WELCOME TO THE LYTTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
WELCOME TO HOMICIDE
The Lytton Police Department is responsible for protecting the people and
property of this community. As a member of the Lytton Police Department,
the officer assumes a responsibility to his community and country. The
officer must be worthy to serve by the side of those men, who, throughout
Lytton's history, have upheld the law and provided for a peaceful and
Detectives and special agents of the Lytton Police Department are
plainclothes investigators who gather facts and collect evidence for criminal
cases. They conduct interviews, examine records, observe the activities of
suspects, and participate in raids or arrests.
Because police protection must be provided around the clock, homicide
officers may be required to work weekends, holidays and nights.Homicide
detectives are subject to call any time their service needed and may work
overtime, particularly during criminal investigations. The job may also
require extensive travel.
The injury rate among homicide detectives is higher than in many other police
divisions and reflects the risks taken in pursuing known felons, escaped
convicts, and other public offenders.
Congrulations on becoming a member of Lytton Police Department's
Eric "Click" Heitman
The Lytton Police Officer must perform in a professional manner
at all times.
Here are some of the qualifications which are expected of every
Common Sense - Is the most important virtue an officer can
possess. It will keep jou alive and out of trouble.
Organization - Just the facts, and plenty of them. You must keep
them in order and at your fingertips (on a note pad would be nice).
Loyalty - A good police officer stands up for his department, his
partner and fellow officers. Your life depends on them, and vice-
Obedience - A good police officer carries out his orders willingly,
cheerfully, and promptly.
Initiative - A good police officer is one step ahead and keeps an
eye out for jobs that need doing. He shows that he can be trusted
to perform correctly in an emergency.
Guts - A good police officer keeps going when the going gets
tough. He doesn't know the words "I can't."
Reliability - A good police officer does his job throughly. He
comes through for you time and time again.
Integrity - A good police officer tries at all times to keep a clean
record. He upholds the principles of his profession at all times.
Fairness - A good police officer gives fair treatment to others and
expects the same in return.
Honesty - A good police officer maintains the truth even when it
may be costly.
Cheerfulness - A good police officer keeps his head up even
when facing the stormiest of situations.
Neatness - A good police officer is proud of his uniform and what it
represents. He keeps it in immaculate condition.
Self-control - A good police officer does not lose his temper.
Promptness - A good officer is quick to his scene of a
disturbance, and is always on time to meetings.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WELCOME ....................................... 3
PERSONAL CONDUCT .............................. 4
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT ............................ 6
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDUES .................. 7
I. Radio procedures ........................ 7
II. Shootin range procedures ................ 7
III. Police computer procedures .............. 7
FELONY ARREST PROCEDURES ...................... 8
THE USE OF FIREARMS ........................... 9
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES ............. 9
I. Initiate the investigative process ...... 9
II. Assess the situation .................... 9
III. Check vital signs ....................... 9
IV. Gather evidence ......................... 10
V. Notify the coroner ...................... 10
VI. Conduct interviews ...................... 10
VII. Analysis of evidence .................... 10
RADIO CODES ................................... 11
VEHICLE CODE .................................. 14
PENAL CODE ................................. 15-18
Departmental issue hand gun
Deparmental issue ammunition clips
Patrol car key
Department issue field kit which includes:
Fingerprint powder (dust)
Used for exposing latent prints
For applying fingerprint powder
For removal of (lifting) latent powder
Used to make liquid samples
(Footprints, tire tracks, etc.)
Used to take liquid samples
Used to transfer fluid into vial
Used to preserve and segregate various pieces of evidence.
Used to take pictures of evidence, scenes of crime, etc.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURS
I. RADIO PROCEDURS
1. Respond to all radio transmissions as required according to police
2. Avoid unnecessary radio transmission.
II. SHOOTING RANGE PROCEDURES
1. Type LOAD GUN or use the function key listed in the pull-down
menus to load your gun.
2. Type RAISE GUN or use the function key listed in the pull-down
menus to raise your gun.
3. Use the directional keys to adjust your aim.
4. Type FIRE GUN or use the function key listed in the pull-down
menus to fire your gun.
If the sights on your need to be adjusted,type ADJUST SIGHTS.Use the
arrow keys to adjust the windage and the elevation screws.Each time you
press an arrow key,the windage or elevation screw will rotate one position.
Withn a little practice you can improve your sight and your shooting accu-
racy as well.
III. POLICE COMPUER PROCEDURES
1. Turn on the computer.
2. The following prompt will appear:COMMAND>
3. At this prompt,you may type in one of the following commands.
dir-This command lists the contents of the currently directory.
If the current directory contains subdirectories,use the "cd"
command (see below).If the current directory hes accessible files,
a box will appear around the first file name.You may move this box
to the desired file anem by using arrow keys.Press ENTER when you
have highlighted the desired file name.
cd-This command changes the current directory to a subdirectory.
After you have typed in this command,the computer will respond
At this prompt,type the name of the directoryyou wish to change
to,then press ENTER.If you enter a name other than a valid
directory name,the computer will return to its "root" directory
the directory displayed when you turned on the computer.
Note: Some diorectories require passwords.If the PASSWORD:
prompt appears,you must enter the correct password to gain access
to that directory.
quit-This command will allow you to exit the computer.Type in
this command when you are finished using then computer.
FELONY ARREST PROCEDURES
1. Before proceeding with arrest, your back-up unit must be staked
out in close proximity.
2. Have weapon drawn at the ready.
3. Identify yourself as a police officer to the suspect.
4. Command suspect to keep his hands over his head.If at any time
the suspect drops his hands, prepare to take defensive action.
a. If the suspect flees, follow the suspect on foot.Maintain radio
contact if possible.
b. If the suspect take aggressive action (e.g. reach for weapon,
charging you), take necessary defensive actions.
5. When it is safe, approach the suspect. Handcuff the suspect.
Always be prepared to defend yourself against hostile behavior.
6. Search the suspect.
7. Read suspect his rights.*
8. Transport suspect to jail.
"You have the right to remain silent.What you say
may be used against you in a court of law. You have
the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an
attorney, one will be appointed to represent you
before questioning, if you wish."
THE USE OF FIREARMS (IN COURSE OF DUTY)
The discharge of a firearm an any person will be done only in life-threatening
a. A police officer may use a firearm anly in self-defense, when assaulted
with a deadly weapon.
b. A police officer may use firearm when in fear of his life, or the life of
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES
I. INITIATE THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS
A. The detective must have reason to believe a crime has been committed by
one or more of the following:
1. Personal observation.
2. Statements of witness(es).
3. Conclusive and/or circumstantial evidence.
II. ASSESS THE SITUATION
A. Use extreme caution during initial investigation.
B. Be on the alert for possible life-threatening situations.
C. Be ready to take appropriate action.
III. CHECK VITAL SIGNS
A. If doubful, treat the victim as alive.
1. Perform necessary first aid.
2. Notify emergency services.
B. Determine possible homicide.
C. If the person is still alive, consider their dying declaration.
1. If death is imminent, accompany the victim to hospital.
IV. GATHER EVIDENCE
Note: The detective must use extreme caution in order not to contaminate or
destroy vital evidence.
A. Search the surrounding area.
B. Recognize out of place, unusual, or damaged items.
C. Take photos as soon as possible.
D. Dust for prints prior to handling an object.
E. Collect appropriate samples.
F. Secure names of all persons at the scene of the crime:
V. NOTIFY THE CORONER
A. The coroner takes possesion of all property and effects belonging
to a deceased victim unless specified as evidence.
B. Request a copy of all available reports from the coroner's office to
be sent to the police department.
IV. CONDUCT INTERVIEWS
A. Identify yourself as a police officer.
B. Talk to all relevant persons in the area, conducting yourself in a
professional manner. Take note of important information.
C. Observe the emotional state of the witness.
D. Follow up all possible leads.
VII. ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE
A. Submit all evidence to the police department's booking officer for
B. All reports originating from outside agencies pertinent to an
ongoing investigation will be routed to the investigating officer
assigned to the case.
The following information is for reference use only. Players will not be
able to input any of the following codes, but should be familiar with them
as they may be referred to during the course of the game.
rc10-1 Radio reception - poor
rc10-2 Radio reception - good
rc10-4 Received message
rc10-6 On the air - not available for call
rc10-7 Off the air - out of service
rc10-8 In service
rc10-9 Repeat message
rc10-10 End of shift - off duty
rc10-13 Weather check
rc10-15 Prisoner in custody
rc10-19 Return to office
rc10-21 Use telephone
rc10-23 Stand by
rc10-27 Subject check
rc10-29 Check for wants
rc10-35 Back-up requested
rc10-36 Confidential information
rc10-97 Arrived at scene
rc10-98 Cleared scene; available for call
rc11-48 Furnish transportation
rc11-79 Injury traffic collision with ambulance responding
rc11-80 Traffic collision with major injury
rc11-81 Traffic collision with minor injury
rc11-82 Traffic collision property damage only
rc11-83 Traffic collision no details
rc11-84 Traffic control
rc11-85 Tow truck
rc11-99 Emergency, officer needs assistance, respond Code-3