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The Brute Police Riot is an armored law enforcement vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Police Riot is mainly based on the Lenco BEAR, with smaller elements of smaller off-road based armored trucks, such as the stepsides and the side bars. It is also based, to a lesser extent, on the 1989-2001 International 4700 Series, due to the van-style design and roof, which has some resemblance to that of the Stockade. It also takes a large amount of inspiration from the APC BATT vehicles.

The Police Riot is used by the National Office of Security Enforcement, featuring NOOSE markings and a NOOSE seal on its sides and rear, as well as the initials "LSPD" on its front and on the doors. Because of its use as a law enforcement vehicle, the Police Riot features bulletproof armor and netting; the side windows are also shatter-proof, but not completely bulletproof. It also possesses an LED lightbar and small lights on both ends of the vehicle. The rear features two small holes under the doors that seem to possess the use of riot gear like tear gas, though these cannot be used.

It is likely the successor of GTA IV's Enforcer, since both are used by the same law enforcement agency, share similar designs, and are manufactured by Brute. They also share the same engine sounds, top speeds, acceleration times, and chassis design. Also, a glitch involving wheel textures or their inserts exists on both of the trucks, implying it was simply copied over to GTA V. The only change is the square-shaped hood and the ability to carry more personnel on its sides.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Police Riot possesses an average top speed for a truck or sedan, being around the 105 mph mark. Since it weighs several tons, acceleration is abysmal, as it can take up to 10 seconds to reach an average speed.

Braking is acceptable, while needed to make quick arrests and blockades. The wide wheelbase provides good lateral stability, although it does not take corners fast enough to truly test this. The Police Riot is double-wheeled at the rear, to help hold its large capabilities of weight. The truck carries a simple front-engine, rear wheel drive layout. It otherwise shares the same capabilities as the Stockade.

The engine model appears to be a twin-cam inline-4, lacking a turbocharger found on many of the other trucks sharing this model. The engine sounds like a high-revving engine, creating a significantly smooth sound when compared to other large trucks, such as the Phantom and Packer.

The main advantages for the Police Riot are its mass and overall power, being tough enough to withstand heavy gunfire and many head-on collisions. It can withstand most gunfire for sustained periods, and even a sticky bomb won't destroy it unless it is in contact or directly underneath the vehicle. Molotovs and gasoline are ineffective against it. Only multiple grenades can deal any damage. RPG shots and tank shells can instantly destroy it, however. Trying to kill occupants while they are still inside is a lost cause, as almost all windows are bulletproof from the outside, making it a great vehicle to steal and use during high wanted levels if it is available.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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N/A 75 / 120 5 N/A RWD 6500 / 14330 65
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N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
13.5 Seconds 95 / 153 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • NOOSE teams responding to the bank robbery during the mission The Paleto Score arrive in two Police Riots.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

GTA_V_-_How_to_get_and_store_the_Police_Riot

GTA V - How to get and store the Police Riot

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Spawns in roadblocks at 4 and 5 star wanted levels. They spawn more frequently if the player uses explosives in the chase. Also appears frequently when flying an aircraft.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

  • Despite what its name suggests, the Police Riot only forms roadblocks. It will not deploy any NOOSE officers from the rear of the truck and only has a NOOSE driver and a passenger. In The Paleto Score and The Pacific Standard Job (if hostages are killed), an exception to this is made. Otherwise, NOOSE teams use the FIB Granger instead.
    • In The Paleto Score, dialogue reveals that they are the Bomb Squad. This seems to be the reason why they appear often when explosives are used in normal gameplay.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Unlike other law enforcement vehicles, the Police Riot utilizes a truck horn instead of the traditional police horn.
    • In the enhanced version, the truck now features multiple different horns that are randomized on each Police Riot.
  • The Police Riot lacks an engine model, resulting in the hood being impossible to open.
  • In the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, the Police Riot had double rear wheels, which were replaced by single wheels in the enhanced version.

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