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National Office Of Security Enforcement
Common name: National Office Of Security Enforcement
Abbreviation: NOOSE
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
"Let's tighten the noose!"
―N.O.O.S.E. agents battling the player in Grand Theft Auto V.

The N.O.O.S.E. (National Office Of Security Enforcement) is a government law enforcement agency responsible primarily for heavily armed police responses in the HD Universe. It's separated into two divisions which are:

  • N.O.O.S.E. L.C. Patriotism And Immigration Authority
  • N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit

N.O.O.S.E. is based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the NSA, and the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT).

Grand Theft Auto IV

The N.O.O.S.E. is called upon to assist the Police when the player has a Wanted Level of at least 3 stars or 4 stars in single-player and in any multiplayer mode (excluding Cops n' Crooks). The N.O.O.S.E. Patriotism And Immigration Authority Officers are the same as the LCPD in behavior, weapons, appearance and mannerisms. The N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers, however, appear as Tactical Squad Units with heavy equipment and weaponry.

The N.O.O.S.E.'s vehicle fleet consists of modified Police Cruisers, modified Patriots, Enforcers, Annihilators and Armored Personnel Carriers. The N.O.O.S.E. Cruisers and Patriots are exclusively driven by Patriotism And Immigration Authority Officers while the N.O.O.S.E. Enforcers and the N.O.O.S.E. APCs are used solely by the Tactical Response Unit Officers. The Annihilator may appear with occupants from either division, depending on who is pursuing the player on the ground.

In Multiplayer, the N.O.O.S.E. is the main rival force during Hangman's NOOSE, in which players must escort Kenny Petrovic from the Francis International Airport to Charge Island.

Grand Theft Auto V

The National Office of Security Enforcement returns in GTA V, and have their own headquarters. N.O.O.S.E. officers will begin to appear in Police Maverick helicopters sent after the player at three stars (they will shoot at the player using Carbine Rifles), while at four stars, N.O.O.S.E. officers are dispatched in black undercover FIB Grangers. Also at four stars, some helicopters will carry 4 N.O.O.S.E. members who will rappel down to the ground, and may carry shooters instead at other times. Two N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers will hang off the side and use their Pistols when they are pursuing suspects in their FIB Grangers or Sheriff SUVs at 4 stars. A Pistol is provided to N.O.O.S.E. members as a backup weapon. If you barricade yourself in a building, or tight cover, the N.O.O.S.E. T.R.U.O.'s will begin to use tear gas to force you out, they also use this on streets, and in open spaces. When reaching a wanted level of 4 stars in Blaine County, the Sheriff SUV will begin to appear alongside Sheriff units, serving the same purpose as the FIB Granger.

All N.O.O.S.E. members seem to be male, and they all wear balaclavas, goggles and tactical helmets, along with blue and black uniforms in addition to their ballistic armour. They are either african-american or caucasian.

GTA V also features a unique N.O.O.S.E. division affiliated with the FIB. These are mission-exclusive and have FIB decals on their vests rather than POLICE decals. Their overall appearance and tactics appears to be the same. They are only seen in the missions The Bureau Raid, The Wrap Up and The Third Way.


Grand Theft Auto IV


* = TBoGT only. | ** = Mission "Corner Kids" only, *** = | Going Deep

Note the RPG is never seen with a N.O.O.S.E. officer, it is only stored in the back of a N.O.O.S.E. Enforcer for Corner Kids only.

Grand Theft Auto V

Basic Behavior

  • After the suspect is killed or arrested, the N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers will remain in the combat area for at least 5 minutes. This is the same as in reality, as SWAT Officers and other Law Enforcements are trained to remain at crime scenes in case there is another potentially dangerous suspect.
  • The N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers are well protected with Body Armour and don't lose health very quickly. Even if they wear helmets, a single headshot will instantly kill them like all pedestrians. It is the same thing with the FIB Agents, but unlike the N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers, they don't wear helmets.
  • The N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers always use good cover (behind cars, behind walls, etc.)
  • The N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers always move together as a unit and pursue the player more aggressively than LCPD Officers on foot.
  • The N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers are always in a crouched position making it harder to get a headshot.
  • Like the FIB Agents, the N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers will disappear off camera when the player has no Wanted Level.
  • N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers will also hide in unseen places to capture the suspect when he/she is off guard.
  • Law enforcement will do anything to arrest/kill the suspect and will keep shooting afterwards to make sure the suspect is down (you will find that when you have a two-star Wanted Level onwards, the Police will kill the player and they will not arrest him except if he is in a vehicle).
  • The N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers are programmed to remain in crouched position. It can be proven by spawning a NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officer using a Third Party Trainer. However, the NOOSE Helicopter Pilots can walk freely without crouching.
  • When firing their weapons, the N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers always scream or show anger until they stop firing.




N.O.O.S.E. Stations

Main Article: Police Stations



  • The best way to deal with N.O.O.S.E. Tactical Response Unit Officers is to aim for the head as this is always a one shot kill.
  • Another easy way to eliminate N.O.O.S.E Officers in close quarters is to use the Pump Action Shotgun as it quickly kills them in close range.
  • A bit more complicated method is to get on a tall building, making sure to choose one with no doors that can be opened, because the NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers can come in when you least expect it, in groups of 4 as well. You can use a Sniper Rifle to deal with the NOOSE/Cops on the ground before hopping off the building and getting an escape vehicle.

The best way to counter the N.O.O.S.E. T.R.U.O.'s in GTA V is to use powerful and large-ammo-capacity weapons like the minigun or the Combat MG in response to them. When it comes to the Rhino, the N.O.O.S.E. T.R.U.O.'s are no match for the cannon of the Rhino, and their guns only destroy it in mass numbers after a large amount of time. The N.O.O.S.E. units have no motorized armor or heavy weapons capable of destroying the Rhino, therefore, it is an efficient way of dispatching them.



  • A noose is a type of self-tightening knot, most commonly known for the Hangman's knot used in public hangings. A reference to the Hangman's knot is depicted on the eagle's shield within the NOOSE seal, also, another is the Multiplayer Mode "Hangman's NOOSE".
  • The NOOSE seal is a combination of the seals of the U.S Department Of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. The primary design (the color scheme, the border and the eagle) is based on the Department of Homeland Security seal while the shield and key the eagle is holding is similar to the National Security Agency's seal.
  • Although the NOOSE APC in TBOGT bears the NOOSE Tactical Response Unit labeling, it is only used by the NOOSE Tactical Response Unit in the mission Frosting on the Cake.
  • After completing the main storyline, the player may call Henrique for a NOOSE APC. In Multiplayer, the player can find the NOOSE APC along with a Police Maverick and a Police Stinger in a LCPD Station's garage in Algonquin.
  • If the player throws a grenade under or near a NOOSE Enforcer it will not even try to move away from that area, which the normal Police Cars would do.
  • The NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers in GTA IV will always crouch, the way they crouch is if you are crouching while moving and holding the run sprint button.
  • In GTA Chinatown Wars, the player's Body Armor will replenish when entering a NOOSE Enforcer. However, if the player doesn't have a Body Armor, he will have one by entering a NOOSE Enforcer. This is the same in Grand Theft Auto V
  • The NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers are always clothed with black uniforms; the Body Armor, the balaclava, the gloves (some of them wear black balaclavas, if they wear black balaclavas, they will always have black gloves), the combat jacket the combat trousers and the Gas Mask (some of them also wear Gas Masks) are black.
  • A NOOSE poster can be seen around Liberty City, it shows a Hispanic pedestrian with a Glock 17 in his pants. The Hispanic pedestrian is also wearing a shirt bearing the NOOSE logo. Ironically, the pedestrian seen on the NOOSE poster has the same face than the Hispanic NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers.
  • The FIB also have their own SWAT team that behaves similarly to NOOSE Officers. They are only seen during certain missions.
  • Though the NOOSE is the HD era equivalent of the SWAT, most players refer to the NOOSE as the SWAT team.
  • In GTA V, the NOOSE's car of choice is a modified Granger intended to be FIB-used. It is unknown by they don't use the Riot which has NOOSE decals.
  • In GTA V, during pursuits, if you kill one of the two officers hanging one of the sides of the Granger, the driver will open fire at you using a Pistol.
  • The NOOSE in GTA V drives more aggressively than the LSPD or the LSSD, more actively ramming into the player's vehicle. This can result in "bad driving issues", such as the two officers hanging on the side getting knocked off the vehicle, or their FIB Granger/Sheriff SUV crashing into the sidewalk (such as in a tree or in a wall).

See also


Introduced in GTA IV: LCPD-GTA4-logo LCPDState police logo ASPLiberty-City-Port-Authority-Logo-1 LCPANOOSE-GTA4-logo NOOSEFIB logo FIB
Introduced in GTA: CW: IAD
Introduced in GTA V: Lossantos seal LSPDLSCS logo LSSDIAA logo IAASAHP SAHPLos-Santos-County-Seal San Andreas Park RangerNorthYanktonStatePatrol-Logo-GTAV NYSP
Mentioned only: BONCIAGlobalpolDOA logo 2 - GTA IV DOA

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