In all of its appearances, the Enforcer is depicted as a large armored transport van used by the law enforcement (specifically, elite paramilitary tactical units). The Enforcer is an excellent choice, as its heavy weight makes it suitable for ramming power and also serves as a roadblock vehicle when needed. One of the noticeable features is that the player will gain Body Armor upon entry of the vehicle.
Between Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Enforcer is designed as a truck-based, long chassis emergency response vehicle, apparently based on a 1980s-1990s NYPD Freightliner "E33" Emergency Response Unit truck , similar in body construction, livery design and minor details and also on the Ford L-Series; differences were negligible between games.
The Enforcer usually bears "POLICE" markings, except in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, where it has "SWAT" markings (as some forces ceased to officially use the term SWAT over time, this may be seen as a nod to historical accuracy). Police liveries of the Enforcer depend largely on those found on local Police cars, although for GTA Vice City Stories, the game's Enforcer features a black-and-white livery, contrary to the VCPD Cruiser's green-and-white livery. Much like the "Police" car, the Enforcer in GTA III is revealed in a pre-release screenshot to originally feature a blue-and-white livery; it can be assumed that the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City may have prompted the same recoloring that gave the vehicle its present black-and-white color.
As with all emergency/police vehicles, the Enforcer is equipped with sirens and lights which will cause other traffic to move out of the way when active. Although supposedly heavily armored, the truck is not bulletproof, although it is relatively resilient. It has seating for up to four people, including the driver.
Grand Theft Auto IV
In the HD Universe, the Enforcer is now based on an armored 1989-2001 International 4700 Series, with the front turning signals omitted (which, in-game, shares the same chassis with the Securicar and the Police Stockade).
It bears the NOOSE livery and "Liberty City Tactical Response Unit" markings. It comes with a black finish and cannot be washed at a car wash like every other emergency vehicle. Like the NOOSE Cruiser and NOOSE Patriot, the Enforcer is equipped with an LED light bar that does not make a distorted sound after being crushed or shot with a weapon.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
The Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars rendition of the NOOSE Enforcer leans towards a van-based design similar to the Boxville, sharing the Alphamail's body design. The truck features a simple red andblue light-bar and a white stripe down the truck, presumably leading to the seal on the side, loosely reading "NOOSE".
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The vehicle's overall performance is average-to-good. While large and heavy, the Enforcer's powerful engine allows it to accelerate well and reach high top speeds, while its cornering can be properly negotiated via the use of the handbrake. Its low clearance, small wheels and heavy weight, however, make it unsuited on rough terrain, where it may roll easily.
In GTA IV, the Enforcer returns with a decreased top speed and less power than its 3D Universe counterpart. The vehicle still has a high top speed, however the acceleration minimizes the potential of the truck reaching it. The handling was also restricted; the truck now makes very slow turns, and the truck tends to tilt heavily upon cornering. Deformation is a rarity, unless the truck is faced with a explosive such as a Rocket Launcher or the APC's cannon. The truck is also very heavy, being on par with the Phantom, whereby the truck makes good use of crashing or pushing other road users out of the way, with only scratches on the truck. Braking is also acceptable, beating trucks like the Phantom, however its weight still prevents additional braking power.
The vehicle is heavily armored with "impregnable armor", rendering it almost completely bulletproof; while most vehicles can be destroyed by a shotgun shell to the fuel tank in front of the rear wheels, this does not apply to the Enforcer. The vehicle is still vulnerable to explosive damage, and while a steel mesh covers the windshield and protects the driver and front passenger from frontal assault, the cabin's side windows are not armored. It takes at least 10 APC cannon rounds or Explosive Shotgun rounds to trigger the Enforcer to burn and explode.
The rear axle of this vehicle is also unique as compared to most of the heavy vehicles in GTA IV, as instead of having double wheel for each side of the rear axle, this vehicle has only one wheel for each side of the rear axle which is uncommon for most heavy vehicles. It is stated to have an 8000cc (8 liter) turbocharged engine on badges.
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In all of its appearances, the Enforcer is called out once the player has reached a four-star wanted level (three in Chinatown Wars), containing SWAT Officers (or, in the case of the HD Universe, NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers).
Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Parked in the backlot of the Staunton Island police headquarters. The gate into the area will only open if the player has a police vehicle. Alternately, the player can enter around the gate using the elevated veranda of the station's front entrance.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
- Obtainable during "Blow Your Cover", when the player returns to the same spot where they park Playboy X's yellow Patriot at a deal in Beechwood City, Broker. The Enforcer will appear in roughly the same location.
Episodes from Liberty City
- Obtainable in The Lost and Damned during the mission Buyer's Market, after getting out of the building and taking out the last enemies.
- Obtainable in The Ballad of Gay Tony during the mission Going Deep, if the player manages not to destroy it when it appears. The FIB Buffalo also appears here.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- Parked in the back lot of the Varsity Heights police station and many other police stations.
- If the player enters an Enforcer, they will receive a full Body Armor if they didn't have it before. If the player lost some of their armor, it will be 100% again, except in GTA IV, where the player receive 20% of Body Armor when they enter (it works similar as the Health in case of Ambulances). If the player tries to store the Enforcer in a garage using a Towtruck the body armor will disappear and will not be equipped next time the player enters the Enforcer.
- In GTA III and GTA Vice City, Enforcers have red-and-white lightbars; the GTA San Andreas version features red-and-amber lightbars. Both lightbars, however, flash red and blue when active.
- In the Introduction (GTA III) the Enforcer that is on fire and flipped to its side on Callahan Bridge, is the version from GTA LCS. The main difference is the color of the word "POLICE" and a darker shade of black.
- The Enforcer's grill in the Mobile version is remastered.
- In GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Enforcer doesn't feature a rear license plate.
- In GTA San Andreas, the Enforcer has LSPD (Los Santos Police Department) markings, regardless of where in the state it appears.
- The Enforcer has been featured in Manhunt 2 as a van for the Project Militia.
- In GTA IV, the Enforcer has no windows, but when blown up, windows appear in its "wreck form" just like the Police Stockade.
- After taking severe damage, the GTA IV Enforcer burns within the driver cab before exploding, just like the Securicar and the Police Stockade.
- In GTA IV, the Enforcer can be sold at S&M Auto Sales where as the other NOOSE Vehicles, Police Vehicles and the FIB Buffalo can't.
- The Enforcer does not have a Police Computer, unlike the other Law Enforcement Vehicles (except for the Annihilator and Police Maverick), because it is used by the NOOSE Tactical Response Unit Officers, who are only called for interventions. However, starting the side mission in a different car and then, entering an Enforcer, the side mission will continue.
- In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, it is one of the three vehicles seen (though partially) in 3D (The Offshore Offload), along with Heston's Admiral (Evidence Dash) and the Ammu-Nation Yankee. Its license plate is "NOO 53" ("NOOSE" in leetspeak).