Chapter 4 - Procedures and Presentation

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Chapter 4 - Procedures and Presentation

Post by Ramazan on Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:31 pm

Chapter 4: Procedures and Presentation

4.1 Searches and Seizures
All searches and seizures must be undertaken in accordance to the guidelines set by Section III of Article I of the constitution: “The citizens of the Totalitarian State of San Andreas shall herein be granted the following protections in order to maintain the freedom and stability of the Totalitarian State. Citizens shall be granted protection from unreasonable or violent questioning, protection from cruel and unusual punishment in cases not involving treason, protection from excessive punishment in a time of peace, protection from unreasonable taxation, protection from double jeopardy, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, and protection from discrimination due to race or religion. No law shall be placed that revokes or abridges the preceding protections from the citizens of the Totalitarian State of San Andreas. No soldier, military branch, or other form of authority shall be exempt from adhering to these protections in a time of peace.” For full searches and seizures (Cavity search, in depth property search), either consent must be given, a warrant must be issued, or if an officer has probable cause. A cursory search (brief frisk, cursory vehicle search which does not include compartments) may be undertaken if the officer has reasonable suspicion that an offense has taken place.


4.2 Arrest and Detention
An arrest is the restraint of an individual and their subsequent placement into indefinite custody. A detention is the restraint of a citizen with a subsequent placement into temporary custody with the intention of questioning them. An arrest may only be undertaken if the officer has probable cause. A detention may only be undertaken if the officer has reasonable suspicion. In the case of no further evidence to elevate the standard of proof to beyond all reasonable doubt, the custodies must be released.

4.2 (a) Traffic detention
A traffic detention (traffic stop) on a private vehicle may only be undertaken if the officer has reasonable suspicion of a felony, or beyond all reasonable doubt for a traffic misdemeanor. In the case of a commercial vehicle, a traffic stop may be undertaken if the officer wishes the vehicle to undergo a commercial inspection. In this case, no private property (i.e. the driver), only commercial property (ie the cargo) may be searched. (The Supreme Court of the Totalitarian State of San Andreas has not yet ruled out that inspection of the cargo without warrant or reasonable suspicion is unconstitutional. Until then, we are allowed to search the back of commercial vehicles without a warrant or without reasonable suspicion.)

4.3 Charging an individual
An individual may only be charged with a crime if the individual has committed it beyond any reasonable doubt. Any charges placed with a standard of proof below beyond any reasonable doubt will be considered falsifying charges.

4.4 Wearing of the Uniform
Members are to wear only a uniform which is approved by the Commissioner as per policy unless that member is in an approved “plain clothes” role under, and in compliance with, section 4.4g. The uniform worn will be based on that member’s rank of the duties which are being undertaken by that member. Members will be required to display their department issue badge on the left breast, above the pocket, and a nametag displaying their full name on the right breast pocket.


4.4 (a) Cadet Uniform
Members of the rank of Cadet are to wear uniform item 71 whilst performing official duties, comprised of:
  • Blue Baseball-style cap
  • Light Blue Business shirt
  • Dark Blue Dress pants or Cargo pants
  • Black boots
  • Duty belt with approved items (i.e. radio)




4.4 (b) Officer/ Corporal Uniform
Members of the rank of Officer or Corporal are to wear uniform item 265, 266, 267, 280 or 281 whilst performing official duties, comprised of:
  • Dark Blue Business shirt
  • Dark Blue Dress pants or Cargo pants
  • Black boots
  • Duty belt with approved items
  • Any items approved under section 4.4f




4.4 (c) Sergeant Uniform
Members of the rank of Sergeant are to wear uniform item 282 whilst performing official duties, comprised of:
  • Tan Business Shirt
  • Tan Dress pants or Cargo pants
  • Black boots
  • Duty belt with approved items
  • Any items approved under section 4.4f




4.4 (d) Lieutenant/Captain Uniform
Members of the rank of Lieutenant or Captain are to wear uniform item 283 whilst performing official duties, comprised of:
  • Tan broad-brimmed hat
  • Brown Business shirt
  • Tan Dress Pants
  • Black boots
  • Duty belt with approved items
  • Any items approved under section 4.4f




4.4 (e) Deputy Commissioner/Commissioner Uniform
Members of the rank of Deputy Commissioner or Commissioner of Police are to wear uniform item 288 whilst performing official duties, comprised of:
  • Tan broad-brimmed hat
  • Tan Business shirt
  • Khaki Dress pants
  • Black boots
  • Duty belt with approved items
  • Any items approved under section 4.4f




4.4 (f) Variations on the Uniform
[/i]Members may wear the following items only in conjunction with their uniform:
Additional accoutrements (handcuffs, batons etc)
A ballistic of load-bearing vest which is of snug fit (where worn over the shirt, an identification tag displaying the member’s badge number is to be displayed on the vest)
Corrective lenses, provided they are of a conservative style and does not detract from the professional image of the department
Sunglasses, provided they are black or dark blue in color and does not detract from professional image of the uniform
A wristwatch, provided it is conservative and does not detract from the professional image of the uniform
A head dress, where the related uniform does not already have a required head dress, which is black in color and displays the word “police” or a department emblem (beanies may be worn under this policy in cold-weather months or between the hours of 2000 and 0600, assuming it is black and of a tight “skull-fit” style)[/i]




4.4 (g) Plain Clothes
All plain clothes are to be professional “business attire” and must not unduly detract from the professional image of the department. Where a member is a member of the Detective Bureau or Internal Affairs Division, is participating in a pre-approved plain clothes operation, or is of the rank of Captain, Deputy Commissioner, or Commissioner, that member may wear plain clothes in place of their uniform.



4.4 (h) Tactical Uniforms
Members engaged as part of the SWAT unit, and who are actively engaged in a high risk tactical situation, are to wear uniform item 285, comprising of:
  • Dark blue ballistic helmet and goggles
  • Dark blue jumpsuit
  • Dark blue ballistic and load-bearing vest
  • Black boots
  • Duty belt with approved items

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