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Written by: Harley Quinn
Reviewed and Amended by: Valerius Swansong
Last Revision Stardate: 110504
Intended Audience: All UFS Officers
Reviewing Authority: UF Starfleet Command
STANDARD ASSET PROTECTION PROCEDURES (SAPP) The purpose of this documentation is to inform Station and Ship Commanding Officers and their security personnel of the proper application of SAPP during heightened Defence Status Alerts throughout UFS. Please note that Station can refer to a Facility, Ship or Station.
DEFENCE STATUS CONDITIONS
The Defensive Conditions of UFS are determined by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the recommendation of the Chief of UF Starfleet Operations. The "[]" Condition throughout the fleet is decided as a result of reports from the assets held by UF Starfleet, Intelligence Reports and the nature of current operations. It should be noted that during these alert states there are varying stages or readiness of alert on across the Fleet at an individual station level, however General Quarters should correlate with the Fleet Status and current scope of individual operations.
The primary function for any military force is to defend its’ citizens. UFS provides areas where civilians are welcome and where they freely roam around. Specifically, these areas are the beach, Club Latinum, the Welcome Centre and the vendor areas and condominiums. In addition there is also a small wooded area and the waterfall which can be accessed by PRF entry. During DEFSTAT and General Quarter alerts the civilians must adhere to the following rules for their own protection:
• Defstat 5 – they can still roam freely around the designated areas.
• Defstat 4 - they can still roam freely around the designated areas.
• Defstat 3 – they can still roam freely around the designated areas security are to be more vigilant as to their movements.
• Defstat 2 – Civilians are to be removed from any area that could be construed to be attacked.
• Defstat 1 – Civilians are to be removed from any area that could be construed to be attacked.
Civilians should not be able to wander around restricted areas without a formal escort. Tours of facilities should take place at pre-arranged times by authorised personnel. Under no circumstances should they be left unattended and the use of recording devices should be prohibited.
DUTY PERSONNEL AND DUTY STATIONS
Once an officer has been assigned to a specific duty station, that officer should ensure that their time is spent there, for example: an Operations Officer from SS Athena should not be providing Security Services to SS Alexandria. UFS has several assets at its’ disposal to ensure the safety of its’ assets and its’ citizens. These include UFS Security, UFS Intelligence and UFS Marine Corps.
UFS Security is responsible for a variety of roles across the Fleet and is also responsible for ensuring that the Commander in Chief and Joint Chiefs are secure and protected. UFS Security personnel are responsible for all security activity at any station.
UFS Intelligence is responsible for gathering intelligence and security information on all enemies, domestic and foreign. It has links with UFS Security but is a separate, autonomous division. UFS Intelligence personnel may often be in “deep cover” with known criminal or enemy organisations, and there is a degree of overlap with UFS Security.
UFS Marine Corps, including the Marine Aerospace Branch, is the military arm of UFS. The Marine Corps are still regarded as part of Starfleet, even though their chain of command structures and modus operandi are outside of the general remit of the fleet. The Commandant of the Marine Corps reports directly to the CinC and is responsible for all ground based deployment and management of assets. Marines are trained to fight for the Federation and are not a part of a station security force; they do not have the powers of arrest or criminal investigation, in the same way that UFS Security cannot be sent to direct combat.
The next area of contention to be looked at would be response times and who has jurisdiction when teams do respond as this area seems a little cloudy. Generally the marines are set to marine HQ which is on Athena station, though they do not fall under Athena’s judicature, unless under certain circumstances, for example if the station were facing a critical engineering failure, or if the station were under attack. In those circumstances, as with any other station, the Commanding Officer would be the ranking Officer in Command.
All security forces in question MUST be in uniform at ALL times in order to patrol and use their weapons that they have been trained to use. They must ONLY use APPROVED restraints zip ties and duct tape do not apply. An exception to the uniform rule applies to the role of intelligence at DEFSTAT 3. Deep cover agents may continue to wear their undercover civilian clothing in order to prevent revealing their true nature.
NOTE: all priorities work on every concept, depending on the given mission stated. This is a guideline and RP Tool to be used on how to get things going. It also provide some technical how on RP your role and real military standing procedures adapted to UFS.