San Andreas Local Police

The San Andreas Local Police Department, Under the Direction of Cheif M. Henshaw, Patrols the Areas of Los Santos, Sandy Shores, Grapeseed and Paleto Bay. The Local PD has a lot to offer, including the following:

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Motor Unit
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Bomb Squad
  • Air Unit
  • Detective Squad

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Los Santos Police Department is to protect and serve the populace of Los Santos. To that end, we investigate, reduce, and prevent crime throughout the city and make an effort to understand the community and conversely to give them the opportunity to understand us. We serve the community of Los Santos with integrity, honor, and respect and maintain only the highest possible professional, ethical, and moral standards.

History of the San Andreas Local Police Department

The Los Santos Police Department was first founded in 1869 when ten officers were hired and paid to serve under City Marshal Bill W. Arthur. The original force was undermanned and the city became known for violence, gambling, and prostitution. By the early 1900s, there were 70 officers, and in 1903, this force increased to 200. The force began to increase rapidly, suffering only a minor decline in staffing during World War II when many officers enlisted in the armed forces. By 1959, there were over 5,000 sworn officers.

As the department continued to expand, various specialized units began emerging. The Los Santos Police Department now had a full fleet of aviation vehicles, a fully staffed and manned tactical division, and one of the most professional investigative bodies in the country. In 2004, Kiril Sokolov, a former Commander of the LSPD, was sworn in as the department’s 56th Chief of Police. Taking control of previous generations of corruption and lawlessness, he managed to fully turn the force around into the law enforcement body it is today. The Los Santos Police Department is currently the primary law enforcement agency for Los Santos and the largest in San Andreas.