The Brute Enforcer is a law enforcement vehicle featured in the following games:
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (as the VCPD Enforcer)
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (as the NOOSE Enforcer)
It is called out once the player has reached a four-star wanted level (three in Chinatown Wars), containing SWAT Officers (or, in the case of GTA IV, NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers). It has seating for up to four people, including the driver.
The vehicle's overall performance is average-to-good. While large and heavy, the Enforcer's powerful engine allows it to accelerate well and reach high top speeds, while its cornering can be properly negotiated via the use of the handbrake. Its low clearance, small wheels and heavy weight, however, make it unsuited on rough terrain where it may roll easily. In some games, the player gains armor upon entering the Enforcer.
GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories
Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Enforcer is designed as a truck-based, long chassis emergency response vehicle, apparently based on a 1980s-1990s NYPD Freightliner "E33" Emergency Response Unit truck , similar in body construction, livery design and minor details; differences were negligible between games.
The Enforcer bears "POLICE" markings, except in GTA Vice City and Vice City Stories, where it has "SWAT" markings (as some forces ceased to officially use the term SWAT over time, this may be seen as a nod to historical accuracy). Police liveries of the Enforcer depend largely on those found on local police cars, although for GTA Vice City Stories, the game's Enforcer features a black-and-white livery, contrary to the VCPD Cruiser's green-and-white livery. Much like the "Police" car, the Enforcer in GTA III is revealed in a pre-release screenshot to originally feature a blue-and-white livery; it can be assumed that the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City may have prompted the same recoloring that gave the vehicle its present black-and-white color.
As with all Emergency/Police Vehicles, the Enforcer is equipped with sirens and lights which will cause other traffic to move out of the way when active. Although supposedly heavily armored, the truck is not bulletproof, although it is relatively resilient.
GTA IV — GTA: Chinatown Wars
In the HD Universe, the Enforcer shares a chassis with the Securicar and Police Stockade (based on an armored 1989-2001 International 4000 Series, but the front turning signals have been omitted). It bears the NOOSE livery, and "Liberty City Tactical Response Unit" markings. It comes with a black finish and cannot be washed at a car wish like every other Emergency Vehicles. It is labeled as being manufactured by Brute as an 8000cc "Turbochar" and also bears "8000 Stockade" badging.The vehicle is heavily armored with an Impregnable Armor, featuring "DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT" as a company slogan) brand badges present to the lower back of the vehicle's cab), rendering it almost completely bulletproof; while most vehicles can be destroyed by a shotgun shell to the fuel tank, this does not apply to the Enforcer. The vehicle is still vulnerable to explosion damage and while a steel mesh grating over the windshield protects the driver and front passenger from frontal assault, the cabin's side windows are not armored. It does not have a Police Computer, unlike the other Law Enforcement Vehicles (except for the Annihilator and Police Maverick) because it is used by the NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers who are only called for interventions.
The rear axle of this vehicle is also unique as compared to most of the heavy vehicles in GTA IV, as instead of having double wheel for each side of the rear axle, this vehicle has only one wheel for each side of the rear axle which is uncommon for most of the heavy vehicles. This vehicle does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake.
GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories
- Parked in the backlot of the Staunton LCPD station. The gate into the area will only open if the player has a police vehicle. Alternately, the player can enter around the gate using the elevated veranda of the station's front entrance.
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
- Sometimes spawn inside the garage of the LSPD, SFPD, and LVPD HQ.
- Spawns when you get a four star wanted level containing 4 SWAT NPCs wielding a micro SMG.
GTA Vice City Stories
- Parked behind the Downtown VCPD station (not in original PS2)
GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City
- In GTA IV, obtainable during "Blow Your Cover", when the player returns to the same spot where they park Playboy X's yellow Patriot at a deal in Beechwood City, Broker. A NOOSE Enforcer will appear in roughly the same location.
- Obtainable at a 4-star wanted level.
GTA Chinatown Wars
- In GTA IV, when you get a 5 or 6 star wanted level, the back doors of the enforcer will open revealing two NOOSE officers. If you drive behind them then they will open fire from the back of the truck. This is similar to other police who will fire from their car.
- In GTA IV, the Enforcer has no windows but when blown up, windows appear in its "wreck form" just like the Police Stockade.
- In GTA San Andreas, the Enforcer has LSPD (Los Santos Police Department) markings, regardless of where in the state it appears.
- In GTA III and GTA Vice City, Enforcers have red-and-white lightbars; GTA San Andreas Enforcers feature red-and-amber lightbars. Both lightbars, however, flash red and blue when active.
- A unique Enforcer in Give Me Liberty is a separate model of a Rumpo.
- In the Introduction (GTA III) the Enforcer that is on fire and flipped to its side on Callahan Bridge, is the Enforcer from GTA LCS. The main difference is the color of the word "POLICE" and darker shade of black.
- A pre-GTA IV Enforcer has been featured in Manhunt 2 as a van for the Project Militia.
- In TBOGT, it takes at least 10 APC cannon or Explosive Shotgun rounds to trigger the Enforcer to burn and explode.
- After taking severe damage, the GTA IV Enforcer burns within the driver cab before exploding, just like the Securicar and the Police Stockade.
- In GTA IV the Enforcer can be sold at S&M Auto Sales where as the other NOOSE Vehicles, Police Vehicles and the FIB Buffalo can't.
- If the player enters an Enforcer, he will receive a full Body Armor if he didn't have it before. If the player lost some of his armor, it will be 100% again, except in GTA IV where the player receive 20% of Body Armor when he enters (it works similar as the Health in case of Ambulance cars).
- In Chinatown Wars, it is one of the three vehicles seen (though partially) in 3D (The Offshore Offload) along with Heston's Admiral (Evidence Dash) and the Ammu-Nation Yankee. Its license plate is "NOO 53".