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Let's tighten the noose!
— NOOSE TRU officers battling the player in Grand Theft Auto V.

The National Office of Security Enforcement (NOOSE) is a federal executive department[2] in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing in all of the HD Universe games.


The National Office of Security Enforcement is a federal executive department of the United States government. It is based on the United States Department of Homeland Security. It plays a major role in Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes.

The National Office of Security Enforcement is divided into two known agencies:

Following the renewal of the Jingoism Act by President Lawton in 2008, the size of NOOSE swelled to more than 30,000 agents as fears of foreign terror gripped the nation, with the vulnerability of Liberty City being a major facet of those fears. Following this, the presence of NOOSE Patriotism and Immigration Authority and Tactical Response Unit teams grew, with an emphasis on combating organized crime and the drug trade in addition to addressing homeland security concerns.

Employees and Associates[]

NOOSE Stations[]

Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City[]

  • No facilities are known in Liberty City; however, they most likely share stations with the LCPD. If Tactical Response Unit teams are deployed at four stars, the Dispatcher may be heard saying "Dispatch NOOSE team from (ex: Varsity Heights)", implying that teams could be responding from precincts located in the neighborhood that was mentioned. The East Holland Police Station and the Lower Easton Police Station could be two shared with regular police, since an Annihilator spawns in the helipads in GTA IV and TBOGT singleplayer.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars[]

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online[]




  • A noose is a type of self-tightening knot, most commonly known for the Hangman's knot used in public hangings. A reference to the Hangman's knot is depicted on the eagle's shield within the NOOSE seal, also, there is a multiplayer mode named "Hangman's NOOSE". There is also an idiom, "to tighten the noose on [subject of sentence]", which means to enforce or clamp down on incorrect or illegal behavior, fitting the organization's role as law enforcers.
  • The NOOSE seal is a combination of the seals of the U.S Department Of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. The primary design (the color scheme, the border and the eagle) is based on the Department of Homeland Security seal while the shield and key the eagle is holding is similar to the National Security Agency's seal.
  • The NOOSE seal is emblazoned on Fort Baxter Air Base in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The Definitive Edition, suggesting that the base is their property. This is considered non-canon and an oversight by the developers, as NOOSE does not exist in the 3D Universe.
  • NOOSE employs Gruppe Sechs guards, as they can be seen guarding the NOOSE headquarters and the server farm inside.
  • In Heist Prep: Hacking Device (NOOSE HQ mission variant), Lester Crest refers to an IAA ped model as a NOOSE officer.

Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes from Liberty City[]

  • Unlike the LCPD's vehicles (with the exception of the Police Stockade), all NOOSE vehicles feature light bars that flash red and blue, whereas those of the LCPD flash red and white. This is due to the NOOSE's nature as a federal executive department, and as such they do not have to adhere to state laws (in real life, New York state law dictates that emergency vehicles at both the local and state levels cannot have front-facing blue lights; this law does not apply to federal vehicles).


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  2. 2.0 2.1 NOOSE, much like the US Department of Homeland Security, is overseen by a Secretary, with Bobby Jefferson formerly holding that position.


[ ve ]Law enforcement agencies in the HD Universe
Liberty City IVLCPD-GTA4-logo Liberty City Police Department | Liberty-City-Port-Authority-Logo-1 Liberty City Port Authority
Alderney IVState police logo Alderney State Police | ASDOC Logo TLAD Alderney State Department of Corrections
San Andreas V
SAHP San Andreas Highway Patrol | SAPR-GTAV-RangerDetail San Andreas State Park Rangers | SASPA GTA V San Andreas State Prison Authority
Los SantosLSPD-GTAV-Logo Los Santos Police Department | PortAuthorityofLosSantos-GTAV-Logo The Port Authority of Los Santos
Blaine CountyLSSD Los Santos County Sheriff
North Yankton VNorthYanktonStatePatrol-Logo-GTAV North Yankton State Patrol
Leonida VI
Leonida Department of Corrections | POACH Protection of Animals & Controlled Hunting
Vice-Dale CountyVice-Dale Police Department | Vice City Police Department
Leonard CountyLeonard County Sheriff
National/unknown IVNOOSE-GTA4-logo National Office of Security Enforcement (Patriotism and Immigration Authority | Tactical Response Unit) | FIB-GTAV-ColorSeal Federal Investigation Bureau | IAA International Affairs Agency | Internal Affairs Division CW | Military CW | DOA logo GTA V Drug Observation Agency | NationalCoastGuard-GTAV-Logo National Coast Guard V | Central Intelligence Agency * | Globalpol V * | DrugEnforcementAdministration-3DUniverse Drug Enforcement Administration O * | The Marshal V *
* denotes enforcement mentioned only

IV denotes introduced in Grand Theft Auto IV
CW denotes introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
V denotes introduced in Grand Theft Auto V
O denotes introduced in Grand Theft Auto Online
VI denotes introduced in Grand Theft Auto VI

Category:Law enforcement agencies | Category:Police departments