Police Cruiser

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Police Cruiser
An LCPD Police Cruiser in GTA IV.
Manufacturer: Vapid, Bravado (TBOGT)
Type: Law Enforcement
Body Style: 4-door Cruiser, 4-door Sports Sedan (TBOGT)
Capacity: 2 Officers + (2 suspects)
Top Speed: High
Endurance: High
Appearances: GTA IV, The Ballad of Gay Tony
Based on: Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (GTA IV), Dodge Charger (TBOGT)

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.

Description

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.

Performance

The Police/NOOSE Cruiser is technically the fastest Police road vehicle, but lacks the acceleration to achieve these speeds quickly, taking 6.3 seconds to reach top speed. The vehicle cannot turn well at speed, resulting in poor cornering; on straight roads, however, its performance is generally excellent, its powerful brakes being another positive. The Cruiser is an excellent car for highway travel, or for traversing Algonquin's long avenues.

Use in side-missions

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, monitor recent crimes in the area, 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 Ballad of Gay Tony

In GTA IV's second expansion pack, another Police Cruiser is available and is a Bravado Buffalo in police livery. It is similar to the Dodge Charger Police Package used by the New York Police Department.

Trivia

The Police Cruiser's chassis is also shared with the NOOSE Cruiser and Vapid's Taxi.

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