- Apr 5, 2019
Years of Mono
Monoford Police Department
Internal Bulletin for Rank Restructure and Equipment Changes
Following a recent rise in violent crime and an increase in internal affairs investigations, Monoford Police Department will be going through a rank restructuring, as well as receiving additional equipment from the state to assist in safe and effective enforcement.
The most noticeable change in the workplace will be the new ranking system. The new ranks will include Officers grade I-III, Sergeants grade I-II, Lieutenants, Assistant Chief, and Chief.
The chain of command remains the same in this instance, and officers should respect the seniority of those in higher grades of the same rank.
Please note that to increase chances for career development, the necessary field experience required for promotion to higher ranks will be up to 300 months, as opposed to the previous maximum of 200 months experience.
In a bid to combat the serious rise in violent crime, officer safety equipment, including firearms, will be updated.
Grade II officers will now have access to shotguns, and Pine County deputies have been issued long barreled revolvers.
Sergeants will now have some rifle options, including the AR15 semi automatic rifle.
The UMP45 in some cases has been replaced with the more lightweight MP9 submachine gun.
The most noticeable changes will be with SWAT. The commander will now have access to a breaching charge to more safely enter buildings, as well as a SCAR and under barrel 40mm grenade launcher on some firearms.
Further, the role of a SWAT sniper has been added, and given the Beret .50 Anti-Material rifle for more long range engagements.
Finally, given their importance and likeliness to engage in firearms incidents, SWAT and the PD Chief both have access to armour of about 1.5x civilian grade strength.
While these changes do mark an increased level of lethality, civilian safety remains paramount. Officers should ensure all equipment is used correctly and professionally.
Citizens will also be aware of the increased lethality of the police force, and so it is more important than ever that we engage with them in an approachable and amicable way.
Internal affairs officers will become more common during the rollout of these changes, with the power to detain and charge any officers who might overstep power, or fall out of line of department policies, which can be found here:
Please respect their authority and report any misconduct to them if you should so need.
We thank you for your service and wish you all the best in the field.
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