Aviation Support Branch
The Aviation Support Branch provides airborne support to San Andreas State Police.
Today the Aviation Support Branch has 6 PolAir aircraft - 5 helicopters and 1 fixed wing. The aircraft are fitted with a mixture of high tech thermal imaging equipment, on board computers, realtime video feeds to ground stations, search lights, and rescue winched.
The Aviation Support Branch provides a range of services including targeting serious, major and organised crime and counter terrorism matters, crime operations, search and rescue, emergencies and the investigation of aviation fatalities across San Andreas.
To be employed at the Aviation Support Branch you have to be a true all-rounder, possessing a high level
of knowledge and ability to utilise state of the art technology, combined with a high level of enthusiasm and your skills as an experienced Police Officer.
Bicycle Police have been a part of policing for many years and is a popular form of policing due to its high visibility.
Much of the bicycle patrolling is intelligence based, focusing on street level offences such as drug related matters, property crime, and offences such as assaults.
To join the Bicycle Squad, officers require a set fitness standard. In addition officers must undertake an intensive, externally accredited training course at the San Andreas State Police Academy to develop and ensure that certain skills and competency levels are met.
Part of this training incorporates certain aspects of bicycle and equipment maintenance, rules and regulations and strategic considerations. The San Andreas police fleets of mountain bikes are state of the art and designed by experienced Bicycle Squad officers specifically for policing duties.
Police Dog Service
San Andreas State Police is the largest Law Enforcement Agencies in all of San Andreas operating with over 240, 000 sworn Officers and additional Support personnel. Operating all over San Andreas the State Police are required to have state of the art addition equipment to be able to combat Crimes across the state. One of the speciality roles provided is the Police Dog Service which is under the State Protection Group and Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command The units employs a wide range of bread of dogs to assist in the role.
General Purpose or General Patrol (Including Tactical Police Dogs)
- Firearm and Explosive Detection
As dogs have such an excellent sense of smell and degree of trainability, the San Andreas State Police are continually looking at combating emerging crime trends by training dogs to detect new odours.
The Unit employs both male and female handlers, most of whom work two dogs. Prospective recruits must have completed three months of general policing prior to application. The Unit employs both male and female officers. Prospective recruits must undertake Application, Tests, and on-the-job training. You also must have 2 months active service within the TRP State Police.
The Highway Patrol’s goal is to minimize road trauma, promote orderly and safe road use and ensure the free flow of traffic. This is primarily achieved through the delivery of targeted, high profile traffic enforcement activities to deter and detect inappropriate road user behaviors.
They use a variety of modern equipment to do their job, including radar and lidar speed detection devices, automatic number plate recognition technologies, in-car video devices, mobile data terminals, portable breath and drug screening devices and radio communications gear
To become apart of the HWP team, an applicant must undertake tests and on-the-job training prior to securing a position.
Marine Area Command
The Marine Area Command mission is to pursue excellence in maritime law enforcement and the coordination and control of marine search and rescue. The Command is responsible for preventing and reducing marine crime, the active patrolling of San Andreas inland and coastal waterways, intelligence gathering and conducting operations relating to criminal activities such as drug smuggling or importation.
To become a member of the Marine Area Command a police officer must have three months policing experience, and display the following four attributes:
- Contemporary policing experience, a propensity to work in the marine environment and a high level of fitness.
- Dedicate themselves to training and gain marine qualifications.
- The ability and keenness to detect and arrest offenders breaking the law. We are looking for a demonstrated ability.
- A desire to perform policing functions in state of the art vessels on San Andreas waterways.
Mounted Police Unit
The San Andreas State Police Mounted Unit is the oldest continuous Mounted Police Unit in the world, having been formed in 1825.
The unit provides support at public order management events by undertaking crowd control and traffic management.
The majority of work is in support of Local Area Commands conducting high visibility patrols and local operations targeting crime. Mounted Police are used for their searching capability to cover rough terrain and have a greater ground scope than foot police.
To become a ‘Mountie’ Troopers need to be knowledgeable on Public Order response methods and protocols and must have a minimum of 4 months general policing experience.
Public Order & Riot Squad
The Public Order & Riot Squad (PORS) began operations in 2001 to ensure the San Andreas State Police is ready and equipped to resolve any public order incident or situation.
PORS police are trained and ready to deal with:
- Demonstrations and events with large crowds
- High Visibility Policing (HVP) and large operations
- Searches for persons, property, cannabis plantations and internationally protected persons.
- Canvassing of crime scenes
- Staffing of correctional institutions during industrial disputes
- Disaster victim identification (DVI)
- First response to chemical, biological, or radiological incidents (CBR)
To join the Public Order and Riot Squad you must currently be an accredited Operations Support Group (OSG) operative.
Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit
The Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit is based in Los Santos but with the support of country - based rescue units in Paleto, Zancudo and Palomino provides around the clock response across San Andreas.
RBDU capability covers general land and vertical rescue, bomb appraisal and disposal, search and rescue coordination, and specialist support services such as access to dangerous and difficult to reach places, and support to police negotiators by restraining suicidal persons.
3 months general duties experience is required before a Trooper is eligible to apply for the Police Rescue Operations Course to become a member of the Unit.
Criminal Investigators, or Detectives as they are more commonly known, are generally based at Police Area Commands (PAC’s) throughout San Andreas.
Detectives stationed at PAC’s are responsible for a broad range of investigations and require excellent all-round policing skills to investigate the different types of crime. In addition, Detectives also operate out of the State Crime Command (SCC) which is based at Police Headquarters, Los Santos.
Detectives are highly skilled, highly trained investigators who complete a range of qualifications as part of their employment.
Tactical Operations Unit
The Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) is a dedicated team of individuals who provides tactical support to general policing throughout the State.
Based strategically around San Andreas, the TOU maintains an around the clock capability across San Andreas with the support of the part time, regionally based teams.
The TOU are tasked to resolve extreme situations that regular officers are not trained to handle, including hostage-taking, and heavily armed criminals. quipped with high-tech tools and a cache of weapons and explosives, members use negotiation tactics and intuition to try to avoid the use of deadly force, which they exert only as a last resort.