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| name = Police Patrol
 
| name = Police Patrol
| front_image = PolicePatrol-GTA4-front.jpg
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| aka = <code>Police2</code> <small>(game file name, GTA IV)</small>
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| front_image = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = An LCPD Police Patrol in GTA IV
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| caption = A '''Police Patrol''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
| rear_image = PolicePatrol-GTA4-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-rear.png
| manufacturer = [[Declasse]]
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| manufacturer = [[Declasse]]
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| related = [[Merit]]<br>[[Police Cruiser]]
 
| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|Law enforcement car]]
 
| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|Law enforcement car]]
| body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4-door sedan]]
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| body_style = [[:Category:Sedans|4-door sedan]]
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]] (unconfirmed)
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''
 
}}
 
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The [[Declasse]] '''Police Patrol''' is a police vehicle in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
   
The '''Police Patrol''' is a [[Declasse]] [[Merit]] [[Police Car|modified for police service]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], it is depicted as a generic police car, possibly representing both GTA IV's Police Patrol, as well as the [[Police Cruiser]].
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== Design ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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The Police Patrol's front is modeled after the eighth generation [[wikipedia:Chevrolet Impala#Police Package|Chevrolet Impala Police Edition]] while the back resembles a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_3_Series_%28E36%29 BMW 318i E36]. Like the Cruiser, the Patrol's livery is clearly based on those of the [http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/805/ajmnypd1328tn6.jpg New York Police Department's vehicles].
   
== Description ==
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It is the police version of the [[Merit]], featuring the same equipment as on its [[Vapid]] counterpart, the [[Police Cruiser]]. Like the second one, it serves as the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] police car, and its usage may vary during the game.
The Police Patrol's front is modeled after the eighth generation [[wikipedia:Chevrolet Impala#Police Package|Chevrolet Impala Police Edition]] while the back [[File:Police2_badges.png|thumb]]is from the ninth generation. It can be found on the streets of [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] along with the [[Police Cruiser]]. The vehicle is manufactured by [[Declasse]]. Like the Cruiser, the Patrol's livery is clearly based on that of the [[wp:New York Police Department|New York Police Department]]'s vehicles.
 
   
The Patrol is generally used as a patrol vehicle rather than a pursuit vehicle, due to it being slower and heavier than the [[Police Cruiser]] (the acceleration is about the same).
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The vehicle also features a slick-top counterpart, like the Police Cruiser. While it is unobtainable without the use of a trainer to access its relevant file, the model removes the roof-mounted light-bar, but still allowing its sirens. The lighting effect around the vehicle is also removed. The slick-top is influenced by the real-life NYPD [http://www.policeny.com/bui/ImpalaSTr%20(Custom).JPG Chevrolet Impala slick-tops] used in New York. Both the standard and the slick-top versions, as well as the [[Merit]]-based [[Taxi]] features cut wires. These wires are more visible in the second one due to the lack of emergency lights on the roof, while in the Taxi, these can be seen with the roof sign removed by crashing onto an obstacle.
   
In GTA Chinatown Wars, the Patrol bears [[wp:Los Angeles Police Department|LAPD]]-style markings, rather than the LCPD style, making the car more immediately recognizable as a police car via the DS interface; the car also incorporates GTA IV's police computer for use in vigilante side missions, and being the defacto police car in the game, is the fastest sedan-based law-enforcement vehicle in the game, with responsive controls and good durability. In cutscenes, the car in its GTA IV form may be seen (alongside the [[Police Cruiser]]), but is depicted with omitted rear quarter glasses.
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===Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars===
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', the Patrol bears [[wp:Los Angeles Police Department|LAPD]]-style markings, rather than the LCPD-style, making the car more immediately recognizable as a police car via the DS interface; the car also incorporates GTA IV's police computer for use in vigilante side missions, and being the defacto police car in the game, it is the fastest sedan-based law-enforcement vehicle in the game, with responsive controls and good durability.
   
The PSP depiction of the Police Patrol in GTA CW looks more similar to its GTA IV counterpart. It differs in which "LCPD" is written on the roof the car, unlike the DS/iOS versions.
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In cutscenes, the car in its ''GTA IV'' form may be seen (alongside the [[Police Cruiser]]), but is depicted with omitted rear quarter glasses.
   
It is likely it will return in GTA V, and resembles a 2013 Ford Taurus Interceptor.
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The PSP depiction of the Police Patrol in GTA CW looks more similar to its ''GTA IV'' counterpart. It differs in which "LCPD" is written on the roof the car, unlike the DS/iOS versions.
   
{| align="center"
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===Current Design Gallery===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="6" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="120">
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
PolicePatrol-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:PolicePatrol-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| Front_quarter_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-FrontQuarter.png
PolicePatrol-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
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| Top_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Top.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-RearQuarter.png
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| Front_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Front.png
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| Side_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Side.png
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| Rear_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Rear.png
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| Engine_bay_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Engine.png
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| Underside_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Underside.png
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| Inside_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Inside.png
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| Badge_texture_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Badges.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTAIV-Open.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = FPSNotAvailable-GTAWiki.png
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}}
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTACW_Front_imagename = PolicePatrol-GTACW.png
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}}
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==Performance==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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The Patrol, as the name implies, is generally used as a patrol vehicle rather than a pursuit vehicle, due to it being slower and heavier than the [[Police Cruiser]], however the acceleration is about the same. The Police Patrol has good handling, with minimal spin and smooth turning, but has a tendency to roll over whilst turning at high speed.
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Just like the [[Merit]], it is powered by a modelled twin-cam inline-4 engine, positioned in a front-engine, rear wheel drive configuration.
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====GTA IV Overview====
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time =
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|Top Speed Files =
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|Top Speed Tested =
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|Engine = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain Files=
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|Drivetrain Tested= RWD
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|Gears Files=
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|Gears Tested= 5
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|Mass (Files only)=
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}}
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', the Police Patrol returns with a much better overall performance. Handling is now significantly greater, thanks to an improved suspension stability system, giving the car some great, nimble handling at average speeds. Its top speed can be reached in a matter of seconds, thanks to an impressive amount of acceleration and great traction. Braking is also acceptable, and from top speed, takes only as long as acceleration to come to a complete halt.
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Handling at high speeds is still impressive, and the vehicle can easily be controlled in the hands of an expert, even despite the oversteer present at these speeds.
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One major disadvantage is the car's durability; a few major frontal collisions is all it takes before the car begins to smoke, eventually leading to a loss in acceleration and a limit to its top speed.
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On the whole, the performance of the Police Patrol in GTA CW is well above average, and it appears to be mislead by how the LCPD appear to use it, where they limit their ability for speed during pursuits.
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==Prominent Appearances in Missions==
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*The Police Patrol may be used in mission requiring a police computer ([[Search and Delete]], [[Portrait of a Killer]] and [[Smackdown (GTA IV)|Smackdown]]), if it spawns instead of the [[Police Cruiser]]. It may also spawn in [[Crime and Punishment]], however the Cruiser responds to a call in [[Beachgate]]. 
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*The Police Patrol also appears as roadblocks and transport for [[NOOSE]] in [[Three Leaf Clover]]. 
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*The Police Patrol appears as part of [[Aiden O'Malley|Aiden O'Malley's]] prisoner transport in [[Tunnel of Death]].
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*The Police Patrol can be used in the [[Most Wanted]] and [[Vigilante]] side missions.
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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PolicePatrolSlickTop-GTAIV-front.png|The slick-top '''Police Patrol''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. (<small>[[:File:PolicePatrolSlickTop-GTAIV-rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>)
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PolicePatrol-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV. (<small>[[:Image:PolicePatrol-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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PoliceLivery-GTAIV.png|[[LCPD]] livery appearing on the Police Patrol, also found on the [[Police Cruiser]].
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PolicePatrol-GTACW-Android.png|GTA Chinatown Wars. (Tablet version).
 
PolicePatrol-GTACW-busted.png|Pre-rendered in GTA Chinatown Wars, as depicted when the player is "[[Busted]]".
 
PolicePatrol-GTACW-busted.png|Pre-rendered in GTA Chinatown Wars, as depicted when the player is "[[Busted]]".
Franklin&Chaos-GTAV.jpg|The rumored Police Patrol burning inGTA V.
 
Cop chase.png
 
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
   
== Use in side-missions ==
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==Locations==
When the player is stationary in any police vehicle they can access the [[Police Computer|police computer]], which lets the player search for the [[Most Wanted|most wanted criminals]], see what the most recent crimes are, search the police records and even call for backup. This is where the player can start the [[Vigilante]] style side missions and the Most Wanted side missions.
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Much like the [[Vapid]] counterpart, the Police Patrol may spawn on streets, at most police stations, dialing 911 in the [[Mobile Phone]] and during [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted levels]], from one star and above. Although spawns randomly, the Police Patrol is more likely to spawn more than the Police Cruiser in [[Broker]].
 
==Trivia==
 
[[Image:PoliceCar-GTACW-papercraft.jpg|275px|thumb|right|A rendering of the papercraft "Police Car" from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].]]
 
   
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== Trivia ==
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[[Image:PoliceCar-GTACW-papercraft.jpg|200px|thumb|right|A rendering of the papercraft "Police Car" from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].]]
 
* Although distinct from the Police Cruiser, the Patrol has "Police Cruiser" badging in GTA IV. The same badge is seen on the back of the actual Police Cruiser.
 
* Although distinct from the Police Cruiser, the Patrol has "Police Cruiser" badging in GTA IV. The same badge is seen on the back of the actual Police Cruiser.
 
* Under the "[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|Chinatown Wars]]" section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a "Police Car". The car's design is a cross between the [[Police Car|police cars]] depicted in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], as well as newer police cars seen in GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
* Under the "[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|Chinatown Wars]]" section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a "Police Car". The car's design is a cross between the [[Police Car|police cars]] depicted in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], as well as newer police cars seen in GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars.
*Like other emergency vehicles with roof-mounted strobe lights in GTA IV, the Police Patrol's siren will malfunction by wailing in random, distorted pitches if the strobe light housing is significantly damaged by gunfire, falling objects, or rolling of the vehicle. The second and third sirens noises are also disabled, leaving the car with only the malfunctioning siren noise.
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* Like other emergency vehicles with roof-mounted strobe lights in GTA IV, the Police Patrol's siren will malfunction by wailing in random, distorted pitches if the strobe light housing is significantly damaged by gunfire, falling objects, or rolling of the vehicle. The second and third siren noises are also disabled, leaving the car with only the malfunctioning siren noise.
* Unlike the Police Cruiser, you cannot get the Police Patrol in multiplayer for unknown reasons. Only the Police Cruiser remains at police stations in GTA IV, and can be seen patrolling if you have Police turned on in your multiplayer preferences.
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* Unlike the Police Cruiser, the Police Patrol doesn't spawn in multiplayer for unknown reasons. Only the Police Cruiser remains as the primary police car in ''GTA IV'', and can be seen patrolling if you have Police turned on in your multiplayer preferences. On [[Races in GTA IV|multiplayer races]], however, one can select the Police Patrol.
* In a screenshot for GTA V, a different police vehicle is shown chasing a car thief. It is unknown if this is the Police Patrol, the final version of the Police Cruiser or a second Police Cruiser. Judging by the decal, it is probably made by Vapid.
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* The Police Patrol has a brief cameo in the ingame movie for ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' [[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]] which appears during the intro to the film along with the [[Taxi]] based on the first generation [[Stanier]] & the [[Cabby]] based on the [[Minivan]].
* When turning corners at high speeds in the Police Patrol, it has a tendency to roll over.
 
* Interestingly, the Police Patrol is more likely to spawn than the Police Cruiser if you're in Broker.
 
* The Police Patrol, and the [[Police Cruiser]], are almost identical with the NYPD Police Cars.[[File:Comparsion_between_the_LCPD_and_the_NYPD_cars.jpg|thumb|Comparsion between the LCPD and the NYPD cars.]]
 
   
==Glitches==
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== Glitches ==
* Be careful when attempting to "save" a Police Patrol (or Police Cruiser) in a parking spot. Often times police officers will just enter the car and drive off, despite it being parked in "your" parking spot. This occurs with either a lone policeman, or if a policeman is chasing and apprehending a non-player criminal on the street then both will enter the car and the police officer will drive off. This tends to occur more often after just loading a save.
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* Police officers will steal the car when parked in safehouse parking spot. This occurs when a police officer is chasing a suspect nearby. If the suspect is detained, the officer will escort them into the car and drive off. If the player steals it back, they will receive no wanted level, but they will if they attack the officer to prevent further theft.
   
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==See Also==
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*[[Merit]] - Civilian counterpart.
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*[[Police Cruiser]] - Another police car appearing alongside the Police Patrol in GTA IV.
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Latest revision as of 13:08, May 2, 2016


The Declasse Police Patrol is a police vehicle in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Design Edit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Police Patrol's front is modeled after the eighth generation Chevrolet Impala Police Edition while the back resembles a BMW 318i E36. Like the Cruiser, the Patrol's livery is clearly based on those of the New York Police Department's vehicles.

It is the police version of the Merit, featuring the same equipment as on its Vapid counterpart, the Police Cruiser. Like the second one, it serves as the LCPD police car, and its usage may vary during the game.

The vehicle also features a slick-top counterpart, like the Police Cruiser. While it is unobtainable without the use of a trainer to access its relevant file, the model removes the roof-mounted light-bar, but still allowing its sirens. The lighting effect around the vehicle is also removed. The slick-top is influenced by the real-life NYPD Chevrolet Impala slick-tops used in New York. Both the standard and the slick-top versions, as well as the Merit-based Taxi features cut wires. These wires are more visible in the second one due to the lack of emergency lights on the roof, while in the Taxi, these can be seen with the roof sign removed by crashing onto an obstacle.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Patrol bears LAPD-style markings, rather than the LCPD-style, making the car more immediately recognizable as a police car via the DS interface; the car also incorporates GTA IV's police computer for use in vigilante side missions, and being the defacto police car in the game, it is the fastest sedan-based law-enforcement vehicle in the game, with responsive controls and good durability.

In cutscenes, the car in its GTA IV form may be seen (alongside the Police Cruiser), but is depicted with omitted rear quarter glasses.

The PSP depiction of the Police Patrol in GTA CW looks more similar to its GTA IV counterpart. It differs in which "LCPD" is written on the roof the car, unlike the DS/iOS versions.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Patrol, as the name implies, is generally used as a patrol vehicle rather than a pursuit vehicle, due to it being slower and heavier than the Police Cruiser, however the acceleration is about the same. The Police Patrol has good handling, with minimal spin and smooth turning, but has a tendency to roll over whilst turning at high speed.

Just like the Merit, it is powered by a modelled twin-cam inline-4 engine, positioned in a front-engine, rear wheel drive configuration.

GTA IV OverviewEdit

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
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Top Speed (Tested)
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FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
n/a
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Police Patrol returns with a much better overall performance. Handling is now significantly greater, thanks to an improved suspension stability system, giving the car some great, nimble handling at average speeds. Its top speed can be reached in a matter of seconds, thanks to an impressive amount of acceleration and great traction. Braking is also acceptable, and from top speed, takes only as long as acceleration to come to a complete halt. Handling at high speeds is still impressive, and the vehicle can easily be controlled in the hands of an expert, even despite the oversteer present at these speeds.

One major disadvantage is the car's durability; a few major frontal collisions is all it takes before the car begins to smoke, eventually leading to a loss in acceleration and a limit to its top speed.

On the whole, the performance of the Police Patrol in GTA CW is well above average, and it appears to be mislead by how the LCPD appear to use it, where they limit their ability for speed during pursuits.

Prominent Appearances in MissionsEdit

Image GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

Much like the Vapid counterpart, the Police Patrol may spawn on streets, at most police stations, dialing 911 in the Mobile Phone and during wanted levels, from one star and above. Although spawns randomly, the Police Patrol is more likely to spawn more than the Police Cruiser in Broker.

Trivia Edit

PoliceCar-GTACW-papercraft

A rendering of the papercraft "Police Car" from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.

  • Although distinct from the Police Cruiser, the Patrol has "Police Cruiser" badging in GTA IV. The same badge is seen on the back of the actual Police Cruiser.
  • Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a "Police Car". The car's design is a cross between the police cars depicted in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, as well as newer police cars seen in GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars.
  • Like other emergency vehicles with roof-mounted strobe lights in GTA IV, the Police Patrol's siren will malfunction by wailing in random, distorted pitches if the strobe light housing is significantly damaged by gunfire, falling objects, or rolling of the vehicle. The second and third siren noises are also disabled, leaving the car with only the malfunctioning siren noise.
  • Unlike the Police Cruiser, the Police Patrol doesn't spawn in multiplayer for unknown reasons. Only the Police Cruiser remains as the primary police car in GTA IV, and can be seen patrolling if you have Police turned on in your multiplayer preferences. On multiplayer races, however, one can select the Police Patrol.
  • The Police Patrol has a brief cameo in the ingame movie for Grand Theft Auto V Meltdown which appears during the intro to the film along with the Taxi based on the first generation Stanier & the Cabby based on the Minivan.

Glitches Edit

  • Police officers will steal the car when parked in safehouse parking spot. This occurs when a police officer is chasing a suspect nearby. If the suspect is detained, the officer will escort them into the car and drive off. If the player steals it back, they will receive no wanted level, but they will if they attack the officer to prevent further theft.

See AlsoEdit

  • Merit - Civilian counterpart.
  • Police Cruiser - Another police car appearing alongside the Police Patrol in GTA IV.

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