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For a similar agency present only in GTA IV see Bureau of Narcotics
Swallowing balloons full of heroin is a great party trick but will get you 20 years in federal prison.
— DOA on Bleeter
Remember, marijuana is a gateway drug to loose sex, enjoying bad music and movies. Don't do it.
— DOA on Bleeter
Report anyone that looks high to our hotline — you could be saving their life.
— DOA on Bleeter

The Drug Observation Agency (DOA), also known as the Bureau of Narcotics, is primarily an undercover intelligence agency mentioned in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V, and physically introduced in Grand Theft Auto Online.


The agency appears to be named after the real-life Drug Enforcement Administration. It plays a small role in the HD Universe, being mentioned but playing no role with the story events in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V. In Grand Theft Auto Online, however, the agency makes its first appearance in the heist finale of "Series A Funding."

Events of Grand Theft Auto IV

Only two mentions of the DOA exists in GTA IV, one on the LCPD sub-station in Star Junction and the other reference is seen on a member of the Skinheads, who has a tattoo of the logo.

Events of Grand Theft Auto Online

The DOA makes its only appearance in the finale mission of the heist "Series A Funding." During the final pre-completion cutscene, players deliver their stolen drugs to Trevor. Later, Trevor is seen dealing the drugs to a strange man who, unbeknownst to Trevor, is an undercover DOA agent. After realizing that the deal was actually a sting operation, Trevor escapes by jumping off of a cliff into the ocean, with a team of DOA agents and LSPD police officers shooting at him from atop the cliff.

Events of Grand Theft Auto V

The DOA makes irregular anti-drug use bleets on Bleeter.







  • The logo of the agency has an eye on the top. This is referencing the "observation" part of the name.
    • In addition said eye and the typeface for the letters "DOA" are the same as those used on the DEA's logo and "DEA" letters.
  • Although the DOA is a separate agency from the LSPD, LSPD officers are seen shooting at Trevor in 'Series A Funding' instead of DOA agents. This is most likely due to the fact that the DOA specializes in observation and intelligence gathering, hence they usually cooperate with their actual law enforcement counterparts.
    • There are unused DOA agent models in GTA Online files [1].
  • In law enforcement, the term DOA stands for "Dead on Arrival," which may indicate a more shady side of the DOA.

See Also


  1. \Grand Theft Auto V\update\x64\dlcpacks\mpheist\dlc.rpf\x64\models\cdimages\mpheist_componentpeds.rpf\u_m_m_doa_01.ydd

    Unused DOA Agent rendered