Administration Team Update (March 13, 2016)
Written by Giga
We are grateful to announce the following administrators who have passed their trial administration period. They are now full administrators of Red County Roleplay.
We are grateful to announce the following administrators who have passed their trial administration period. They are now full administrators of Red County Roleplay.
The administration team has decided to make some alteration to a few server rules, which have been implemented with immediate effect as of March 13, 2016. Please be guided accordingly with the rule changes. You may review the full rule listing here.
Additions, Reinstatements & Promotions
We're pleased to announce the following changes to the admin team during the month of February:
Emmerdale, Trial Admin
Valero, Trial Admin
Jeffy, Trial Admin
With that being said, I've taken the decision to step down from the Management team with immediate effect. I'll be remaining in the admin team, but as a Lead Administrator. Over the past few months, work has been getting busier and busier for me and I've had other priorities that I've had to dedicated my time to. It isn't fair for me to continue to hold a spot that I can no longer maintain actively. I'm glad that Earl was picked to take my spot and I'm sure that he'll succeed in the Management Team. Thank you to Tommy & Evans for being understanding and allowing me to take a step back to Lead Admin.
I'll continue maintaining the website and the User Control Panel as well as administrating in my free time.
Thank you for being understanding, and congratulations to those who are either joining or rejoining us in the admin team today.
| Part One - Introduction
We'd like to start this Newsletter by wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It has been a very busy month for the Department, from Academy 29 to the more recent shooting in Club Pulse. However with the busy month of December finally out the way, we'd like to thank all of you for your outstanding effort within your roles, both administratively and field-based, your effort this month hasn't gone unnoticed. We have tried extra hard this month to have an extra layer of engagement with the County, giving away some prizes to the public over the festive period, and it seems to have made a difference with the way the public looks at the department so the events this month have been a success.
However, we do have to look forward what is coming up in the coming months. The month of January again promises to be a busy one, and it requires the utmost professionalism from yourselves and us, the High Command Team. We need to work as a team, and make January, and 2016 as a year a successful one. We're going to be continuing with the Command in Training Scheme and making sure that they are continually being trained so that, by the end of their scheme they have all the traits and attributes that a successful Command Team member requires, providing stability for the Department as a whole.
This year promises to be a very long road, with the Command in Training scheme wrapping up within the first few weeks in January, and the Sergeant in Training scheme going to be coming in to full operation shortly.
Not only are we looking to stabilise the Department by looking at the middle of the supervisory chain, we are also looking to bring back rewards for NCOs. With Trooper of the month returning, and more incentives being thought up by the Command & High Command Team, now is the best time to be part of the San Andreas State Police.
Commander Mark Cambridge,
Director of Patrol Operations.
| Part Two - Emergency Services Unit
This month also seen the addition of one of the most complex units within the San Andreas State Police. The Emergency Servies Unit has returned at the helm of Master Sergeant Vincent Kemp. Master Sergeant Kemp has proven in the past his ability to run this unit, and has proven so far that he is the right man for the job. He had this to say about the re-implementation of the unit;
We'd like to thank Master Sergeant Kemp for his effort in re-implementing this unit, and returning it to full and efficient operation.
| Part Three - Recruitment & Training Unit
We have re-introduced the Recruitment & Training Unit, thus combining the previous Recruitment Unit and Academic Training Unit. What this means is, communication between Recruitment and Training will be a lot more efficient as it will be within the one unit, with one Director overseeing it. It means that Troopers who may be assigned to recruitment who's job is complete after the interview will be extended over to the Academy, allowing familiar faces to conduct training which is not only an ease for the Academy Students, but allows the unit to be consistently active and not active solely during recruitment batches.
The recruitment system that is in operation at present will not change, however recruitment will be closed for the foreseeable future due to a lack of interest from the public in the previous batch for Academy 29. Of course, we do not want to just hire anyone so standards will still remain understandably high.
A brand new Probationary Trooper Examination has also been implemented for the training stage. The Exam was written and designed by Commander Mark Cambridge and Lieutenant CiT Nathan Drake. The exam is designed to test not only the knowledge of an Academy Student, but their situational and observational skills. The system we have also used for this exam is an extremely efficient one, allowing exams to be marked quickly and results be returned to Students in a quick fashion.
Academy 29 also seen the removal of the Probationary A and Probationary B system, however the team are looking to bring back a similar system for the coming batches. It was dropped due to the lack of numbers in Academy 29, deeming the system infeasible.
Probationary Troopers will still spend two weeks during the Field Training stage and after, will be reviewed by all parties involved with their training up to that point, along with Command and High Command to decide whether or not they should be confirmed as a full State Trooper.
| Part Four - Academy 29
The Department has once again ran a successful academy, with Academy 29 coming to a close on Saturday the 19th of December. The Cadets and Training Instructors who were attending had a fantastic time, and it was an enjoyable day for all. Every Cadet who also attended has also passed their Probationary Trooper Examination and has moved on to the Field Training Stage. We'd like to congratulate the following for completing Academy 29 and passing their Examination;
We wish them all the best in their future career!
| Part Five - Special Investigations Division
SID is one of our most stable and efficient divisions running at present. Their presence on the streets has led to the confiscation of over 1 million USD illegal contraband from the streets of San Andreas in the month of December. Their efforts may have, and will have saved the lives of many people on the streets of San Andreas and that is something we can all thank them for.
The division is one of the main field-based career paths that a trooper can take in the San Andreas State Police. It us currently being ran by Director and Lieutenant CiT Alejandro Fernando. His absence, due to vacation, has proven how efficient this division actually is, as it does not require it's Director to consistently pus the division. For this, we applaud them.
However, in the future we are going to be taking a heavy stance in gang enforcement and the SID are the first people we are going to ask to assist with that, and we know that in the future, they will take on that task with their utmost effort.
| Part Six - Special Weapons and Tactics
It has been an outstanding month for the SWAT team. Their efforts in multiple situations throughout San Andreas have led to the safe arrests of multiple dangerous armed suspects. Not only this, they have used bomb disposal, and negotiation tactics to defuse other situations, really showing how diverse and multi-skilled this elite squad are. Their highlight of this month has to be the situation in Jefferson Motel with multiple armed males barricaded inside. Declan Betke lead the situation with professionalism and efficiency. His tactic of suppressing the shooters, until they decided to retreat was outstanding, and without him as element leader, may not have been as successful. Betke added to his outstanding tactic by at the end, rushing down the corridors of the motel towards the final exit, taking the suspects by surprise and ending the situation without any troopers being injured.
Special Weapons and Tactics is the second field-based career path that a trooper can take. It is currently being lead by SWAT Commander Michael Eastman.
| Part One - Introduction | Part Seven - NCO Bulk Promotions
Another month rolls around which means another bulk promotion. Congratulations to everyone who has been promoted.
| Part Eight - Troops & Platoons
Troops and Platoons has finally been successfully implemented. No reports have been requested from Sergeants to this point however January, your bulk promotion prospects will rely on a review from your troop supervisor. The Platoon and Troop supervisors are listed below.
Platoon A Overwatch: Danny Remington
Troop One: Nicole McDonald
Troop Two: Phillip Voigt
Troop Three: Frank Warren
Troop Four: Yuri Stanislav
Platoon B Overwatch: TEMP Vincent Kemp
Troop One: Declan Betke
Troop Two: Alejandro Fernando
| Part Nine - Command in Training
The current candidates have been given a break over the holiday period, however will resume on the 2nd of January. Two weeks from that date will be the CiT final evaluation date. At this point not all of the current candidates will remain within their Command Team placement as the department cannot justify such a bulging Command Team for the Department size. We can not confirm at present how many positions will be available in the Command Team, however we can confirm that not all five candidates will remain.
We would like to re-assure the NCO and Sergeant bracket of the department that before this break, we were reviewing the candidates on a weekly basis to make sure they are suitable for their position, even as a candidate. If anyone has any complaints regarding any Lieutenant candidates, then please forward these to Commander Mark Cambridge of Chief of Police Connor Smith.
Final evaluation date: 16/1/16.
| Part Ten - Crime Report & Statistics
The monthly crime review has shown that Palomino Creek remains to be the most dangerous town within Red County, and the most dangerous for us to operate in. Going forward we must ensure that all troopers take extra care while being operational in the area.
The report has also shown that the highest gun crime rate is also Palomino Creek, with a clear link being distinguished.
Our SID team have worked an intelligence report which tells us there is rising organisations in Montgommery and Blueberry and it is something that we as a Department will be looking to counter as soon as possible.
High Command Team - 4 (6.66%)
Commissioner - 1 (1.64%)
Chief of Police - 1 (1.64%)
Deputy Chief of Police - 1 (1.64%)
Commander - 1 (1.64%)
Command Team - 7 (11.58%)
Captain - 2 (3.38%)
Lieutenant CiT - 5 (8.20%)
Sergeants Team - 6 (9.84%)
Master Sergeant - 1 (1.64%)
Staff Sergeant - 1 (1.64%)
Sergeant - 4 (6.66%)
Senior Non-Commissioned Officers 22 (36.07%)
Corporal - 12 (19.77%)
Master Trooper - 7 (11.48%)
Senior Trooper - 3 (4.92%)
Junior Non-Commissioned Officers 22 (36.07%)
Trooper First Class - 8 (13.11%)
Trooper - 8 (13.11%)
Probationary Trooper - 6 (9.84%)
Overall Employees - 61
Value of Seizures: 1.35 Million USD
| Closing Words
As the Department moves forward officers will come and go, I want to see you all face your daily challenges however with a smile on your face. Remember this is no easy going county however we sometimes make it harder for ourselves as we set a negative example towards the public. As we push forward and develop as a department, public engagement is something that we definitely need to begin working on. Relations with the public isn't just the Public Affairs team job; every Trooper in the department acts an ambassador. Every interaction with the public can change an opinion of the SASP and as we move forward and progress moving into a modern day law enforcement organisation, we need to improve our public image. With a developing department such as ours, times can be stressful which we as the High Command team understand. However, we ask the Troopers to address the public issues with the same professionalism that you address your tasks on a daily basis.
Closing words by,
Commissioner Daniel Evans.
I've come to the conclusion that over the upcoming months the User Control Panel will receive a complete rewrite, there are many reasons behind this and they are as followed:
There is currently no set release date for the new version of the User Control Panel as it's still in early stages, and there have been a few screenshots which I will release at a later date, this version of the UCP will far from be rushed as the current version is fully functional and I want to make sure this one goes out without any bugs at all. There will be a few open betas hosted on an external server before the User Control Panel is released.
BigD will be maintaining the current version of the User Control Panel whilst I focus primarily on developing this, so if you have any issues with the current UCP contact BigD and if needed he will contact me.
Jack Davis (Smally),
Head of Web Development
By Brian Johnsson • Published July 04, 2015 • SAN Network
Happy Fourth of July! Today marks the day when a new nation, the United States of America declared itself independent of the British. In order to celebrate this we light fireworks, hold parades and this year; a fair in the Montgomery Park.
Despite it being a holiday, there are plenty of people who do not celebrate the Independence Day. In an attempt inspire those; I set out to ask residents of Red County how they were planning of celebrating their Fourth of July.
As you can see there is certainly more than one way of celebrating the Fourth of July; be with explosions, getting wasted or 'singing' at the park fair.
Whatever you choose, stay safe and have a great Fourth of July. God bless America!
First of all I would like to thank you all for being so pateint over the last few months as I know the User Control Panel was lacking some attention. I have now returned as a Developer for Red County Roleplay and will continue to improve the User Control Panel and all web related services for the seeable future.
I expect most of you to have little faith in me as a developer as I have been and gone so many times over the last year, just to inform you that all of my departures were unplanned and I would have loved to have continued developing the User Control Panel. However, due to work and real life I was unable to.
The first thing I began doing as soon as I returned was working on a small release just to give the site a bit of a jazz up so here are the changes:
It's very easy to give you a small update and expect you to be happy, well that's not the case here, I have always had big features planned for the User Control Panel and never got round to finishing them you can expect to see the following in the User Control Panel at somepoint within the next couple of months:
That's just the features that I can think of myself! If there's anything you would like to see in the next version of the User Control Panel then head over to the forum and post a suggestion now!
I would like to say a big thank you to BigD (My Brother) for continuing to develop the User Control Panel in my absence and TommyB for giving me another chance to develop the User Control Panel. Hopefully, as work gets quieter I will be able to dedicate more time to both Red County Roleplay and the User Control Panel overall.
If you have any questions or want me to share some knowledge with you then don't hesitate to contact me on [email protected] I aim to respond to all emails within 12 hours unless I am sleeping.
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The time has come where the SA-MP development team graces the community with a new update! In this case, 0.3.7. The server has been upgraded to the new version which you must download in order to continue playing.
To obtain this update, please click here and download the installer from any available mirror.
If you'd like to view a full list of changes this update brings, click here!
Red County Roleplay would be nothing without its factions, so we're asking you to help us help them, by telling us how you think the faction system at the moment is going, what you think of the factions currently in the server, and how we can improve the system as a whole.
Your feedback is really important to us, so we'd appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a short, anonymous survey, or have your say on the forum.
Thank you for your input!