SCO-19 Handbook

Bullying – Zero-Tolerance Policy

This community takes bullying and the act of bullying very seriously. Remember, there is always a fine line between having ‘banter’ with someone and bullying. Always make sure you know where the line is. The community, members and management are expected to have a zero-tolerance policy on bullying and therefore anyone who breaks this expectation will be removed dealt with accordingly. Further action may be taken by the CMG Community Managers at their discretion.

Introduction

SCO19 officers are highly trained officers with superior training to regular officers in terms of firearms and throw-able techniques. The tactics include smoke and tear gas as an additional method of enforcing the law. We tend to prioritise responding to firearms situations such as armed robberies or firearms calls on the streets, however we also can attend regular traffic stops, as well as less dangerous and immediate situations.

Head of SCO-19

Inc

Deputy of SCO-19

ST6

Rank Structure & Responsibilities

  • SCO19 Senior SFO (SSFO) - The responsibility of Senior SFO is to train new SCO19 members when they have been accepted, leading training sessions and ensuring that a scene is being controlled. Senior SFO take charge in situations and can overrule any decisions made by SFO’s if they feel it is going to go bad. Senior SFO are put in their roles as they prioritise Roleplay over Gunplay. They do not have to pair up with other SCO19 but this is still recommended.

  • SCO19 SFO (SFO) - Specialised Firearms Officers are responsible for taking control of scenes when needed and keeping AFOs in line. They are more experienced and more trusted than AFOs and have a higher authority within SCO19. SFOs can take over negotiations from an AFO if the AFO is having difficulty dealing with the criminal. To become an SFO you must have proven yourself within the department and shown that you are capable to handle the extra responsibility that the role of SFO brings.

  • SCO19 Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) - Training Rank - The responsibility of this rank within SCO19 is to provide backup to other SCO19 on scene and make sure they keep surveillance on the situation. AFO’s should not be leading a situation or negotiating unless there is no higher SCO19 on duty, they are solely to provide backup and are not specialised in anything, only basic SCO19 training.

You may only equip 1 primary weapon at a time. SCO do not use shotguns.

For example you cannot carry MP5 + AR. It must either be MP5 + Glock or Glock + AR

Make sure you value RP over combat - A firefight is a last resort

Call Signs

Once you have completed your training you will be assigned a call sign. This is so that others can easily identify your rank within game. PD Officers will be able to instantly tell your rank and level of experience based on the colour of your shirt, and they vehicle you are driving. SCO callsigns are arranged as follows:

T1 > Department Head

T2 > Deputy Department Head

T3 > Commander of SCO19

T4-T10 > SSFO

T11-20 > SFO

T21+ > AFO

ALL SCO19 OFFICERS MUST display name in TS and use call signs when responding to Scenes

Negotiations

Basic rules:

  1. As the negotiator you can not be harmed by the people you are negotiating with until negotiations are called off.

  2. When negotiating be sure to act professional.

  3. As the negotiator you will have full jurisdiction over the scene and will be able to coordinate the police on scene how you see fit.

  4. After negotiations have concluded you are to search the hostage and they can only leave when you give them permission.

How you should be conducting yourself:

  1. Always stay calm

  2. Always maintain a confident demeanour when talking.

  3. Know your place, although the opposition has a hostage you have your own leverage since you can apprehend or neutralise said opposition when the time is right.

  4. As said prior maintain professionalism.

  5. Do not resort to any sorts of insults towards the opposition.

Rules for breaching:

  1. You MUST call negotiations off before any breaching or engagement with the target

  2. When coordinating a breach try to use more non-lethals however if it is guaranteed that they will shoot on sight you must do what is necessary to maintain survival of yourself and officers around you.

  3. If the hostage is to be harmed or shot breaching can commence.

  4. If you see a sufficient window to breach in order to save the life of the hostage then you may call of negotiations, EG, the hostage is unsupervised while the robbers are talking.

  5. When negotiations are called off you CANNOT reopen negotiations.

Negotiation offers:

  1. You are NOT allowed to give any government issued police weapons, cars, helicopters ETC in a negotiation.

  2. You are NOT allowed to give any illegal items in negotiations either EG. Guns, Drugs.

  3. When negotiating be realistic and don't give the person in negotiations absolutely anything, it must be in within reason EG, no singing or dancing.

  4. When something is promised by the negotiator it MUST be followed .

  5. When giving “Free Passage” you must allow them to get into their vehicle.

Tactical Approach

When at any crime scene or dangerous situation, you are required to carefully plan out what you are planning to do next. Take the tactical and slow approach to situations. When a hostage is involved and negotiations are called off, your priority is to get the hostage out alive. Do not spray and pray, keep a calm and relaxed mindset. When breaching a building, make sure that you have an armed officer carrying a shield breaching first. When possible use the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie teams to breach strategically and carefully. Never enter any situation with a "fragging" mindset.

Equipment

As a SCO-19 officer, you must wear the correct uniform and use the correct vehicle/equipment. All information regarding this can be found in #sco19-info in the discord.

Please make sure you have the same name in Teamspeak and Discord as it makes it easier for us to contact you.