The Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is the police department for Los Santos featured in Grand Theft Auto V. The LSPD is based on the Los Angeles City Police Department (LAPD). It is speculated that they are more professional than the prequel's police department and that there will also be female police officers in the game.
In GTA V, LSPD Officers on the streets commonly drive two variants of Police Cars: a new redesigned police vehicle designed after the new Ford Taurus Police Interceptor showcasing new LED style lightbars, working alley lights, wig wag tail lights, flashing head lights, grill lights, windshield and back windows lights and push bar lights. We could also possibly be seeing the return of the Vapid Police Cruiser with a few other law enforcment vehicles. A new police van, possibly based on the Moonbeam is featured, but it is unknown what role it has. An all-white Vapid Police Cruiser is also seen in a few prerelease screenshots. These vehicles are for the Sheriff office, as well as an SUV resembling a Chevy Tahoe (possibly a newer version of the Landstalker ). The Highway Patrol appears to be returning as police motorcycles are chasing a player in a Pre release screenshot.
The LSPD also extends their authority in the air in with the use of Police Mavericks, based on the real-life American Eurocopter AS350B-2 A-Star, replacing the Bell 206 on which the beta Maverick was originally based.
LSPD Offficers wear all navy blue uniforms resembling their real life counterparts in the LAPD. They wear either long or short-sleeved duty shirts, on which their badges, resembling the LAPD silver badge, is displayed on their left side. They wear long duty pants and are also equipped with a duty belt, which incases a radio, a pair of handcuffs, ammo cases, and what appears to be what resembles a Glock 22. Some can also be seen wearing a police hat.
Weapons and other portable equipment
Police Officers carry a range of weapons that they use to deal with crime in the city, including Nightsticks and customized carbine rifles with Laser sight attachments. Glock may be seeing a return as normal duty weapon. Possibly the Glock 22 or 17.
- In GTA V, what appears to be Bigfoot appears on the LSPD Emblem, possibly a nod to the bigfoot rumours from GTA San Andreas.
- Their slogan is "Obey & Survive".
- The Wanted Level in GTA V is likely to be more advanced than in previous games, as a police helicopter seen in a screenshot chases the player nearly at ground level wth officers engaging with advanced weapons.