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An LCPD Police Patrol in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

The Police Patrol is a Merit modified for police service in Grand Theft Auto IV. In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, it is depicted as a generic police car, possibly representing both GTA IV's Police Patrol, as well as the Police Cruiser.

Description

The Police Patrol is modeled after the eighth generation Chevrolet Impala Police Edition. It can be found on the streets of Liberty City along with the Police Cruiser. The vehicle is manufactured by Declasse.

The Patrol is generally used as a patrol vehicle rather than a pursuit vehicle, due to it being slower and heavier than the Police Cruiser (the acceleration is about the same). Like the Cruiser, the Patrol's livery is clearly based on that of the New York Police Department's vehicles.

In GTA Chinatown Wars, the Patrol bears LAPD-style markings, rather than the NYPD style, making the car more immediately recognizable as a police car via the DS interface; the car also incorporate GTA IV's police computer for use in vigilante side missions. In cutscences, it is depicted with omitted rear quarter glasses.

Use in side-missions

When the player is stationary in any police vehicle they can access the Police Computer (this is done by pressing the L1 button (PlayStation 3), the LB button (Xbox 360), or the E key (PC)), which lets Niko search for the most wanted criminals, see what the most recent crimes are, search the police records and even call for backup. This is where the player can start the Vigilante style side missions and the Most Wanted side missions.

Trivia

A rendering of the papercraft "Police Car" from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • Although distinct from the Police Cruiser, the Patrol has "Police Cruiser" badging in GTA IV.
  • Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a "Police Car". The car's design is a cross between the police cars depicted in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, as well as newer police cars seen in GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars.
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This article uses material from the "Police Patrol" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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