Ministry of Love State Police
Upon the great liberation movement that Oceania has brought to it's people, Big Brother improved local police agencies by placing them under the loving care of the newly formed Ministry of Love. Why the Ministry of Love a casual observer may ask? Simply because no other ministry was suited to fulfill police and other law enforcement’s pure love for all citizens. Police in Oceania exist to serve the community and provide love & compassion to thy citizen and anyone who claims to have evidence of the contrary are Goldstein conspirators. The only complaints our law enforcement get is that they have too much love to share with the populace.
The Ministry of Love State Police is always looking for the finest citizens to join the ranks of the State Police. The Ministry of Love oversees the professional development of all personnel within the State Police [the hiring & firing of staff.]
One can initiate the hiring process by making such request to the Minister of Love himself or a Lieutenant / Captain of the State Police. The hiring process features a brief background interview, firearms test, psyche testing, driving test among other screening events as seen fit. The details are forwarded to the Minister of Love for final approval for the hiring of any candidate.
If approved the candidate will be given recruit status and gear. They will attend a brief training academy to understand their duties as well as the laws of Oceania. Once graduated the individual will become a full fledged member of the State Police.
The Ministry of Love State Police utilizes a strict paramilitary rank structure that places great emphasis on discipline and respecting one's ranking officer. It is believed that through tremendous discipline, a greater safety culture is then created and thus Oceania becomes a safer place.
The captain's responsibility is largely administrative. The captain wears a darkblue jacket and white uniform shirt with two gold bars on each collar. The captain is responsible as acting as the shift commander and coordinating law enforcement efforts on behalf of the Ministry of Love. The captain reports directly to a bureaucrat assigned to the Ministry of Love and or the Minister of Love himself. To obtain the rank of captain one must have a good service record within the state police and must have reached the rank of lieutenant for a period of at least two weeks. The captain is assigned to the 802 patrol vehicle but may also use an unmarked cruiser.
The lieutenant's role is a mix between patrol and administrative. A lieutenant wears a white uniform uniform shirt with one gold bar on each of their epaulettes. Lieutenants may act as the officer in charge during large responses, or as the shift commander should a captain not be on duty. To obtain the rank of lieutenant one must have a good service record within the state police and must have reached the rank of sergeant for a period of one week. The lieutenant is assigned to the 774 patrol vehicle but may also use an unmarked cruiser.
Sergeant's are the front line supervisors for officers. They wear a standard dark blue/black uniform with three red striped chevrons on their epaulettes. Sergeants supervise and respond to incidents that require an experienced senior police officer. To obtain the rank of sergeant one must have a good service record within the state police. Effective patrolmen may be promoted to this rank as a field promotion in the event there is a large contingent of patrolmen without a supervisor. In this case the most senior officer is given the temporary field promotion. Sergeant's are usually assigned to either the East or West patrol sectors. A sergeant assigned to the eastern sector will use the 401 cruiser whilst the sergeant assigned to the west will use the 301 cruiser.
Patrolman is the entry level rank of the state police, they serve in all capacities and respond to all incidents. These brave men provide security and comfort to Oceania and the proles of the city. Patrolmen are expected to conduct themselves to the highest standards and to enforce all the Laws of Oceania without prejudice. Officers who fail to preform their duties will be fired from the department and confined the life of a prole.
A recruit is a newly hired individual who has yet to obtain the rank of officer. Recruits are given a special recruit uniform with limited equipment. They are expected to assist their field training officer in the performance of their duties. Once training is completed a recruit is promoted to the rank of Patrolman.
Southside Police Precinct
State Police operations in Victory City Southside are coordinated out of the State Police Precinct located on Judicial Avenue on the northwest side of the city. There is a surface parking lot available for visiting civilians, however, the parking garage is strictly for authorized individuals only. It should be noted that entry into the building beyond the 1st floor lobby without a proper credentials or escort is considered trespassing (OGL Chapter 4 Section 17).
The precinct also houses the Oceanic People's Court in which members of the public are encouraged to attend any court cases that are tried there.
|Officer Assigned||Rank||Area Assigned||Vehicle Type||Start Date|
|802||Nostra, Arthur||Minister||All||Crown Victoria||Classified|
|774||Hamilton, George||Captain||All||Crown Victoria||Classified|
|401||Paghett, Mario||Sergeant||East||Crown Victoria||8/26/84|
|454||Bedocholli, Richard||Patrolman||East||Caprice Interceptor||9/6/84|
|438||Deepens, Jean||Patrolman||East||Caprice Interceptor||8/26/84|
|414||Olsen, Joseph||Patrolman||East||Crown Victoria||8/27/84|
|377||Hamilton, Daniel||Patrolman||West||Crown Victoria||9/3/84|
|339||Muller, Fynn||Patrolman||West||Crown Victoria||9/6/84|
Major February Reforms As part of Minister Nostra's criminal justice overhauls the police departments and local law enforcement where overhauled. New cruisers, and decals were ordered to proudly display the Ministry of Love's emblem. These important reforms helped unify and transform the Miniluv State Police into a neighborhood crime fighting force that is highly effective, well equipped and paid.