The Los Santos County Sheriff's Department (LSSD) is the local county law enforcement operating in Los Santos County, San Andreas. The Los Santos County Sheriff is based on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The LSSD also seem to have jurisdiction to operate in Blaine County. It is unknown why their units patrol Blaine County, since it is a different county. The county sheriff can be found doing traffic enforcement along the Great Ocean Highway, Senora Freeway, and Senora Way.
The LSSD follow a rank and structure system similar to the real world counterpart of the LASD.
- Assistant Sheriff
- Division Chief
- Area Commander
- Deputy Sheriff (Bonus II) (Master Field Training Officer)
- Deputy Sheriff (Bonus I) (Field Training Officer / Detective / Custody Senior Deputy)
- Deputy Sheriff
- Elmore Thickett
List of Sheriff Stations
- Main Article: Police Stations
- Sandy Shores Sheriff's Station - Alhambra Drive & Mountain View Drive.
- Paleto Bay Sheriff's Office - Paleto Boulevard & Great Ocean Highway.
- Davis Sheriff/Police Station - Innocence Boulevard & Roy Lowenstein Boulevard (strangely, no Sheriff's Deputies or vehicles spawn here as LSPD officers and vehicles appear at the station instead.)
Weapons and Equipment
- Body Armor (At wanted level 3 and higher)
- Pump Shotgun
- Carbine Rifle (At specific locations only)
In Grand Theft Auto V, Los Santos County Sheriff officers commonly drive these variants of police vehicles:
The Los Santos County Sheriff officers are seen wearing a beige shirt and green pants just like their real life counterparts the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. They also wear long pants with either a long-sleeve or short-sleeve shirt where their badges are displayed on the left breast. When wearing a long-sleeved shirt, they must also wear a tie. Some deputies can be seen wearing either wearing green campaign hats or brown cowboy hats, glasses, and beige body armor (kevlar).
- Their badge features a beaver in the center, instead of the bear that's in the center of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's badge.
- The sheriff's offices in Blaine County belong to the Los Santos Sheriff's Department as their units patrol the area and there is a flag atop of the buildings bearing the LSSD's badge.
- On rare occasions, one or two cars may respond to something the player does, along with the LSPD, when at Vespucci Beach. This is likely just a glitch.
- This may be caused by the fact that, along the shore and in the water, the player is considered outside of Los Santos proper and, thus, the responsibility of the sheriff's department.
- This can also happen in the outskirts of Vinewood Hills.
- LSSD deputies have country accents, unlike the LSPD who have more urban accents.
- The abbreviation of the Los Santos Sheriff (LSSD) is similar to the abbreviation used by the drug Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
- Occasionally while pursing NPCs or the player, LSSD deputies will erroniously be given LSPD voice lines and announce themselves as such. This appears to frequently happen with female deputies.
- Like the LSPD, the LSSD has both male and female officers. The female officers seem to spawn more frequently than the LSPD. One can be often found next to a Sheriff Cruiser in front of the Sandy Shores Medical Center.
- When deputies wear body armor, it reads "Police" as opposed to "Sheriff". This is likely a developer oversight.
- The Paleto Bay Sheriff's Office was enterable in the beta version.
- When chasing the player and entering the Los Santos area, they will often transfer the pursuit over to the LSPD.
- The male deputy is the only male law enforcement model in the game that has a nightstick on their belt. Male LSPD officers have the belt holster but not the nightstick itself.
- Deputies occasionally wear name tags labeled "Grimes" which is a reference to Rick Grimes who was a former deputy in The Walking Dead.
- According to Trevor they are dirty and if you get a wanted level their response time is slow.