[[File:SWATTeam-GTAIII.jpg|thumb|right|330px|A SWAT Team, GTA III.]] The '''SWAT Team''' ('''Special Weapons and Tactics''') is a law-enforcement agency, divisions of the games' respective police departments, in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series that first appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], and was carried over to every game up to [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. In all games they are the second ones to appear once the player has reached a [[Wanted Level|four-star]] wanted level. ==Description== SWAT officers in GTA III wear a WWII style helmet with black sunglasses and turquoise coloured clothing. Their vests are blue and the helmets have "POLICE" printed on the front. SWAT Team members in GTA III wield Micro-Uzis. SWAT officers in GTA Vice City wear dark blue clothing with a tactical vest and kneepads. They also have a blue helmet and a mask covering their face. SWAT Team members in GTA Vice City wield the Uzi 9mm. SWAT officers in GTA San Andreas have a very dark blue (Almost black) appearance and wear a helmet with goggles, a mask and a tactical vest with "POLICE" printed on the front and back. GTA San Andreas SWAT Officers also have kneepads and a holster containing a Glock pistol (though the Glock is never used in the game and is only seen in cutscenes). ==Behavior== [[File:ReunitingtheFamilies-GTASA2.jpg|thumb|right|333px|[[SWAT]] officers being sent down from a [[Police Maverick]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].]] Once the player is chased by them they will chase the player in their [[Enforcer|vans]]. They will also deploy spike strips to slow the player down. They will be deployed out of the [[Police Maverick|helicopters]] by means of grappling, but only four at a time. Only in GTA Liberty City Stories, and GTA Vice City Stories will they attack the player while stationed in a roadblock. They are also well armored. Their vans are heavy, and are just a little slower than the [[Police Car]]. ==Trivia== *SWAT Teams always seem to aim for the player's tyres and blow them out, making it extremely difficult to escape. *In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] there are several missions where SWAT team members use [[SMG]]s instead of Micro Uzis. However, the actual SWAT members that pursue players when they have wanted levels use Micro Uzis and the [[SMG]] was saved for the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]]. *Despite wearing helmets, SWAT Officers will die instantly if the player shoots them in the head. *The dialogue in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas suggests that the SWAT Officers are quite unprofessional. This is reinforced when the officers make quotes such as "Ouch, rope burning my hands", when they are roping from a chopper. *Despite being an elite unit, SWAT Officers in GTA San Andreas hold their weapons sideways when firing, similar to that of the gang members in the game. ==Vehicles== *[[Enforcer]] *[[SWAT Tank]] ==Gallery==
== See also ==
* [[French SWAT]], the French equivalent.
* [[NOOSE]], GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars equivalents.
File:SwatVan-GTA2.png|An [[Anywhere City Police Department|ACPD]] [[SWAT Van]] in GTA 2.
File:Enforcer-GTAIII-front.jpg|An LCPD Enforcer, GTA III.
File:SWATTeam-GTAVC-beta.png|Pre-release screenshot of the SWAT Team, GTA Vice City.
File:SWATTeam-GTAVC-agent.jpg|A SWAT officer, GTA Vice City.
File:Enforcer-GTAVC-front.jpg|A VCPD Enforcer, GTA Vice City.
File:SWATTeam-GTASA-agent.jpg|A SWAT officer, GTA San Andreas.
File:Enforcer-GTASA-front.jpg|An Enforcer in GTA San Andreas.
File:SWAT-GTASA-front.jpg|A "[[SWAT Tank|S.W.A.T.]]" tank in GTA San Andreas.
File:SWATVan-GTAA.png|A SWAT Van in GTA Advance.
File:SWATTeam-GTALCS.jpg|SWAT Team in GTA Liberty City Stories, fighting alongside the LCPD.
File:Enforcer-GTALCS-front.jpg|An LCPD Enforcer, GTA Liberty City Stories
File:SWATTeam-GTAVCS.jpg|SWAT members in GTA Vice City Stories.
File:VCPDEnforcer-GTAVCS-front.jpg|A VCPD Enforcer, GTA Vice City Stories.