- "I tell you, cops, they're everywhere these days. I can't walk down the street without someone asking for my ID, some men in blue telling me 'Who are you?' I'm Dean Frantz, I don't need to show you my ID! I mean, cops everywhere, but is there ever a cop when you need one? NO!"
- — Dean Frantz
The Anywhere City Police Department is the Police Department serving the municipality of Anywhere City, USA. At the time of release they are represented as police force of the near future. The ACPD feature prominently throughout Grand Theft Auto 2 as minor antagonists, as well as appearing briefly in the live action movie.
Uniforms and Equipment
ACPD officers wear a dark blue uniform with a lighter blue tortoiseshell shaped helmet. The standard sidearm for an officer is a pistol; although an ElectroBaton stungun was present in the beta. Members of the SWAT teams wear a similar uniform albeit with body armor, a white helmet and are slightly more accurate with the pistol. In the Game Boy Color port of GTA2, they all wear blue-and-white uniforms with red headgear, and there is no clear difference in appearance between regular patrol officers and SWAT teams.
Standard roadblock procedure is to block the road with cop cars and placing barriers in between them . Pistol armed officers would stand behind the barriers and open fire if necessary. The size of a roadblock varies on the width of a road.
The only vehicles seen used by the police are the Cop Car and SWAT Van. It is not known if the Special Agents are part of the CIA, FBI or other government agency or indeed a part of the ACPD. Cop Cars will always contain two officers armed with pistols who will both exit the vehicle and attack Claude if provoked. The SWAT Van contains up to six officers armed with pistols.
In each district a Police Headquarters can be found; normally with unlocked cop cars parked in it. The largest appears to be the Headquarters in the Commercial District which features a car impound lot with security that only spawns during the mission Dimentia To Go!. The Residential District has a large brick building with several parked police vehicles in it and is under tight security, spawning numerous policemen who are actually coded as a gang. It is prominently featured in the mission Distraction Action!. In the Industrial District, the police HQ does not appear during any mission, and is depicted as a large complex with a parking lot, without any police protection.