October has been a strenuous month for all ranking brackets of the Department. We've had departures and intakes at Command level, and for non-commissioned brackets street crime is still at an all time high. To counter this is and give everyone the best chance possible, recruitment will continue - and as a Department we will continue to bring in and train new Troopers to put ourselves into a position where we can begin to counter this peak in crime.
Not only have we seen people depart and come in, we have also seen Units be disbanded and news ones be built on the foundations they left behind. Gang Suppression Task Force has left us, and this will be the final incarnation of this Unit, the budget will not be put together to form another one due to the amount of times this unit has been formed and has been abandoned.
Of course curiosity surrounds the new Command Team members so we will explain the new Lieutenants and what they will actually be doing to help improve and stabilise the Department internally and ensure we're putting our best foot forward.
Apologies for last months newsletter, it was a bit short - so we hope you enjoy this full length newsletter.
Thank you for reading,
High Command Team.
Montgomery's Trick or Treat?
Published and edited by Mercy Montana for County Radio on 1st November 2016
As the hour struck seven the witching hour began as a thick fog descended down across the streets of Red County, with over a hundred ghosts and ghouls soon arriving for what was a spooktacular evening in Montgomery Park. Red County citizens flooded the park in a dazzling array of elaborate and highly intricate costumes, some of which, were above and beyond expectations of many who participated in Monday night's festivities. With County Radio's very own DJ Mercy on the decks, Montgomery erupted into an evening of song and dance as the party extended throughout the evening with classic tracks such as Michael Jackson's Thriller, ACDC's Highway to Hell and much more!
On behalf of County Radio, there was an enormous bounty of cash prizes to be won, which totaled to a bone-rattling $400,000! The decision what exceptionally difficult for our judges, but all the costumes present at the event were exceptionally grand and very well thought out but there could only be three winners; with Ms. Sofia Ruiz taking 3rd prize but courteously nominated another party goer to receive the prize instead. This meant that Ms. Lauren Ghalichi came in at third place, bagging herself a chilling $50,000.
Second place was awarded to Mr. Terry Rossi, who's costume was most certainly original. Mr. Rossi took home a ghastly $150,000.
But reining in at first place was Mr. Wade Arkwright, who's Joker costume blew our judges away and nabbed himself a frightful $200,000! When asked on his thoughts about winning, Mr. Arkwright commented in true Joker form, "Why. So. Serious?".
County Radio would like to congratulate all the winners from Monday night and we hope you will enjoy your winnings!
On behalf of County Radio and our team, we would like to send out an enormous thank you to all the ghosts and ghouls who attended and participated in our Halloween Costume Party, with an exceptional thank you to the Church of Carrot who covered all the necessary funding of constructing the stage and making the evening possible and also the local authorities who made sure that everyone remained safe throughout the duration of the party.
Below you will find a selection of photos from the night! Let us know what your favorite part of the event was. What was your favorite costume? Let us know in the comments below!
County Radio's Halloween Party Photographs:
Server Staff and Faction Update
It's been a tough month for many different reasons for us as staff, and I imagine for you guys as players too, but there has been a few adjustments which we can be happy about, and certainly celebrate. We had brought some players into Administrator positions as well as had some internal promotions. Not only have we been adjusting the staff team but we've looked at the current factions on the server and decided to give two extremely promising and deserving factions Official Status.
The Management team decided that it was time to recruit a batch of Administrators and after a fortnight or so of dicussion between the current admin team and management we are pleased to welcome the following people to the Administration Team.
We would like to wish these people the best of luck as they embark on their Trial Admin period over the next four weeks.
Not only have we been bringing new people into the Admin Team, but we have been making changes within. It is rare that you see a big change in the admin team, but two very deserving Administrators have been promoted from Administrator to Lead Administrator. Congratulations to Alexi, Meyrick, and Yassin for being promoted, and we're sure that they'll do an outstanding jobs as Lead Admins.
Congratulations to County Radio FM and Red County Underground Racing on becoming official. Their contributions to the server as a whole and the development and effort they put into their own factions to continue to improve has been outstanding and we as Faction Admins had to recognise this. Hence, these factions have been granted the prestigous status of Official. Please head over to their faction topics and wish them all the best!
By Ned Broderick
Tragedy struck Palomino Creek on the 4th of September as a bomb went off, next to the building across the gas station. Multiple persons suffered lighter injuries, while the ones with almost fatal ones, Ren Smith and James Patrick, were taken care of on scene and immediately hospitalized. All of this happened fairly quickly just after 9 AM.
San Andreas State Police Recruitment - Academy #38
Dear citizens of San Andreas,
Recruitment for Academy batch #38 has been opened and we are welcoming anyone who wishes to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. We are look for young, dedicated members who wish to follow a long-term career and go down one of our many careers paths. A career with use brings many benefits such as;
If you are interested in applying please visit our website and fill out an application form, and we hope to see you at Academy 38.
Colonel Mark Cambridge
San Andreas State Police
Dear employees and citizens of San Andreas,
The graduation ceremony will be held this Sunday at 18:00GMT+1 (( OOC time)) for our most recent Academy Batch students, Academy Batch #37. This will give us the opportunity for the Probationary Troopers who have successfully completed their Field Training Stage to be sworn in as fully-fledged State Troopers - a viewing which is open to the public and families of law enforcement officers to come and view. The ceremony will start at approximately 18:00GMT+1 at Blackfield College, on Sunday 4th September, and is expected to last around 30-40 minutes. There will be an after-party at the State Police's official licensed bar, The Precinct in Fort Carson.
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday to celebrate this special occasion. As always, any concerns or queries can be forwarded to my secretary by clicking here.
Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Kemp
High Command Team
The Royal Trust Fund is a young charity organization helping many residents of the state of San Andreas back onto their feet financially, along with assisting in schooling and healthcare. It's founder, Emma Royal, partnered with the San Andreas News Network in an effort to spread the word of charity drives and giveaways. By this, the organization hoped to achieve a greater public awareness of their cause and generous services to poverty-stricken individuals.
On August 16th, The Royal Trust Fund announced a giveaway of a Virgo to the neediest plea. Within a short while, a small assembly of poverty-stricken individuals made their way to the event outside the Fort Carson Cluckin' Bell. Before the giveaway was fully initiated, as well, the organization received a heart-felt anonymous donation of $40,000 for the cause.
Once the giveaway had begun, each individual explained their reasoning for their need for the car and/or the pecuniary charity. After Ms. Royal considered everyone's pleas, she came to her conclusion, gladly signing off the Virgo to the winner. Alongside this. a total of $60,000 - $20,000 to each selected recipient - Ms. Royal paying the last $20,000 out of her own pocket in a gracious display of character.
Once the generosity starts - it's hard to stop! Just shortly after the event, Superintendent Evans of the San Andreas State Police donated a shocking $250,000 on the behalf of the department to The Royal Trust Fund. As proud service men and women of the public, the State Police donated in an effort to help prevent those of lower financial classes from turning to crime to help pay the bills by proving they still have an honest chance in life to make someone out of themselves! This generous donation will be used to assist anyone in need of financial assistance, may it be to pay hospital bills or keep the heat on for their family. The Royal Trust Fund is, needless to say, very grateful of the generous donation by State Police.
When myself and Michael Novak took over the company our main goal was stability. We did not care about numbers or profit, we just want San Andreas to get a consistent service from start to finish. This was not going to be an easy task, and we are still working on ensuring we do so. We've been keen on new blood and have been concentrating on recruitment as we want people to better their lives. If you're a hard worker who is keen to learn you will always be welcome at Elite Trucking. The past few months have not been easy with sickness and unpaid leave on the rise, which has also affected the Management team - this has made it much harder to get deliveries out on time but it's something we have worked extremely hard on. Remember, if you need a delivery you can always give us a call after your order has been processed.
Previous management dating back to 2014 have always had a minimalist approach to the staffing at Elite Trucking, but we're different. Without trying to sound too much like an English MP, we want to create more jobs for more hard working people within the county and if you're a hard worker then you are welcome. Our initial aim was to hire twenty more people in to the business, we now have over thirty employees. We are now San Andreas' biggest employer in the private sector, a fantastic achievement. We will be closing recruitment in the next couple of days whilst we have our quarterly performance reviews and then we will begin the hiring process once again. If you submit your application and recruitment closes before you've completed the process then you will still receive your interview and practical test.
Until next quarter,
Vice President, Elite Trucking
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