- GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories
In GTA III the cops wear a dark blue unform consisting of a jacket/shirt, pants, and a hat. They are only armed with a Pistol, which they will use when the player has a wanted level of two stars or higher. It is implied that they keep a Shotgun in their cruisers as well, despite the fact that officers are never armed with them.
- GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories
In GTA Vice City the cops wear a uniform consisting of a dark tan short sleeved shirt and brown pants. They are armed with a Nightstick and Pistol, which they will use on criminals or the player; the nightstick is only used if the player has a one star wanted level, at higher levels, naturally, they will resort to using their firearms. If the player is on a 3-star wanted level or higher while driving around, cops will deploy Stingers if they get close enough to the player.
In GTA Vice City Stories, officers wear the same dark tan short-sleeved shirt as GTA Vice City, and wear green pants. They are armed with a nightstick and a pistol.
- GTA San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas the cops have different clothing based on the area that they occupy. Officers of the Los Santos Police Department and the San Fierro Police Department wear a uniform consisting of a dark navy blue short sleeved shirt, and dark navy blue pants. Officers of the Las Venturas Police Department wear a similar uniform, except that it consists of tan/beige clothing. The police officers in rural San Andreas wear a uniform consisting of a dark brown short sleeved shirt and tan/beige pants; they often wear a typical "sheriff" hat as well. They are armed with a nightstick and a pistol, as well as a Shotgun, which they use when the player has a higher wanted level. The motorcycle cops are always African-American. They wear white helmets, black sunglasses, what is most likely a leather jacket, and black pants with a yellow stripe on the side of either leg. They are armed with a nightstick and pistol.
GTA IV, Episodes and GTA Chinatown Wars
In Grand Theft Auto IV the cops have uniforms similar to those worn by NYPD officers in real life, and there is also a lot of variation in terms of clothing. The overall uniform consists of a dark blue long sleeved or short sleeved shirt, dark blue pants, and a dark blue hat. Cops will often have dark blue jackets on as well. When it is raining police officers wear a black rain jacket over their uniforms with a yellow LCPD on the back They are armed with a pistol, although some officers will use a shotgun when the player has a higher wanted level. Officers guarding an area, such as those atop and near the Rotterdam Tower, and the Civilization Committee will use the Carbine Rifle.
The LSPD officers in Grand Theft Auto V wear black tucked in short-sleeved shirts, long black pants with a belt and a generic black police hat. They also have a badge on their shirts. For the first time in the GTA series, female police officers appear and act the same as their male counterparts, even having their own dialogue. However they are rare, only appearing in certain locations. A common spawn point for a female officer is right outside the hospital in Sandy Shores. The officers are more interactive, and during combat can pull an injured officer into cover, and are more lethal and smarter then previous games.
- GTA III
- GTA Vice City
- GTA San Andreas
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- GTA Vice City Stories
- GTA IV