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ARV Officer’s Handbook




1 | Introduction

2 | Rank Structure

3 | Division Information

4 | Essential Keybinds and Commands

5 | Basic Police Powers and Knowledge




1 | Introduction

The Specialist Firearms Command  is the firearms unit of the Metropolitan Police Service ,The Command is responsible for providing a firearms-response capability, assisting the rest of the service which is not routinely armed.

Responsible for patrolling the city and to provide immediate armed support to other police units. ARVs will conduct targeted patrols of high crime areas, and are trained to engage in high speed pursuits.

For the same purpose, it should also be possible for law enforcement officials to be equipped with self-defence equipment in order to decrease the need to use weapons of any kind.

Self-defence equipment includes:

  • shields

  • helmets

  • bulletproof vests

  • bulletproof means of transportation

Terms such as ‘bullet resistant’, ‘ballistically protected’ and ‘body armour’ are used in favour of terms like bulletproof to recognise that the degree of protection offered depends on the type of weapon and ammunition used and the nature of the attack.

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2 | Rank Structure


The Metropolitan Police Service follows a comprehensive rank structure and all new recruits start as ‘Probationary Officers’. After meeting set mandatory criteria, Probationary Officers can apply to progress into the role of ‘Constable’, whereby they receive access to new vehicles and can specialise into any of the specialist police divisions.


All members of the Police Service agree to the hierarchy of the rank structure, and orders from higher ranks must be followed. Callsign numbers change based on the rank, 

Rank Structure

Commissioner - [CA-001] Jax794

Assistant Commissioner - [DT-001] JPryer123

ARV Commander - [FB-101] Jon

ARV Inspector - [FB-201] TheSavageLycan (Interim)

ARV Sergeant [FB-301] 

ARV Constable [FB401] 

Probationary Constable [Probationary Constable [Applies to ERPT only] ] 

3 | Divisional Information




ARV officer gain access to the following vehicles. Officer in any other departments will not have access to these vehicles. 

Divisional Info

Unmarked BMW Estate - PC

2017 RR Sport Marked - PC 

Mercedes Sprinter - PC

Marked XC90 - PC Donator Premium

X5 ARV (Kent) - PC

V60 Unmarked - PC Donato

BMW X5 ARV - Donator -SGT

Unmarked XC90 - SGT

Unmarked X5 - SGT

VW Touareg - INSP

Discovery Marked - Donator - INSP

3 Series Estate ARV - INSP




ARV Officers will have access to multiple stations where they can claim their vehicles:


Located At The Docks

4 | Essential Keybinds and Commands


Basic FivePD Commands are not covered within the scope of this document, but further information can be found at


To Un rack Your Main Primary Weapon . You must do the command /unrack  while sat in your vehicle & /rack to lock it away 


Met Radio


Use of the in-game radio is absolutely essential for ARV officers, and indeed for any other officer or staff of the other services. 


Using the radio is simple and all commands and actions are covered here:


Emergency Lighting System (ELS)


To use the new lighting system please use the below key binds: 


Turn on Blues - "Q" 

Turn on Rear Reds - "L"

Turn on Matrix Board – “K” (only if the car is fitted with one)

Turn on/off Sirens – “G” 

Change Siren – “1”-Wail – “2”-Yelp – “3”-Phaser – “4”-HiLo

Cycle Sirens - "R"


These commands are all changeable through the pause menu in key bindings if you wish to change them.


Scene Management


Press F4 to access scene manager


- You can place speed zones

- You can place props (which cannot be knocked over by vehicles)

- You can control individual lanes of traffic

- You can control peds as well as vehicle movements


Changes to commands will be posted in the announcements channel, the ‘getting-started’ channel and the PURE website as and when new systems come into place.  



5 | Fundamental Police Powers


Once sworn in, Police Officers are designated powers for use in policing and protecting the communities they serve. Your powers and their uses will be explained during your initial training but there are a few fundamental powers that you may find beneficial to know prior to starting with us.


Section 24 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE):


  • Arrest - To arrest a suspect they must have been placed under caution and have had both the grounds and necessity of the arrest clearly explained to them. An arrest should not be carried out unless you have reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence has been committed, is about to be committed or is currently being committed.


  • Caution - A person must be told the caution once they are arrested. The caution advises people of their rights while under arrest. The caution does not have to be recited verbatim, as long as the meaning of the caution is not lost. Best practice of course is to remember the caution exactly.


  • “You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned, something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say, can be given in evidence”.


  • Remember, just because you can arrest, this does not mean you have to arrest. Consider alternate methods of dealing with a situation, such as inviting the person to a voluntary interview at a police station on a later occasion, or by reporting them for summons. 




Section 1 PACE 1984:


  • Stop and Search - An officer can stop and search anyone that they have reasonable grounds to suspect that they have any stolen or prohibited articles on them (or in/on their vehicle). You must use the GOWISELY method, in order to ensure your search is lawful you can detain a suspect for a search. 

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