Communications System

Information

One of the key aspects of being a Police Officer is having the ability to use effective communications, one of the ways the CMG Metropolitan Police communicates is via whispers. Whispers give us the ability to speak to other radio channels when we are in a separate radio channel. This gives us the ability to separate ourselves while we are patrolling in certain areas, whenever we need to communicate for whatever reason we will then call in back up.

Communications

To ensure officers safety, it is imperative to all operations that radio communications are exemplary. Depending on what your division you're in, you may hold another call sign or identifer, however if not then please use your officers name. If you have a static call sign, this will not change depending on the vehicle that officer is in (with exceptions if the officer is deployed within any special vehicle that has a pre-defined call sign or requires them to identify as another) which will be within the following format:

Officer [Name] OR Call sign

If you hold a static call call sign this must be shown on any the Metropolitan Police Discord, and TeamSpeak to assist in other officers identifying you and show be shown in the following format:

[INT-00] or [AFO 8]

Officers should identify on the radio at all times as this call sign and should follow basic radio procedure at all times. You should use your radio as a tool to assist with both officers you're assisting and officers assisting you. Therefore it is important to give clear and concise radio traffic.

Example:

Officer Bloggs, I’ve got a male with an knife making off from me, heading north on Strawberry Avenue, can I have additional units ASAP.

[BREAK FOR RADIO TRAFFIC] - This allows any responding officers to announce their response

Officer Bloggs, update, male is , currently driving at speeds of around [MPH] and driving [BEHAVIOUR (dangerously...)]

Radio Usage Conduct

A push to talk must be setup when using the radio channels this can be easily done within TeamSpeak, simple go to Tools, Options, Capture, Choose the “Push to talk” option and chose a suitable key.

All officers must be in RC (Radio Channels) on TeamSpeak and must have their correct name and callsign identifier if given one in their name e.g. (Bennya | T-39) with whispers set up according to their patrol.

When communicating a call/response to a call you must always communicate as much information to the other officers as possible. For example (Isaac Martin, currently in a traffic stop on Strawberry Avenue on a black 4 door Mercedes Benz C63, 2 Occupants, Approaching suspect now stay advised). Following that template - if possible- will always communicate as much information as needed to the other officers enabling you to use the radio effectively.

Try to avoid interrupting callouts or transmission unless there is a severe situation ongoing, for example if an officer is calling out his location for a traffic stop and 4 armed men run into the supermarket, the officer who sees this action committed will say “Break break break, multiple heavily armed men have just entered the supermarket all units be advised 4 heavily armed men have just breached the supermarket all units please divert accordingly”.

At some points the phrase 'Clear Comms' may be broadcasted across the radio. When you hear this you must stop any broadcasts until further notice and you must only broadcast if it's directly related to an on-going incident and the information must be given out across the radio to protect life or prevent serious crime.

It is very important that all officers learn how to effectively communicate via the whispers, especially when you are in/or about to be in an active situation. It is very important that your communications are short, to the point, while still maintaining a good level of description for other officers to know what is going on. A good guideline to effective communications would be to first call out your call sign. Secondly, where you are and the reason why you are using your radio in the first place. Lastly, to describe the situation with as precise and as short as you can.

Please respect the following rules when transmitting across the Radio:

  • You must leave at least 1 second gap between each transmission

  • You must not talk over anyone else on the radio, unless within a /panic situation

  • You must transmit when pressing /panic

  • You must respect clear comms at all times, unless within a /panic situation

  • You must not transmit unnecessary information, if you require to speak to an officer ask them to move to your local channel, or meet them in game.

We recommend if you have a NUMPAD to use one of these keys, like NUMPAD 1.

Make sure you're targeting all the correct channels these include:

  • Victor Charlie 1

  • Victor Charlie 2

  • Victor Charlie 3

  • Victor Charlie 4

  • Victor Charlie 5

  • Victor Charlie 6

  • NPAS 62

  • NPAS 63

  • Trojan V1

  • Trojan V2

  • Trojan V3

  • RPU V1

  • RPU V2

  • Trident V1

Example Of Good Radio Calls

"RT-15, multiple suspects at Asda (South Los Santos), requesting assistance."

"RT-15, one suspect detained; going to be transporting back to PD for processing."

"RT-15, I'm on a traffic stop with a Black Audi, Strawberry Avenue, can I get additionals to my location as I believe he may attempt to flee."

Whisper List Setup

Please follow our tutorial on how to set up whispers below via many screenshots. If you have any issues while setting up your whispers please contact any member of the police and they will be glad to help you.

Download the latest whisper settings here

Click on tools then click options and find the whisper section in the options tab shown below. Once you have found your whisper tab, click “Whisper Lists"

Once you have clicked on “Whisper Lists” you want to hover over the “New” button at the bottom left of your screen and click it. Once you have done this, you will be asked to assign a hotkey, you will need to refer to the “Whisper Hotkey” section for a suggestion on which key to use.

Once you have selected the correct hotkey, you want to click the tab which says “CMG Official Teamspeak” and then click the tab which says “Channels”. You then want to scroll down to the police section of the channels within the Teamspeak until you find “Victor-Charlie-1” and whatever the channel you wish to add to the whisper. For example, if you wish to add the Trojan channels you would want to double click the channels that say “Metropolitan Police Radio/Vespucci Constabulary/Trojan-V1” You then want to repeat the prior steps to add all the whispers to the correct channels and hotkey.

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.