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The SWAT Team (Special Weapons and Tactics) is a law-enforcement agency in the Grand Theft Auto that first appeared in Grand Theft Auto 2, and was carried over to every game up to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. In all games they are the second ones to appear once the player has reached a four-star wanted level.


SWAT Team agents wear turquoise padding, with matching helmets, and boots. In some renditions they have either white police markings on their uniforms, or yellow markings. These markings can either read "POLICE" or "SWAT". They also have utility belts. They wield Micro-Uzis in GTA III and GTA SA, and Micro-SMG's in every other.


Once the player is chased them they will chase the player in their vans. They will also deploy spike strips to slow the player down. They will be deployed out of the helicopters by means of grappling, but only four at a time. Only in GTA LCS, and GTA VCS will they attack the player while stationed in a roadblock. They are also well armored. Their vans are heavy, and are just a little slower than the Police Car.



See also

  • GIGN, the French equivalent.
  • NOOSE, GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars equivalents.