Formed in 2018, the new Lothian Police Service protects the Lothian region and surrounding communities from the recent surge in illegal street racing. Anyone with information about any suspicious activies should contact the LPS immediately.
Catching the criminals
The goal of the LPS is to bust racers as fast and as safely as possible. This is done using a variety of maneuvers and tactics. The stages of a (Open Patrol) pursuit are listed below.
All on-duty police officers will be on the lookout for anyone causing trouble. Police are not allowed to continually follow anyone around unless they are doing something suspiscous. If the officer spots a racer, move to step 2.
2. Initiating the traffic stop/pursuit
Police will attempt to halt racers by driving behind their vehicle and turning on their siren. Officers should give racers a few seconds to pull over before starting a chase. Up to two officers are allowed to participate in a traffic stop, all others should be out of the vicinity and continue patrolling.
3. Chasing the racer
If the offender does not stop their vehicle or drives away from the traffic stop, the officer and offender are now in a pursuit. Whatever is needed to bust the racer will be done.
4A. Busting the racer
If the racer's vehicle is surrounded for 10 seconds, lands on their side/roof after a jump, or is unable to go faster than 30 mph due to damage (basically limp mode), they are considered busted. If police lose visual contact for 2 minutes, the racer has successfully evaded, so back to step 1.
5A. Racer first try bust
If the chase lasted 10+ minutes, reached priority 1, and/or the SWAT team was called in, racers do NOT get a second try. Otherwise, move to 5B. Racers can repair their vehicle after the chase, but NOT change it. Cops can switch and/or repair their vehicles.
5B. Racer second try bust (if applicable)
The racer's turn is up, regardless of whether or not the conditions previously stated were met.
Police pursuits are split into three categories depending on the status of the chase. The lead officer can help inform others by declaring the priority.
The pursuit (if there is one) is under control and hasn't escalated. Backup is not needed at the moment. Cops should NOT be using aggressive tactics. Example: typical traffic stop/beginning of pursuit.
The pursuit is starting to escalate and things are getting a bit out of hand. More backup would be useful. Cops should start using more agressive tactics. Example: pursuit is starting to endanger cops and civilians.
The pursuit is completely out of control and all backup available should join the chase. Cops should use full force and consider calling heavy rhino or SWAT for assistance. Example: dangerous pursuit that has been going on for a while.
Police car classes
The Lothian Police Service employs a wide variety of vehicles, each with a specific purpose.
The common patrol car seen roaming the streets of Lothian and bordering areas. Useful for everyday tasks such as setting up a speed trap or writing out hundreds of citations. Most on-duty officers will be driving a Cruiser.
This class consists of relatively small SUVs and pickups made for ramming racers off the road. They can prove useful during offroad situations in which a Cruiser might struggle. See eligible cars below.
Restrictions: only 1 allowed on-duty until there are 8+ players, then 2. When racer is in a heavy (5,000 lbs) car, no restrictions.
These strengthened machines can be called into action during priority 1 pursuits. Winter is the only time they are allowed on patrol. Simulation damage is turned off for this class. See eligible cars below.
Restrictions: only 1 allowed on-duty until there are 8+ players during winter, then 2, and only 1 allowed during priority 1 pursuit.
Stealth units use the main LPS livery, but darkened. These cars are not allowed to initiate pursuits, but are allowed to tip off other officers and join chases already in progress.
Restrictions: only 1 allowed on-duty.
This unit is allowed to be tuned one class above the lobby's limit, but must sit at the HQ or side of the road until a pursuit reaches priority 1. In their downtime, they are allowed to deploy a drone and act as a dispatcher if need be.
Restrictions: only 1 allowed on-duty and lobby needs to have 6+ players.
Only under dire situations should the SWAT team be called to action. They can be tuned to the max regardless of lobby restrictions. Simulation damage is turned off for this class. See eligible cars below.
Restrictions: only 1 allowed after 10+ minute pursuit and priority 1.
Eligible Light Rhino vehicles
Simulation damage is left on for this class.
1970 International Scout 800A
1972 Land Rover Series III
1973 Land Rover Range Rover
1975 Ford Bronco
1986 Lamborghini LM 002
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50
2012 Bowler EXR S
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
2015 BMW X6 M
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Eligible Heavy Rhino vehicles
MUST be equipped with the offroad kit and/or a front bull bar. Without them, these vehicles are considered Light Rhinos. Simulation damage is turned off for this class.
2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
2007 Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks AT38
2011 BMW X5 M
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2014 Lamborghini Urus
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
2016 Bentley Bentayga
2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Trucks AT37
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
2017 Jaguar F-PACE S
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
2018 Dodge Durango SRT
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Eligible SWAT vehicles
Can be modified and tuned to the max. All engine swaps are allowed. No holds barred. Simulation damage is turned off for this class.
2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023
2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV
Cars with lightbars
The following vehicles have available lightbars in the customization menu. Make sure to install the blue one, not the orange one.
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Volkswagen Golf R
2015 Audi RS 6 Avant
2016 BMW M4 GTS
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
All Lothian Police Service vehicles use the same livery, except for Stealth units which use a darkened version. Livery pieces (side, front, back, text, etc) and already painted cars can be found on AmeerSixtySeven's Creative Hub in game.