Department Standard Operating Procedure: Service/Civilian

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These are in-character guidelines of things you should not do, or you may be fired/demoted. Department SOPs are not server rules. They are also not meant to be followed to the letter, because circumstances and context may permit you to break SOP. However, the fact that SOP is malleable is not an excuse to ignore it entirely. Disputes involving SOP should be handled entirely in-character, and should not require admin intervention unless server rules have also been broken. Department Standard Operating Procedures are in addition to normal Standard Operating Procedure.


  1. If the Janitor's work leaves any surface slippery, they are to place wet floor signs, either physical or holographic.
  2. The Janitor is not to use Cleaning Foam Grenades as pranking implements. Cleaning Foam Grenades are to be used to clean large surfaces at once, only.
  3. The Janitor may not make any surface slippery during Code Amber or General Quarters.

Generic barman.pngBartender

  1. The Bartender is not permitted to use or visibly display their shotgun outside the bar. However, they may obtain permission from the Head of Security or Master-at-Arms to shorten the barrel to allow for easier and concealed transportation. Shortening the barrel without authorization is grounds for confiscation of the Bartender's shotgun.
  2. The Bartender is permitted to use their shotgun on unruly bar patrons in order to throw them out if they are being disruptive. They are not, however, permitted to apply lethal force.
  3. The Bartender is not permitted to possess lethal shotgun ammunition. Only beanbag slugs are permitted.
  4. The Bartender, after exercising their right to remove unruly patrons, must notify Security with a brief description of the incident.
  5. The Bartender is exempt from legal ramifications when dutifully removing unruly (e.g. overtly hostile) patrons from the Bar, provided, of course, they followed Guidelines 2 and 4.

Generic chef.pngCook

  1. The Chef is not permitted to use the corpses of deceased personnel for meat unless given specific permission from the Chief Medical Officer. Patrons must be informed that the food contains said meat.
  2. The Chef is permitted to use Ambrosia and other such light narcotics in the production of food, as long as patrons are aware the food contains it.
  3. The Chef is not permitted to cook food that can harm or kill crewmembers.


  1. Botanists are permitted to grow and distribute light narcotics such as Ambrosia.
  2. Botanists are not permitted to grow deadly or harmful produce.

Generic clown.pngClown

  1. The Clown is not permitted to interfere with active Security duty, or in any way endanger other personnel.
  2. The Clown is not permitted to hold anything but water in their sunflower.
  3. The Clown must legitimately attempt to be funny and/or entertaining. The joke is supposed to be funny for people besides the Clown.
  4. The Clown is permitted to, and freely exempt from any consequences of, performing any harmless prank that does not directly conflict with the above Guidelines. This Guideline is null during Code Amber or General Quarters.

Generic lawyer.pngLawyer

  1. The Lawyer is required to represent any prisoner requesting legal representation unless in violation of Guideline 3.
  2. The Lawyer cannot, however, force a prisoner to accept their legal representation.
  3. Prisoners may not request a trial or legal representation unless they have been charged with a Felony or Capital crime, or they believe they have been wrongly mistreated under Department Standard Operating Procedure: Security.

Generic librarian.pngLibrarian

  1. The Librarian is to keep at least one shelf stocked with books for crewmembers.
  2. The Librarian is permitted to conduct journalism in any part of the ship, with permission from the relevant department head.

Generic chaplain.pngChaplain

  1. The Chaplain is not permitted to execute Bible Healing without consent, unless the person in question is in critical condition and there are no Medical Doctors, as doing so incurs the risk of causing brain damage.
  2. The Chaplain may not draw the Null Rod or any of its variants on any personnel. Using these items on any personnel is grounds to have these items confiscated, unless there is a clear and present danger to their life.
  3. The Chaplain may not actively discriminate against any personnel on the grounds that it is a religious tenet of their particular faith.
  4. The Chaplain may freely conduct funerals for non-cloneable personnel.

Generic mime.pngMime

  1. Don't talk.