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{{Infobox vehicles
! colspan="4" style="background: #FFFFFF; color: #000000;" |<center>'''Police Car'''</center>
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| name = Police car
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| front_image = PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Stanier.png|thumb
! colspan="4" style="background: #FFFFFF; color: #000000;" |[[Image:Police Car III.jpg|center|250px]]<br/><center>A Police Car in [[GTA III]]</center>
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| caption = An [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] [[Police Cruiser]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Type:'''
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| width="20%" style="text-align:left;" | Law Enforcement
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| aka = Squad Car<br>Cop Car<br>Police<br>VCPD Cruiser
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| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Body Style:'''
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| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|Law enforcement car]]
| width="20%" style="text-align:left;" | 4 door sedan
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| body_style = 4-door sedan
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Capacity:'''
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1961]]<br> [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City]]<br>[[GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
| width="20%" style="text-align:left;" | 2 officers + 2 suspects
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| related = [[Copper]]<br>[[Police Cruiser]]<br>[[Police Patrol]] <br> [[Police Stinger]]
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| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Top Speed:'''
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'''Police cars''' are emergency service vehicles used by [[police]]. The cars begin to chase the [[protagonist]] of each [[Grand Theft Auto]] game when they have received either a [[GTA2 wanted level|police head]] or [[Wanted Level|wanted star]]. Police cars are known by different names in different games, whilst [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] has two models of police cars: The '''[[Police Cruiser]]''' and '''[[Police Patrol]]'''. Since GTA III, the majority of police cars in the game have shared the same body design as the [[Taxi]].
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Other police and [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|law enforcement vehicles]] exist. These include the [[Enforcer]] police/SWAT van, the [[Police Maverick]] helicopter, [[HPV-1000]] and [[VCPD Wintergreen]] police bikes and the [[Predator]] police boat. Oddly, the [[Vice City Stories]] Police Predator won't respond if your in a boat until you achieve a 4 star wanted level.
| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Endurance:'''
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| width="20%" style="text-align:left;" | Medium
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==GTA 1 GTA 2==
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In [[Grand Theft Auto 1]], the police car is known as the "'''Squad Car'''". Three variants of the car exist, each appearing in one of the game's three cities. In [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]], the Squad Car is rounded vehicle with blue-white livery, appearing similar to a 1990's Chevrolet Caprice; the [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]]/[[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] variants are actually adaptations of the [[Portsmouth]], with the San Andreas version bearing a black-and-white body color design and similar angular body design, and the Vice City rendition being colored blue and white but features a modified body that appears wider and rounded. In the PC version of GTA 1, the police cars (along with the [[Ambulance]] and the [[Fire Truck]]) will have their radio tuned to [[Brooklyn Underground FM]], unlike all other renditions throughout the series which only have the standard police dispatch radio.
| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Appearance(s):'''
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| width="20%" style="text-align:left;" | [[GTA 1]], [[GTA 2]], [[GTA III]], [[GTA Vice City]], and [[GTA San Andreas]]
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The performance of GTA 1 Squad Cars are identical in all three cities, and are all essentially the best in the game, with the highest top speed and acceleration among all cars in the game, highly responsive brakes and good grip. While the cars are given a very high export value of $2,000, but the cars cannot be exported, as are other emergency vehicles.
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| width="10%" style="text-align:center;" | '''Succeeded By'''
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Police cars in [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1961]] are known as "'''[[Copper]]s'''".
| width="20%" style="text-align:left;" | [[Police Cruiser]] and [[Police Patrol]]
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In [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the police car is known as the "'''Cop Car'''" and assumes a completely original design, looking like a retro-futuristic squad car with 1940s design cues. Like in GTA 1, it is the fastest car in the game, along with the [[Meteor]], and features responsive cornering and brakes, making it a desirable vehicle to drive. It is also the only car in the game which gives a [[Police Bribes|Cop Bribe]] when [[Crusher|crushed]]. The police car in GTA2 was originally green-and-white, along with the [[SWAT Van]], but this combination is never seen in the game, it was changed to a blue-and-white combination.
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SquadCar-GTA1-LibertyCity.png|[[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] "Squad Car" ([[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]]).
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SquadCar-GTA1-SanAndreas.png|[[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] "Squad Car" (GTA 1).
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SquadCar-GTA1-ViceCity.png|[[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] "Squad Car" (GTA 1).
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Copper-GTAL69.png|A [[Copper]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1969]].
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Copper-GTAL61.png|A Copper in [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1961]].
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CopCar-GTA2-Larabie.png|[[Ray Larabie]]'s original design for GTA 2's "Cop Car".
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Cop Car concept.gif|3D rendering of the "Cop Car".
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CopCar-GTA2.png|[[Anywhere City Police Department|Anywhere City]] "Cop Car" ([[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]) (<small>[[:Image:CopCar-GTA2-ingame.jpg|In-game, with lights]]</small>).
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SquadCarAndCopInVC-GTA1.png|A Vice City Squad Car with an officer beside it.
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The '''Police Car''' is an emergency services vehicle primarily used by [[Police|police]] officers. The cars begin to chase the [[Protagonist|protagonist]] of each [[Grand Theft Auto]] game when they have received either a [[GTA2 wanted level|police head]] or [[Wanted Level|wanted star]].
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==GTA III GTA Vice City Stories==
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In all the games of this era, the police car has been known as the "'''Police'''", with the exception of GTA Advance and GTA Vice City Stories. In GTA Advance, it is referred to as the "'''Police Car'''", and in GTA Vice City Stories, it is called the "'''VCPD Cruiser'''".
   
Police cars are known by different names in different games. Throughout the [[GTA III Era]] it is simply called "Police", whilst [[GTA IV]] has both the [[Police Cruiser]] and [[Police Patrol]].
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Throughout all 3D era games, police cars are very fast, with excellent handling, and moderate durability. These stats make it great for drifting. They have two sirens, one default "long-whirl", and the "rotating-weep", triggered by holding the horn button. The player will receive 5 rounds of ammunition for any weapon in the [[Shotgun]] slot after entering a Police car.
   
Other police and [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|Law Enforcement Vehicles]] exist. These include the [[Enforcer]] police/SWAT van, the [[Police Maverick]] helicopter, [[HPV-1000]] police bike and the [[Predator]] police boat.
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====GTA III &amp; GTA Liberty City Stories====
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The Police Car in these two games resembles a cross between a Chevrolet Caprice and a Ford Crown Victoria.
   
==Grand Theft Auto 1==
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In [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]], the Police Car was originally intended to have a blue-and-white stripes livery similar to the 1990s/early 2000s NYPD police cars, however, in the final version, they have standard black and white livery like the Los Angeles Police Department. Also, the original Police Car had a more sleek profile compared to the final which appears more angular/boxy (though hints of the aerodynamic design do remain). The Police Cars in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] feature the stripes livery intended for GTA III cars, albeit in black-and-white rather than blue-and-white.
In [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] the police car is known as the "Squad Car" and there are three variants; the [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] variant, which looks like an early '90s Chevrolet Caprice, and the [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]]/[[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] variants, which appear to be police-issue versions of the [[Portsmouth]]. Surprisingly, it is the fastest car in the game, and is capable of taking alot of damage. In the PC version of GTA 1, the police cars (along with the [[Ambulance]] and the [[Fire Truck]]) will have their radio tuned to [[Radio Stations in GTA 1|Brooklyn Underground FM]], unlike all other renditions throughout the series which only have the standard police dispatch radio.
 
   
In [[GTA London 1969]] and [[GTA London 1961]], the police car is known as the [[Copper]].
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Policecar-GTA3-beta-side.png|Early pre-release depiction of GTA III's police car, featuring a lower profile and the 1990s/early 2000s NYPD color scheme.
   
==Grand Theft Auto 2==
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Police-GTA3-front.jpg|[[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] "Police" car (GTA III) (<small>[[:File:Police-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
In [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] the police car is known as the "Cop Car" and assumes a completely original design, looking like a modernised 1940s car. Like in GTA 1, it is the fastest car in the game, along with the [[Meteor]], and is the only car in the game which gives a Cop Bribe when crushed.
 
   
==GTA III Era==
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Police-GTALCS-front.jpg|LCPD "Police" ([[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|Liberty City Stories]]) (<small>[[:File:Police-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Throughout all GTA III era games, it is very fast with excellent handling, its durability, however, isn't very high. It has two sirens, one default "long-whirl" and with the horn button held down, the "rotating-weep". By getting in the Police Car, the player will receive a [[Shotgun]] with 5 rounds of ammunition.
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It is possible to activate the "Black Traffic" [[cheat]] to make the Police Car all black. This causes the car to look somewhat like an unmarked patrol car.
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====GTA Vice City &amp; GTA Vice City Stories====
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In these two games, the vehicle resembles a 1980's Ford LTD, and both feature a green and white livery, much like the Miami-Dade Police Department. During development, the vehicle was white with red and blue stripes along each side, resembling squad cars from the Miami Beach Police Department. Despite the differences in textures and paint, the vehicle polygon model is reused from GTA III. In the PC version of GTA Vice City, a rare all-white variant can be found parked at random locations.
   
====GTA III & GTA Liberty City Stories====
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Despite the fact that the Police in Vice City has AWD, it lacks the stability of other fast AWD vehicles in the game (namely the [[Deluxo]] and [[Comet]]). This is due in part to its soft suspension and poor roll resistance as well as to its poor tire traction even at moderate speeds.  As such, the Police is prone to roll over or spin at a moments notice, so it may be best to avoid drastic and abrupt maneuvers while driving it.
The Police Car in these two games resemble a cross between a Chevrolet Caprice and a Ford Crown Victoria. In [[GTA III]] the Police Car was originally supposed to have a livery similar to the then-current NYPD police cars, however, in the final version, they have a standard black and white livery. The Police Cars in [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] feature the livery that was intended to be on the GTA III cars, but instead of blue with white stripes, they are black with white stripes.
 
   
====GTA Vice City & GTA Vice City Stories====
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The same car was reused in Rockstar's [[Manhunt]] games. They only appear as static objects, as driving is not an intended feature in Manhunt. The main difference is that the car has a black and white paintjob instead of a green and white paintjob.
In these two games the vehicle resembles a 1980's Ford LTD, and they both feature a green and white livery - as opposed to the beta versions, which were white with red and blue stripes along each side. In the PC version of Vice City, there are also Police Cars which are completely white with "POLICE" marked on the side. These are the same model as the green-and-white vehicles, however the white vehicles seem only to appear when 100 percent completion is achieved.
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Policecar-GTAVC-beta-side.png|Early pre-release depiction of GTA Vice City's police car, featuring a livery more alike to that of the Miami Beach Police Department.
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Police-GTAVC-front.jpg|[[Vice City Police Department|VCPD]] "Police" ([[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]) (<small>[[:File:Police-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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VCPDCruiser-GTAVCS-front.jpg|"VCPD Cruiser" ([[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|Vice City Stories]]) (<small>[[:File:VCPDCruiser-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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ScreenShot7364.jpg|VCPD Police Car - white
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====GTA San Andreas====
 
====GTA San Andreas====
There are three variations in [[GTA San Andreas]]; the [[Los Santos Police Department]] and [[San Fierro Police Department]] version (Each have the same build, with respective markings from each city). This is a variant of the [[Premier]] (which is based on the [[wp:Chevrolet Caprice#Fourth generation|1994-1996 Chevrolet Caprice]]). The [[Las Venturas Police Department]] version resembles a 1981-1990 Chevrolet Caprice, the sides and back end could also arguably be from 1980-'89 Dodge Diplomats. All variations feature a standard black and white livery. The police officers in the countryside have a large, four-by-four [[Ranger]] as they are required to go off-road.
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There are three variations in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]. The [[LSPD in 3D Universe|Los Santos Police Department]] and [[San Fierro Police Department]] versions have the same build, based on the [[Premier]], with the San Fierro version having slightly higher suspension most likely due to San Fierro's hilly streets with steep inclines (like its real life counterpart, San Francisco), and markings for their respective cities. The [[Las Venturas Police Department]] version generally resembles a 1981-1990 Chevrolet Caprice, with the sides and back reminiscent of the 1980-1989 Dodge Diplomat, and the closest civilian car in the game is the [[Tahoma]]. All police vehicles feature a standard black and white livery.
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The police officers in the countryside employ a large, four-by-four [[Ranger]], based on the [[Rancher]], for pursuit on rough terrain.
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Police-GTASA-SFPD-beta-front.png|Early design for the [[San Fierro Police Department|SFPD]] "Police" car which bears more of a resemblance to the Chevrolet Caprice than its final design this car appears in the mission [[End of the Line]] after [[Frank Tenpenny]]'s [[Fire Truck]] crashed on [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]].
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BetaFBICarSA.png|An early and unnamed [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]] car, later adapted into the [[Las Venturas Police Department|LVPD]] "Police" car.
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Police-GTASA-LSPD-front.jpg|[[Los Santos Police Department|LSPD]] "Police" (<small>[[:File:Police-GTASA-LSPD-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Police-GTASA-SFPD-front.jpg|[[San Fierro Police Department|SFPD]] "Police" (<small>[[:File:Police-GTASA-SFPD-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Police-GTASA-LVPD-front.jpg|[[LVPD]] "Police" Car (<small>[[:File:Police-GTASA-LVPD-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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LVPD-Car-Civil.PNG|The civilian version of the LVPD Cop Car, as seen in [[Ice Cold Killa]]
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LSPD Police Car Engine Close Up.jpg|A close up of the LSPD police car engine.
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====GTA Advance====
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[[Image:Police-car-GTAA.png|thumb|200px|right|LCPD "Police car" in [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]].]]
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The GTA Advance rendition of the Police is designed to bear a likeness to the Police from GTA III, with a generally rounded profile and a black-white paintjob. Unlike other renditions, the car is substantially more speedy, with a top speed matched with the [[Banshee]]'s. Being a mid-sized car, crushing the Police will only award the player with a base amount of $532.
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For much of the games which exist within the HD universe, police cars exist in the form of generations of the Ford Crown Victoria, paralleling the widespread popularity of the car among police forces across America. Other variants of police cars exist, an example being the [[Merit]]-based [[Merit | Police Patrol]] in GTA IV (inspired by the NYPD's use of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Impala#Eighth_generation_.282000.E2.80.932005.29 Chevrolet Impala 9C1 Police Package]), and the [[Buffalo]]-based cruiser in TBoGT and GTA V (inspired by USA and Canada police force usage of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Charger#Sixth_generation:_2006.E2.80.932010 Dodge Charger Police Package]).
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GTA V emulates the declining usage of the Crown Victoria as a general purpose cruiser, as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Taurus#Sixth_generation_.282010.E2.80.932015.29 Ford Taurus Polic Package]-based [[Interceptor]] takes that role within the LSPD. Crown Victoria - based LSPD cruisers still exist, in the iconic LAPD paint scheme, but its use is to a lesser extent. However, the Crown Victoria is adopted as a cruiser in the countryside.
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=== GTA IV ===
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In Grand Theft Auto IV, there are two similar but separate police cars - the [[DeClasse]] [[Merit]]-based [[Police Patrol]] and the [[Vapid]] [[Stanier]]-based [[Police Cruiser]]. Two more police cars, a [[Police Buffalo|Buffalo-based Police Cruiser]] and a high-performance [[Police Stinger]], are available in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'s multiplayer.
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The player can get in any police car and access the [[police computer]] while stationary. Here, the player can access [[Most Wanted]] missions, or [[Vigilante|locate and apprehend]] nearby criminals.
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The siren on both police cars features some variations, including the classic "code-3 siren" wail, the yelp when the siren is activated and the horn button held down, and, if the siren is turned off and the horn button held down, a distorted "crowd control" air horn, as used in real life. One missing siren variation is the ''code-2 siren'' which is just lights but no siren, but this siren is possible in a rare glitch. The air horn is the most common horn sound which is available for both police cars (and other emergency vehicles). Officers in real life use it to pull over people and respond to domestic calls (but when cruising, police sometimes honk regular horn rather than air horn) In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] you can do it by rapidly turning it on and of until just the lights are on as if you where not in the police car with the lights on. The lights without siren only occurs when exiting the vehicle with siren on, applying only when the player does it. This code-2 siren glitch has been confirmed on GTA IV.
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The player can dial 911 to summon the police car by luring them to a false alarm. Stealing the car (while the officer searches for any incidents), will attract a one-star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|Wanted level]]. In some places, a police car can be stolen from a parking lot or curbside without incurring a Wanted level.
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PoliceCruiser-GTA4-front.jpg|LCPD [[Police Cruiser]] (GTA IV) (<small>[[:File:PoliceCruiser-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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PolicePatrol-GTA4-front.jpg|LCPD [[Police Patrol]] (GTA IV) (<small>[[:File:PolicePatrol-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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PoliceStinger-TBOGT-front.jpg|LCPD [[Police Stinger]] (TBOGT). ''(Online only)''
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PoliceCruiser-TBOGT-front.png|LCPD [[Police Buffalo|Buffalo-based "Police Cruiser"]] (TBOGT). ''(Online only)''
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=== GTA Chinatown Wars ===
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[[File:PolicePatrol-GTACW.png|thumb|GTA China Town Wars (DS)]]
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Police cars in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]] are simply dubbed "[[Police Patrol]]s", the same name for those seen in GTA IV. While having reverted to a panda body colour scheme, the car incorporates GTA IV's police computer for use in [[vigilante]] side missions. Although the car is implied to be similar to GTA IV's Declasse-based Police Patrol, pre-rendered depictions of the Police Patrol ''and'' the Police Cruiser are used during "[[busted]]" sequences in the game.
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==GTA V==
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Four types of police cars are seen in GTA V. The first one is the [[Police Cruiser]], based on the second-generation [[Vapid]] [[Stanier]], along with a [[Sheriff's Cruiser|Sheriff variant]]. The second is the [[Vapid Interceptor]], which is also named Police Cruiser in game, which is the most common type of law enforcement vehicle used by the Los Santos Police Department. The third is the [[Police Buffalo]], which is again named Police Cruiser in game. The fourth is the [[Esperanto]]-based [[Police Roadcruiser]], which cannot be obtained and is only seen in the [[Prologue]].
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Unlike previous games, they are numbered randomly, varying between 00-99. These vehicles has two versions of lightbars: LED and older rotatating ones.
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The [[North Yankton State Patrol]] Police Roadcruiser uses a second variant, an LED lightbar that flashes side-by-side only.
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Sirens in GTA V are a considerable improvement over the previous games attempts at realistic siren equipment. All police cars are equipped with four siren codes: wail, yelp and phaser respectively. Air horns can be used also. The Stanier - based cruiser's use within the LSPD is to a lesser extent, although versions with LED lightbars may be dispatched due to a rare glitch.
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PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Stanier.png| LSPD [[Police Cruiser]] (<small>[[:File:PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Rear-Stanier.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Interceptor.png| LSPD [[Vapid Interceptor]] (<small>[[:File:PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Rear-Interceptor.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Buffalo.png| LSPD [[Police Buffalo]] (<small>[[:File:PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Rear-Buffalo.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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SheriffCruiser-GTAV-Front.png| [[Los Santos County Sheriff|LSSD]] [[Sheriff's Cruiser]] (<small>[[:File:SheriffCruiser-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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PoliceRoadcruiser-GTAV-Front.png|[[North Yankton State Patrol|NYSP]] [[Police Roadcruiser]] (<small>[[:Image:PoliceRoadcruiser-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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== Trivia ==
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* In GTA IV and GTA V, if the siren takes a hit it will begin to make many different high-pitched noises similar to its normal siren, but severely distorted. Other cars won't pull over if you are driving a police car with a distorted siren.
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* The introductory cutscene of GTA San Andreas features [[C.R.A.S.H.|C.R.A.S.H.'s]] LSPD Car, however the car has the rims of the Police car and Taxi in GTA Vice City.
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* In GTA III, if you look carefully on the front grille of Police Car, you can see a manufacturer badge, which resembles the one which real-life car company Ford uses.
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* If the player in San Andreas were to turn on the Ninja Theme cheat, the Police Car will still appear but the car is completely blacked out thus making it a unique paint scheme. The player can keep it by simply stealing the car, turning the cheat off, and saving it in their safehouse's garage.
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* GTA III police cars arguably have the most realistic sirens compared to the other renditions in the [[3D Universe]].
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* In the GTA San Andreas, the police car in the parking lot of [[Las Venturas Police Headquarters]] is only location that the police car is alarmed. However, the alarm sound is not heard, only the light is flashing, and if you drive near an officer on the street, you will attract one wanted star.
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* In GTA V, police cars that features rear window sirens are programmed to alternate each lights, however, if you look closely on the red one, there's a brief moment where both red lights were on, which is absent on the blue light.
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* The GTA III police car is equipped with a secondary light bar resembling a McDermott High Rise lightbar. These are actually used by the NYPD's Highway Patrol division.
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*In GTA Vice City, all of the police cars' license plates read "VCPD 7"
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*A fairly noticeable, yet commonly overlooked and unseen, glitch is present in the police cruiser in [[Liberty City Stories]]. When you achieve a 3 Star Wanted level, the police cruiser exceeds its top speed, being able to catch up to a [[Cheetah]] with minimal effort. This is likely only a bug, but it only makes it harder to outrun them. It is more tactical to use a car that has good brakes, doesn't swerve, and hugs the road when this glitch occurs.
   
==Grand Theft Auto IV==
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], there are two similar but separate police cars - the [[Police Patrol]] and [[Police Cruiser]]. The player can get in any police car and access the in-car computer while stationary. Here, the player can look at the most wanted lists and then track down criminals. The siren on the Police Car features some variations, including the classic wail, the yelp when the siren is activated and the horn button is held down, and with the siren turned off and the horn button held down, the air horn. While the car is not in "code-3 siren" mode, the Police Car has a distorted "crowd control" air horn, used in real life, that when used, signals for people to vacate the area. The player can dial 911 to summon the police car either by requiring assistance, or by luring them into a false alarm. By stealing the cop car (whilst the officer searches for any incidents), a one wanted star level will appear and cops will give chase, and it will be easy to evade them, as long as the player doesn't get chased by cops for an extended period of time. In some places, a cop car can be stolen from a parking lot or curbside without incurring a wanted level; however, there is a slight chance that a cop is asleep in the back seat (he may ask for a donut on awakening).
 
 
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
Police cars will be found randomly throughout each city, and are often locked.
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Police cars are usually parked in front of police stations and are often locked.
   
'''GTA III''' & '''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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===GTA III & GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
*Police Station in [[Portland View]], [[Portland Island]]
 
*Police Station in [[Portland View]], [[Portland Island]]
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*[[Rusty Brown's Ring Donuts]] in [[Callahan Point]], [[Portland Island]] (''Liberty City Stories'' only)
 
*Police Station in [[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]]
 
*Police Station in [[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]]
 
*Police Station in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]]
 
*Police Station in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]]
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*Within [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], [[Shoreside Vale]]
   
'''GTA Vice City''' & '''GTA Vice City Stories'''
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===GTA Vice City & GTA Vice City Stories===
*Police Station in [[Washington Beach]]
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*[[Washington Beach Police Station|Police station]] in [[Washington Beach]]
*Police Station in [[Vice Point]]
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*[[Vice Point Police Station|Police station]] in [[Vice Point]]
*Police Station in [[Little Havana]]
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*[[Little Havana Police Station|Police station]] in [[Little Havana]]
*Police Station in [[Downtown (Vice City)|Downtown]]
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*[[Downtown Police Station|Police station]] in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]]
*Two of the white Police Cars spawn in the parking lot of the [[Moist Palms Hotel]] in GTA Vice City
 
   
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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===GTA San Andreas===
*Police Impound Lot in [[Pershing Square]], [[Los Santos]]
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*[[Los Santos Police Headquarters|Police impound lot]] in [[Pershing Square]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]
*Police Impound Lot in [[Downtown San Fierro|Downtown]], [[San Fierro]]
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*[[San Fierro Police Headquarters|Police impound lot]] in [[Downtown San Fierro]]
*Police Impound Lot in [[Roca Escalante]], [[Las Venturas]]
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*[[Las Venturas Police Headquarters|Police impound lot]] in [[Roca Escalante]], [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]
   
'''GTA: IV'''
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
*[[Broker]]: [[Hove Beach]]; [[South Slopes]]
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*[[Broker]]: Hove Beach,[[South Slopes]]
*[[Dukes]]: [[East Island City]]; [[Francis International Airport]]
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*[[Dukes]]: [[East Island City]]; [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]]
 
*[[Bohan]]: [[Northern Gardens]]; [[Fortside]]
 
*[[Bohan]]: [[Northern Gardens]]; [[Fortside]]
 
*[[Algonquin]]: [[East Holland]]; [[Varsity Heights]]; [[Middle Park East]]; [[Westminster]]; [[Lower Easton]]; [[Suffolk]]
 
*[[Algonquin]]: [[East Holland]]; [[Varsity Heights]]; [[Middle Park East]]; [[Westminster]]; [[Lower Easton]]; [[Suffolk]]
 
*[[Alderney]]: [[Leftwood]]; [[Acter]]; [[Acter Industrial Park]]
 
*[[Alderney]]: [[Leftwood]]; [[Acter]]; [[Acter Industrial Park]]
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*The player can dial 911 on the [[mobile phone]], and a Police Cruiser with officers inside will promptly arrive at their location.
   
==Gallery==
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===GTA V===
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*Like all other police cars, they can be found at every police station in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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*Can be found on the side of highways monitoring speeds.
Image:Squad Car LCPD.jpg|The [[Liberty City]] Police Car in [[GTA 1]]
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*Seen chasing random cars throughout the state.
Image:Squad Car SAPD.jpg|The [[San Andreas]] Police Car in [[GTA 1]]
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*The feature of dialing 911 for a police car returns in [[GTA V]], in the form of a contact on the player's in game phone.
Image:Squad Car VCPD.jpg|The [[Vice City]] Police Car in [[GTA 1]]
 
Image:Police Car 2.jpg|Anywhere City Police Car ([[GTA 2]])
 
Image:Police Car2 III.jpg|Original [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] [[LCPD]] Police Car, altered before release
 
Image:Police Car III.jpg|LCPD Police Car (GTA III)
 
Image:Police Car VC.jpg|Green and White VCPD Car in [[GTA Vice City]]
 
Image:White VCPD Car.jpg|All-white VCPD Car in GTA Vice City]]
 
Image:LSPD car.jpg|[[Los Santos Police Department]] Police Car [[GTA San Andreas]]
 
Image:SFPD Police Car.jpg|[[San Fierro Police Department]] Police Car (San Andreas)
 
Image:LVPD Police Car.jpg|[[Las Venturas Police Department]] Police Car (San Andreas)
 
Image:Police Car A.jpg|LCPD Car ([[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]])
 
Image:Police Car LCS.jpg|LCPD Car ([[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|Liberty City Stories]])
 
Image:Police Car VCS.jpg|VCPD Car ([[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|Vice City Stories]])
 
Image:Police Cruiser (GTA4) (front).jpg|LCPD [[Police Cruiser]] (GTA IV)
 
Image:Police Patrol (GTA4) (front).jpg|LCPD [[Police Patrol]] (GTA IV)
 
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==See Also==
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==See also==
*[[Police Cruiser]]
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=== Equivalent vehicles ===
*[[Police Patrol]]
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*[[Copper]], GTA London equivalents.
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*[[Police Cruiser]] and [[Police Patrol]], GTA IV equivalents.
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*[[Police Stinger]] and the [[Buffalo]]-based [[Police Cruiser]], The Ballad of Gay Tony equivalents.
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*[[Police Ranger]] [[Country/Desert Police]] cars in GTA San Andreas
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*[[Interceptor]]
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*[[FIB Granger]] and [[Sheriff SUV]] police SUV'S in [[GTA V]].
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=== Other police vehicles ===
 
*[[Enforcer]]
 
*[[Enforcer]]
*[[HPV-1000]] (bike)
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*[[VCPD Cheetah]]
 
*[[Police Maverick]] (helicopter)
 
*[[Police Maverick]] (helicopter)
 
*[[Predator]] (boat)
 
*[[Predator]] (boat)
*[[VCPD Cheetah]]
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*[[FIB Buffalo]]
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*Bikes
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**[[HPV-1000]]
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**[[VCPD Wintergreen]]
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**[[Police Bike]]
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Police car
PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Stanier
An LSPD Police Cruiser in GTA V.
Also known as Squad Car
Cop Car
Police
VCPD Cruiser
Vehicle type Law enforcement car
Body style 4-door sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto 1
GTA London 1969
GTA London 1961
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Related vehicle(s) Copper
Police Cruiser
Police Patrol
Police Stinger

Police cars are emergency service vehicles used by police. The cars begin to chase the protagonist of each Grand Theft Auto game when they have received either a police head or wanted star. Police cars are known by different names in different games, whilst GTA IV has two models of police cars: The Police Cruiser and Police Patrol. Since GTA III, the majority of police cars in the game have shared the same body design as the Taxi.

Other police and law enforcement vehicles exist. These include the Enforcer police/SWAT van, the Police Maverick helicopter, HPV-1000 and VCPD Wintergreen police bikes and the Predator police boat. Oddly, the Vice City Stories Police Predator won't respond if your in a boat until you achieve a 4 star wanted level.

GTA 1 — GTA 2Edit

In Grand Theft Auto 1, the police car is known as the "Squad Car". Three variants of the car exist, each appearing in one of the game's three cities. In Liberty City, the Squad Car is rounded vehicle with blue-white livery, appearing similar to a 1990's Chevrolet Caprice; the San Andreas/Vice City variants are actually adaptations of the Portsmouth, with the San Andreas version bearing a black-and-white body color design and similar angular body design, and the Vice City rendition being colored blue and white but features a modified body that appears wider and rounded. In the PC version of GTA 1, the police cars (along with the Ambulance and the Fire Truck) will have their radio tuned to Brooklyn Underground FM, unlike all other renditions throughout the series which only have the standard police dispatch radio.

The performance of GTA 1 Squad Cars are identical in all three cities, and are all essentially the best in the game, with the highest top speed and acceleration among all cars in the game, highly responsive brakes and good grip. While the cars are given a very high export value of $2,000, but the cars cannot be exported, as are other emergency vehicles.

Police cars in GTA London 1969 and GTA London 1961 are known as "Coppers".

In Grand Theft Auto 2, the police car is known as the "Cop Car" and assumes a completely original design, looking like a retro-futuristic squad car with 1940s design cues. Like in GTA 1, it is the fastest car in the game, along with the Meteor, and features responsive cornering and brakes, making it a desirable vehicle to drive. It is also the only car in the game which gives a Cop Bribe when crushed. The police car in GTA2 was originally green-and-white, along with the SWAT Van, but this combination is never seen in the game, it was changed to a blue-and-white combination.

GTA III — GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

In all the games of this era, the police car has been known as the "Police", with the exception of GTA Advance and GTA Vice City Stories. In GTA Advance, it is referred to as the "Police Car", and in GTA Vice City Stories, it is called the "VCPD Cruiser".

Throughout all 3D era games, police cars are very fast, with excellent handling, and moderate durability. These stats make it great for drifting. They have two sirens, one default "long-whirl", and the "rotating-weep", triggered by holding the horn button. The player will receive 5 rounds of ammunition for any weapon in the Shotgun slot after entering a Police car.

GTA III & GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

The Police Car in these two games resembles a cross between a Chevrolet Caprice and a Ford Crown Victoria.

In GTA III, the Police Car was originally intended to have a blue-and-white stripes livery similar to the 1990s/early 2000s NYPD police cars, however, in the final version, they have standard black and white livery like the Los Angeles Police Department. Also, the original Police Car had a more sleek profile compared to the final which appears more angular/boxy (though hints of the aerodynamic design do remain). The Police Cars in GTA Liberty City Stories feature the stripes livery intended for GTA III cars, albeit in black-and-white rather than blue-and-white.

GTA Vice City & GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

In these two games, the vehicle resembles a 1980's Ford LTD, and both feature a green and white livery, much like the Miami-Dade Police Department. During development, the vehicle was white with red and blue stripes along each side, resembling squad cars from the Miami Beach Police Department. Despite the differences in textures and paint, the vehicle polygon model is reused from GTA III. In the PC version of GTA Vice City, a rare all-white variant can be found parked at random locations.

Despite the fact that the Police in Vice City has AWD, it lacks the stability of other fast AWD vehicles in the game (namely the Deluxo and Comet). This is due in part to its soft suspension and poor roll resistance as well as to its poor tire traction even at moderate speeds.  As such, the Police is prone to roll over or spin at a moments notice, so it may be best to avoid drastic and abrupt maneuvers while driving it.

The same car was reused in Rockstar's Manhunt games. They only appear as static objects, as driving is not an intended feature in Manhunt. The main difference is that the car has a black and white paintjob instead of a green and white paintjob.


GTA San AndreasEdit

There are three variations in GTA San Andreas. The Los Santos Police Department and San Fierro Police Department versions have the same build, based on the Premier, with the San Fierro version having slightly higher suspension most likely due to San Fierro's hilly streets with steep inclines (like its real life counterpart, San Francisco), and markings for their respective cities. The Las Venturas Police Department version generally resembles a 1981-1990 Chevrolet Caprice, with the sides and back reminiscent of the 1980-1989 Dodge Diplomat, and the closest civilian car in the game is the Tahoma. All police vehicles feature a standard black and white livery.

The police officers in the countryside employ a large, four-by-four Ranger, based on the Rancher, for pursuit on rough terrain.


GTA AdvanceEdit

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LCPD "Police car" in GTA Advance.

The GTA Advance rendition of the Police is designed to bear a likeness to the Police from GTA III, with a generally rounded profile and a black-white paintjob. Unlike other renditions, the car is substantially more speedy, with a top speed matched with the Banshee's. Being a mid-sized car, crushing the Police will only award the player with a base amount of $532.

HD UniverseEdit

For much of the games which exist within the HD universe, police cars exist in the form of generations of the Ford Crown Victoria, paralleling the widespread popularity of the car among police forces across America. Other variants of police cars exist, an example being the Merit-based Police Patrol in GTA IV (inspired by the NYPD's use of the Chevrolet Impala 9C1 Police Package), and the Buffalo-based cruiser in TBoGT and GTA V (inspired by USA and Canada police force usage of the Dodge Charger Police Package).

GTA V emulates the declining usage of the Crown Victoria as a general purpose cruiser, as the Ford Taurus Polic Package-based Interceptor takes that role within the LSPD. Crown Victoria - based LSPD cruisers still exist, in the iconic LAPD paint scheme, but its use is to a lesser extent. However, the Crown Victoria is adopted as a cruiser in the countryside.

GTA IV Edit

In Grand Theft Auto IV, there are two similar but separate police cars - the DeClasse Merit-based Police Patrol and the Vapid Stanier-based Police Cruiser. Two more police cars, a Buffalo-based Police Cruiser and a high-performance Police Stinger, are available in The Ballad of Gay Tony's multiplayer.

The player can get in any police car and access the police computer while stationary. Here, the player can access Most Wanted missions, or locate and apprehend nearby criminals. The siren on both police cars features some variations, including the classic "code-3 siren" wail, the yelp when the siren is activated and the horn button held down, and, if the siren is turned off and the horn button held down, a distorted "crowd control" air horn, as used in real life. One missing siren variation is the code-2 siren which is just lights but no siren, but this siren is possible in a rare glitch. The air horn is the most common horn sound which is available for both police cars (and other emergency vehicles). Officers in real life use it to pull over people and respond to domestic calls (but when cruising, police sometimes honk regular horn rather than air horn) In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas you can do it by rapidly turning it on and of until just the lights are on as if you where not in the police car with the lights on. The lights without siren only occurs when exiting the vehicle with siren on, applying only when the player does it. This code-2 siren glitch has been confirmed on GTA IV.

The player can dial 911 to summon the police car by luring them to a false alarm. Stealing the car (while the officer searches for any incidents), will attract a one-star Wanted level. In some places, a police car can be stolen from a parking lot or curbside without incurring a Wanted level.

GTA Chinatown Wars Edit

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GTA China Town Wars (DS)

Police cars in GTA Chinatown Wars are simply dubbed "Police Patrols", the same name for those seen in GTA IV. While having reverted to a panda body colour scheme, the car incorporates GTA IV's police computer for use in vigilante side missions. Although the car is implied to be similar to GTA IV's Declasse-based Police Patrol, pre-rendered depictions of the Police Patrol and the Police Cruiser are used during "busted" sequences in the game.

GTA VEdit

Four types of police cars are seen in GTA V. The first one is the Police Cruiser, based on the second-generation Vapid Stanier, along with a Sheriff variant. The second is the Vapid Interceptor, which is also named Police Cruiser in game, which is the most common type of law enforcement vehicle used by the Los Santos Police Department. The third is the Police Buffalo, which is again named Police Cruiser in game. The fourth is the Esperanto-based Police Roadcruiser, which cannot be obtained and is only seen in the Prologue.

Unlike previous games, they are numbered randomly, varying between 00-99. These vehicles has two versions of lightbars: LED and older rotatating ones. The North Yankton State Patrol Police Roadcruiser uses a second variant, an LED lightbar that flashes side-by-side only.

Sirens in GTA V are a considerable improvement over the previous games attempts at realistic siren equipment. All police cars are equipped with four siren codes: wail, yelp and phaser respectively. Air horns can be used also. The Stanier - based cruiser's use within the LSPD is to a lesser extent, although versions with LED lightbars may be dispatched due to a rare glitch.

Trivia Edit

  • In GTA IV and GTA V, if the siren takes a hit it will begin to make many different high-pitched noises similar to its normal siren, but severely distorted. Other cars won't pull over if you are driving a police car with a distorted siren.
  • The introductory cutscene of GTA San Andreas features C.R.A.S.H.'s LSPD Car, however the car has the rims of the Police car and Taxi in GTA Vice City.
  • In GTA III, if you look carefully on the front grille of Police Car, you can see a manufacturer badge, which resembles the one which real-life car company Ford uses.
  • If the player in San Andreas were to turn on the Ninja Theme cheat, the Police Car will still appear but the car is completely blacked out thus making it a unique paint scheme. The player can keep it by simply stealing the car, turning the cheat off, and saving it in their safehouse's garage.
  • GTA III police cars arguably have the most realistic sirens compared to the other renditions in the 3D Universe.
  • In the GTA San Andreas, the police car in the parking lot of Las Venturas Police Headquarters is only location that the police car is alarmed. However, the alarm sound is not heard, only the light is flashing, and if you drive near an officer on the street, you will attract one wanted star.
  • In GTA V, police cars that features rear window sirens are programmed to alternate each lights, however, if you look closely on the red one, there's a brief moment where both red lights were on, which is absent on the blue light.
  • The GTA III police car is equipped with a secondary light bar resembling a McDermott High Rise lightbar. These are actually used by the NYPD's Highway Patrol division.
  • In GTA Vice City, all of the police cars' license plates read "VCPD 7"
  • A fairly noticeable, yet commonly overlooked and unseen, glitch is present in the police cruiser in Liberty City Stories. When you achieve a 3 Star Wanted level, the police cruiser exceeds its top speed, being able to catch up to a Cheetah with minimal effort. This is likely only a bug, but it only makes it harder to outrun them. It is more tactical to use a car that has good brakes, doesn't swerve, and hugs the road when this glitch occurs.

LocationsEdit

Police cars are usually parked in front of police stations and are often locked.

GTA III & GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City & GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

  • Like all other police cars, they can be found at every police station in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Can be found on the side of highways monitoring speeds.
  • Seen chasing random cars throughout the state.
  • The feature of dialing 911 for a police car returns in GTA V, in the form of a contact on the player's in game phone.

See alsoEdit

Equivalent vehicles Edit

Other police vehicles Edit

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