Police Response

How big a response you get from the cops depends on where you are and how much noise you are making. Obviously there is a great deal of variation in practice: these are just some common examples:

1. Light duty cop patrol

  • 2 cops, the people who get these jobs either know how to suck up to whoever draws up the roster, or are too green or incompetent for more dangerous work
  • Transported by a patrol car (SP 30)
  • On person: SP 12 ballistic vests cover torso, SP 6 uniform covers limbs, 10mm pistols, maybe SP 25 helmets with built in communicator and maybe built in smart goggles
  • In the trunk of the patrol car: 4xSP 25 trauma plates, 2xpolice shotgun

These are the guys who are lucky enough to work in the nice part of the moderate zone where you can actually get some police work done without a bulletproof vest. At least on some days.

Heavy duty cop patrol

  • 4 cops, the kind who didn’t get lucky or pissed off the guy in charge of the duty roster
  • Transported by a patrol car (SP 30)
  • On person: SP 12 ballistic vest covers torso, SP 25 trauma plates, SP 6 uniform covers limbs, SP 25 helmet with hopefully a built in communicator and smart goggles, 10mm SMG/police shotgun, 10mm pistol,
  • In the trunk of the patrol car: something with a longer reach, like an assault or sniper rifle

These are the guys who have to work in the ugly end of the moderate zone and who, occasionally, enter a short distance into the combat zone in pursuit of a suspect. Fairly heavily armed, probably on the edge and dangerous.

SWAT team

  • 6 SWAT guys, people who have to pass rigorous mental and physical tests
  • Transported by a SWAT car (SP 40, composite)
  • On person: SP 16 ballistic vest covers torso, SP 25 trauma plates, SP 8 uniform covers limbs, SP 25 helmet with built in communicator and smart goggles, 10mm SMG
  • One member of the team is a designated marksman with an assault rifle or a heavy carbine
  • One member of the team is a dedicated paramedic with medical gear
  • Probably supported by an AV with a 20mm autocannon

When there is trouble the regular cops can’t or don’t want to deal with these guys get called in. They tend to have a very professional ethos, these guys will put you down cleanly and with a minimum of danger to bystanders if they are able.

C-SWAT team

  • 4-8 C-SWAT guys, people who have to pass rigorous physical tests but are probably at least a little unhinged
  • Transported by a SWAT car (SP 40, composite) or an AV (SP 30), whichever is more convenient
  • On person: SP 16 ballistic vest covers torso, SP 25 trauma plates, SP 8 uniform covers limbs, SP 25 helmet with built in communicator and smart goggles, heavy carbine
  • ONem ember of the team is a designated marksman with a sniper rifle
  • One member of the team is probably a dedicated medic with medical gear
  • Probably supported by an AV with 20mm autocannon, or heavier armaments

Most cities have one or more C-SWAT teams to call in when the regular SWAT guys can’t or don’t want to deal with a situation. Very heavily armed, heavily cybered and with comparatively little oversight they are infamous for causing serious collateral damage. That is the price you pay when you call in these guys to put down a serious psychopath.

Police Response

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