GTA 5 is a game where you can play as a criminal to steal money, escape cops, shoot strangers,... The whole GTA 5 game and GTA franchise are literally built so players can be hardened criminals. However, some people have other ways to enjoy the game by playing as law enforcers.

Some do for the fun of arresting other players who play criminals. Some want to enjoy the daily patrol around the city and help people. Whatever the reasons are, they are willing to go all the way to become a cop in GTA 5 and do the very opposite thing that the game offers. In this article, we will show you a complete guide of how to be a cop in GTA 5, in either online or offline version.

How To Be A Cop In Gta 5
Trying to be a cop in GTA 5 is surely a fun experience.

1. How to be a cop in GTA 5 offline

There is a Director Mode in GTA 5 that allows players to choose and play various roles in the game. You can choose to be any character or NPCs, including an LSPD, and have full control of many elements in the game.

Refer to the steps below for how to be a police officer in GTA 5 story mode:

  • Open the Interaction Menu and choose Director mode.
  • This will bring you directly to the Director mode. There will be a menu with a list of categories of characters.
  • Choose Emergency Services -> LSPD.

How To Be A Cop In Gta 5 Offline

  • Now you will be brought to another menu with different settings for you to set up the world and common GTA 5 cheats such as weather, wanted status, invincibility,...
  • You are officially a cop in GTA 5 now.
How To Be A Cop In Gta 5 Offline 1
You can pull over other cars while playing as a cop in GTA 5.

However, there will be no missions whatsoever for you to do, you can only go around and pretend to be a cop. You can get a police car and perform a traffic stop (make a car pullover). You can also help other fellow cops with their tasks, but that's about it. This is not a game that is meant for you to play as a cop anyway. Luckily, we have a mod that can help you with that.

2. How to be a cop in GTA 5 mod

If you are looking for a more realistic experience of being a cop in GTA 5 then you are going to need the LSPDFR (Los Santos Police Department First Response) mod. The LSPDFR mod lets players become real police officers in GTA Online with various missions.

How To Be A Cop In Gta 5 Online
The LSPDFR mod is the best GTA 5 mod that can give you a realistic experience of being a cop.

It brings a whole another level of experience for players who want to be cops in GTA Online RP. Players can join high-speed chases, find 5-star wanted criminals, and shoot down dangerous robbers. They also have the power to arrest or release anyone, whether they are guilty or not.

With more customization, players can even create a whole police agency and rearrange police vehicles and weapons. Follow the steps below to install the LSPDFR mod in GTA 5.

  • Download LSPDFR and RAGE Plugin Hook.
  • Extract the downloaded LSPDFR to your GTA 5 game folder first and then extract the RAGE Plugin Hook to the same folder. You might be asked to overwrite files, say yes.
  • To enter GTA 5 with the mod, open RAGEPluginHook.exe. If you notice the locations of Police Stations are marked on your map, the mod is running properly.
Install Lspdfr
Extract LSPDFR to your GTA 5 game folder to run the mod.

3. How to be a cop in GTA 5 Online

While the LSPDFR is great, it is only available for singleplayer and cannot be used to play with other players. The only way for you to be a cop in GTA 5 Online is by playing on GTA 5 RP server and you will get to choose to be a cop.

How To Be A Cop In Gta 5 Online
You can be a cop in GTA Online Roleplay servers.

However, to make things work, you are going to need to follow the rules of the servers and learn how to roleplay. There are a lot of big GTA RP servers such as RageMP, FiveM that you could join and play out your fantasy as a cop in GTA 5. Also, to make your roleplay session interesting, make sure you do your homework and research so you know how to be a cop and act like a cop.

And of course, since it is roleplaying, sometimes the results might not work out as you expected. You might encounter some disobey citizens, who run you over or shoot at you.

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