I have an idea that I would like to add, however before doing so I would like to hear some input on it's usefulness.
I'll explain the idea, please make sure you read everything before asking questions, I only want proper informed replies, if you do not have the servers balance in mind, then you need not reply here.
A new way to play cop, by joining a 'Patrol officer' slot, you will patrol altis in patrol vehicles, responding only to driving offences and civilian calls for assistance.
A patrol officer will not be allowed to participate in the response of certain crimes, they will instead be limited to the following.
* Patrolling roads, checking for licenses, reckless drivers etc
* Responding to civilian calls for help
* Meeting people handing themselves in
* RP matters
* Responding to gas station robberies
* Arresting wanted criminals found while patrolling
They will only be allowed to patrol in certain vehicles, most likely nothing armoured, regardless of squad.
How to play as a patrol officer
This is yet to be thought out, but starting out with a limited number of slots dedicated to the job, then maybe in the near future a roster, we'll have to see how much interest there is before limiting its availability.
* Great for new players who will actually get responses from their calls for help
* A good RP experience for the officers involved, without the stress of jumping from one rebel activity to another
* Safer roads/cities, since these officers will be-able to devote their time to responding to lesser crimes
* Possibly a higher number of interested police, since many officers get put off cop by bad experiences getting owned all the time, this will give them a break from that
* Takes away from the response force (May not be an issue - yet to see)
* Everybody will just want to play this role (I don't think this will happen because of the limitations, but it will suit some officers perfectly)
I'm sure there's more cons, that's why I made this post.
If not already obvious, these patrol officers will not count towards the online cop counter. During martial law they will still be kos to rebels, however their job and rules do not change.