Crime and Punishment

Bayside City Police Department

Ranks and Command Structure
The BCPD reports directly to the Commissioner’s Office, appointed by the Mayor. The current Police Commissioner is Jacob Harrison who was appointed by Mayor Bobby upon him taking office. Harrison is known to be a steadfast, old school cop with no time for games and no tolerance for corruption.

Directly below the Commissioner are several Deputy Police Commissioners, each commanding one of the main bureaus of the BCPD as listed below. There is one Deputy Commissioner designated as the Special Deputy Commissioner, whose job it is to take over the duties of the Commissioner should they be unable to perform. The Deputies are followed by Commanders, one each for the nine districts of the city.

Captains directly command one of the city’s Precincts and answer to the Commander in charge of their district. Below these are the Lieutenants, of which there are several per precinct. Lastly, the Sergeants round out the command structure of the BCPD and each precinct has several (although never enough).

Patrol Officers represent the rank and file of the BCPD and these are broken into two groups, P1 and P2, with P2 being the most veteran of the officers.

Bureaus of the BCPD

Counterterrorism Bureau
Formed following the events of September 11th, 2001, the CT Bureau is a small squad of dedicated men and women mandated to investigate, prevent and stop alleged terrorist activities or other, related crimes. They work closely with the Federal agencies tasked with the same agenda.

Personnel & Training Bureau
Probably the most important to the rank and file officers of the BCPD, this area handles most aspects of the officer’s day-to-day life. From training to payroll, this bureau is literally the driving force behind what gets done each week. Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Sandstrom is not only the highest ranked woman in the BCPD but one of the most liked as well. In the past seven years she’s made sure that the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted and that the pay gets done correctly and on time.

Detective Bureau
There are three ranks of Detective in the BCPD. D1, D2, D3, all of which are usually high ranked officers no lower than Sergeant. They have better pay and prestige and many officers work their entire career and never get promoted to the position. Some of the Detectives in this bureau are tasked to other bureaus, with dual authority and status, such as those in Major Crimes and Organized Crime. Deputy Commissioner Montgomery Wilkins is the head of this bureau. Called the Ostrich behind his back –for the manner in which he tends to ignore problems –he is rarely seen in the office, but somehow manages to get away with it and keep his job.

Forensics & Criminology Bureau
A large bureau with three main designations, Crime Technician –those who go to the crime scenes and collect and catalogue evidence, Crime Lab –including the forensic doctors and city Coroner, and Bomb Squad. The bureau’s Deputy Commissioner is Alex Li, one of the city’s highest ranked visible minorities.

City-Wide Task Force
A small and elite group of cops, the CWT crew is given wide-ranging powers and authority that cross jurisdictions and allow the officers and detectives to operate within the surrounding suburbs of Bayside and beyond. They operate in 3-4 officer squads.

Not quite as glamorous as CWT or as powerful, Homicide is still prestigious and respected throughout Bayside City. There are none Homicide squads in Bayside, one for each District of the city. Deputy Commissioner Terrance Moody commands this bureau.

Robbery and Burglary
For the most part, R&B only gets called into a investigation when there is a potential loss of $30,000 or more in property. They work closely with their federal counterparts and help the FBI on all Bank Robbery cases.

Vice and Narcotics
Quite often this is one of the least desirable postings but it also can be a gateway for bigger and better things. V&N has the most undercover officers reporting to it and is one of the most action-packed and dangerous of all police assignments within Bayside. Deputy Commissioner Miles Peterson commands V&N.

Major Crimes and Special Investigations
In the past decade this bureau has undergone some serious changes. It is now tasked largely with investigating, preventing and dealing with Super-Crime and its offshoots. If something really bad happens or things go bump in the night, these are folks you call. Deputy Commissioner Raymond Adams is the head of the bureau and it’s widely rumoured that when he was a young rookie cop he encountered his fair share of the weird and strange.

Organized Crime Bureau
These officers and detectives are specialized in the various criminal organizations that operate in and around Bayside City, from the triads to the mafia and even outlaw motorcycle clubs, the OCB handles it all and is very hard worked and under-appreciated. Their Deputy Commissioner, Diego Rodriguez is a hard-nosed cop with a bit of a chip on his shoulder but a solid guy in a crisis.

Patrol Bureau
This is the largest bureau in the BCPD and includes nearly all the cops in the city who hit the streets day in and day out. Deputy Commissioner David Tompkins watches over his officers like a concerned father and everyone knows that to threaten one of his people is to court disaster.

Not really a bureau, but more of an elite squad of nerds, the officers in Cybercrime don’t often look or act like cops, but that’s largely because they are former Hackers who got caught and chose the high road.

Housing Bureau
These officers support the various housing projects throughout Bayside City, going into impoverished and often hostile communities and trying to make and maintain lasting relationships. It’s a dangerous and hard job and the officers often work hand-in-hand with the Gang Task Force.

Gang Task Force
The GTF is comprised of brave men and women who mostly grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Their selection is based off of recommendations and an extensive background check and having former connections of the poorer communities or even old connections with various criminal elements is considered a plus by Deputy Commissioner Walter Gibbs.
Rigorously trained and screened, this bureau is formed of the elite of the rank and file who have shown that they have a cool head under pressure and a steady hand in a firefight. In recent years a separate, even more elite unit has been steadily cultivated called the Critical Response Operations Wing (C.R.O.W.). This special unit handles the toughest situations where super-crime is involved and a strong and immediate response is needed.

Internal Affairs Bureau
The cops everyone loves to hate, IAB, is perhaps one of the hardest jobs in the BCPD –it certainly has the highest rate of suicide. Deputy Commissioner Abraham Hennricks is considered one of the hardest bosses to work for but he takes care of his people, and despite being a relentless investigator of corruption, is also known to be a fair and just man.

Police Response Times
In Bayside City the length of time it takes for police to respond to a call varies –sometimes widely. After all, some areas of the city are far more dangerous and crime-ridden than others and some areas are more upscale in opposition –demanding more attention by their very nature. It’s certainly not fair or right, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Class A –These neighbourhoods represent the pinnacle of the wealthy and affluent in Bayside city. Police response times are on average 3 minutes 14 seconds.

Class B –Representing the Upper Class and Upper Middle Class, these neighbourhoods are safe and well policed by most standards. Police response times average 4 minutes 45 seconds.

Class C –The typical Middle Class neighbourhood in Bayside City is comfortable and relatively safe. Police Response times average 5 minutes 20 seconds.

Class D –This designation represents areas of the Downtown Core of Bayside. They have a large police presence but also higher volumes of traffic, which can impact response times. Police response times average 6 minutes.

Class E –Lower Class neighbourhoods of the city where residents are usually working hard to pay the bills and make something of their lives. Not particularly bad areas but certainly not as important as to warrant quick response times. Police response times average 6 minutes 40 seconds.

Class F –The designation for the Financial District, this area has many exclusive and high end locations and as such is treated as if it were a Class A area of the city. Police response times average 3 minutes 14 seconds.

Class G –Representing the centre of Government for the city, this area has the highest police response time as HQ is located right there. Police Response times average 2 minutes 58 seconds.

Class H –This designation represents the poorest areas of the city, places the police often do not go unless well armed or in numbers. Police Response times average 10 minutes 37 seconds.

Crime Statistics and Designations
Just as Bayside City is organized into Police response classifications, so too are the neighbourhoods designated with Crime Ratings that help law enforcement understand how and where they are needed most.

Average Annual Violent Crimes: 9,130
Average Annual Property Crimes: 46,443

Violent Crime
Murders: 133 (Approx 1% of Violent Crime)
Rape: 378 (Approx 4% of Violent Crime)
Robbery: 4,584 (Approx 50% of Violent Crime)
Assault: 3,333 (Approx 36% of Violent Crime)
Supercrime: 700 (Approx 7% of Violent Crime)

Property Crime
Burglary: 9,245 (Approx 19% of Property Crime)
Theft: 28,866 (Approx 62% of Property Crime)
Motor Vehicle Theft: 5,108 (Approx 11% of Property Crime)
Supercrime: 3,715 (Approx 8% of Property Crime)

Bayside City has the highest rate of crime in the state of Oregon, significantly higher than the average and far more even than Portland, Oregon. The reason for this is largely attributed to the presence of more metahuman-related Supercrime than almost anywhere else on the West Coast of the United States.

Neighbourhood and areas in Bayside are designated with a sequential number indicating just how crime-ridden they are. The designations are split between two groups, V (Violent) and P (Property) and numbered as follows:
1. Very low crime rates –when something does happen, it makes the news and shocks the community
2. Low crime rates –newsworthy for sure, but the area is pretty safe for the most part
3. Moderate crime rates –events happen often enough to warrant some attention by the media. It’s not an uncommon thing to hear of something however.
4. High crime rates –Doesn’t make the news very often as its frequent and expected.
5. Extreme crime rates –proceed with caution. In fact, just don’t go there or live there if you can help it.

Explaining it all
When reviewing a particular neighbourhood for the sake of game play, each area is given its own designation as per the above. As an example, Willowdale, the neighbourhood where Olympus Academy is located is designated as C-V2 –P3, a Middle Class area, with Low violent crime and moderate property crime.

Crime and Punishment

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