IPF Information Center Aug 3, 2015 2:59:00 GMT 11
Post by Tarlar on Aug 3, 2015 2:59:00 GMT 11
International Police Force Info
Organized by several different countries to help deal with the growing threat of organized crime, thanks in large part to the criminal group known as Team Rocket, the International Police Force (IPF) provides global law enforcement services in partnership with local agencies. The IPF deals with all types of crimes but have divisions of officers each specializing in particular fields of investigation methods. Such as investigative work, patrols, psychological support, tactical, and illegal distribution. All officers within the IPF are expected to be competent in Pokémon battles.
As a member of the police force, you don't have to wear your uniform 24/7, though you are required to wear your badge at all times and are expected to step in, should you come across anything illegal. The Badge gives you the right to interfere and arrest.
Upon being accepted into the IPF you will be placed into one of the IPF Divisions based on an aptitude test. You will have a choice from a small selection of the available divisions that correspond to your answers in the test, and from then on will be expected to represent your division with honor and integrity. The available Divisions are: Bike Patrol, Bootleg Recognition Expert (BRE), Detective, Operations, Negotiator, Training Officer, and Special Response Team (SRT).
Bike Patrol: Composed of those who have to deal with fast paced scenarios on a daily basis. They favor mobility and quick actions, always on their toes ready to chase and catch, but battles aren't usually their first choice.
BRE: A division dedicated to identifying and tracking the distribution of illicit goods, such as slowpoke tails. They're the main force against smugglers and poachers, having keen senses to pick up on the hidden and disguised.
Detective: Generally loaners or those who like working in pairs, these members have a mind for puzzles and patterns with a touch of character insight. Detectives generally handle less cut-and-dry cases that require fishing for the culprit.
Operations: On the job 24/7, the operations division is the public face of the IPF. These members handle the daily, and nightly, patrols around towns and general tactical operations for emergency situations.
Negotiator: Insight into the minds of criminals and potential threats, empathy and character judgements are a negotiators specialty. These members avoid fighting if possible and prefer to find a compromise where able.
Training Officer: Composed of officers who prefer to lead others, giving wisdom through their years of experience both on and off the force. They are the guiding hand that typically train pokémon for various specialties useful for missions.
SRT: Called in when things get heated. Often referred to as the big guns, the SRT shoot first and ask questions later; preferring intimidation and displays of force to keep people in line.
IPF High Command has provided a list of missions which can be undertaken as part of ongoing investigations. These missions may be freely attempted, although a few are reserved for the more senior ranks.
See the list here
When a mission is complete officers receive +10 Merit in addition to the listed awards in the mission brief. Merit is an intangible currency translating into rapport with the agency, which can be used to gain rank within the IPF or obtain special items/companions from the Impound Lot and Kennels. Additional Merit can be awarded based on how well you represent your division when carrying yourself through missions.
Once you have enough Merit you become eligible for a promotion. In order to obtain one however you need to cash-in the necessary Merit. There are, of course, certain benefits given to those of higher rank within the IPF including certain discounts, higher clout, access to more resources and police pokémon, and a higher expectation to handle more difficult tasks.
Common officers are known as Constables. This is the starting rank within the IPF.
Sergeant (25 Merit)
For officers who have demonstrated themselves in the line of duty. Their uniforms are distinguished by a single white chevron on both shoulders. Sergeant's receive a 10% discount at the Police Auctions, Impound Lot, and the Kennels.
Lieutenant (70 Merit)
Experienced and renowned sergeants can be promoted to Lieutenants, whose uniform have two white chevrons on each shoulder. They are eligible for additional Merit (+5) for carrying themselves as respectable members of their division whilst on a mission, as well as get the bonuses from the Sergeant rank.
Captain (125 Merit)
A Captain has proven themselves in the line of duty and have the experience to handle many different situations. When necessary they are trusted to be able to organize and lead small teams of officers in order to complete a mission. Their uniform has 2 white chevrons above a white bar on each shoulder. Captains get a 15% discount and are awarded the additional Merit from the Lieutenant rank for representing their division on duty.
Assistant Commissioner (250 Merit)
The 2nd highest obtainable rank within the IPF, the Asst Commissioner is the main link between high command and the lower ranked officers. They tend to deal with higher operations and strategic plannings for long term plans. Their uniform has a single white star on each shoulder. Asst Commissioners receive a 20% discount and +10 Merit for representing their division.
Deputy Commissioner (400 Merit)
Deputy Commissioners are the big wigs in charge of all major operations relevant to their division, and organizing collaborations with other division heads for joint operations. They are expected to be able to deal with any situation. Deputy Commissioner's uniforms are distinguished by a silver star on each shoulder, and they receive a 25% Discount for IPF items in addition to the Merit bonus from the previous rank.
Uniform & Badge
If you wish to fight for justice and serve the community, we require that you complete this quest first, before applying for the IPF.
Once you are eligible, please fill out the Application to begin your time with the force.
Welcome to the IPF! May you serve with honor, integrity, respect, trust, courage and duty!
- Guide written by Tarlar and revamped by Lamont
- Original concept by Alex
- Police Growlithe by Tarlar
- Badge by Morrigan
- Hand gun and taser by Andrew