Priority Call Changes

Priority calls in Firestone have been dealt with in many different ways, and it’s been very complex to figure out how to both satisfy suspect needs and desires, while maintaining officer safety and the realism aspect. Firestone is a roleplay community, it is what you signed up for you when joined, so it is expected that Firestone will base as many things as possible on real life, it has been my number 1 goal to be as realistic as possible while also maintaining gameplay. The following changes will be in effect immediately for the Law Enforcement side, and on the Criminal side to ensure these situations are more legitimate.

  1. This applies more for the law enforcement officials. Scene setup is important for everything you do as a LEO, from simply how you park your car on a traffic stop, to how you secure a priority call area. When securing an around around a building for a hostage situation, you need to consider several things, busy roadways, surrounding buildings, bystanders. A scene should be easily identifiable, a box around the building, or the front door area depending on where you’re at. Vehicle positioning should be the marking of the perimeter, which can also be enhanced by the use of cones. This makes it known for people on the outside, not to enter the marked area because it would be scene FRP interference. LEO Vehicles should not be parked directly in front of a building door, it obstructs the view of suspects and makes breaching more difficult. You can however box a car if you wish, but quickly back away from the door and get cover from the perimeter area. Once a scene is setup, unless you see a major officer safety risk, the scene should not be moved. Moving a scene during a situation makes the scene vulnerable to other threats or opportunities for a suspect.

  2. So this is good knowledge for the Criminal side. When doing a hostage situation, there are reasonable requests and unreasonable requests, of course officers won’t give you 1,000,000 dollars, or 100% let you have no charges with a clean escape, that’s not how life in Firestone works, do the crime, you face the time, unless you successfully get away. If you want a pizza for a hostage? That’s fine, however it is no longer allowed for officers to enter a building involving a hostage situation/active shooter situation without his/her firearm drawn, so dropping a pizza inside a building cannot happen anymore. They can however drop it outside the front doors. Officers are also allowed to negotiate and offer undercharging, giving less time or even dropping a whole charge to a suspect, once the suspect is in cuffs however it is to their discretion to keep that promise or not. This should be the primary thing offered to suspects over food items in-game as it makes the most logical sense.

  3. If someone is shooting inside a building, regardless of the situation, that is now an active shooter situation. Officers will begin to to stack up, and clear the building eliminating the target suspect, or if the suspect surrenders, take into custody without further incident. It is very possible hostages could die, but most of the time if officers engage, the suspect will direct their attention to the officers, and hopefully hostages leave fine.

  4. Face to face negotiations can still happen, officers just need to have a firearm drawn to either a low-ready or a high-ready, and can still do that by standing behind a riot shield if they feel necessary. Officers will not go into a building involving a hostage situation, active shooter, etc. without a firearm drawn, that is a huge officer safety risk.

  5. A new FRP rule is being implemented, suspects can NOT injure their hostages to 1hp to make killing hostages as easy as 1 shot. This removes any potential for roleplay with EMS helping injured hostages, and just makes it unfair to any breaching effort to quickly eliminate a suspect target to get the victims.

As more questions or scenarios arise, this post might change, and things could be added, this is all that has been discussed for now. LEO and Criminals take note of these changes so your scenario can be legitimate and make sense for both you and the LEO’s.

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first!

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finally

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nice

5char

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no
5char

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can we get a tldr pls

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no more crims parking cars in front of bank with their car

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um…

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no :heart:

Wait so, what about the regular civs that get impatient and rush in to do something, for example if the hostage situation is at the Car Dealership, how will that work then?

probably same as normal, cuff rush and give appropriate charges

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neat.

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Crims can do that, not officers

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rushing a scene is already obstruction of justice. https://trello.com/c/kIGEF4fB/337-state-of-firestone-v-warriormasterkiller

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oh rip, nvm then

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Are we allowed to use cones to block the hostage taker’s vehicle?

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right but if the taker is trigger happy, he or she could easily kill the hostage if the civilian somehow gets inside the cd before the LEO can catch the person, it might not be possible that the civ can be that fast, but you never know.

then it’s murder :man_shrugging:

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Pretty sure that env said using cones to block a car is FRP, since they can’t be taken down

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Yeah prob

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