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Police Quest 2 - Manual
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WELCOME TO THE LYTTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

WELCOME TO HOMICIDE
The Lytton Police Department is responsible for protecting the people and property of this community. As a member of the Lytton Police Department, the officer assumes a responsibility to his community and country. The officer must be worthy to serve by the side of those men, who, throughout Lytton's history, have upheld the law and provided for a peaceful and welcomw atmosphere.

Detectives and special agents of the Lytton Police Department are plainclothes investigators who gather facts and collect evidence for criminal cases. They conduct interviews, examine records, observe the activities of suspects, and participate in raids or arrests.

Because police protection must be provided around the clock, homicide officers may be required to work weekends, holidays and nights. Homicide detectives are subject to call any time their service needed and may work overtime, particularly during criminal investigations. The job may also require extensive travel.

The injury rate among homicide detectives is higher than in many other police divisions and reflects the risks taken in pursuing known felons, escaped convicts, and other public offenders.

Congrulations on becoming a member of Lytton Police Department's Homicide Division.

Sincerely,

Eric "Click" Heitman


PERSONAL CONDUCT
The Lytton Police Officer must perform in a professional manner at all times. Here are some of the qualifications which are expected of every police officer:
Common Sense - Is the most important virtue an officer can possess. It will keep jou alive and out of trouble.
Organization - Just the facts, and plenty of them. You must keep them in order and at your fingertips (on a note pad would be nice).
Loyalty - A good police officer stands up for his department, his partner and fellow officers. Your life depends on them, and vice- versa.
Obedience - A good police officer carries out his orders willingly, cheerfully, and promptly.
Initiative - A good police officer is one step ahead and keeps an eye out for jobs that need doing. He shows that he can be trusted to perform correctly in an emergency.
Guts - A good police officer keeps going when the going gets tough. He doesn't know the words "I can't."
Reliability - A good police officer does his job throughly. He comes through for you time and time again.
Integrity - A good police officer tries at all times to keep a clean record. He upholds the principles of his profession at all times.
Fairness - A good police officer gives fair treatment to others and expects the same in return.
Honesty - A good police officer maintains the truth even when it may be costly.
Cheerfulness - A good police officer keeps his head up even when facing the stormiest of situations.
Neatness - A good police officer is proud of his uniform and what it represents. He keeps it in immaculate condition.
Self-control - A good police officer does not lose his temper.
Promptness - A good officer is quick to his scene of a disturbance, and is always on time to meetings.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME 3 
PERSONAL CONDUCT 4 
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT 6 
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES 7 
I. Radio procedures 7 
II. Shooting range procedures 7 
III. Police computer procedures 7 
FELONY ARREST PROCEDURES 8 
THE USE OF FIREARMS 9 
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES 9 
I. Initiate the investigative process 9 
II. Assess the situation 9 
III. Check vital signs 9 
IV. Gather evidence 10 
V. Notify the coroner 10 
VI. Conduct interviews 10 
VII. Analysis of evidence 10 
RADIO CODES 11 
VEHICLE CODE 14 
PENAL CODE 15-18 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Shoulder holster
Departmental issue hand gun
Handcuffs
Deparmental issue ammunition clips
Patrol car key
Department issue field kit which includes:
    Fingerprint powder (dust)
    Used for exposing latent prints
    Fingerprint brush
    For applying fingerprint powder
Fingerprint tape
For removal of (lifting) latent powder
    Casting powder
    Used to make liquid samples
    (Footprints, tire tracks, etc.)
    Glass vial
    Used to take liquid samples
    Eyedropper
    Used to transfer fluid into vial
    Plastic baggies
    Used to preserve and segregate various pieces of evidence.
    Camera
    Used to take pictures of evidence, scenes of crime, etc.


STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURS
I. RADIO PROCEDURS
1. Respond to all radio transmissions as required according to police
regulations.
2. Avoid unnecessary radio transmission.

II. SHOOTING RANGE PROCEDURES
1. Type LOAD GUN or use the function key listed in the pull-down
menus to load your gun.
2. Type RAISE GUN or use the function key listed in the pull-down
menus to raise your gun.
3. Use the directional keys to adjust your aim.
4. Type FIRE GUN or use the function key listed in the pull-down
menus to fire your gun.

If the sights on your need to be adjusted,type ADJUST SIGHTS.Use the arrow keys to adjust the windage and the elevation screws.Each time you press an arrow key,the windage or elevation screw will rotate one position. Withn a little practice you can improve your sight and your shooting accuracy as well.

III. POLICE COMPUTER PROCEDURES
1. Turn on the computer.
2. The following prompt will appear:COMMAND>
3. At this prompt,you may type in one of the following commands.

    dir-This command lists the contents of the currently directory.
    If the current directory contains subdirectories,use the "cd"
    command (see below).If the current directory hes accessible files,
    a box will appear around the first file name.You may move this box
    to the desired file anem by using arrow keys.Press ENTER when you
    have highlighted the desired file name.

    cd-This command changes the current directory to a subdirectory.
    After you have typed in this command,the computer will respond
    with:DIR?>

    At this prompt,type the name of the directoryyou wish to change
    to,then press ENTER.If you enter a name other than a valid
    directory name,the computer will return to its "root" directory
    the directory displayed when you turned on the computer.

    Note: Some diorectories require passwords.If the PASSWORD:
    prompt appears,you must enter the correct password to gain access
    to that directory.

    quit-This command will allow you to exit the computer.Type in
    this command when you are finished using then computer.


FELONY ARREST PROCEDURES
    1. Before proceeding with arrest, your back-up unit must be staked
    out in close proximity.
    2. Have weapon drawn at the ready.
    3. Identify yourself as a police officer to the suspect.
    4. Command suspect to keep his hands over his head.If at any time
    the suspect drops his hands, prepare to take defensive action.
    a. If the suspect flees, follow the suspect on foot.Maintain radio
    contact if possible.
    b. If the suspect take aggressive action (e.g. reach for weapon,
    charging you), take necessary defensive actions.
    5. When it is safe, approach the suspect. Handcuff the suspect.
    Always be prepared to defend yourself against hostile behavior.
    6. Search the suspect.
    7. Read suspect his rights.*
    8. Transport suspect to jail.

"You have the right to remain silent.What you say may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you before questioning, if you wish."

                *Miranda Ruling


THE USE OF FIREARMS (IN COURSE OF DUTY)
The discharge of a firearm an any person will be done only in life-threatening situations.
a. A police officer may use a firearm anly in self-defense, when assaulted with a deadly weapon.
b. A police officer may use firearm when in fear of his life, or the life of another.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES
I. INITIATE THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS
A. The detective must have reason to believe a crime has been committed by
one or more of the following:
        1. Personal observation.
        2. Statements of witness(es).
        3. Conclusive and/or circumstantial evidence.

II. ASSESS THE SITUATION
A. Use extreme caution during initial investigation.
B. Be on the alert for possible life-threatening situations.
C. Be ready to take appropriate action.

III. CHECK VITAL SIGNS
A. If doubful, treat the victim as alive.
        1. Perform necessary first aid.
        2. Notify emergency services.
B. Determine possible homicide.
C. If the person is still alive, consider their dying declaration.
        1. If death is imminent, accompany the victim to hospital.

IV. GATHER EVIDENCE
Note: The detective must use extreme caution in order not to contaminate or destroy vital evidence.
A. Search the surrounding area.
B. Recognize out of place, unusual, or damaged items.
C. Take photos as soon as possible.
D. Dust for prints prior to handling an object.
E. Collect appropriate samples.
F. Secure names of all persons at the scene of the crime:
        Officers.
        Witnesses
        Suspect(s).

V. NOTIFY THE CORONER
A. The coroner takes possesion of all property and effects belonging to a deceased victim unless specified as evidence.
B. Request a copy of all available reports from the coroner's office to be sent to the police department.

IV. CONDUCT INTERVIEWS
A. Identify yourself as a police officer.
B. Talk to all relevant persons in the area, conducting yourself in a professional manner. Take note of important information.
C. Observe the emotional state of the witness.
D. Follow up all possible leads.

VII. ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE
A. Submit all evidence to the police department's booking officer for processing.
B. All reports originating from outside agencies pertinent to an ongoing investigation will be routed to the investigating officer assigned to the case.


The following information is for reference use only. Players will not be able to input any of the following codes, but should be familiar with them as they may be referred to during the course of the game.

            RADIO CODES

rc10-1 Radio reception - poor
rc10-2 Radio reception - good
rc10-4 Received message
rc10-6 On the air - not available for call
rc10-7 Off the air - out of service
rc10-8 In service
rc10-9 Repeat message
rc10-10 End of shift - off duty
rc10-13 Weather check
rc10-15 Prisoner in custody
rc10-19 Return to office
rc10-20 Location
rc10-21 Use telephone
rc10-22 Cancel
rc10-23 Stand by
rc10-27 Subject check
rc10-29 Check for wants
rc10-35 Back-up requested
rc10-36 Confidential information
rc10-97 Arrived at scene
rc10-98 Cleared scene; available for call
rc11-41 Ambulance
rc11-44 Fatality
rc11-48 Furnish transportation
rc11-79 Injury traffic collision with ambulance responding
rc11-80 Traffic collision with major injury
rc11-81 Traffic collision with minor injury
rc11-82 Traffic collision property damage only
rc11-83 Traffic collision no details
rc11-84 Traffic control
rc11-85 Tow truck
rc11-98 Meeting
rc11-99 Emergency, officer needs assistance, respond Code-3

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