Cops: Back on the Beat 2.0

UPDATE 2.0 - Now allows for Los Santos County Sheriff's Department to patrol the countrysides and San Andreas Highway Patrol take it to the highways. Should you have "Travel to North Yankton" mod installed as well, you will see State Patrol out in North Yankton.

This mod was created to provide the player with a more classic GTA experience, bringing the danger of patrolling cops back to the streets - on foot or in their patrol vehicles. The values have been tuned according to the districts and zones are populated with police to a point where they're not common but not too uncommon to be seen only rarely.

You will also see police cars if you take it to GTA: Online, but be wary, the patrolling officers pay close attention to their hot sheets... You know how the department feels about stolen cars!

The only problem I've yet to work out is getting SAHP to patrol the freeways online.

Helped me set the files up and tested the mod.

Helped me set up the files and tested the mod.

Bug tester.

Bug tester.
First Uploaded: May 12, 2015
Last Updated: June 06, 2015
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    @Jay-Em LSPD officers in a nutshell ;)

    March 05, 2016
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    I'm not sure if this is working or not, I put the files in their respective locations but I haven't seen a single cop patrol yet.

    March 15, 2016
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    looks hard to edit, the files to get them to patrol anyway, how did u manage with the detectives mod?... any chance you could make me one to make my pcso patrol? https://www.gta5-mods.com/player/british-police-uniform-pack its s_m_m_ranger its set as but i have it as a british police community support officer it is waiting for approval as i write this and would like it to patrol the city mainly but both city and country would be good too on foot mainly not in vehicles... would be great if you could as an addition i went through it and tried and can not even figure out how you got the detectives to work let alone make my own lol...anyway let me kow maybe u could do a few different choices for patroling rangers :)

    April 03, 2016
  • 2e86ab

    @Olanov April and not updated? :)

    April 26, 2016
  • Lamar

    Works perfectly!

    June 15, 2016
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    Wonderful work :D

    July 17, 2016
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    why will it not work? I did what it said to do and when I got it the first time it worked but then I deleted it all and when I got it again it did not work

    August 18, 2016
  • Franklin3

    @Olanov you should have the female cops spawn more like i played this game for the last 2 years and i can't find a single female cop...

    August 27, 2016
  • Redneck

    Its a must have!

    August 28, 2016
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    Hi! Is there a chance that you could make a custom version where the chances of them spawning are half as much? Also, that SAHP spawns Police5&6 along with the bike and that LSPD spawns police3? It would be much appreciated! Thanks!

    October 05, 2016
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    I put the mod in as instructed but I saw no cops on the streets - I just read from someone commenting on here earlier that you have to press insert to see the cops. Can you clarify @Olanov

    October 17, 2016
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    @Olanov Where can I change patroling cars, which line pop.ymt I need to change?

    October 17, 2016
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    i did as the instruction but i havent seen any cop on foot or patrolling so far
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    do i have to press something?

    January 18, 2017
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    nevermind, got it to work.
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    mine is pirated version somehow it didnt load up.
    had to replace main files and worked perfectly

    January 19, 2017
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    Is the "VEH_COPCAR" section of the popgroups file the only thing you've changed from the original (vanilla) game? Sorry, just curious as I've got a different popgroups I've made for my various add-on vehicles.

    Thanks @Olanov.

    February 15, 2017
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    Is this compatible with the RDE mod?

    April 02, 2017
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    @thekerbal -- It seems to be; I'm using it without issues and the vehicles reflect the RDE models. The only consideration is that you may opt to supplement the default popgroups to reflect more RDE models (adding policeb2 hakachou to the highway patrols, for example).

    April 19, 2017
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    May 17, 2017
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    So far using this, I've noticed that I don't see cops patrolling in certain areas, such as Vespucci Beach and Sandy Shores. I do however, so far have noticed them patrolling around Davis. Is this how it is supposed to work? Or did I do something wrong when installing, because it'd be cool to have the police/sheriff patrolling in all areas. (I used this with LSPDFR by the way.) @olanov

    2 days ago
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    So far, when using this mod, I haven't seen vehicles I put in my sheriff 2 and police 2 slots while patrolling. Anyway I can fix this?

    2 days ago
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