In this document, we aim to try and teach you the basics of Roleplay within the Server. This will include the basic rules and how to carry yourself with the professionalism of a Police Officer.
We usually have RP events three or four times a week (sometimes even more) each with a variety of different situations, we will try to cover the basic RP skills/knowledge that you will need to properly Roleplay in the Server.
Within the PoliceMP Server, we try to incorporate some basic roleplay within our actions in the Server. This is to allow for you to grab enjoyment out of a scene as well as allow others around you to enjoy the scene thoroughly.
When playing on PoliceMP as a Police Officer you must make sure you are roleplaying as a Police Officer only. This will include a few set guidelines that we will be talking about further in the document like The Way you Drive; The Way you Speak to Others, and The Processes you Take Within a Scene. Only trained persons can civilian role play, or roleplay out of an ongoing event. You shouldn't role play yourself just for fun.
How do I Roleplay?
When roleplaying it is up to your imagination what you do, as long as you are following the rules and roleplaying as an officer you have pretty much free reign on how and when you roleplay in the server. The extent or the level of your roleplay is completely up to you. If you want to create a character and build a story behind your character or if you simply just want to roleplay as any other Police Officer that is up to you. Just be mindful that our Civilian Role players are scripted, so if you prompt them and ask for things correctly, they will release information to you (most of the time)
You are not expected to roleplay with AI, but when we host RP events it is encouraged that you try some roleplay and if it’s something you aren’t interested in, allow someone who is to have a go.
How do I talk like a Police Officer?
When you are roleplaying as a Police Officer you need to offer up a sense of professionality as well as understanding. It is our job to ensure that the people are being heard and that we are making sure that we understand their situation. Ways of doing this are:
- Yes, I understand…
- I’m sorry (for/that/etc)...
- I can assure you that...
- What do you feel we could do?
Make sure you make them feel like you understand their emotions and that you aren’t there to tick boxes but there to listen.
Getting on their level
When talking to people it is sometimes best that you try your best to make them trust you whether they are victims, witnesses or suspects. When you are talking to someone you will try to match their way of speaking and try good cop bad cop. Sometimes, it’s clear that an Officer isn't engaging or getting the interaction they need, it may be prudent to inter jack and try a new approach.
This will allow them to associate with you a lot easier as they will feel you are more relatable and therefore might be able to give you more information/self incriminate/ give a much more detailed statement or simply report to the police a lot more in the future.
You still have to act like a Police Officer and have that sense of professionalism.
Making an Arrest
When arresting someone you must make sure you read their caution so the things that they say can be used in court.
“You do not have to say anything. But, it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.”
You must also make sure you search them and tell the Prisoner Transport/ Custody Sergeant the contents of the Search. You may also say:
“I am going to be searching you because you have been arrested for... Do you have anything on your persons that may harm me or my colleagues? If you fail to mention something that laters harms me or my colleagues you may be charged with assault.”
When playing on the server you must show a sense of professionalism. This does not mean you can’t have fun, this simply means you need to remember you are roleplaying a Police Officer and that you must do things that a Police Officer may do.
If you do things a Police Officer won’t do, you MAY risk getting a warning from a moderator.
When playing on the server you need to show respect to your higher ranks as well as everyone else on the server. This is due to the roleplay as well as the simple rules.
When driving in the server you are expected to follow the road laws at all times. If you do not know the road laws that are perfectly fine just use common sense eg not driving 110mph through a one road system within the city.
What happens if I don’t drive sensibly?
We have a department called Driving Standards. If you are caught driving inappropriately you may get a simple verbal warning or a warning on your record. However, you may also get points on your license this can be very detrimental to your career within the PoliceMP Server.
Divisions like the Roads Policing Unit do not accept officers with points on their license.
- 6 points on your license - You will be warned.
- 9 points on your license - You will be warned again.
- 12 points on your license - You will be banned from driving for 3 weeks.
These Speed limits are guides. Use common sense and apply these guide accordingly
|Road Type||Speed limit|
|Small Residential Roads||20-30mph|
|Main City Roads||50mph|
Blue Light Driving (Response Driving)
As a Police Officer, you are “exempt” from traffic laws if you are able to prove you are doing it within the best interests of the public or you have reasonable cause to do so as long as you are doing it safely.
You also are expected to turn your light and sirens on and respond to a scene at speeds higher than the speed limit.
Response Units 20mph over speed limits.
RPU units are able to go 90mph MAX within city limits.
Interceptors and AFOs have no max.
Driving Faster than permitted may cause you to get a warning on points on your license
When driving with lights and sirens you do not need to be travelling at max speeds adjust to your surroundings and perform your own risk analysis in your head. Eg small residential roads slow down. Wet Conditions Slow Down.
Police Officer Medical Roleplay (DR & [A]BCDE)
When performing medical Roleplay there is a variety of injuries that you will come across in this document. We will cover the bare basics to teach you how to do medical roleplay in a general sense.
D - Danger
Before even attempting to perform medical RP, you must ensure that the scene has been secured and that you are able to perform medical safely. This will ensure that no one else will be injured causing a much more severe situation.
This can be done via road closures or a Police presence in a perimeter. As well as a perimeter make sure that all weapons have been collected by CID or AFO. You basically want to make sure you are Safe.
R - Response
Can the patient hear you, are they responding to what you say, do they feel any pain, can they feel your touch
[A]BCDE is a checklist that you should do every time you arrived on the scene or if you are beginning your Medical. ABCDE is in Order of priority.
A - Airways -
Are their airways clear, is their vomit in their throat. If nothing is visible, tilt the head back and keep it in place, to maintain an open airway. If something is in airway, try and clear it with suction or Heimlich maneuver
B - Breathing -
Are they breathing? Is the chest rising & falling? Put your ear next to their mouth and look down their chest - can you feel their breath? If chest rise is uneven, they may have a punctured lung If not breathing, they are in cardiac arrest - begin CPR & rescue breaths
C - Circulation -
Are they actively bleeding? Is it arterial or venous bleeding? How can you reduce/stop it? You could use a tourniquet, dressings, pack the wound with gauze, etc...
D - Disability -
Do they have any disabilities that may have caused the accident or emergency?
E - Evaluation -
What treatment do they require? What are your next steps? What other help and/or resources may you need?