Enforcer

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Vehicle
Enforcer
An Enforcer in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
An Enforcer in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Also known as VCPD Enforcer
NOOSE Enforcer
Vehicle type Law enforcement truck/van
Body style 4-door armored truck (GTA III — GTA IV)
4-door armored van (GTA Chinatown Wars)
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Manufacturer Brute (GTA IV)

The Enforcer is an emergency police vehicle featured in the following games:

It is called out once the player has reached a four-star wanted level (three in GTA Chinatown Wars), containing SWAT (or, in the case of GTA IV, NOOSE) officers. It has seating for up to four people, including the driver.

Description

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 corner 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.

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Between GTA III and GTA 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 [1][2], similar in body construction, livery design and minor details; differences were negligible between games.

The Enforcer bears "POLICE" markings, except in GTA Vice City and 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. In all these games, the player gains full armor upon entering an Enforcer for the first time.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In GTA IV, the Enforcer shares a chassis with the Securicar and Police Stockade (based on an armored 1989-2001 International 4000 Series, but the front turning signals have been omitted). It bears NOOSE livery, and "Liberty City Tactical Response Unit" markings. It comes with a matte black finish and, like all other emergency vehicles, cannot be washed at a car wash. It is labeled as being manufactured by Brute as an 8000cc "Turbochar" and also bears "8000 Stockade" badging.

The vehicle is heavily armored (with "Impregnable Armor" (Featuring "Don't Even Think About it" as a company slogan) brand badges present to the lower back of the vehicle's cab), rendering it almost completely bulletproof; while most vehicles can be destroyed by a shotgun shell to the fuel tank, this does not apply to the Enforcer. The vehicle is still vulnerable to explosion damage, and, while a steel mesh grating over the windshield protects the driver and front passenger from frontal assault, the cabin's side windows are not armored. It does not have a police computer, unlike most NOOSE or police vehicles.

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition of the NOOSE Enforcer leans towards a van-based design similar to a Boxville, sharing the same body design with the Alphamail.

Trivia

A wreck of a Enforcer during GTA III's introductory mission.
  • A burning wreck of an Enforcer (depicted during a cutscene to be ferrying Claude, 8-Ball and the Oriental Gentleman) can be found during the introductory mission of GTA III at the devastated Callahan Bridge. Although the Enforcer is closely similar to its regular counterpart, the van's "POLICE" marking is blue on the rear compartment instead of black, indicating its earlier pre-release form; this design element is reintroduced for the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Enforcer.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Enforcer has LSPD (Los Santos Police Department) markings, regardless of where in the state it appears.
  • In GTA III and GTA Vice City, Enforcers have red-and-white lightbars; GTA San Andreas Enforcers feature red-and-amber lightbars. Both lightbars, however, flash red and blue when active.
  • A pre-GTA IV Enforcer is featured in Manhunt 2 as a van for the Project Militia.
  • In GTA IV and its episodes, it takes at least 10 APC cannon or Explosive Shotgun rounds to trigger the Enforcer to burn and explode.
  • After taking severe damage, the GTA IV Enforcer burns within the driver cab before exploding, just like the Securicar and Police Stockade, an error in the vehicle's model causing it to burn inside instead of from the engine compartment.
  • In GTA IV the Enforcer has two qualities uncommon with most police vehicles. It has the lack of a police computer, meaning that NOOSE teams cannot monitor crimes in progress unless they listen to the radio. Second, the Enforcer can be sold at S&M Auto Sales, whereas most police vehicles can't.
  • In GTA IV, the Enforcer retains much of its original design and retains the same alphanumerical designation, LC59, from its concept art.

Locations

GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories
  • Parked in the backlot of the Staunton LCPD station. 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.
GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Parked behind the Downtown VCPD station.
GTA San Andreas
  • Usually found between a 4-6 star wanted level, though rather hard to obtain.
GTA 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. A NOOSE Enforcer will appear in roughly the same location.
  • Appears when the player obtains a four-star wanted level.
GTA Chinatown Wars
  • Parked in the back lot of the Varsity Heights LCPD station.
  • Appears when the player obtains a three-star wanted level.

See also

  • SWAT Van; GTA 2 and GTA Advance equivalent.