Police Cruiser

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Police Cruiser
An LCPD Police Cruiser in GTA IV.
Manufacturer: Vapid
Type: Law Enforcement
Body Style: 4-door Crusier
Capacity: 2 Officers + (2 suspects)
Top Speed: High
Endurance: High
Appearances: GTA IV
Based on: Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (GTA IV)

The Vapid Police Cruiser is one of two police cars used by the Liberty City Police Department in Grand Theft Auto IV, the other being the Police Patrol.


Like the Police Patrol, the Police Cruiser can be found at almost any LCPD station, and is dressed in LCPD livery (based on that of the NYPD). It is faster and more agile than the Police Patrol.

The Police Cruiser is an amalgamation of various Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, thus probably powered by a tuned V8. It's taillights are similar to those of a 1992-1994 model; the chassis, including: windows, headlights (however upside down, similar to a 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis), and front and rear bumpers resemble those of the 1992-'97 models; and the grille and hood look like those of 1998 and later models. The dashboard instrument cluster is unlike the Ford product, consisting of a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge rather than the Crown Victoria's central speedometer and gauges for fuel, temperature, oil pressure and volts.


The Police/NOOSE Cruiser is technically the fastest Police road vehicle, but lacks good acceleration to achieve these speeds quickly. The top speed is 194mph, but 6.3 seconds will pass by before the vehicle reaches 60mph. The vehicle cannot corner well, resulting in an overall poor performance while trying to turn at speed. However in a straight line, the vehicle's performance is excellent and can brake quickly as well.

Use in submissions

When the player is stationary in any police vehicle they can access the Police Computer (this is done by pressing the L1 button (PlayStation 3), the LB button (Xbox 360), or the E key (PC)), which lets Niko search for the 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.


The actual name for the car's model is unknown. Three cars are based on it, the Police Cruiser, Noose Cruiser, and the Vapid Taxi.