The Miami Police Department is the police force of Miami. Members of it are found mainly in the urban areas of the game worlds of Gangstar: Miami Vindication and Urban Crime. They are provoked-only enemies triggered if the the player aims a weapon at them, uses melee attacks against them, or hits them with a vehicle, but in some missions, they automatically get provoked as part of the story. In Miami Vindication 's three-dimensional (3D) version and Urban Crime, criminals who assign the player missions often refer to them as the "bacon" or "pigs".
Gangstar: Miami Vindication (2D version)
Gangstar: Miami Vindication (3D version), Urban Crime
There are two differently designed police officers. One is a bit plump in size, wears shades, has a brown mustache and has his sleeves rolled up in standard police uniform. The other is skinnier and does not use any eyewear, but has the same uniform as his counterpart, along with rolled-up sleeves. They have the same artificial intelligence (AI).
Police officers walk around like chumps and passive gangsters, but if the player aims a weapon at them or punches them, they are provoked and will chase them to arrest them, gaining them a wanted level. They will attack them by attempting to beat them until you fall to the ground. If the player manages to kill an officer or get the wanted level above 1 star/badge, the police will begin trying to shoot them dead with pistols. As the wanted level increases, tougher allies of the police (FBI Officers and SWAT Officers) will assist to kill the player character. They will not go after the player if the wanted level has been depleted. Sometimes when the player is wanted dead and in friendly territory, there may be a chance of a few gangsters wishing to help the player kill their attackers. Vice versa if they are in enemy territory. Like all characters (besides the player character) they drown in water.