NPAS 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.

Information

During tasks, NPAS crews make use of state-of-the-art cameras and communicate directly with ground units. NPAS provides vital support for police ground operations and is one of a number of key assets available to the police. In hunts for suspects or missing persons they can clear large areas that would otherwise tie up many officers for a long time in prolonged searches, as well as checking inaccessible or dangerous areas such as roofs, including through use of thermal detection. In public order situations they provide – literally – an overview enabling officers to make the most effective deployments and respond quickly to emerging problems.

Key Roles:

  • Searching – for suspects or missing persons
  • Reconnaissance ahead of planned operations
  • Supporting public order operations, including through live feed of video to officers on the ground
  • Assisting with vehicle pursuits
  • Situational awareness

Benefits of having NPAS:

  • Can search large areas quickly (twenty times faster than other options and fewer ground resources required) – can mean the difference between life and death
  • Can provide an aerial overview of a situation - minimises risk to members of the public and police officers
  • Ability to surge resources in times of greatest need
  • Enhanced safety of the public and officers
  • Production of specialist quality evidence
  • A visible and powerful deterrent ensuring that the citizens are safe and feel safer

Equipment & Uniforms

All NPAS are currently required to wear MET-35 (Picture below) if they are on an Air Patrol. When on a ground patrol you are expected to wear your Patrol Officers clothing. This may change in the future.


Vehicles

Eurocopter EC135s (Maverick) - [Tier 1+]

1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot (Comms, Camera etc.), 1 Rappel Spot

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Eurocopter EC145s (NPAS 1) - [Tier 2+]

1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot (Comms, Camera etc.), 2 Rappel Spots

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Merlin Helicopter (NPAS 2) - [Tier 3+]

1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot (Comms, Camera etc.), 2 Rappel Spots

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Camera Controls

  • Enter/Leave Camera - E
  • Normal/Night/Thermal Vision - RMB
  • Lock on subject - Space Bar
  • Zoom in/out - Scroll wheel
  • Camera Rotate - Mouse
  • Rappel - (Hold) X
  • Open Vic Menu - M

NPAS Values/Responsibilities

Every member of NPAS is expected to have all of these values and responsibilities. These all support our development and our influence.

  1. Professionalism: Showing the highest standards of occupational practice and behaviour. These include Communications and Piloting.
  2. Respect: Showing consideration and courtesy to our city, along with our fellow officers.
  3. Dedication: Being caring and committed to delivering excellent service and conveying pride (and activity).


Members of the National Police Air Service have to display the following at all times.

  • A calm and respectful attitude and approach
  • Complete control and proactive thinking & common sense
  • Excellent communication methods and flying skills

NPAS Rules

1.1: All active patrols should be done in an according channel. (India 99 & India 98 for server 1 and NPAS W-99 for server 2)

1.2: Do not use equipment if it isn't accessible to your NPAS Tier.

1.3: Due to the recent changes for a valid air patrol for a Tier 0-1 Patrol there have to be 2 members of NPAS in a single helicopter. But if the member of NPAS is a Tier 2 or above, he will be automatically authorized to patrol alone.

1.4: Log your air patrol times at the end of each patrol so the NPAS command knows who is active and engaging with NPAS patrols.

1.5: No NPAS equipment is to be used outside of an Air Patrol. This means that the Pilot uniform you wear during an Air Patrol has to be put away before you can commit to a ground patrol.

1.6: Use common sense when landing. Do not land in heavily populated areas or in areas with lots of activity as it may cause disturbance to roleplay situations going on.

1.7: All NPAS Pilots are expected to maintain a certain activity. If you are going to be inactive make sure to let NPAS Command know with a valid reason because if you fail to do so you will be removed.

1.8: All NPAS Pilots are to cooperate with patrol officers in order to guarantee success in a situation. If you fail to be cooperative with patrol officers, actions will be taken.

1.9: All aviation laws must be followed. And use common sense when flying.

2.0: Unless you are trained as SCO and approved by the Air Board or Gold Command, you are NOT to shoot out of a helicopter in any circumstances.

2.1: Do not fly low within the city because that will cause disturbance during RP for ground units.

NPAS Punishments

Keep in mind, when you have been demoted by tier(s), you will be required to redo the Tier Exam before you will be allowed to rank up again within NPAS.

  1. Breach of flight regulations, failure to remain active, poor communication skills, poor conduct = Warning Point (1 = Note | 2 = Tier Demotion | 3 = Removal)
  2. Failure to uphold our values & responsibilities = Removal (1 = reapply | 2 = Blacklist)
  3. Abuse of whitelisting, complete disregard for the unit as a whole = Blacklist (Permanent Blacklist)

NPAS Ranks/Divisions

Head of NPAS - The Head of NPAS is the highest rank within NPAS. The role of the Head of NPAS is to overwatch and run the whole of NPAS to ensure that it runs smoothly without any disruptions.

Deputy Head of NPAS - The role of the Deputy Head of NPAS is to make sure that everyone below him is doing what they are supposed to do and assist the Head of NPAS in running the Division.

Commander of NPAS - The NPAS Commander is currently a supporting role for the Command Team of NPAS. This means the Commander will support the Command In making documents, updating the roster etc.

NPAS FI (Flight Instructor) - The NPAS Flight Instructors or FI, train the trainee pilots in beco

NPAS Tier 3 (Senior Pilot) - Tier 3 Pilots are considered elite and have a lot of experience within NPAS.

NPAS Tier 2 (Pilot) - Tier 2 Pilots are considered experienced with the ability to fly to a high standard and keep comms to a high standard.

NPAS Tier 1 (Junior Pilot) - Tier 1 Pilots are considered intermediate pilots with the ability to fly to a high standard and have good comms.

NPAS Tier 0 (Trainee Pilot) - Tier 0’s are considered new pilots and are still learning the ropes within NPAS. This could mean they are currently still being trained for better comms or better controls. These Pilots are NOT to fly alone without a Tier 2 or above. These Officers may also Co-Pilot for a Tier 1 or above.

Promotion Guidelines

Application => T0 | Person has passed the application and has passed the basic exam

T0 => T1 | Pilot has passed the Tier 0 exam, shows confidence in flying and has good comm skills.

T1 => T2 | Pilot has passed the Tier 1 exam, shows excellent flying skills, excellent comm skills.

T2 => T3 | Tier 3 pilots are chosen by the NPAS Command Staff. These pilots require top notch flying skills, activity and communication skills.

All the promotions will also be looked at from a Flight Time point of view to see if the person is active enough to fill a position in that Tier. NPAS Flight Instructors are only allowed to test people to the Tier they have themselves.