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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 Officers in GTA III wear a WWII style helmet with black sunglasses and turquoise coloured clothing. Their vests are black and the helmets have "POLICE" printed on the front. SWAT Team members in GTA:III wield Micro-Uzis. SWAT Team members in GTA: Vice City wear dark blue clothing with a tactical vest and kneepads. They also have a blue helmet and a mask covering their face. SWAT Team members in GTA: Vice City wield the Uzi 9mm. The SWAT team members in GTA: San Andreas have a very dark blue (Almost black) appearance and wear a helmet with goggles, a mask and a tactical vest with "POLICE" printed on the front and back. GTA: San Andreas SWAT Officers also have kneepads and a holster containing a Glock pistol (Though the Glock is never used in the game and is only seen in cutscenes).



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.


  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas there are several missions where SWAT team members use SMGs instead of Micro Uzis. However, the actual SWAT members that pursue players when they have wanted levels use Micro Uzis and the SMG was saved for the FBI.



See also

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