[Information] Program Information & Guidelines

The Observer Program is designed to allow residents of Los Santos and Los Santos County to observe police operations from an internal perspective by riding with on-duty police officers.
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[Information] Program Information & Guidelines

Post by William_Eskridge » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:18 am

LOS SANTOS POLICE DEPARTMENT
CIVILIAN OBSERVER PROGRAM


The Observer Program is designed to allow residents of Los Santos and Los Santos County to observe police operations from an internal perspective by riding with on-duty police officers. The program is intended to be an educational tool for participants and is designed to acquaint citizens with the complexities of police work.

After the observer has applied and the application is accepted, the observer will have the opportunity to ride for a week before the application expires.

Guidelines for the Observer Program:
  • (( In Character Requirements ))
  • The participant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Ride-Along applications must be fully completed before submission.
  • The applicant should specify which police district where he or she wishes to ride.
  • The applicant should specify a duty shift for participation.
    • 1st shift - 6am start time.
    • 2nd shift - 1pm start time.
    • 3rd shift - 8pm start time.
  • Once the form has been completed, submitted and approved​​, the applicant will be notified of the shift of the ride-along.
  • The applicant must sign a liability release prior to beginning the ride-along.
Processing may take up to two days.

Rules & Regulations for the Observer Program
  • Participants shall wear professional casual clothing. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, and t-shirts will not be acceptable attire.
  • Participants shall be under the direct control of the police officer.
  • Officers will not allow participants to enter private homes or other areas where a citizen has a reasonable expectation of privacy without the explicit consent of the citizen. Participants will also not be allowed to photograph and/or videotape within these same areas.
  • Participants shall conduct themselves in a civil and courteous manner at all times.
  • Participants shall not interfere with police officers while in the performance of their duties.
  • Participants shall not perform police duties. In an emergency, they may take appropriate action to protect themselves and/or officers.
  • Officers shall not engage in pursuits while participants are passengers in their vehicles.
  • Supervisors reserve the right to reject an individuals request to participate in the Observer Program.
  • Officers may request, through their immediate supervisor, that the Ride Along privileges of the participant be terminated for just cause.
  • Participants shall not carry weapons while they are participating in the Ride Along Program.
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FULL NAME HERE [PATROL AREA REQUESTED]
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[divbox=#f7f7f7][size=125][center]LOS SANTOS POLICE DEPARTMENT[/size]
[size=130]OBSERVER APPLICATION[/center][/size]

[size=75][b]0.01 Full Name of Applicant:[/b] HERE
[b]0.02 Gender:[/b] MALE/FEMALE
[b]0.03 Ethnicity of Applicant:[/b] HERE
[b]0.04 Date of Birth:[/b] DD/MM/YYYY
[b]0.05 Age of Applicant:[/b] HERE
[b]0.06 Valid Driver's License:[/b] YES/NO
[b]0.07 Home Address:[/b] HERE
[b]0.08 Phone Number:[/b] XXX-XXXX
[b]0.09 Emergency Contact (if applicable):[/b]
[b]0.10 Relationship to Emergency Contact (if applicable):[/b] HERE
[b]0.11 Patrol Area requested for ridealong:[/b] CENTRAL/SOUTH
[b]0.12 Requested Shift for ridealong:[/b] HERE
[b]0.13 Concealed Carry Permit:[/b] YES/NO
[b]0.14 Reason for ridealong:[/b] HERE[/size]

[size=65][b][center]AGREEMENT ASSUMING RISK ON INJURY, DAMAGE, OR DEATH
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS; AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE[/center]

Whereas the undersigned, not being a sworn member, employee or agent of the Los Santos Police Department, has made a voluntary request for permission to ride as a guest or observer in a law enforcement vehicle at a time when such vehicle is operated and manned by members of the Los Santos Police Department and has further requested permission to accompany a member or members of said law
enforcement department during the active performance of their official duties as peace officers: and 

Now, therefore, be it understood that the undersigned hereby agrees that THE WORK AND ACTIVITIES OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS INVOLVING SUBSTANTIAL RISKS including the risk of death; personal injury, and/or property damage; such risks may be generated by individuals breaking, or suspected of breaking the law; by the apprehension, or attempted apprehension, of such individuals; by motor vehicles driven by peace officers or by others; or may occur in a truly limitless variety of ways; AND THAT THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE EXPOSED TO SUCH RISKS BY ACCOMPANYING, OR PARTICIPATING IN, THE RIDE-ALONG. 

Further, knowing all these risks, the undersigned nevertheless hereby agrees to voluntarily assume all risks, both known and unknown and to release and hold harmless all of the persons and entities named herein who, through negligence or intentional conduct, might otherwise be liable for damages. 

Now, therefore, be it understood that the undersigned hereby agrees that the County of Los Santos, and city within the county which contracts with the County of Los Santos for law enforcement services, the Los Santos Metropolitan Police Department, the driver or owner of any automobile owned or operated by, or in the service of the County of Los Santos or contract cities, their sureties, and each of them, shall not be held liable or responsible under any circumstances whatsoever by the undersigned, his or her estate, or heirs, for any death, injury, expense or loss to the person or property of the undersigned, incurred while riding as a guest or observer in any Los Santos Metropolitan Police Department vehicle or while accompanying a member of said department during the active performance of his official duties as a peace officer. The undersigned agrees not to sue any of the above for any possible death, injury, expense, or loss. 

[u]THE UNDERSIGNED: HAS READ THIS RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS ITS CONTENTS; IS AWARE THAT THIS RELEASE IS A WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HAS SIGNED THIS RELEASE VOLUNTARILY.[/u]

SIGNATURE: FULL NAME OF APPLICANT
DATE: DD/MM/YYYY

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Post by William_Eskridge » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:18 am

LOS SANTOS POLICE DEPARTMENT
OBSERVER APPLICATION


0.01 Full Name of Applicant: HERE
0.02 Gender: MALE/FEMALE
0.03 Ethnicity of Applicant: HERE
0.04 Date of Birth: DD/MM/YYYY
0.05 Age of Applicant: HERE
0.06 Valid Driver's License: YES/NO
0.07 Home Address: HERE
0.08 Phone Number: XXX-XXXX
0.09 Emergency Contact (if applicable):
0.10 Relationship to Emergency Contact (if applicable): HERE
0.11 Patrol Area requested for ridealong: CENTRAL/SOUTH
0.12 Requested Date for ridealong: DD/MM/YYYY
0.13 Requested Shift for ridealong: HERE
0.14 Concealed Carry Permit: YES/NO
0.15 Reason for ridealong: HERE


AGREEMENT ASSUMING RISK ON INJURY, DAMAGE, OR DEATH
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS; AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE


Whereas the undersigned, not being a sworn member, employee or agent of the Los Santos Police Department, has made a voluntary request for permission to ride as a guest or observer in a law enforcement vehicle at a time when such vehicle is operated and manned by members of the Los Santos Police Department and has further requested permission to accompany a member or members of said law
enforcement department during the active performance of their official duties as peace officers: and

Now, therefore, be it understood that the undersigned hereby agrees that THE WORK AND ACTIVITIES OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS INVOLVING SUBSTANTIAL RISKS including the risk of death; personal injury, and/or property damage; such risks may be generated by individuals breaking, or suspected of breaking the law; by the apprehension, or attempted apprehension, of such individuals; by motor vehicles driven by peace officers or by others; or may occur in a truly limitless variety of ways; AND THAT THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE EXPOSED TO SUCH RISKS BY ACCOMPANYING, OR PARTICIPATING IN, THE RIDE-ALONG.

Further, knowing all these risks, the undersigned nevertheless hereby agrees to voluntarily assume all risks, both known and unknown and to release and hold harmless all of the persons and entities named herein who, through negligence or intentional conduct, might otherwise be liable for damages.

Now, therefore, be it understood that the undersigned hereby agrees that the County of Los Santos, and city within the county which contracts with the County of Los Santos for law enforcement services, the Los Santos Metropolitan Police Department, the driver or owner of any automobile owned or operated by, or in the service of the County of Los Santos or contract cities, their sureties, and each of them, shall not be held liable or responsible under any circumstances whatsoever by the undersigned, his or her estate, or heirs, for any death, injury, expense or loss to the person or property of the undersigned, incurred while riding as a guest or observer in any Los Santos Metropolitan Police Department vehicle or while accompanying a member of said department during the active performance of his official duties as a peace officer. The undersigned agrees not to sue any of the above for any possible death, injury, expense, or loss.

THE UNDERSIGNED: HAS READ THIS RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS ITS CONTENTS; IS AWARE THAT THIS RELEASE IS A WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HAS SIGNED THIS RELEASE VOLUNTARILY.

SIGNATURE: FULL NAME OF APPLICANT
DATE: DD/MM/YYYY


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