Police Car

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The Police Car is an emergency services vehicle used by police officers. The cars begin to chase the protagonist of each Grand Theft Auto game when they have received either a police head or wanted star. In Grand Theft Auto 2, it's the only car in the game which gives a Cop Bribe when crushed.

As a collector's note, activate the "Black Traffic" cheat to make the Police Car all black. This causes the car to look somewhat like an unmarked patrol car.

Throughout all GTA III era games, it is very fast with excellent handling, used to catch up to criminals and shoot them on sight, rather than arresting them. Its durability, however, isn't very high. By getting in the Police Car, the player will receive 5 ammunition rounds of Shotgun.

In GTA IV, there are two similar but separate police cars - the Police Patrol and Police Cruiser. The player can get in any police car and access the in-car computer while stationary. Here, the player can look at the most wanted lists and then track down criminals. If the sirens are shot too many times, or crushed, the sound will become distorted. The player can also dial 911 to summon the police car either by requiring assistance, or by luring into a false alarm. By stealing the cop car (while the officer searches for any incidents), a one wanted star level will appear and cops will give chase, and it will be easy to evade them, as long as the player doesn't get chased by cops for an extended period of time.


Police cars will be found randomly throughout each city, and are often locked.

Liberty City (GTA III)

Vice City

San Andreas


See Also

For related vehicles, see: