This article refers to a vehicle in GTA 2 and GTA Advance. For a similarly named vehicle in GTA San Andreas, see SWAT Truck.
A Swat Van in GTA 2.
A SWAT Van in GTA Advance.

The SWAT Van is a police van in Grand Theft Auto 2 and Grand Theft Auto Advance. The vehicle's name is spelled as "Swat Van" in GTA 2.



The vehicle is evidently a police van used to carry SWAT teams when the player attains a 4 police head/star wanted level. The vehicle is comparatively larger and more durable, appearing in tandem with with lighter but faster police cars.

In GTA 2, the van is part of the Anywhere City Police Department vehicle fleet, appearing in the Downtown, Residential, and Industrial Districts of Anywhere City. GTA 2's Swat Van was succeeded by the Enforcer starting GTA III, but the GTA Advance rendition of the vehicle was dubbed the "SWAT Van", serving as part of the Liberty City Police Department force.

The SWAT Van in GTA Advance can also be used to activate Vigilante side-missions.


The van tends to be heavier and more durable than police cars, providing the police force an advantage if the player continues to drive a lighter, weaker vehicle. Variables still exist between the GTA 2 rendition and the GTA Advance rendition; in GTA 2, the Swat Van is slow but compensates with its excellent acceleration; the SWAT Van in GTA Advance has an above average top speed and could be crushed for $5,150, but may be prone to toppling over. Being designed as a vehicle with two front doors for the cab and an addition two in the rear, the vehicle tends to unload four SWAT units.