the Command Officer category of the department, rather than the High Command Team.

2016 was a pivotal year for the Los Santos Police Department. Early in the year, the department introduced its first comprehensive evidence logging system, the 'Property Room'. This was a way for evidence seized in the investigation of crime to be documented and recorded. The year also saw a uniquely high number of high profile injunctions issued by the Court. In September 2016, Chief of Police Michael Houston was dismissed for many issues the department faced during his tenure. In the interim, Chief Caden Lin stepped in, surprising much of the city's denizens. Lin sought to rehabilitate the force in the eyes of other state agencies and fix the errors of his predecessor.

Towards the beginning of 2017, Chief Caden Lin stepped down from his position after pressure from city staff over the department's instability. The department had faced much turbulence since the dismissal of Michael Houston. Chief Aziz Nazari was selected by the city along with his close cohorts, Aaron Wilbur and Todd Gibson. All three men were thoroughly experienced police officers from around the country. Introducing new community policing tactics, the three introduced sweeping reforms targeting every facet of the department, rehabilitating the department's image after several years of criticism for unsafe practices and employee turnover. Felony stop procedures were modernized with the "High-Risk Stop" procedure, shootings were reformed to promote distance and safety rather than proximity, and the Detective Bureau's focus shifted away from the reckless pursuits of the past to concise engagement of criminal elements. The first one-hundred days of the new reforms saw many excellent changes to promote financial and internal stability, including the removal of the cost-ineffective high-speed units and promotion of air support. A pursuit policy was also introduced to prevent accidents in the field. The department also saw a rapprochement with the Los Santos Sheriff's Department.

2017 — 2019
The reforms of Chief Nazari continued into 2018, seeing many of the prime divisions operate at their top efficiency. Metropolitan Division had been reformed to focus primarily on the introduction and incorporation of G Platoon as the primary proactive enforcement division. The department established a statewide gang database known as GangNet, sharing it with all county-wide and state-wide agencies interested. 54th Area saw its closure and was reformed into the Harbor Area on modern state property. The department re-negotiated mutual aid agreements with both the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department and San Andreas Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, forming close bonds particularly with the ladder. In October 2018, Chief Nazari and his staff formally stepped down from their positions, marking the first time in years a transition of power was done without controversy. His staff officers were mandated by the city to form an interim council until an adequate replacement could be found. Chief Nazari left a lasting legacy on the department for his ruthless efficiency and reforms.

Chief Huerta took office after being sworn in at the end of November 2018. He promised to continue the reforms of his predecessor.

Chief of Police, Baudelio Huerta, continued to uphold and enforce the divisional standards set forth by former Chief Nazari, ensuring that the department ran as smooth and as efficiently as possible. On April 30th, 2019, he resigned from his position of Chief of Police, which marked his official retirement from a long-time career within the Los Santos Police Department. Assistant Chief of Police, Gibbs Brown, took the office after being sworn in on May 1st. He continued to uphold the high standards that were laid out by those who came before him, and oversaw many additions, departmental, and personnel changes.

On May 20th the Metropolitan Division Facility was opened, and is located north-west of the Conference Center, cross Orinda Street and Cordova Avenue. On June 4th the department received two new staff officers; John Carlston, serving as Commanding Officer of Administrative Services Bureau, and Alexander Munoz, serving as Chief of Detectives. On June 24th Assistant Chief Stephen Vargas and Deputy Chief Patrick Hayes officially retired from the Los Santos Police Department. Following their announced retirements, Deputy Chief Alexander Munoz was promoted to Chief of Staff on June 25th, officially marking him as Assistant Chief, and successor to former Assistant Chief Vargas.

On October 2nd, 2019 Metropolitan Division's newest platoon was established. Alpha Platoon, also known as "A" Platoon, which is an effective tactical support team with the sole purpose of providing tactical support, advanced and specialized tactics alongside specialized weaponry to officers in the field, for high-risk incidents. Later in the month, on October 22nd, the LSPD established a new bureau, the Professional Standards Bureau. This houses the department's Internal Affairs Group, Special Operations Section, Force Investigation Section and the Public Communications Section. With the opening of the bureau, the department's newest Deputy Chief, Kaitlyn Reed, was appointed as the Bureau's Commanding Officer.

On November 1st, 2019, Gibbs Brown resigned from his position of Chief of Police, which marked his official retirement from a long-time career within the Los Santos Police Department. Shortly after Governor Wade Reynolds swore in Brown's successor, Assistant Chief Alexander Munoz, as the next Chief of Police for the Los Santos Police Department.

Munoz continued to manage the Los Santos Police Department, making changes a needed to a already stable foundation. Once Munoz's term came to an end November 16th, 2019, the department saw the retirement of the Chief of Police Alexander Munoz. The LSPD Staff Officer team formed Interim Management for the department until the Governor appointed a new Chief of Police.

2020 — THE PRESENT DAY
In January 2020, Daniel Swenson was appointed to the position of Chief of Police following the resignation of Alexander Munoz. Swenson took up the post having spent six consecutive years as a member of the faction.
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VI. Department Equipment

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:29 pm

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Standard Patrol Vehicles
Responsible for the delivery of day-to-day policing; responding to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service; transport of detainees to and from jail and regular patrol assignments.

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Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI)
The Los Santos Police Department's most well-known vehicle, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, often abbreviated to 'CVPI', is the Standard Patrol Vehicle for the Department, often referred to as a 'Black and White'.

This vehicle is used on a daily basis by the vast majority of officers. It's well known for its ground-breaking acceleration, exceptional handling, and a blistering top speed of over 129 MPH. Its traditional black and white coloring makes it distinctive from other police department's around the world.

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Dodge Charger Pursuit
One of the most powerful vehicles in the fleet, the Charger sports a 3.6 liter V-6 (292 hp) engine, larger 14.5-inch front brake discs, Police-specific Secure Park (prevents idling vehicle from being driven without key fob present in the vehicle), revised rear fascia and exhaust tips, new camber link change to the rear suspension to further enhance high-speed and aggressive braking performance, upgraded fuel pump for added durability, variable-displacement air conditioner compressor for added efficiency. Choosing a V-6 Charger over the V-8 version wasn't a difficult decision, because it gives officers sufficient performance while giving the agency good fuel economy.

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility (FPIU)
The Los Santos Police Department uses the Ford Utility for a range of operational deployments.

The vehicle is large enough to carry two officers in the front and a large amount of equipment in the back. The vehicle has a lot of torque, allowing it to drive over rough terrain if necessary. The Police Interceptor Utility comes with an all-wheel drive powertrain standard. Over a standard Explorer, the Utility is fitted with larger brake rotors, more advanced ABS and traction control systems, a more efficient cooling system and other standard police equipment.

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Unmarked Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI)
With the exact same modifications and designed to the same dimensions of the marked CVPI, its integrated emergency lighting system and civilian-like appearance makes even an experienced police officer look twice, never mind an unknowing citizen.

This vehicle is used by the traffic officers, detectives and supervisors for general patrol and responding to incidents. It's well known for its ground-breaking acceleration, exceptional handling, and a blistering top speed of over 129 MPH. The unmarked model may come in a variety of colors, but is most often black or gray.
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Specialized Patrol Vehicles
Patrol vehicles that require advanced training and membership of particular divisions in order to access, such as the elite Air Support Division and Traffic Division.

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BMW R1200RT-P
In 1909 the Los Santos Police Department welcomed the introduction of the first fleet of two-wheeled vehicles. Much like the Crown Victoria, the black and white color scheme which runs throughout the department can be easily recognized in its motorcycle fleet too. The motorcycle provides not only speed with its stream-line structure, but agility and mobility too. It also provides a much more economical means of transport, with cheaper running and maintenance costs when opposed to the Crown Victoria.

As do all emergency vehicles, the motorcycle is fitted with a variety of modern high-powered LED emergency lights for maximum visibility in both light and dark environments. The motorcycle also provides a variety of compartments for the transport of equipment and documents, such as ticket books and traffic collision forms.

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Eurocopter AS350
The Los Santos Police Department's primary air support vehicle, the Eurocopter AS350. This helicopter is used by the Air Support Division. The helicopter can carry a total of up to 4 people. The AS350 is a single engine helicopter, powered either by a Lycoming LTS101 or Turbomeca Arriel powerplant that drives a three-blade main rotor, which is furnished with a Starflex rotor head. It is renowned for its versatility and maneuverability and as a result can be deployed in many different types of situations. The aircraft can also be quickly started up and shut down, which is often useful during emergency situations.
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Tactical Response Vehicles
Specialist vehicles that is manned by operators of the elite Metropolitan Division which houses D Platoon, affectionately known as Special Weapons and Tactics.


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Lenco BearCat G2
The newest addition to the fleet is a state-of-the-art armored Lenco BearCat G2. The G2 has excellent on-road driving characteristics and maneuverability in tight urban settings. The large floor plan seats 10 – 12 fully equipped officers with a long list of tactical features only found on the Lenco BearCat line of armored SWAT vehicles for Police and Government. BEARCAT stands for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck. The Lenco BearCat G2 is used primarily by the Metropolitan Division's D-Platoon for rapid deployment to situations that require an immediate response time in times of sudden distress as well as the recovery and protection of civilians in harm's way.

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Lenco MedCat
The Department’s latest acquisition, the MedCat Rescue Vehicle. It is the first tactical “medi-vac” vehicle in the United States. The Medcat is a unique and versatile vehicle that was custom designed in a collaborative effort between members of the LSPD SWAT Unit-Emergency Medical Technician Cadre, the LSFD and a company that manufactures armored vehicles for the United States Military and Domestic Law Enforcement agencies. What makes this vehicle so unique is that while it looks like any other armored vehicle, the inside is configured to resemble a rescue ambulance, complete with a full array of medical supplies and radios that allow paramedics to communicate directly with trauma centers and hospitals. The MedCat adopted the callsign RESCUE 4.

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Lenco BEAR
The monster truck, dubbed the LSPD Rescue Vehicle, is 14 tons of protection. With a growling, 300-horsepower Caterpillar engine, a front end capable of breaching concrete walls and four-wheel drive, there few places the BEAR can’t go. Inside, 15 fully equipped Special Weapons and Tactics officers can be at the ready. BEAR stands for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response. It is one of the first vehicles specifically built as a SWAT truck. The BEAR could be used for an armed confrontation, a barricaded suspect or a hostage crisis. It’s a great platform to perform rescues in a lethal environment.


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Ford Excursion
The Ford Excursion is one of the largest armored SUVs and proves to be the best vehicle to safely transport several people and lots of cargo at one time. Windshield and all door glass has been removed and replaced with bullet-resistant transparent armor. Doors, pillar posts, side panels, kick-panels, firewall, and headers (laterals) have been armored with air hardened heat treated ballistic steel. All areas provide NIJ Level III and EN 1063 B6 protection. Comes fitted with a hatch that can be used as a turret.



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Chevrolet Suburban
The department's newest SUV, the Chevrolet Suburban, like the Ford Excursion is fully armored and used to safely transport several people and lots of cargo at one time. Used for deployments by the Metropolitan Division, specifically for dignitary protection due to the protection it offers. Comes fitted with a hatch that can be used as a turret.


Department Duty Uniforms
Despite the majority of department employees wearing the same standard uniform, particular divisions and sections throughout the organization wear different uniforms relevant to their primary assignment.

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LSPD Standard Duty Uniform
The Los Santos Police Department's Standard Duty Uniform is worn by every police officer in the Department, from the Chief of Police attending a press conference, a Sergeant working a desk, or a Traffic Officer writing a ticket, the tainted navy blue uniform used by the LSPD is well-known around the world and is one of a kind. Paramount to the rest of the uniform, the police badge worn on the left side is distinguished from any other Department in the United States.
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LSPD Utility Uniform
The Los Santos Police Department has an alternative uniform for assignments that normally correlate with 'wear and tear'. At the moment, this is the primary service uniform for the Gang Field Unit who operate out of the Gang and Narcotics Division.

The department recognizes that Gang Officers assigned to the Gang Field Unit must be dressed in non-restricted attire due to their highly demanding job. This uniform is also easier to wash.
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LSPD Motorcycle Duty Uniform
The Department's Traffic Division is tasked with using the department-issued R1200 motorcycles for regular patrol. In accordance with safety policy, and as police motorcycles with all the on-board equipment can weight over half a tonne easily, protective wear is mandatory requirement for any officer patrolling on a motorcycle. This consists of a black two-piece padded leather suit, with the usual accessories and editions of a standard uniform such as a sidearm holster, badge, and name plate.
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LSPD Pilot Uniform
The Los Santos Police Department's Air Support Division, operating under the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, requires pilots to wear a uniform that is unique to any other in the Department. The lawn green one-piece flight suit has become iconic to the LSPD and provides attire that pilots can be proud of. In addition to pilots, Tactical Flight Officers are also required to wear flight suits whilst on-duty and in the skies. These uniforms are fire-resistant and waterproof, ensuring maximum safety for the air crew without sacrificing comfort and maneuverability

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LSPD SWAT Uniform
The Los Santos Police Departments S.W.A.T. Platoon is the most elite tactical division of the Los Santos Police Department. It deals with high risk situations such as bank robberies, hostage situations and high risk breaches. The equipment S.W.A.T uses is especially made for these situations. Their uniform is fire resistant, covering it is the heavy body armor which is made in a way so officers are protected but can maintain their agility and move around properly. Tactical gloves are for additional protection while discharging firearms and conducting searches. The knee and shin guards are for protection during breaches or when an officer has to move around in tight spaces.
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Detective Attire
Los Santos Police Department detectives usually wear what's classed as informal attire whilst on duty; They do not wear the standard LSPD uniform. Though a detective might wear more casual clothes whilst on covert operations, depending on the circumstances or case relevance, for example gang attire if investigating a gang concerned case file.

A detective always carries his badge and gun with him, though obviously only worn visible when not occupied with covert operations; whilst on covert operations the badge could be located in the wallet or be hung on a chain beneath the shirt the officer is wearing to conceal his identify.
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VII. Acknowledgements

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:30 pm

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The Los Santos Police Department is rich in history and the purpose of this thread is to highlight such history. We continue to embrace our responsibility as the key legal faction on the server and endeavor to provide quality police roleplay to all members of this community.

In recognition of past faction members and Command Staff who have contributed to previous editions of this faction thread, we have listed them below by way of showing thanks for their effort. By extension, we thank all very old members of the faction who have contributed to the faction thread in their day. Some of their content is still listed. These people have been listed in no particular order:
  • Aziz Nazari (Adio)
    Aaron Wilbur (Bear)
    Baudelio Huerta (Bospy)
    Brett Walton (Magnus)
    Daniel Swenson (danielswe)
    Gibbs Brown (Gibbz)
    John Carlston (DadoJ)
    Todd Gibson (Mecca)
This thread has been rejuvenated and reformatted to modernize the content by the following people:
  • Adrian Donnelly (Feenix)
    Trevor Bishop (BlackAngel)

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VIII. Media Information

Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:30 pm

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Developed Strategy Targets Prolific Gang Member (NR78ad)

Los Santos: Detectives from the Los Santos Police Department's Major Enforcement Section has conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of a prolific gang member affiliated with 99 Ganton Mafia Crips.

A noticeable increase in violent crime within Harbor Area led to the need to develop additional strategies to remove repeat offenders from particular communities. The Major Enforcement Section, which is housed under the Department's Gangs and Narcotics Division, were deployed specifically to address repeat offenders in the areas which showed a violent crime increase.

The operation was launched following a surveillance operation of 99 Ganton Mafia Crips which revealed credible information about the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics around the Grove Street area.

A violent offender, Angel Madrigal, was arrested on the evening of April 1 outside of his registered property on Grove Street. Madrigal was charged with several offenses, including one count of battery of a peace officer; one count of resisting a peace officer; possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell; and one count of sale of a controlled substance.

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The Los Santos Police Department will continue to actively pursue these chronic offenders as a means of removing violent felons from the streets and to curb gang-related violent crime in the City of Los Santos.

Anyone with further information that could help identify and target the sale of illegal narcotics is asked to contact the Gangs and Narcotics Division, Lieutenant Lanusse at 555-70-550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LSPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should contact [email protected].


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IX. Media Information

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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Metropolitan Division Officers Awarded Following Hostage Situation (NR82kr)

Los Santos: Metropolitan Division officers were awarded following a hostage situation that took place inside Club Atlantic on Atlantic Avenue, East Beach. At approximately 23:40 hours on April 24th, a patrol unit spotted several males entering Club Atlantic with heavy weaponry. The Department's elite SWAT team (D Platoon) was called out to the situation. Upon response and further investigation, officers discovered that the suspects were armed with long rifles and had taken two hostages inside the club.

SWAT arrived on the scene and in an attempt to peacefully defuse the situation, began the negotiation process with the hostage-takers. The hostage-takers were not responsive to negotiations and given the seriousness of the situation, the presence of hostages, and the need for immediate intervention, the Department's Incident Commander (the officer in charge of a particular incident or situation) in liaison with SWAT, made the decision to proceed with tactical entry into the club.

At approximately 0020 hours, entry was made into the club by SWAT. The hostage-takers immediately opened fire upon entry, however, they were neutralized before they could inflict injuries to hostages or SWAT officers. The hostages were secured and rescued by the SWAT team. The hostage-takers were declared as deceased by the LSFD paramedics.

A collection of weaponry was recovered from the hostage-takers, including two AK-47 assault rifles, a fully-automatic UZI pistol, and a semi-automatic pistol.

A review of the situation by the Department's Commendation Board, presided by Assistant Chief Kaitlyn Reed, determined that the SWAT officers involved "distinguished themselves by bravery or heroism above and beyond the normal demands of duty." As a result, all involved SWAT personnel have been awarded the Department's fourth-highest medal, the Police Star, for their display of bravery and outstanding tactics during a situation involving heavily armed suspects and multiple hostages.

Furthermore, it was determined that some of the SWAT officers involved demonstrated remarkable marksmanship and discipline by successfully neutralizing the hostage-takers while at the same time ensuring no casualties were sustained either to the hostages or other SWAT officers. These officers have been awarded the Department's Sharpshooter Medal for their performance.

Police Star Recipents
Sergeant II Adrian Mendez
Sergeant II Alvin Chandler
Sergeant II Franco Molina
Sergeant II Marcus Nazario
Sergeant II Ronald Newman
Sergeant II Scott Byrne
Sergeant II Victor Kingsley
Sergeant I James Aguirre
Sergeant I Nick Beckett
Sergeant I Ronnie Jackson
Police Officer III+1 Jake Valdez

Sharpshooter Medal Recipents
Sergeant II Adrian Mendez
Sergeant II Marcus Nazario
Sergeant II Victor Kingsley
Sergeant I James Aguirre
Sergeant I Nick Beckett
Sergeant I Ronald Newman
Police Officer III+1 Jake Valdez


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Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:32 pm

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Firearms Seized following Search and Seizure (NR80tb)

Los Santos: Multiple weapons have been recovered from a South Central apartment complex following a search and seizure by Gang and Narcotics Division.

On April 11, 2020, at around 2:46 a.m., officers from the Los Santos Police Department's Harbor Division responded to a 911 call reporting that an armed robbery was in occurrence in East Los Santos. When officers arrived, they identified a brown four-door Tahoma fleeing the scene. Officers engaged in a vehicle pursuit with the vehicle, which failed to stop for police.

During the lengthy pursuit, the Tahoma made an abrupt stop on Ganton Boulevard, where an African-American male ejected from the passenger seat and continued to resist police on foot. The Tahoma continued in the direction of Idlewood where police lost sight of it.

Officers pursued the passenger suspect into a nearby housing project where he barricaded inside a first-floor apartment.

A short time later, officers made entry into the residence but did not locate the male suspect. Due to the suspected gang nature, Detectives from the elite Major Enforcement Section were requested to complete a search of the apartment.

Following a search of the apartment, Detectives located three Glock 19 handguns, a Glock 17 variant and a Glock 18 with an attached silencer modification. A Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun and a Heckler and Koch MP5A4 submachine gun were also discovered during the search of the apartment.

An investigation is ongoing into the identification of both suspects involved. Early indications suggest that the suspects are affiliates of a sub-set of the notorious '99 Mafia Crip' based in Ganton.

Anyone with further information that could help identify and target the sale of illegal weapons is asked to contact the Gangs and Narcotics Division, Detective Bishop at 555-1666-524. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LSPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should contact [email protected].


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Post by LSPD Media Relations » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:48 pm

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Fatal Shooting in Harbor Division (NR75mc)

Los Santos: On March 10, 2020, around 1:25 a.m., officers from the Los Santos Police Department's Harbor Division responded to a radio call of a man with a gun inside of the trailer park at Santa Ana Street, Las Colinas. When officers arrived, they discovered a suspect inside of a black four-door Nebula vehicle who was later identified as Alejandro Diaz.

Several officers assigned to LSPD Harbor Division engaged in a vehicle pursuit when Diaz failed to stop for police. Officers observed Diaz as the only occupant of the vehicle as it continued to evade them throughout East Los Santos.

Diaz abandoned his vehicle on Ganton Boulevard and proceeded to resist arrest on foot. Diaz entered a nearby housing project.

Officers assigned to 'A Platoon' of the elite LSPD Metropolitan Division pursued Diaz inside of the housing block. Upon entering the domicile, Diaz opened fire on police using a Mossberg shotgun. This is when an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Los Santos Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and rendered aid but Diaz succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Alejandro Diaz was a registered Los Santos resident with no prior convictions. Diaz was a registered gun permit holder at the time of his death.

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