For information about how the LSPD pursue the player, see here.
LSPD police car, GTA San Andreas.
Games: GTA San Andreas
Locations: San Andreas
Leader: Unknown
Type: Law Enforcement Agency
Enemies: Carl Johnson
Grove Street Families
Los Santos Vagos
Varrios Los Aztecas
Affiliations: San Andreas Police Department, C.R.A.S.H., FBI, SWAT
Vehicles: Police Car
Police Maverick
Weapons: Pistol
Pump-Action Shotgun
Businesses: Law Enforcement
Members: Frank Tenpenny
Eddie Pulaski
Ralph Pendelbury
Jimmy Hernandez
Motor Officers

The Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is a branch of the San Andreas Police Department servicing the city of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The LSPD is the largest police force in the state.



Modeled after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the LSPD are a prominent part of the storyline in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The department's headquarters sit adjacent to Los Santos City Hall in the Pershing Square neighbourhood of Los Santos, San Andreas. This is where the player re-spawns after being arrested anywhere within Los Santos city limits.

There is also another smaller "LSPD HQ", located in Dillimore, Red County; while unspecified by its signage to be within LSPD's jurisdiction, the game dubs the station as an "LSPD HQ" when the player enters the station. This may be because when the interior was used the name was as well. However, if the player is busted in Red County, the player respawns at the Pershing Square LSPD instead. This may indicate the LSPD in Red County is uncharged of all the small towns in the Red County.

The LSPD houses a branch known as C.R.A.S.H. (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, based on a real-life anti-gang branch of the LAPD), of which officers Frank Tenpenny, Eddie Pulaski, and Jimmy Hernandez are members. Tenpenny and Pulaski also represent the main antagonistic element throughout the game's entire storyline, and use their authority as LSPD officers to achieve their sinister ends.


The LSPD seems to host the only SWAT team in San Andreas as the Enforcers that appear when the player has a 4-star wanted level have LSPD markings on them regardless of the players location.

Police brutality

Police brutality in the Los Santos Police Department parking garage, GTA San Andreas.

In the underground garage of the Los Santos Police Department headquarters, the player can witness police brutality in the form of one police officer repeatedly punching a random pedestrian model while a second officer taunts or cheers on. This set piece may be inspired by the real-life beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles Police Department, which eventually triggered the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Often, when pedestrians bump into police cars on the highway, police will try to kill them. Sometimes, if it happens vice versa, the police will do the same actions and try to kill the ped.



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