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The Los Santos Police Department is the largest and longest-standing law enforcement faction on GTA:World, having existed since the server’s inception in 2017. We aim to offer an authentic Law Enforcement Officer roleplay experience, with our faction constantly improving and updating to bring us in-line with our real-life counterpart whilst maintaining a balance with the server and game. We are always looking for players who want to help us develop the faction further, so if you’re interested please see our recruitment topic on the LSPD forums, made available further down in this thread.




The Los Santos Police Department was founded in 1853 during the San Andreas Gold Rush and consisted primarily of a voluntary militia. Due to its location, San Andreas was known for violence with Los Santos becoming one of the most dangerous cities in the United States for several years during this period. The militia group, known as the ‘San Andreas Rangers’ eventually formed the first paid police force when they were merged with another militia company, the Los Santos City Guards, in 1869. The next twenty years would be a turbulent period that saw a total of fifteen Police Chiefs occupy the leadership role until Police Chief William C. Rockford took office and held the position for ten years - overseeing sweeping reforms that turned the department into a cohesive Law Enforcement Agency.


The next 100 years for the department saw it grow into the large, municipal department that it is today. In 1911 the first female officer was sworn into service, three years before the outbreak of World War I; and during both world wars, the department suffered a decrease in manpower as officers were called to serve in the armed forces. In the post-war periods, there was an increase in corruption within the department that anti-corruption teams spent the next decades trying to eradicate, accentuated by the Bloody Easter scandal in 1952 that brought the issue of police brutality to the forefront.


Pictured: LSPD Rifle Team, 1890


As one of the largest police departments in the country, the Los Santos Police Department was affected by almost every major event in the 20th Century that involved the country. With these events, the department grew and adapted, sometimes for the better, sometimes not so much. Some key events that shaped the department have been selected below. More will be added in the future.


Downtown Vinewood Shootout

On February 28th 1997, the Los Santos Police Department responded to a bank robbery that would set in motion major changes within the Department. Using body armour and a variety of high-calibre weapons, Garry Phelps Jr. and his accomplice Emilio Materasu attempted to steal a large sum of money from the vaults at the Pacific Standard Public Deposit Bank on Vinewood Boulevard. Officers arriving on the scene reported hearing gunfire from inside the bank and requested additional backup whilst holding the perimeter. 


Shortly before 0930, Phelps exited the building from the north side and immediately opened fire on nearby officers - wounding several officers and civilians, as well as forcing the LSPD’s helicopter to fall back before retreating inside again. Shortly afterwards, Materasu exited the building alongside him and engaged officers with automatic gunfire. The officers, who were armed with their standard-issue 9mm or .38 calibre weapons, were unable to penetrate the body armour worn by the suspects, and due to a combination of range and the suppression from automatic fire, were also unable to land shots to their unprotected heads. It wasn’t until the second ‘officer down’ call that the LSPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics was notified by dispatchers and requested on scene.



Both Phelps and Materasu were able to regroup at their getaway vehicle, although Materasu was injured and forced to abandon the duffel bag of money and focus on starting the getaway vehicle. Phelps was also injured by officers when their gunfire struck his HK-91 rifle, forcing him to drop it and remove a new rifle from the vehicle. Materasu moved slowly through the parking lot at the rear as Phelps engaged officers whilst using the vehicle as cover. Once they reached the road, Phelps broke from the vehicle and proceeded to flee down the sidewalk on foot whilst Materasu drove down Clinton Avenue - forcing the officers on the northeastern side to fall back due to overwhelming fire.


Phelps, at this point heading eastward on Clinton Avenue, continued firing his rifle at officers until it jammed just after the intersection with Power Street. Unable to clear the jam, Phelps discarded the rifle and drew his last remaining firearm - a Beretta 92FS and continued to engage officers. He was eventually hit in his right arm, forcing him to drop the pistol before retrieving it and turning it on himself. Officers continued to shoot at Phelps’ body for several seconds afterwards.


Materasu, having continued to drive down Clinton Avenue, was halted when his vehicle was disabled by gunfire. He attempted to carjack a pickup truck he had blocked in the road, however, a SWAT team used a marked cruiser to approach the vehicle and block it in. The team exchanged close range fire with Materasu for a full two minutes before hitting him in his unprotected lower legs and forcing him to surrender. SWAT officers moved in to secure Materasu, pinning him down and handcuffing him. Materasu, having been heavily wounded, died from exsanguination before EMTs could be cleared into the scene to assist him.


In the aftermath of the incident, the US Government began to approve the arming of regular patrol officers. In the LSPD, this saw the introduction of the AR-15 under the designation of the ‘Urban Patrol Rifle’. This rifle would be made available to regular patrol officers who passed the certification and not just to the LSPD’s Metropolitan Division. In addition to this, use of .45 calibre semi-automatic pistols were authorised for officers in the Department - with many opting to utilise the Smith & Wesson Models 4506 and 4566.



CRASH & The Mission Row Scandal


Originally formed as TRASH (Total Resources Against Street Hoodlums) in the early 1970s as part of Mission Row Area’s effort to combat the growing problem of street gangs, the name was changed to replace ‘Total’ with ‘Community’ due to complaints from the public that the acronym harmed the image of the youths joining the targeted gangs. CRASH, as it was now known, became a success and was expanded department-wide, with every division having its own CRASH unit operating from the station.


The Mission Row Scandal happened in 1998 when Officer Luca Morales, a senior officer within Mission Row’s CRASH unit, was arrested following a lengthy internal investigation by detectives into corruption within the unit.  The original investigation began after a sizable amount of cocaine was found to be missing from the station’s evidence locker and the evidence clerk involved with the removal was able to identify Morales as the one who signed it out due to his rude behaviour during the incident. In exchange for immunity against the majority of his crimes, Morales offered information and testimony to detectives that led to the investigation of a further 50+ officers.



Pictured: Mission Row Community Police Station

Morales’ testimony revealed a large number of officers that he claimed were ‘in the loop’ - a phrase used to describe an officer who was part of the ‘CRASH Culture’ which involved fabricating reports and probable cause, planting evidence, shooting unarmed suspects and planting weapons to justify their use of force, and sometimes even taking part in gang violence. One of the most notable incidents is a shooting  in which Morales and his partner Wyatt Raines, a transfer from Vepucci’s CRASH unit that Morales had ‘sponsored’ due to their wives’ friendship, shot the unarmed Jose Oviedo in his home, before planting a weapon on him. Oviedo, then a member of a prominent street gang,  was sentenced to 23 years in prison and was released following Morales’ testimony, eventually receiving $15 Million in damages - the largest police misconduct settlement in Los Santos’ history.


In early 2000 CRASH was officially disbanded after slowly being diminished due to the Mission Row Scandal. The Gangs & Narcotics Division was created to replace it, with the requirements for entry being higher than CRASH and the officer requiring a high amount of experience, cleaner disciplinary record and low number of personnel complaints.


In early 2000 CRASH was officially disbanded after slowly being diminished due to the Mission Row Scandal. The Gangs & Narcotics Division was created to replace it, with the requirements for entry being higher than CRASH and the officer requiring a high amount of experience, cleaner disciplinary record and low number of personnel complaints.


Recent Events & Additions to Our History

Future additions and amendments will be made to the history section as we flesh out the past of our faction so that we can use it to shape our future roleplay.


Faction History

The current iteration of the LSPD faction started when Peter Raymond became Chief of Department following a merger with the Sheriffs Department faction. He was assisted by Deputy Chief Elena Villarreal - the latter of which took over the role of Chief in August 2018 under the name Stanley Morrison. Under Morrison’s leadership, the LSPD faction began to flourish and most of the foundation of the faction as it is today was built. After a full year in the position, Stanley Morrison stepped down and was succeeded by Charles Hughes. Under Hughes, the faction has undergone some of it’s most drastic changes, all with the aim of creating a more realistic, more enjoyable faction for everyone. With focus on community interaction (both IC and OOC), and sticking to our core values as both a department and as a faction, the LSPD has now grown to numbers never before seen - and we hope that it will continue into the foreseeable future.







This is arguably a core value of the server and not just our faction, but we strive to exemplify it in our faction members/officers. Whether it’s offering directions or assistance to citizens in the server or being considerate to OOC situations that may affect other players; our faction members should always strive to help.



Once again we follow this core value both IC and OOC. As LEO roleplayers, we want to emulate the professionalism of our real-world counterparts as best we can. The faction/department has extensive self-checking and disciplinary procedures that help us make sure that our players/officers are behaving to the standard that we expect of them. Faction Leadership has always been clear that complaints regarding players/officers are handled seriously and encourages anyone with issues to report them lest they go unchallenged. We are proud of the level of professionalism in our players/officers and believe that our faction is one of the strongest in terms of this within the GTA V roleplay community.



Both IC or OOC, we respect the community and its citizens/players. As a Law Enforcement Agency, we aim to accurately portray our care and commitment to the city and its citizens - but this also transitions into the real world. As the biggest faction on the server, we are especially conscious to listen to the feedback of community members on how the faction operates. The Faction Leadership often engage in conversations with other faction leaders, both legal and illegal, on how to improve the faction for the benefit of everyone, and our regular players can always be seen discussing things and helping players on the forums and discord. We do not condone the attitude that the LSPD faction is better because it’s law enforcement and/or bigger, and will always fight to improve things for the benefit of all players, not just our own.






















Chief of Police

Peter Raymond

24/JUN/2018 - 02/AUG/2018

Chief of Police

Stanley Morrison

02/AUG/2018 - 28/AUG/2019

Chief of Police

Charles Hughes

28/AUG/2019 - 21/AUG/2020

Chief of Police

Vincent Lagorio

21/AUG/2020 - 10/JAN/2021








Deputy Chief of Police

Naomi Benevides

10/NOV/2019 - 09/MAR/2020

Deputy Chief of Police 

Nicholas Rodger

26/JAN/2020 - 07/JUL/2020

Deputy Chief of Police

Samantha McGill

28/APR/2020 - 16/OCT/2020

Deputy Chief of Police

Laura Romano 

11/NOV/2020 - 16/NOV/2020

Deputy Chief of Police

Thomas Hanlon

25/NOV/2019 -16/FEB/2021

Deputy Chief of Police

Marquis Wilson

01/JAN/2021 - 15/JAN/2021



Deputy Chief of Police

Michael Briggs

01/JAN/2021 - 15/JAN/2021

Deputy Chief of Police

Orson Beckett

08/APR/2021 - 20/MAY/2021





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Office of the Chief of Police


Staff Team

The LSPD Staff Team consists of all officers ranked Deputy Chief of Police and above. The staff team or staff management group represent the highest echelon of department personnel; by en large they are responsible for managing all department bureaus and hold the responsibility of liaising with both the Mayor and other relevant government agencies in the State of San Andreas.

Command Team

The LSPD Command Team consists of all officers ranked between Lieutenant I and Commander. The LSPD Command Team is responsible for the day to day management of the Los Santos Police Department. All officers that are a part of this team hold positions ranging from Divisional Assistant Commander to (Assistant) Bureau Commander.

Supervisor Team

The LSPD Supervisor Team consists of all officers ranked at Sergeant (regardless of rating) and Detectives that have graduated the supervisor program. The LSPD Supervisor Team represents the backbone of the department. As Senior Non Command Officers, supervisors function as the Department's middle management and are responsible for the liaison between lower non command officers and the LSPD Command and Staff teams.


Operations Bureau

South Central Area


Mission Row Patrol Division

The Mission Row Patrol Division is responsible for safeguarding the residents of and property of the South Central Area. The Division aims to be a leader in community policing, making sure that both small, medium-sized businesses in the area feel protected and that the neighbourhoods of the area are clean of any crimes stretching from petty theft to gang violence surrounding some of Los Santos most low-income areas. The Mission Row Patrol Division values the work of our culture and arts scene, making sure that all citizens can feel safe in who they are, as well as making sure that they value the officer presence set in our area.

West Valley Area


Rockford Hills Patrol Division

The Rockford Hills Patrol Division is responsible for safeguarding the lives and property of West Valley residents. The division aims to be a leader in early response times and its dedicated officers work with the community to keep neighborhoods problem-free. The RHPD values its reputation as a division that earns the public trust through efficient, impartial police service. Our mandate is to provide professional and proactive services in partnership with our community, and we are absolutely dedicated to establishing the safest community through exceptional policing.


Traffic Division

Traffic Division is responsible for enforcing Road Law by use of specialist policing techniques and resources, including the monitoring of traffic, establishment of safety checkpoints and other methods of ensuring road safety. Traffic Division is part of the Mission Row Area


Field Training Program

The Field Training Program represents the first step for all officers joining the Los Santos Police Department. The Field Training Program facilitates Police Officer III's (Field Training Officers) who train all Police Officer I's throughout their probation, while also providing quality control and other support systems for officers new to the department.


Detective Bureau


Area Detective Division

The Area Detective Division is tasked with the investigation of all crime within a geographic region, responding to investigative requests and performing investigative work into gangs, organised crime, and standalone violence. Area Detectives are assigned to stations and serve specific areas but are administratively under the Detective Bureau.


Technical Services Section

The Technical Services Section is tasked with providing the bureau, and the department at large, with skilled technical staff in support of investigative efforts, as well as housing the Detective Bureau's functional specialist areas, such as Cyber Crime. The TSS is also home to all civilian forensic investigator staff.


Detective Training Program

The Detective Training Program is a program undertaken by officers wishing to embark upon a career as a Detective. Completion of the program will allow an officer to be a qualified and graded Detective.


Special Operations Bureau


Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division is responsible for all high-risk law enforcement operations as well as providing specialized tactical assistance to law enforcement officers in the state of San Andreas. The Metropolitan Division consists of four platoons. A platoon is responsible for the division's administrative command while B Platoon and C Platoon are the proactive crime suppression teams, K-9 Platoon specializes in handling canines and D Platoon functions as the department's special weapons and tactics team.


Air Support Division

The Air Support Division trains pilots and crew for rotary-wing aircraft and fixed-wing aircraft. The Air Support Division is responsible for providing aviation support to law enforcement officers on the front lines and to aid in an operational capacity such as with pursuits and search and rescue.


Crisis Negotiation Team

The Crisis Negotiation Team or CNT is the section of the Los Santos Police Department tasked with bringing a negotiated solution to crisis situations, from the resolution of hostage situations and suicidal persons to barricaded suspects.


Personnel & Training Bureau


Police Training & Education Division

The Police Training and Education Division is responsible for creating and supplying officers with additional training and educational courses beyond those provided by the Police Academy and Field Training Program in the forms of courses to attend or additional training material to study.


Command Training Program

The LSPD Command Training Program is responsible for training and certifying all-new Command Officers. The Command Training Program aims to provide the highest possible quality training for prospective Command Officers and is responsible for liaising all applications with the Staff Team.


Supervisor Training Program

The LSPD Supervisor Training Program is responsible for training and certifying all eligible patrol staff and detectives as department supervisors. With their responsibility to train the backbone of the department, the Supervisor Program provides a mix of in the field and administrative training to help personnel progress in their law enforcement careers.


Firearms Training Section

The Firearms Training Section is the section of the Los Santos Police Department that provides all tactical- and firearm-related training and courses to all officers


Personnel Division

The Personnel Division manages all civilian assets that are in the employ of the Los Santos Police Department and do not fulfil a role as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer.


Administrative Services Bureau


Recruitment & Academy Division

The Recruitment and Academy Division is responsible for the department's in-take and training of new police recruits. Prospective officers go through the recruitment process and academies hosted by RAD prior to becoming fully-fledged LSPD officers. Besides recruitment of sworn law enforcement personnel, the Recruitment and Academy Division also provides in-service training to further the skills of existing personnel and is responsible for maintaining the department's ride-along scheme.


Firearms Licensing Division

The Firearms Licensing Division coordinates and distributes firearms licensing to civilians, including the firearms application process.


Professional Standards Bureau


Internal Affairs Group

The Internal Affairs Group consists of three parts, the Investigation Division and the Board of Rights. The Investigation Division is responsible for conducting investigations and handling reports on officers and involved parties internally, whilst the Board of Rights handles disciplinary appeals for employees of the Department.


Media Relations & Community Affairs Division

The Media Relations and Community Affairs Division enhances the reputation and brand image of the LSPD through the effective management of communications to the media, members of the public, and its own employees.










Example of roles:

Commanding Officer of an area

Commanding Officer of a division




Example of roles:

(Assistant) Commanding Officer of a division

Watch Commander of a station

Metropolitan Platoon Leader






Example of roles:

(Assistant) Commanding Officer of a division

Officer-in-Charge in a division or unit

Patrol Sergeant of a station

Metropolitan Assistant Platoon Leader

Metropolitan Team Leader




Example of roles:

Patrol Sergeant of a station

Officer-in-Charge in a division or unit

Senior ranking officer in a division or unit

Metropolitan (Assistant) Team Leader

Internal Affairs Investigator




Example of roles:

Senior Lead Officer

Chief Pilot

Traffic Supervisor

Metropolitan (Assistant) Team Leader

Training Coordinator

Recruitment Relations Officer





Example of roles:

(Assistant) Commanding Officer of a Detective division

Detective-in-Charge in a Detective division




Example of roles:

Detective-in-Charge of a specialised section or area of expertise

Detective Supervisor

Specialized Division Detective

Internal Affairs Investigator




Example of roles:

Case-Carrying Investigator

Specialised investigator

Gang, Vice, or Homicide investigator

Area Detective




Example of roles:

Field Training Officer

SWAT Operator

K-9 Handler




Example of roles:

Traffic Officer

Tactical Support Officer

Recruitment officer




Example of roles:

Officer in training

Media Relations Officer

Firearms licensing Officer







Los Santos Police Department


Metropolitan Division


Mission Row Area Detectives








Joining the LSPD


Reporting a Player


Licencing Desk


Press, Events & Community



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