Coast 2 Coast Justice Roleplay Community Community Handbook 2018 Last Updated: 12/05/2018 Purpose This handbook will serve as a generalized listing of the rules and regulations pertaining to the Coast 2 Coast Justice Roleplay Community in regards to its member and their conduct. Article I – Rank Structure Directors Director Deputy Director Assistant Deputy Director Assistant Director of Technical Operations Assistant Director of Supplemental Support Assistant Director of Community Operations TriCom (911 Communications) Control Director Control Deputy Director Control Supervisor Control Operator III Control Operator II Control Operator I Control Probationary Operator Los Angeles County Sheriff Sheriff Deputy Chief of Sheriff Assistant Sheriff Area Commander Administration Clerk Major Captain Lieutenant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Master Deputy Senior Deputy Deputy Reserve Deputy Cadet Los Angeles County Fire/EMS Fire Chief Deputy Fire Chief Fire Captain Fire Lieutenant Life Guard Supervisor Life Flight Supervisor Firefighter EMT-P EMT-B Volunteer Firefighter Probationary Firefighter Civilian Operations Civilian Manager Civilian Supervisor Civilian Civilian Reserve Probationary Civilian Article II – Forum Polices Member Forum Policy As a community, we want to represent and establish ourselves as a thriving and professional community. One way to do this is by keeping our website clean. Please follow all rules when creating or replying to a forum post. All posts should be related to the forum section it is created within. All posts need to be neatly typed and utilize proper grammar. When replying to a post, the reply needs to be related and relevant to the post. All posts and replies should be respectful. Resignation letters should be placed and processed within the proper section and all necessary formats shall be used. Staff Forum Policy All staff members (sergeants and staff sergeants) need to adhere to the rules written above as well as the ones included in this section. All posts that are official news and announcements should be locked unless members will need to reply to it. Staff members should not post any announcements or special releases that the Directors may seem classified to the community without prior approval. All posts must have a title and contain correct grammar, sentence structure and be free from errors. Posts should include thoughtful paragraphs and include all information and details. Article III – Disrespect, Bullying & Harassment As an online gaming community, Coast 2 Coast Justice has been established to promote a fun environment where young teens and adults from around the world can meet, socialize, and patrol together- regardless of backgrounds. This environment is not to be infected with disrespect, bullying or harassment. Zero Tolerance Policy: Any member who “picks on” or “makes fun of” another member because of their sex, race, sexual orientation, political opinions and/or religious views will be removed from the community. All members are equal and anyone found to be breaking that principle will be brought to the Directors and face possible termination of membership. Disrespect is defined as, but not limited to, name calling, slandering, cursing at someone, starting rumors, making someone “feel low”, not following a superior's orders, etc. Disrespect is considered a one (1) time offense. Multiple occurrences of disrespect will be considered bullying. Bullying is defined as a repeated offense of intimidation or forcing someone to do something they do not wish to do. Using any special permissions you may possess must not be used in a negligent method or towards other community members Harassment is repeatedly acting aggressive or intimidating towards one specific person. Arguing verbally and/or via text chat is prohibited. If an argument is started a member of staff is to be notified immediately. It is expected for any members involved or witnessing parties to report any fights to administration. Do not try to mitigate the situation yourself. Stay out of it. Article IV – Rules Community Rules Follow all rules, procedures, and policies that are found within this handbook. Listen to your superiors and follow their directions Learn, remember and follow chain of command at all times During a patrol, be professional at all times Do not use foul or abusive language in any public communication channel Do not talk about opinionated topics in lounges such as politics, elections, etc. Be honest and trustworthy Once a document or any creative property has been made for C2CJ, it is then forfeited to the Directors. Once our name is put on it, it is our property, regardless of the creator TeamSpeak Rules Do not give out the TeamSpeak information to anyone Do not misuse a channel for any reason Do not misuse permissions you have received Do not whisper to the server for any reason (Directors Only) Do not set up private whispers to server members (Directors Only) Do not use global server chat (Administration & Directors Only) Do not spam poke, message, or move someone or a channel Always attempt to message someone before poking them Be aware of what is happening in your channel Your teamspeak name must match your in game name Your teamspeak name must be your name and unit number, as listed on the roster Do not stay AFK in a lounge, use the appropriate AFK channel Do not use file browsers or change channel permissions Do not exploit any bugs or glitches. You are expected to report any to the Directors Do not use soundboards in public channels and where posted. Screamers are included No recording in public or private channels. Recordings must be done through Media Relations and be completely consensual Your disconnect message must be appropriate and not include any cursing or racism Do not have an inappropriate avatar or anything a member might deem offensive You must give a VALID reason to kick or ban anyone and present a legitament reason to a higher ranking officer if requested Channel/Offices are not to be used to conduct private conversation between oneself or any group of individuals unless otherwise authorized by a member of administration or higher. These offices are simply for handling business. Teamspeak users should in no way put any form of characters or letters that are out of place just to bump them up in a channel. Department Transfers Those seeking to transfer between departments within the community should fill out the application found on the website and must meet ALL of the following criteria: Member must have been in their current department for a minimum of 30 days The head of both the department the member is transferring from and the department the member is transferring to must agree to the transfer. Any member who is allowed to transfer into another department will transfer into that department at an entry level rank unless otherwise approved by the Directors. Transfer terms may also change on a case to case basis at the discretion of the Directors Applicant Requirements All applicants seeking to become a member of the Coast to Coast Justice Role-play Community must meet the following minimum requirements: Applicants must be no younger than 15 (fifteen) years of age Applicants must be able to speak fluent and understandable English without difficulty An Enjin profile must be at least 2 weeks past their creation date before submitting an application (case to case basis) Applicants must possess a good, quality microphone for use on the TeamSpeak and in any game servers Applicants should be able to attend at least two (2) of the 3 official patrols held each week Applicants may not be a member of another Grand Theft Auto V (GTA) related community Any applications found to be contradictory to one of the minimum rules set above or specific rules set for each division will be rejected and a message stating such rejection will be posted on the comment section of the application. Article V – Promotions and Inactivity Inactivity For every official patrol a member misses, they will be given a red ‘X’. Upon receiving three (3) red ‘X’s and then missing the next official patrol, the member will be considered inactive and will lose all their rights and privileges at Coast 2 Coast Justice If a member whom has a red ‘X’ attends an official patrol, one (1) red ‘X’ will be removed from the member’s TeamSpeak tags for each separate official patrol the member attends after having received any number of red ‘X’s. If you aren’t able to get into the game or TeamSpeak for more than three (3) days, post an Leave of Absence (LOA) on the forums. Blue X’s will be issued for excused absences only. This is not a punishment, but simply an attendance marker for staff to use Promotions The requirements for promotions differ from department to department and are routinely reviewed and changed to promote fairness and encourage activity. Please check with your direct supervisor(s) to find out the current promotion requirements or check your department’s standard operating procedures Article VI – Communication Channels Patrol Channel Rules Radio Traffic Only (RTO) should be observed at all times. Whispers should be set up and used properly while in your channel While on duty, you must stay within your patrol car and not leave unless directed to by your supervisor or dispatch Patrols should only be conducted in approved patrol channels only Professional role-play should be observed within any patrol channel Issues, complaints, or reprimandations should not be handled in any patrol area and should wait until after the game General Policies Chain of Command Do not skip through ranks unless directly authorized to by the desired rank/person Do not skip ranks even though that the next high rank member may solve your problem. Your chain of command will alert the proper channels Do not question or challenge descions made by staff, administration, or the directors Do not ask staff, administration, or the directors for promotions Do not lie to any staff members, administrators, or directors under any circumstance Sergeants & Staff Sergeants are Supervisors Request a 10-60 to the directors Coach other deputies Check if the vehicle structure is followed Aid in supervision of their districts and perform basic teamspeak moderation Will have a department supervisor tag with special permissions Impersonating a Supervisor will result in the following punishment or may vary based upon the severity of the situation and/or persistence of problem with member(s): Seven (7) day suspension Probation Fire lieutenant and captain ranks are supervisors only for the fire department Ranks that are higher than the mentioned above are considered Command Staff and will have the Department Command Staff tag. Do not try to enforce the rules if you are not staff. If a rule is broken, contact a member of staff. Staff may not staff another staff member. You must contact their and your superiors Privacy & Information Sharing of any personal information including but not limited to: sexual orientation, lifestyle, race, financial status etc. is forbidden. Any information that you decided to share will be at your own risk and C2CJ will not be responsible Miscellaneous Ranks are considered a privilege. Abusing your rank will result in a demotion Forming any groups or cliques within the community is prohibited Do not join any C2CJ platform while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics Do not distribute any C2CJ files or documents unless you are cleared to do so by administration Do not distribute or sell any services or items which on any C2CJ platform Executive Actions: Executive Order 1 If you announce you are resigning from the community, even if you are crying wolf and even if you have not posted a resignation. Are subject to ban on the spot without notice. Executive Order 2 All ranks higher than sergeant are required to be at 2 non official and 2 official patrols per week unless notifying their superior with plans changed. Arrangements should be made to make up lost time in that case. 2 official patrols and 2 non-official patrols equals about 5-8 hrs per week. If you cannot fulfill this then you need to make sure you have someone cover for you. If you will be gone for 3 days or more, you must go LOA to save your position. Executive Order 3 All members LOA's will only be for a max of 3 weeks. Anything after that will forfeit your ranks, tags, and privileges and you will have to reapply to the community. That goes for all members. Deaths and illness will be excused providing proof when you return. Executive Order 4 If you are responsible for a member resigning by breaking a policy within C2CJ you will be banned for 14 days and possibly issued a permanent ban. Handbook updated and approved by Deputy Director Caleb W.