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ChalkLine 11-12-2005, 04:27 PM I'm just about to generate a Policeman PC for John's PbEM (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/...ralia_Invaded/), and the more I look at the CherGen system for police the more dissatisfied I become. I know that you don't get nearly enough skills in the military paths, but the civil are even worse - especially in structured environments like policing, ambulance and firefighting.

Has anyone done any work on developing law enforcement paths?


kato13 11-12-2005, 05:05 PM My answer to skill is as folllows

I award skill points for each year rather than a four year term.

THis leads to 4 times as many points but i charge a point for each level.

Skill level 1 is one point

Skill level 2 is three points (1+2)

Skill level 3 is 6 points (1+2+3)

Skill level 10 is 55 points (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10)

Skill levels under six cost less, 7 is break even and 8,9,10 are more expensive.

This makes for more well rounded characters in my opinion.

Very basic skills on alot of areas can be acquired easily but it also makes extreme high levels in skills represent a lifetime of dedication.

It also allows for a flexibility in character age and time in service as you are not tied to four year blocks.


ReHerakhte 11-12-2005, 05:17 PM Not too much help really (and based on Australian police), but I added Swimming and Ground Vehicle (Wheeled) to the First Term because at the time I got 2.2, one of my friends was a 'freshly minted' policeman here in Australia.

They all had to pass a swimming test fully clothed (and had to provide proof of having trained to pass it if they initially failed) and they all had to undertake a defensive driving course and another type of driving course that is probably best described as 'aggressor' driving where they learnt to use the car as a tool for blocking access, forcing other cars off the road, forcing another car to slow down and so on.

Also, in some places (e.g. Sydney here in Australia due to a large Vietnamese population in some suburbs. Obviously a similar situation exists in some US and UK cities), officers recieved language training to better work with some ethnic communities.

One of the biggest problems with the treatment of police in T2k is the complete lack of any of the special weapons units like SWAT etc and the high threat/major incident squads (e.g. the 'Flying Squad' in the UK). The SWAT teams are pretty obvious but the high threat units deal with criminals likely to respond with violence when being detained, they get training with body armour, rapid building entry, better firearms training, unarmed combat and so on but are not para-military like SWAT and are typically plainclothes officers.

Other examples of forces that have different training requirements to the typical beat cop or FBI agent are such organizations as Australian Protective Services who are a federal security unit with policing powers who provide security at airports, sea ports, federal government sites and so on, they recieve better small arms training than standard police and are trained in a limited counterterrorist capacity.

That doesn't even go on to address the national police forces such as the para-military Carabinieri of Italy (who function as Military Police in time of war but provide federal law enforcement in peace, they have been used against the Mafia - no surprise there! - and are trained in many military skills) or the Federal Border Guards of Germany who are again para-military federal police (of which GSG-9 is one of their units).

And the Merc: 2000 Counterterrorist career is woefully inadequate for a CT Operator let alone as use for a para-military police officer.

However, my apologies that this is no sort of answer, I don't have the patience at the moment to sort all that sort of stuff out (I'm being very selfish and planning a holiday!)




ReHerakhte 11-12-2005, 05:20 PM And being a dumb-arse at the moment, I completely forgot about Mitch Berg's site!

Go to http://users.usinternet.com/mitch/t2...forcement.html for his treatment of law enforcement careers.



P.S. Now that I have had a look at some of the other sites in my Fav's Folder, I should also add Paul's list as it goes into more depth again.



DeaconR 11-13-2005, 04:28 AM I was going to recommend both those sites as well, however, there you go.

I would also include rotary wing pilot for instance among the skills available, motorcycle and equestrian since most large urban police forces have such units.

Something else to consider: some ex-military personnel go into a police force.


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