Security Department

Security Department

Whether you serve at the tactical station on a bridge. Or as the lead security officer on an away mission; A security officer has the safety of the ship and the lives of their crew in their hands. You must judge every situation before you act, without regard for your own safety. Competence and Self-sacrifice are your watchwords.

This guide is provided to give you a basic understanding of the duties that you will be required to execute. However, it will not tell you everything and is only a supplement to the knowledge you will gain from experience.

Jeremy Trout

Basic Security Guidelines For Starfleet Personnel:

A: Security's Duties In Peacetime:

Insure the security of all crew on the ship or station
Maintain readiness for times of action
Play the part of Investigator in any crimes that may happen insofar as:

1. All persons are innocent until proven guilty
2. The crime scene should be blocked off until proper investigation of the scene can take place to prevent contamination of the evidence
3. All potential witnesses or suspects are entitled to council during questioning.
4. All Starfleet personnel are entitled to a fair and impartial hearing by way of a court #9; martial pending the outcome of the investigation
Man the Tactical station on the Bridge and respond to any threats insofar as:
1. All unknown targets are to be hailed and asked to give identification
2. No action is to be taken against potentially hostile targets without the direct orders of #9; the CO, FO or officer in charge unless the ship is in clear and present danger.
a. Clear and Present danger is defined as: Your post is under attack and will be destroyed without rapid and legally defendable action. Or other Starfleet vessels, stations or holdings (colonies, protectorates) are under attack and will perish without definite and legally defendable action.
To go on any away teams that the captain orders insofar as:
1. Ensure the safety of the away team to all ends but for breaking the prime directive or killing the natives
B: Guidelines For Interrogations and Investigations:

Close off the crime scene and inform the CO of the transgressions.
Collect all evidence available and record it immediately to prevent contamination
Take any suspects into custody after reading them their rights, and inform the CO of such actions
If it is deemed necessary, then interrogation of any suspects or eyewitnesses is allowed insofar as:
1. No badgering or unlawful means (according to the constitution of the #9; Federation) is to be allowed.
2. All persons being questioned have the right to council and have the right not to incriminate themselves with the backing of the seventh guarantee
3. All suspects in a federal crime (murder, rape or treason) shall be held in the brig with no exceptions. All others may be left in confinement to quarters

C. Breakdown of the Security Department:
The head of Starfleet Security/Tactical is the CINCTAC. An admiral at Starfleet Headquarters
Directly under the CINCTAC is the Assistant CINCTAC, followed by the SQNTAC, commander of the squadron tactical forces.
There is one Security chief in charge of all security/tactical forces on one station or vessel. They are responsible for all actions taken by their department and do everything necessary to keep the department running smoothly.
On any ship or vessel, the breakdown of security forces is 1/5 on a ship and 1/20th on a station(approx).
Under each of the Security Chiefs is any number of assistant chiefs. They take over when the cheif is unavailable or is taken with other duties
Under the assistant chiefs is any number of crewmen. General infantry, specialists and others. They are organized into teams of the CTO Choosing and commanded by the CTO or one of the ACTO.
The teams are responsible for whatever orders they receive. This can be anything from guard duty to combat, allowing for the fact that the orders are not immoral.

D. Security/Tactical in Combat Situations

If at all possible, the CTO will be in charge of the tactical station in time of #9; battle. If this is not possible, then an assistant chief will be in charge.
If possible, the opposing force shall be disabled before destruction unless the Commanding Officer orders otherwise.
Under no circumstances shall the TAC officer fire on a seriously disabled or unarmed vessel with the intent to destroy unless good and provable cause is present or a ranking officer orders it.
Those ranking security personnel not directly involved in a firefight shall prepare their security teams for possible away missions to the enemy vessel or to repel boarders insofar as:
1. All persons beaming aboard in combat situations shall be rendered unconscious and #9; placed in the brig if the situation permits. >
2. Unless the enemy is supra-powerful (i.e. the Borg), the object of defense shall not be to kill or destroy, only disable.

E. Equipment and Weapons allowed for Security personnel.

Directed Energy weapons.
1. Phasers, (Type one, two and Phaser rifle type three)
2. Phaser Cannon (for ground battles)
Non-Directed Energy Weapons
1. Photon Grenades for use in large scale stunning
Blunt or bladed weapons.
1. these may be used only with CO's and CTO's permission and with good cause.
1. When going into combat, it is allowed for Security personnel to wear a form of armor to prevent puncture by bladed weapons and to reduce or negate the effects of energy weapons. (Defined at a later date)
Investigative Equipment.
1. Tricorders (omitting medical or engineering Tricorders without the required training to use them)
2. Scanners (for hidden weapons and to retrieve evidence for investigations. As well as shipboard for intruders and other emergencies)
Basic medical First-aid Kit
1. for times when there are no medical personnel or they are incapacitated and unavailable
Written By: Jeremy Trout

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