National Highways in PoliceMP adds a completely new and unique dynamic to the roleplay server.
Inspired by National Highways (formerly Highways England), your task as a Traffic Officer will be to keep all road users of the strategic road network safe - be it your everyday commuter or an emergency service worker at an incident on the network - no two shifts are the same!
Enjoy the freedom and tranquillity of patrolling the highways whilst on the lookout for anyone in need of your help. Ensure the roads are well gritted in the colder months. Manage live traffic at incidents whilst liaising with the Control room and the emergency services. Manage the recovery of vehicles from civilian break downs to RTC clean ups. Assist the Police with joint operations tackling commercial vehicle crimes.
The more creative you can be, the more successful your interactions can be.
National Highways membership also provides the following features:
- Access to a fleet of unique 4K patrol vehicles.
- Access to specialist equipment such as the gritter.
- Use of a highly distinctive National Highways uniform.
- Working amongst a very close-knit team of Traffic Officers and management.
- Integration with central Control room monitoring all emergency services and National Highways through a shared CAD system.
AA is a UK leading recovery agency working across all areas. The AA works alongside all divisions in the recovery of broken down vehicles, RTCs and Forensic Recovery
The AA has its own compound base where it stores all recoveries, including RTC. All forensic recoveries are taken to the new CID compound for examination
Anyone can join AA through National Highways. As long as you have passed your probation and are keen to undergo training and self learning packages, then the AA is open for you!
DVSA is the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. The DVSA is made up of a multitude of different aims when it comes to drivers, vehicles and their standards. Below are a few of the things DVSA gets up to on a day to day basis:
- Approval of new driving instructors and new MOT testers
- Carry out driving tests before issuing a licence
- Carry out tests to ensure lorries and buses are safe to drive
- Carry out roadside safety checks on vehicles such as lorries, buses and cars
- Carry out roadside safety checks on drivers and their vehicles
We can utilise DVSA in many ways on the server. We should utilise DVSA with cross division work by working in collaboration with RTPC's Commercial Enforcement (CE) team.
Below are a list of different scenarios where we can utilise DVSA:
- Motorway checkpoints (Primarily HGV/Buses)
- Other vehicle checkpoints (Primarily cars)
- Commercial Enforcement (in line with RTPC CE)
- Stop vehicles with no MOT or Tax
How can we work with RTPC CE? Working with RTPC and their Commercial Enforcement Team enables us to crack down on illegal drivers, drunk drivers and unroadworthy vehicles within the Commercial Sector.
Our aim is to remove all unroadworthy vehicles which are below testing standards. We can also audit the taco of a driver and ensure they are within the Working Time Directive and Driving Time Directive. When RTPC CE are active on the motorways, they will request DVSA to assist if needed.
Basic First Aid (BFA)
This is a training course on basic first aid created specifically and dedicated to National Highways Traffic officers, which will give you a general knowledge on clinical practice and therefore allow you to correctly and effectively aid patients when the traffic officers are first on scene.
It will also show you how to check vital signs and make a medical assessment on needing immediate care from London's ambulance service.
Lawsons Heavy Haulage
Lawsons Haulage Ltd are abnormal load specialists.
When it comes to moving abnormal loads, no two jobs are identical. Handling and efficiently moving loads that are high, wide, long or heavy requires specialist equipment, knowledge of the rules and regulations, superior driving and lashing skills and precise project management.
We have handled thousands of difficult and abnormal loads throughout the UK and Europe. Our clients come from a wide range of industries including construction, civil engineering, oil & gas, renewable energy, defence and the marine sector.
We also sometimes get cool police escorts through busy towns, cities and main key road networks to keep us and members of the public safe!
So how do I get into Highways?
Applications to join National Highways open periodicially, and the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply are:
- Applicants must be ranked PC or higher
- Applicants must have passed ERT probation
- Applicants must have playtime of 20 hours+
- Applicants must be mature and sensible, as well as exhibit good behaivour
- Applicants must exhibit high standards at all times
- You must have a clean TX in the last six weeks at the time of applying (kicks or bans from an in-game moderator)
Upon acceptance into National Highways, trainees will be provided the necessary training to perform the role of a Traffic Officer, upon completing their probationary period you will then be eligible to apply for further roles to become; AA trained Recovery & Breakdown Technician, DVSA Vehicle Inspector and Lawsons Progressional HGV Driver or escort van driver.