Interceptors 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

The Interceptor team is part of the Roads Policing Unit and is a core sub-division within the Metropolitan Police.

The Roads Policing Unit is focused on patrolling and protecting the motorways and larger arterial routes throughout the City. The Interceptor team provides the tools, knowledge and training to allow officers to achieve this in the most professional way possible. The Interceptor team are well known for their high-speed vehicles which gives the team the tactical advantage to deal with vehicle pursuits including dangerous driving and allows officers to take control of these situations enabling the officer to carry out their lawful duties.

Duties

The Interceptor teams across the city are responsible for not only the safety of all members of the public but focusing primarily on the use of roads and transport to aid criminal activity.

Officers who undertake this role will be expected to carry out their normal constabulary duties, but have a mind to improve on the primary focus of the team, from looking out for misuse of vehicles on the roads, to high visibility patrolling in known high criminally active areas particularly involving vehicles.

Arresting Procedure

As per the Metropolitan Police Officer Handbook, all officers must abide by the basic arresting procedure and must always read out their rights.

“You do not have to say anything, however, it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something in which you will rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in as evidence.”

Meetings

To ensure any additional information is communicated to all team members, you are expected to attend a meeting when organised via Discord; this will be communicated to you in advance. If you are unable to attend this session, you must inform management; if not this will count as a strike on your record.

Communications

To ensure officers safety, it is imperative to all operations that radio communications are exemplary. Once an officer joins the Interceptor team, they will be assigned a static call sign, this does 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 callsign or requires them to identify as another) which will be within the following format:

Interceptor, Number

This call sign 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]

Officers should identify on the radio at all times as this call sign and should follow basic radio procedure at all times. As officers specifically trained in pursuits, when attending pursuits officers should not only focus on taking over for less skilled officers, but also focus on pursuit commentary.

Example:

Interceptor 8, I’ve got a vehicle that’s currently failing to stop, heading north on Strawberry Avenue, can I have additional

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

Interceptor 8, update, vehicle is a [COLOUR] [MAKE/MODEL], currently driving at speeds of around [MPH] and driving [BEHAVIOUR (dangerously...)]

Training

In addition to the training you will have already had, the Interceptor Team and Roads Policing Unit has additional training that is mandatory and is marked at a pass or fail level. This mandatory training, once complete will assure management that you’re able and correct for a position within the Interceptor team. You must show a high level of competency when attending and completing these training courses.

Within the training session you will be expected to demonstrate, in a safe manner examples of high-speed pursuit driving. This will be within a controlled manner and will involve another Interceptor team member posing as the suspect. They will endeavour to make this as realistic as possible, however bearing in mind the logistics that surround this and taking into account causing as minimal damage to the vehicles as possible.

You will also be expected to pass the Advanced Driving Course which will test your advanced driving skills such as TPAC. This will always be demonstrated to you first; if you do not feel confident enough to achieve this first time round please ask your instructor for another demonstration. This training is to ensure you’re able to carry out the duties involved, therefore do not be afraid to ask to see this again.

TPAC – Tactical Pursuit and Containment

Remember, before performing any form of TPAC you must have completed and passed the Advanced Driving Course.

All risks must be summed up before TPAC is performed, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Speed
  • Danger to life (both other members of the public and officers)
  • State of all vehicles involved
  • Vehicle markers
  • Length of pursuit

Before any TPAC is attempted, the lead member of a pursuit that is a member of the Interceptor team must seek authorisation from a higher-ranking officer. The pursuit must be on-going for more than 5 minutes, or there be a significant risk to life if the pursuit is continued at its current state.

For more information, please refer to the Advanced Driving Course

Equipment

As an officer under the Roads Policing Unit, specifically the Interceptor team you are expected to carry the equipment as shown.

Interceptor Equipment
Interceptor Vehicles

Vehicles

To assist in patrolling and protecting the motorways and larger arterial routes throughout the City, it is important for the Interceptor team to be able to be quickly identified by other units. The team have access to a variety of vehicles to enable this.

Uniform

Wear it with pride.

In addition to the custom clothing that is shown on the Uniforms and Cars page, here are some of the pre-defined clothing and pedestrian options available.

InterceptorJeansSheriffMet 23Met 37Green JacketMet 36Met 16

Interceptor

Jeans

Sheriff

Met 23

Met 37

Green Jacket

Met 36 (Bike Trained Only)

Met 16 (Management Only)