The Rural Police operates and can be seen in the country and desert areas of San Andreas. They are dressed in a black shirt with cream pants and a sheriffs hat and badge as pictured to the right and below. They are armed with 9mm Pistols and Nightsticks. The game's files include a rural police officer with a beige shirt that matches the LVPD uniform. This, however, was cut from the game for an unknown reason but was presumed to be the Bone County equivalent of the rural police. Its unknown if they are just one department or up to 4 sheriffs departments. Although, it is possible that it is the state police department.
The Ranger is the rural police's main vehicle. It is a modified Rancher equipped with lights and sirens (as well as a new paint job) and very good off-road handling and speed. This vehicle is primarily used for off road work so it is typical that it operates in the rural areas.
- The beige rural officer, was meant to be used in the desert, however he was cut, his skin is still in the game files, and can be used with skin mods.
- One officer has a voice resembling a woman.
- The patches worn by the officers is similar, if not identical to, those worn by members of the SFPD.
- The Rural Police are likely the San Andreas Sherrif 's Department due to their policing the rural areas of the state while the larger cities have their own police departments. Though they are not named as a sherrif's department in-game they more than likely are. Based on the areas they patrol and the stations that maintain the sherrif's deparment would be split into three deparments; Red County Sherrif's Department based in Dillimore, Bone County Sherrif's Department based in El Quebrados and Fort Carson, and Whetstone County Sherrif's Department based in Angel Pine or combined into the San Andreas Sherrif's Department with field offices.