Playing as a law enforcement officer  (Read 846 times)
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Here's how to play as a law enforcement officer.

Below are a couple of quick notes.
 - Review the list of commands under the "Hotkeys and Commands" tab.
 - To stop or arrest a pedestrian, you must aim a weapon at them, then press E to interact with them. Step into the circle and use the on-screen menu.
 - To use the AI Transport system, click Actions > More > More > Request Transport. The transport unit will only take valid suspects to jail.
 - You can earn incremental experience points by use of the /patrol feature.
 - Cadets are limited to the amount of tools they can use. You spawn with a bicycle (or a golf cart in LS, SF, or LV). You can respond to calls, but any arrests you make must be done via the AI transport system.
 - You cannot detain people in the following vehicles: Bicycle, Caddy, Tow Truck, Police Ranger, Motorcycle, Cheetah, Unmarked Yosemite, or Police Maverick.

Using the AI Transport
After stopping a citizen, you can interact with them to send them to jail.
You can request a transport unit by clicking Actions > More > More > Request Transport.
To send two people to jail at once, you must click "Appoint Transport" instead of "Request Transport" for the first person.

Interacting with citizens
You can stop citizens on foot by aiming at them and pressing "E". You can then interact with them by using the on-screen menu.
You can stop citizens in vehicles by pressing Left Shift. You can then interact with the driver and any passengers by using the on-screen dialog.
Be careful - sometimes the citizen may flee (on foot or in their vehicle), or attack you.
To request information about a vehicle or request a tow truck, click M to activate your mouse, then right click on the vehicle.

Responding to calls
Before you can respond to calls, you must go on duty. Review the list of commands for this. Once you are on duty, you can patrol the area while waiting for calls.
Once you receive a call, you can respond to it accordingly. If you choose to accept the call, your destination will be marked on the map with a yellow circle.
TIP: Once on scene, park your patrol car out of all traffic lanes to avoid it being struck.
There are several types of calls requiring various responses from players. Determine the best way to handle the call. Some calls may result in simple arrests. Other calls are more dangerous.
You request backup by pressing F6, B, or typing "backup" in dispatch chat. If other officers are available, they may respond to your location to assist you.
Some suspects may pull out a weapon and attack you. If you shoot these suspects, you can request EMS for them by pressing "B".
Sometimes, callouts may end in a vehicle needing to be towed. You can request a tow truck by clicking "M", then right-clicking on the vehicle.

Ranks and Unlocks (special thanks to Dandr3 for his ranks guide)
Police Departments:
0 EXP: Cadet - Police Bike and Police Caddy, two skins
700 EXP: Police Officer I - Police LS, SF, and LV, Tow Truck, six skins
2000 EXP: Police Officer II - Transport, one skin
4000 EXP: Police Officer III - HPV1000
6500 EXP: Senior Lead Officer - Police Ranger
9500 EXP: Sergeant I - Unmarked Premier, Unmarked Police LV, FBI Rancher
13000 EXP: Sergeant II - Cheetah
17000 EXP: Lieutenant - Police Maverick, Unmarked Yosemite
20500 EXP: Captain - Unmarked Merit, one skin
24500 EXP: Commander - one skin
28000 EXP: Assistant Chief of Police - no unlocks
34000 EXP: Chief of Police - one skin

Sheriff's Offices:
0 EXP: Cadet - Police Bike, two skins
700 EXP: Deputy Sheriff I - Police LS, SF, and LV, Tow Truck, three skins
2000 EXP: Deputy Sheriff II - Transport, one skin
4000 EXP: Corporal - HPV1000
6500 EXP: Sergeant - Police Ranger
9500 EXP: Lieutenant - Unmarked Premier, Unmarked Police LV, FBI Rancher
13000 EXP: Captain - Cheetah, one skin
17000 EXP: Undersheriff - Police Maverick, Unmarked Yosemite, one skin
20500 EXP: Sheriff - Unmarked Merit