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A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws. In the Grand Theft Auto series, these agencies, most notably police forces, serve as the protagonist's main border from causing different crimes.

Description

Role and behavior

Law enforcement agencies are used to enforce the laws on the streets. Members of such agencies will become hostile at other pedestrians should they witness them doing any type of crime. As of result, they will either chase or kill criminals, depending on the situation (i.e. arrest the suspect if they are not hostile, or kill the suspect if threatened).

Under this category comes also the player's character, who can commit a large number of crimes ranging from hijacking to murdering. The attention the player receives from the agencies is dependent on the player's wanted level, as local police departments will respond to "small" crimes, while commando units will respond to much more serious scenarios.

In the HD Universe, the player would be mostly chased by members of the local police department; in Grand Theft Auto IV, it is the LCPD, whilst Grand Theft Auto V features the LSPD. Officers at one star will mostly attempt to arrest the player, while officers at two stars may also shoot at the player with any forms of aggression. At three stars, police officers will call Police Mavericks to hunt the player down, and the primary NOOSE units start to dispatch. At four to six stars, most of the police officers will be replaced by the FIB and by military-style reinforcements (NOOSE). 

Known Agencies

* - mentioned only

uu - unused/unseen/game files

Logo Name and Classification Abbreviation Based On Appears In First Mentioned
NOOSE-GTA4-logo
National Office of Security Enforcement
Government Law Enforcement Agency
Tactical Response Unit
Immigration Authority
Military-Style Operations
NOOSE
SWAT
DHS
NSA
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTA: Chinatown Wars
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA IV
FIB logo
Federal Investigation Bureau
Government Agency & Federal Law Enforcement
FIB
FBI
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTA: Chinatown Wars
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA IV
IAA-GTAV-Seal
Internal Affairs Agency
Intelligence Agency
IAA
CIA
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTAV
GTA Online
GTA IV
LCPD-GTA4-logo
Liberty City Police Department
Municipal Police
LCPD
NYPD
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTA: Chinatown Wars

GTA IV
State police logo
Alderney State Police
State Police
ASP
NJSP
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTA IV
ASDOC Logo TLAD
Alderney State Department of Corrections
Corrections Department
ASDOC
NJDOC
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTA IV
N/A
Internal Affairs Division
Federal Agency
IAD
IA
GTA: Chinatown Wars
TLAD
GTA Online
TLAD
LSPD logo GTA V
Los Santos Police Department
Municipal Police
LSPD
LAPD
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA V
LSCS logo
Los Santos County Sheriff
County Police
LSSD
LACSD
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA V
SAHP
San Andreas Highway Patrol
State Police
SAHP
CHP
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA V
Feet diff 000 a uni-0
San Andreas Park Ranger
Park Police
SAPR
SPPO
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA V
NorthYanktonStatePatrol-Logo-GTAV
North Yankton State Patrol
State Police
NYSP
NDHP
GTA V
GTA V
Liberty-City-Port-Authority-Logo-1
Liberty City Port Authority
Port Authority
LCPA
PANYNJ
GTA IV
TBoGT
TLAD
GTA IV
SASPA GTA V
San Andreas State Prison Authority
Correction Authority/Prison Security
SASPA
CDCR
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA V
DOA logo GTA V
Drug Observation Agency
Federal Law Enforcement & Intelligence Agency
DOA
DEA
GTA IV
GTA V*
GTA Online
GTA IV
NationalCoastGuard-GTAV-Logo
San Andreas Coast Guard
State Coast Guard
SACG
USCG
GTA V
GTA Online
GTA V
N/A
Bureau of Narcotics
Federal Law Enforcement & Intelligence Agency
BON
DEA
GTA IV*
GTA IV
N/A
Global Police
International Criminal Police
Globalpol
Interpol
GTA V*
GTA V
N/A
Central Intelligence Agency
Intelligence Agency
CIA
CIA
Grand Theft Auto IV*
TLAD uu
TBoGT*
GTA IV

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