Section 10 - Rules
General Rules count on Discord and while on-duty.
Troopers must know the handbook before going on-duty. Not knowing the handbook can lead to dismissal from your duties as Trooper.
Note: Internal Affairs officers are allowed to conduct a quiz about the handbook with any Trooper without needing a valid reason. Denying a quiz is not allowed and will lead to immediate removal from the State Highway Patrol! Troopers may request a quiz if they think that another Trooper doesn’t know that handbook, this can be done by filling out an I.A Report. This rule will mostly be enforced for Troopers with the rank Corporal or higher.
Respect everyone, any bullying or hatred against a person or their race, sex, religion, etc. will not be tolerated and will be disciplined.
Use each channel for what it’s meant for. Troopers can find a message description in each server channel explaining the channel. While on-duty we expect that our Troopers do use the radio for the reason it is made.
Do not use caps, caps may only be used to highlight a word but not for full sentences.
We do not accept that Troopers swear while on-duty and in the following channels on Discord; All channels in the on-duty category, I.A Department category, S.H.P Meeting category and the channel news category. For the rest swearing is allowed as long it is not towards someone.
Spam without a legitimate reason will result in a consequence. Spam is; placing multiple messages at once, placing messages without meaning, or interrupting other people without reason.
Use proper grammar while on-duty and in Discord. Only in the main channel and picture channel standards are lowered.
- Remain, Professional,
Always remain professional while on-duty (and off-duty if you are representing S.H.P.) adhere to the same laws that we enforce and expect other law enforcement and citizens to obey. Hold yourself and your comrades responsible. The only exception to violating this and any other rule regarding your conduct is when you are dealing with a troll or a failed roleplayer (FRPer). On Discord we allow you to be less professional in the main channel and picture channel, for other channels the rule counts to remain professional.
Troopers may not accept gifts that are State Highway Patrol related. This rule is here to prevent an image of bribery. Gifts could be; Nitro boost, Robux for a new uniform. The only exception to this is if you have approval by Lilith_Kiev or Alex_Waldh.
Note: Only for 2nd Lieutenant, I.A Division, Administrative Division, Dispatch Division.
- Off-site Links
Do not post off-site links or advertise other groups. This is to prevent the spread of viruses or other offensive malware.
- Discord nickname
Change your Discord nickname to your badge number and ROBLOX username. The badge number must be separated by a “|”. If you do not have a badge number, find one and assign yourself one. It must be 3 or 4 digits long. [Example: 1826 | Lilith_Kiev]
- NSFW messages.
Do not post NSFW messages, people of all ages are in the State Patrol server and we wish to remain friendly to everybody.
- If you’re retired it must be in your name.
In order to prevent confusion and distinguish possible trolls from those with a history with the SHP, you must, if you remove your badge number, have your ROBLOX username followed by [Retired]. For example, if I was to retire, it would be Lilith_Kiev [Retired].
- Regarding “Cuff Rushing”
Cuff rushing is defined by the State Patrol as: “with little or no verbal contact from the arresting peace officer; charging at a wanted suspect, handcuffing them, then sending them to prison promptly.” Generally, we allow our peace officers to do this if they reasonably believe that they were in danger by holding the suspect in handcuffs; making them vulnerable to gunfire. This means that our peace officers are allowed to rush and forcefully put a suspect in handcuffs as long as they intend to roleplay the rest of the arrest after the suspect is in handcuffs. This is due to the extreme amount of people who will not roleplay their arrests. However, if the suspect shows or communicates that they’d like to roleplay their arrest, the peace officer is obligated to do so unless the peace officer has enough reason to suspect this is a ruse. Once the suspect is in handcuffs you can roleplay searching and seizing items, the Miranda Warning, interrogation, and putting the suspect into your vehicle at which point you can send the suspect to jail. However, with the new “detain” ability you can now put suspects in the back of your vehicle and transport them to the police department for booking and/or the county jail for arrest. This is up to officer discretion but if you fail to roleplay at all consistently you may have an internal affairs report brought against you leading to correctional action.
- Roleplay Standard
When handling any roleplay situation you should roleplay to an appropriate extent. Your roleplay should depend completely on how much your life is at risk. This ranges from none at all (such as being shot at) to in as full detail as you’re comfortable with (such as roleplaying a stop with a non-wanted individual who is roleplaying him committing an arrestable offense). You can either roleplay using the “I’d,” “He’d/She’d,” or * systems. If you have another system you’d like to roleplay with then feel free to use it. Here are examples; takes out handcuffs / I’d take out handcuffs / She’d take out handcuffs.
- State Patrol supervisors.
Obey orders from your State Patrol supervisors. The first supervisory rank is Corporal; all above ranks automatically qualify as supervisors.
- Regarding Uniform Standards
Troopers need to wear the standard ROBLOX block body. Height change, crazy headgear, and lore-breaking T-shirts are not allowed. (More information in Section 4)
- Traffic Laws
All the State Troopers are required to follow the traffic laws.
Troopers that are on-duty cannot specifically target (direct verbal or physical abuse towards) State Patrol personnel as a whole or individually.
Troopers that are off-duty cannot specifically target (direct verbal or physical abuse towards) State Patrol personnel as a whole or individually.
Off-duty personnel cannot randomly (without having to do with the scenario) attack an on-duty Trooper when involved in (1) a traffic stop, (2) an arrest of a criminal to whom you have no prior partnership, or (3) any situation where roleplay is visible.
- S.H.P. Uniform while off-duty.
Do not wear your S.H.P. uniform while performing criminal actions off-duty. The only exception to this rule is the State Highway Patrol T-Shirt without the belt located in the group store when paired with non-uniform pants.
Off-duty Troopers cannot troll Troopers or other people in servers where on-duty Troopers are active.
Reminder: Roblox rules and Discord rules are rules that need to be followed in-game and on Discord. A State Trooper not following the rules from Roblox or Discord will be disciplined by State Patrol and/or Discord and/or Roblox. You can read the rules in the links down below.