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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 Chinatown Wars), containing SWAT (or, in the case of GTA IV, NOOSE) officers. It has seating for up to four people, including the driver.


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. In some games, the player gains Armor upon entering the Enforcer.

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.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In the GTA IV Era, 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 (Don't Even Think About It)" 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.


  • 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 has been featured in Manhunt 2 as a van for the Project Militia.
  • In GTA Vice City Stories, if you shoot the enforcer with a minigun it will explode but when its a wreck, its still on fire and explodes one more time.
  • It can take at least 10 APC cannon bullets or Explosive Shotgun to make it undrivable.
  • When its engine is about to explode it burns in the cabin, this also applies with the Securicar and Police Stockade, its other variants.


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 Chinatown Wars

See also

  • SWAT Van; GTA 2 and GTA Advance equivalent.