Has anyone died while working for the Department of Special Services?
Yes, unfortunately Deputy Director Daniel Spencer was the first one to lose his life in the line of duty while working on a protection detail.Does the Department of Special Services carry any weapons?
Yes, the vast majority of our staff are armed. The department carries and uses a small variation of weapons to carry out its duties.
The standard service pistols issued by the department are the Sig Sauer P228/P229R and Five-seven MK2.How much does the Department of Special Services train?
The department maintains weekly and monthly scheduled and unscheduled mandatory training sessions for all its staff.Does the Department of Special Services use any lights and sirens?
Yes, the department uses various vehicles fitted with emergency lights and sirens.Does the Department of Special Services arrest people for crimes?
The Department can and will arrest people for penal code violations when committed in our presence and if deemed necessary. However where possible we prefer and favor local police handling arrests on behalf of the department. Keep in mind that it's just a normal citizen's arrest.Who does the Department of Special Services protect?
The department protects the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice, Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, State Senators, the Mayor of Los Santos and more key government individuals.Does the Department of Special Services maintain any special units or divisions?
Yes, the department maintains a variety of units and divisions to support its protective mission.What do I write or fill in when a question in my application does not apply to me?
Never leave any blank answers, not applicable questions must always be answered with "N/A".What is the training like?
Our training is extremely rigorous and can be considered a mix of both an extreme law enforcement and military training course.Is there a lot of action working for the Department of Special Services?
Well, not always. "99% of the time nothing happens. We are here to prepare and be ready for that 1%."I failed my application and it has been rejected but I don't know why.
If your application has been rejected and you wish to know the reason behind it, you are always free to send your application handler an e-mail. Keep in mind however that the Department of Special Services may choose to not provide you with a detailed reasoning.(( How do I check a box in the application? ))
(( An unchecked box:
A checked box:
))Is there a large version of the Department of Special Services logo available?
Yes, click here
to download a large version of our logo.Is a firearm license, permit or certification required in order to apply for any job position?
That depends on the job position you are applying for. Some job positions may not require any firearm license, permit or certification where some other job positions may require the possession of a personal firearms license (PF) as authorized and issued by the Los Santos Police Department.Can I prepare for the Written Examinations?
No, there is no specific way to prepare for the exam.Can I prepare for the medical examination?
Yes you can:
Can I prepare for the polygraph test?
- Do not consume alcohol the night before.
- Refrain from consuming any caffeine products at least 12 hours before the examination.
- Take your contact lenses off at least 12 hours before the examination.
- Night contact lenses? You are not allowed to use them in the 3 weeks prior to the examination.
- Refrain from being exposed to loud noises at least 48 hours before the examination.
- Make sure you recently visited the dentist and do not experience any pains.
Yes you can:
Do I get the chance to correct any mistakes in my application after submitting it?
- Sleep and eat normally before the exam.
- Avoid taking medication to calm you down.
- Treat the test like a job interview.
No, you do not get the chance to correct any mistakes. If your submitted application contains any mistakes you risk the chance of your application getting denied. So check, double check and triple check your application before submitting it.Can I contact the Department of Special Services and ask about my progress or if it is taking very long?
Yes and no. You may always ask us in what stage of the recruitment process you currently are. However we do not reply to any messages regarding the time period between different recruitment steps. The recruitment process is not a very easy one and consumes time from both us and the applicant and therefor we expect patience from our applicants.Is there any paperwork involved while working for the Department of Special Services?
Yes, there are different types of paperwork that come along with the job.Am I sworn in as a Peace Officer while I work for the Department of Special Services?
For a majority of the job positions the answer is no. However the Department of Special Services does employ Reserve Special Officers which are already sworn in peace officers with their respective Departments. All other job positions and staff are considered civilian government employees and share legal authority equivalent to any average civilian.(( Do I really need a working microphone and Teamspeak? ))
(( No, the Department of Special Services does not require mandatory Teamspeak useage. ))Can I transfer to the Department of Special Services?
Yes you can. Transfer letters are to be sent directly to Director Amanda Roberts by either an e-mail to [email protected]
(( forum PM )) or by sending a written letter to 1850 Vinewood Boulevard, Vinewood, Los Santos 343, San Andreas SA 90012 directed at 'Department of Special Services, Office of the Director'. (( You need to have been a faction member of either the LSPD/ SASD/ SADOC/ SADOJ in order to be considered eligible for a transfer. ))Can I reinstate in the Department after either a honorably discharge and/ or resignation?
Yes you can. Reinstatement letters are to be found here