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The Vapid Sheriff Cruiser is a four-door police sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is used by the Los Santos County Sheriff.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Police siren set.

The Sheriff Cruiser is essentially identical to the Police Cruiser, being based on a 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The model of the vehicle appears to be the sole primary unit operating in Blaine County, therefore being more prominent than its LSPD counterpart.

The Sheriff Cruiser boasts an all-white livery with LSSD markings, and is available with either a LED emergency light bar similar to what is seen on the Interceptor and a rotating halogen incandescent one. Unlike the Police Cruiser, the Sheriff Cruiser lacks the LED lights in front of the rear-view mirror.

The decal scheme is based on those used on Los Angeles County Sheriff's vehicles. Unlike the Sheriff SUV, which has its decals stretch across both doors, cruisers' decals only cover the front doors like the LASD. The all-white livery is rare in California, but most prominently and relevantly used by San Bernandino County Sheriff. However the Los Angeles County Sheriff also have an all-white vehicle, which is use as a Volunteers on Patrol and a Disaster Communication unit.

The Sheriff Cruiser appear with the following aerial roof numbers: 03, 17, 42, 58.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Sheriff Cruiser has a considerable amount of power under the hood. It is able to reach high speeds relatively quickly, and can maintain them under the right conditions and terrain. The car is very vulnerable to gunfire and crash deformation, it cannot survive even one crush from a Dump Truck. The cruiser being a police vehicle, it luckily compensates for its lack of durability with considerable agility, being able to take corners at speed with ease, should the player choose the Sheriff Cruiser when attracting police attention. Engine performance is identical to the Police Cruiser. However, the Sheriff Cruiser performs appropriately better than its urban counterpart off-road.

The car is powered by what is modeled as a Double Overhead Camshaft Inline-4, in a front engine, rear wheel drive configuration. It is laid longitudinally.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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Top Speed
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
8.6 Seconds 91 / 146 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Pack Man - A Sheriff Cruiser is seen parked at the Hookies parking lot, which may chase the Packer with the car carrier Trailer loaded with stolen cars. Only one is chasing the truck until Franklin gets in the JB 700.
    • If the player attempts to change the desired route, the wanted level is still triggered and a Sheriff Cruiser always spawn behind the truck (if the player is looking away).
  • Paleto Score Setup - Four Sheriff Cruisers are seen responding to the alarm at the Blaine County Savings Bank.
  • The Paleto Score - Various Sheriff Cruisers arrive at the aforementioned bank responding to the incident. More cruisers driven by NOOSE agents may arrive during the gunfight before the Military responds to the robbery as well.
Random Events
  • Countryside Robbery - Two Sheriff Cruisers are seen in a shootout at the Eastern Motel, in Harmony.
  • Prisoner Lift - A Sheriff Cruiser is seen crashed into a tree, with a dead officer in it. A Lost member is seen asking the player for a ride.

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Two or more will spawn at the Sandy Shores Sheriff's Station when occupied in one, or with a wanted level.
  • A maximum of three will spawn in the car park of the Paleto Bay Sheriff's Office when occupied in one, or with a wanted level.
  • May also spawn if the player has a wanted level at the Merryweather Security compound by the ocean on Elysian Island.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Sheriff Cruiser gives the player a Pump Shotgun upon entry.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • NOOSE officers can be seen driving it in pre-release screenshots. It could be that in the Beta, the Cruiser was used as a placeholder before the Sheriff SUV was developed.
  • The Sheriff Cruiser variant of the Second-gen Stanier bears Los Santos County Sheriff's livery, however, the same vehicles patrol further north, in Blaine County. This does not seem to be a mistake in the game, since a police station actually situated in Paleto Bay (North Blaine County) is a designated 'Los Santos County Sheriff's Office', and has its namesake cars in the lot.
  • The Sheriff Cruiser of the Sandy Shores Sheriff's Station belongs to a female deputy and when spawned, the unit number will always be 03.
  • In the beta, these cars had the old blue and yellow license plates. Also, they were originally black and white, similar to the LSPD Police Cruiser. [citation/verification needed]
  • The Sheriff Cruisers on scene at the Countryside Robbery random event sometimes glitch, with un-closed doors and non-working sirens.
  • The rear LED lights appear to be mounted too high from the interior, causing the light mountings to clip on the roof.
  • As the shoreline at Del Perro Beach and Vespucci Beach is considered to be outside of Los Santos city limits, LSSD officers driving Sheriff Cruisers can spawn in these areas if the player has a wanted level, and will join any existing LSPD units pursuing the player's vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto Online


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