Alcerbus Police Force
The APD roots come from the formation of the “Bytown Association” in 1867. In 1867 Roderick Ross was the first for the newly formed City of Alcerbus . Over time, neighbouring municipalities also formed their own police forces, including Westville in 1908 (which became part of the APD police in 1933) and Carlingwood in 1957.
In 1995, the Alcerbus and Carlingwood police forces amalgamated to form the Alcerbus-Carlingwood Regional Police Service. The service area of the new force was extended to those portions of Alcerbus-Carlingwood that had previously been policed by other police forces.
The service was given its current name within the last decade , to reflect the amalgamation of Alcerbus constituent municipalities into the single City of Alcerbus.
The rank structure consists of the following: 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Class Constables, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Inspector, Superintendent, Deputy Chief and the Commissioner.
With very rare exceptions, all Police Officers receive their three-month police training and Basic Constables diploma at the Police College located on the far west side of Carlingwood.
New Police Recruits are hired as 4th Class Constables, and without any training or discipline issues, can expect to reach the rank of 1st Class Constable within three years. Sadly, this is a rare occurrence as corruption amongst new recruits is on the rise, with numerous officers both high-and-low ranking involved in bribery and even more serious offenses such as drug-trafficking and murder.
No one knows how high this corruption goes, and most cases have been amongst lower –ranking officials, causing a schism between the old guard and new.
The majority of marked patrol vehicles deployed by the Alcerbus Police Service is the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Recently, the Dodge Charger was added to the fleet, but only a few vehicles on an experimental basis in order to determine if they would make a suitable police vehicle.
The APD also have three fixed wing aircraft, all Cessna 206s, and a half dozen Helicopters for aerial patrol and quick transportation. Various marine vehicles that patrol Alcerbus waterways in the summer.
Unmarked vehicles consist of many different vehicles. While the most notable is the Chervolet Impala, the unmarked fleet also has vehicles from almost every make, most of which are not police package vehicles. Even some minivans and a few Smart Cars are included in the unmarked fleet.
East Division – Superintendent Mackenzie “Hardback” Bock
Central Division – Superintendent Stan Kitch
West Division – Superintendent Crispus Loeb
Patrol Divisions oversee community policing and civilian relations.Homicide Division
The division that handles murders and some of the more serious crimes in Alcerbus. Many of the most distinguished APD officers have come through the Homicide Division, including current commissioner Arnold Floss.Street Crimes Unit
Street Crimes Unit oversees local investigations into organized crime. The unit has considerable resources, and puts a great deal of faith in agents who are often put on long term details, sometimes under cover and with little city-side contact. This has led to more than fatality, and a few officers turning coat.Internal Affairs IA investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of lawbreaking attributed to members of the force. Viewed warily by many Officers, they operate with considerable impunity, regardless of rank. Some have likened their methods to witch hunt tribunals, although this is maybe giving too much credit considering their lack-luster record with bringing offenders to justice, and the continued corruption in the ranks. Major Crimes Unit
Led by Inspector Essen Gordon, the MCU deals with the most serious crimes, often involving extraordinary suspects or politically sensitive cases.
Direct Action Response Team (DART)
Led by Lt. Gerard “GM” Mao, the DART is the APD’s SWAT unit.