Los Santos Police Department
|Common name:||Los Santos Police Department|
|Type:||Law enforcement agency|
According to the badges on officers, the LSPD was established in 1889, nearly a hundred years after Los Santos was founded.
The LSPD appears to be well-funded and equipped, although unlike previous games, LSPD officers and cars very rarely appear on the streets of Los Santos.
Officers patrol the streets of Los Santos, making sure that nobody is breaking the law. They can be most commonly seen near police stations, but can be seen patrolling the streets on foot and by vehicle.
Officers can be encountered stopping NPC crime by shooting NPCs who are resisting arrest, shooting the car of someone they've pulled over, often killing the suspects. Unless it is a scripted random event the player is not permitted to use force to attempt to assist in the capture of a pursued NPC suspect, as a wanted level will be attained and the police attention will immediately switch to the player.
Against the Player
The police will actually attempt to arrest the player, unlike they treat NPCs. If the player resists arrest, or attacks an officer with a weapon at any moment, lethal force will be used.