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The North Yankton State Patrol (NYSP) is a police force that appears briefly in the Prologue of Grand Theft Auto V.


As the name implies, the agency is responsible for law enforcement in the State of North Yankton. Little else is known about the force, other than the fact they received the Trooper of the Year award in 1951.

The NYSP is evidently based on the North Dakota State Patrol.


State Troopers wear black coats over white shirts with black ties, and light brown pants, seemingly based on that of the real life NDSP's uniform. Due to the weather, Troopers are also seen wearing heavy duty winter attire and jackets. Some of the State Troopers also wear Ushankas or other winter hats.


During the Prologue, State Troopers appears to have similar behavior to that of the LSPD and LSSD officers, only that they also use advanced weaponry, similar to NOOSE agents.

During the getaway cutscene, the Trooper in the pursuing car will start shooting from the vehicle, which is similar to LCPD officers at wanted levels of five stars and above.

During the escape, there is a single instance where a roadblock is set up, composed of two police cars and at least five officers, presumably using Pistols and SMGs.

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NYSP Stations

  • No stations are known in North Yankton, as the map is strictly limited to Ludendorff and the town does not seem to have one.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V


Grand Theft Auto V

  • The NYSP uniforms oddly have sheriff stars, patches and stitching on their turtleneck undershirts, suggesting that they were originally not intended to be a state agency.
  • This is reinforced by certain elements of the uniform, such as the fur hats and overcoats, which bear a close resemblance to the Brainerd, MN Police uniforms seen in the 1996 film Fargo. This supports the idea that North Yankton and the events that occur there are heavily inspired the film.
  • The livery the NYSP's vehicles use looks almost exactly like older North Dakota State Patrol liveries but with the placement of the blue and yellow stripes swapped, and a different seal on the doors featuring a buffalo.