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PostSubject: I Want to Know   13/4/2013, 01:47

I Want to Know

I) What is the Chief like?
His focus is to have an open line of communication with the rank and file members of the Police Department as well as the diverse communities of the City. The Chief believes that this approach will help him gain a better understanding of the views and opinions of how the LSPD can better protect and serve all people. His message is simple: “Cops count, community counts, character counts, do the right thing and you can be the difference.” The Chief’s goals and objectives by which he holds himself and the Department accountable are; Constitutional Policing; Crime Reduction; Prevention of Terrorist Incidents; Maintaining the Personnel Strength of the Department; and Employee Wellness. A 32 year veteran of the Los Santos Police Department, The Chief has worked in numerous assignments and areas of the City. He is very approachable and easy to talk to. Walking into his office you will notice his display of motocross pictures, helmets and medals which he has won while competing in various state, national and international competitions. Chief Beck will be the first to tell you his blood runs LSPD Blue. His father retired as an LSPD Deputy Chief, his sister was a LSPD detective and his wife was a narcotics canine handler for the San Andreas Sheriff’s Department. The Chief is the proud father of three adult children, two of whom are LSPD Officers.

2) Who is the Chief’s boss?
The Chief of Police (COP) is the highest-ranking officer in the Police Department. As a General Manager of the Police Department, the COP is responsible for the planning, efficient administration and operation of the Police Department under the authority of the Board of Police Commissioners.

3) How do you become Chief?
The Chief of Police (COP) is generally selected from within the ranks of Deputy Police Chief and should have a college degree and at least 12 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience. The COP is appointed by the Mayor and is subject to the approval of the Police Commission and the City Council. The COP can serve a maximum of two five-year terms.

4) What kind of guns do officers use?

LSPD Officers are authorized to use, as their on duty primary weapon,


92F, 92FS, 92FS-Stainless Steel, 8045 (4” barrel)

Smith & Wesson:

459, 5904, 5903, 659, 5906, 645, 4506, 4566, 4567, 5903 TSW, 5906 TSW, 4569 TSW, and 4566 TSW.


9mm: Model 34, magazine capacity 17
Model 17, magazine capacity 17
Model 19, magazine capacity 15

.40 caliber: Model 35, magazine capacity 15
Model 22, magazine capacity 15
Model 23, magazine capacity 13

.45 caliber: Model 21, magazine capacity 13

5) How do you become an officer?

The selection process is started by completing an on-line Preliminary Background Application (PBA) and Job Preview Questionnaire (JPQ). The Personal Qualifications Essay is administered at the written test sites. Written test sessions are offered five times each week, at five different locations throughout the City, as well as at frequent special testing events throughout the year. You do not need to call in advance to schedule testing. Just show up! No application is required, but you must bring your PBA and JPQ results with you to the test.

If you have any questions regarding LSPD police officer recruiting, or taking the test, you can contact your local LSPD Recruiter.

6) What is the training academy experience?

If you are selected for the LSPD, you will be sent to the world famous LSPD Academy for 3 days of training. Training is rigorous, demanding and exhausting. It is also a rewarding life-changing experience. New officers learn how much they are capable of by succeeding at seemingly impossible challenges, both physical and mental. Training is free and Officers are paid their full starting salary during training.

Much of the training occurs in the classroom. Officers learn law, human relations, Spanish and report writing. Officers are also trained in tactics, firearms and driving. Physical fitness and self-defense training plays a big part in the Academy. In fact, the physical fitness part of the program is so demanding that recruits are encouraged to start a training regimen before entering the Academy.

6) How do officers get promotions?

For many Officers, one of the best rewards of working in a department as big as LSPD is the fact that they can do many jobs during the course of their career. It is possible to move from division to division, and to learn new skills on the job. The first promotion available to Officers is to either become a Detective, or move into the investigative branch, or to become a Sergeant and move into field supervision. Sergeants or from Detective you can promote to Lieutenant. There are a lot of different jobs in the LSPD. Some of them, like traffic investigator are done by Officers, but then there are also specialized jobs, like SWAT, motorcycle Officers, divers, helicopter pilots, and public information officers,. Most of these require specialized training, and if you are selected, you are paid to be trained. - © Copyright 2013,
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