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The Stilwater Police Department is a type of law enforcement in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row Undercover, and Saints Row: The Third.

To Serve and Protect
— Slogan[1]

Overview[]

In Saints Row and Saints Row 2, the Stilwater Police Department is one of many antagonistic forces that oppose the main character, Playa, and their gang, the 3rd Street Saints. Dedicated to the protection of the city of Stilwater and its citizens, the police department often resist Playa's efforts to overthrow the other gangs' hold on the city.

The Stilwater Police Department is corrupt. In Saints Row, Chief Monroe works alongside both the Vice Kings and mayoral candidate Alderman Richard Hughes, and in Saints Row 2, under Chief Troy Bradshaw, they are strongly influenced by Ultor.

In Saints Row: The Third, despite being having been paid off by the Saints, they are paid more by the Morningstar.[2]

Saints Row[]

In Saints Row, under Chief Monroe, the Stilwater Police Department has been ineffective in dealing with the Westside Rollerz, Los Carnales, and the Vice Kings - the three gangs that dominate Stilwater. Monroe places an undercover cop inside the 3rd Street Saints, to keep tabs on all the members and monitor the other three gangs.[3] While summarizing each gang, the cop notes that he'd investigate the Vice Kings more, but knows that Monroe wouldn't want him to do that, implying that Monroe is working with the Vice Kings.[4]

After the 3rd Street Saints retake Saint's Row,[5] Chief Monroe addresses the media, where he explains that in the past year, "[the city] budgeted more money this year for training, surveillance, undercover officers, and for more sophisticated body armor and weaponry". He assures everyone that he plans "to take the fight to them rather than wait for them to attack the citizens of [Stilwater]".[6]

Two police officers discuss Hector Lopez' assassination.

After assassinating the Carnales' leader, Hector Lopez, the 3rd Street Saints anonymously tip the police off to the deal, allowing the latter to seize three million dollars-worth of drugs and guns,[7], severely affecting both the Carnales and the Colombians. Two police officers discuss Lopez' assassination, and how the case is closed, as far as Monroe is concerned. [8] Later, the 3rd Street Saints launch an attack on the police station in Encanto, reclaiming the confiscated items so that the Colombians would enter a deal with them.[9]

After Playa destroys Kingdom Come Records[10] and Tanya's brothel, Benjamin King asks Monroe to put pressure on the 3rd Street Saints.[11] Dex believes that "King's obviously got somethin' goin' down with the police", and this is soon confirmed; Playa and Johnny Gat cause chaos in Downtown while dressed as Vice Kings, forcing the police department to apprehend other Vice King gang members after mounting public pressure. King assured Warren Williams that they work with the police because it gives them power, but to no avail.[12]

Dex discovers that the cops are involved with the Vice Kings' protection rackets, and that that's why they go so easy on the Vice Kings. After Playa and Johnny Gat cause yet more chaos on select Vice Kings, forcing the police to apprehend yet more Vice Kings to "save face". This affected the relationship between Vice Kings leader Benjamin King and Monroe, and the former invited the latter to dinner to discuss things over, stating that their arrangement had been beneficial to both parties.[13]

After being overthrown, Benjamin King helps the 3rd Street Saints in defeating the Vice Kings. Monroe later gives a media briefing, stating that the police "were successful in the apprehension, detention, and in a few cases, termination, of some of the most notorious criminals in [Stilwater]", and that it was a "great victory [...] in the war on crime".[14]

Monroe is also working with mayoral candidate Alderman Richard Hughes,[15] who blackmails Playa into killing Hughes' competitor, mayor Marshall Winslow.[16] Soon after, Playa, Johnny Gat, and Dex take advantage of Monroe's guaranteed attendance at the late mayor's funeral to assassinate Monroe after he breaks his promise to return Julius Little.[17]

Troy reflects on his identity as an undercover police officer within the 3rd Street Saints.

When Playa meets with Alderman Hughes, the yacht is destroyed in an explosion, and Troy leans against a wall and looks at his police badge, revealing he was the undercover agent in the 3rd Street Saints all along.[18]

Saints Row 2[]

Troy Bradshaw, the police officer who was the undercover agent inside the 3rd Street Saints, was promoted to Chief of Police during the time between Saints Row and Saints Row 2.

The police are heavily influenced by Ultor, due to the fact they a major economic and political power in the city. Troy is torn between stopping gang activity and helping the Saints, since most of them are his old friends during the time he was undercover. The Police HQ in Saint's Row underwent renovation along with the rest of the district and includes a recreational center for civilians, and a public relations room.

Playa and Shaundi infiltrate the HQ disguised as camera repairmen to harvest camera technology and use it to track down the Sons of Samedi leader, The General. After a brief firefight, Playa and Shaundi escape from the station.[19] Playa returns to the station to listen to recorded wiretap conversations between Troy, Dex, and Julius, as well as to find Dex's number in Troy's file on Julius.

The wiretap conversations in the Police Headquarters reveal Dex knew that Troy was a cop before the events of "Salting the Earth", referring to "the tactics, the police station thing,[9] [and] the shitty haircut" as giveaways, but Dex chose not to say anything as he wanted to leave the 3rd Street Saints to go and work for Ultor.

Troy assured Julius Little that he was in charge of the investigation into the Saints, and asked Julius Little to convince Julius' number two and Johnny Gat to "drop their flags" so that the 3rd Street Saints would fall apart and "everyone goes home happy". He answers Julius question, "You don't think this will work, do you?", with "Do you think I like arresting my friends?", and expressed genuine concern when he discovered that Julius set off the bomb, destroyed the yacht, and put Playa into a coma.

Saints Row: The Third[]

The Stilwater Police Department in Saints Row: The Third

In the first mission of Saints Row: The Third, after Josh Birk accidentally sets off the alarm during the 3rd Street Saints' heist on the Stilwater 1st National Bank, the Stilwater Police Department respond by sending waves of SWAT, alongside a persistent Morningstar Tornado. After the Tornado crashes into the helicopter airlifting the vault out of the bank, Playa is apprehended along with Johnny Gat and Shaundi.[20]

During the heist, one of the SWAT members exclaims, "Troy can't bail you out of this one!", implying that Troy had been helping the 3rd Street Saints since the events of Saints Row 2.[20]

In jail, Playa asks the nearby police officers why they were arrested, the policeman indicates states that someone paid more, referring to the Morningstar.[2] Viola and Kiki DeWynter then meet them, and take the group to meet Phillipe Loren in his personal jet above the skies of Steelport, leaving Stilwater and its police department behind.[21]

Gameplay[]

The police are a constant threat, as they can never be removed from Stilwater, and have the ability to bust and kill Playa.

Should Playa commit a crime, they gain Notoriety from the police; more Notoriety increases police strength and reinforcements (culminating in the dispatching of SWAT teams and the FBI), thus making it more difficult to defeat them or escape.

Officers do not confront Playa when they fight amongst other gangs; enemy gangs have separate Notoriety meters. This doesn't prevent the police from confronting Playa if gang warfare leads to Playa committing a separate crime.

Occasionally, they shoot at Playa if they are having a crime committed against them by an enemy gang.

One Activity in Saints Row 2, "FUZZ", has Playa work alongside the police department, as they assist them in fighting criminals while a cameraman follows and records footage.

Locations[]

In Saints Row, there are three police stations, which cover 2 precincts. Playa is taken to the nearest police station when busted.

While it is unknown what specific area each precinct covers, precinct 7 consists of the north island, and precinct 4 consists of the entire south island. If there are other precincts, they do not have police stations, and all arrests made in those precincts are sent to the police stations in precincts 4 and 7. There is an additional Abandoned Police Station in Shivington.

In Saints Row 2, there are also three police stations, but only the Police Headquarters is a respawn location after being busted. When busted on the north island, Playa respawns at the Courthouse instead of a police station.

Trivia[]

  • There are currently two methods to receive a cop uniform in Saints Row 2, via the Ultor Exposed DLC and a FUZZ glitch.
  • In Saints Row 2, the police uniform consists of black shoes, dark blue pants with a light blue stripe down the side, a gun belt, a cap, and a light blue shirt with a tie. The shirt has a patch on both sides and a badge over the left pocket. The cap also has a badge on it. The badge has a number on it right above the word "Stilwater". Some police wear bullet proof vests.
  • In Saints Row: The Third, they wear the exact same uniform as the Steelport Police.[21][22]
  • Wearing a Police Outfit does not have any effect on law enforcement Notoriety, or the ability of real law enforcement to recognize Playa.
  • The only way to access the "Stilwater Police Dispatch" radio station is via law enforcement vehicles.
  • Members of the Stilwater PD often eat Brown Donuts. Occasionally, they eat one after being Complimented. They drop it if they are bumped before they finish eating it.
  • If The Syndicate was truly paying off the Stilwater Police Department, Troy Bradshaw should have been aware, but didn't inform the Saints about this.
  • Some of the SWAT members during the bank heist in Saints Row: The Third yell through a speaker that they want their autograph, and that their son wants to meet Shaundi.[23]
  • In Saints Row 2, the Police hold their fire if Playa has a Human Shield. In Saints Row: The Third, the police continue shooting.
  • Sometimes when beating Playa or an NPC, an officer says "No, we can't just get along!" or "Too bad there isn't a video camera!" This is a reference to the infamous Police Brutality case where Rodney King was beaten by the LAPD and it was caught on tape, after which, King said in an interview "Can't we just all get along?"
  • There are considerably more female officers in Saints Row 2 than in other installments in the series.
  • The SPD's motto "To Serve and Protect" is a variation of the motto "To Protect and Serve", made famous by the Los Angeles Police Department with variations adopted by many police forces.[24]

Gallery[]

Placeholder Police - character model in Saints Row

Police female Officer - blackJacket - character model in Saints Row

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Police male Officer 01b - asian cop - character model in Saints Row

Police male Officer 01b - latin cop - character model in Saints Row

Cop - receptionist - character model in Saints Row 2

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Two police officers discuss Hector Lopez' assassination

Troy reflects on his identity as an undercover police officer within the 3rd Street Saints

Concept art of the Stilwater Police Officers in Saints Row 2

Concept art if the Stilwater Water Patrol in Saints Row 2

Concept art of the Stilwater Police motorcycle unit in Saints Row 2

Concept art of the Stilwater Police helicopter pilot in Saints Row 2

City Seal, from the game files

Police eagle pin

Police eagle pin

Stilwater Police badge

Police badge

Police badge in Saints Row

Police rank patch

Police badge in Saints Row 2

Police patch in Saints Row 2

Police badge in Saints Row

Police patch in Saints Row

City Seal, in a game screenshot

Police badge in-game

Police Patch in-game

Police officers in pursuit

The Stilwater Police Headquarters

Stilwater Police cruiser

A Stilwater Five-O cruiser next to an Ultor security cruiser

Police Boat

Chief of Police Troy Bradshaw

Chief of Police speaking with the media

Units en route

SPD taking down a suspect

A police officer with GDHC .50

The Stilwater Police Department in Saints Row: The Third


References[]

  1. Image: Five-O texture used on its trunk
  2. 2.0 2.1 Quote:
    Playa: "The fuck is this, we paid up this month."
    Cop: "Someone paid more."
    I'm Free - Free Falling opening cutscene
  3. PDF: Saints Row manual, page 2 (File Page)
  4. PDF: Saints Row manual, page 11 (File Page)
  5. Mission: Reclamation
  6. Newscast: Reclamation
    Jack Armstrong: "I'm Jack Armstrong. If you've been wondering what those new colors are that you've been seeing on the streets lately, Stilwater Police Chief Richard Monroe addressed the media on that very subject today, and our own Jane Valderamma was there. Jane?"
    Jane Valderamma: "Jack. As if this city didn't have enough to worry about, Chief Monroe revealed today that a fourth gang has thrown its colors into the ring, doing battle on the streets of Stilwater. Chief Monroe said that the name of the new gang is... the 3rd Street Saints."
    Chief Monroe: "We've identified a new cell of urban terrorists today. While they like to call themselves the 3rd Street Saints, we are calling them nothing more than common criminals. At this time we know very little about them, other than that they exist, and they are the driving force behind the recent ramp up of gang violence that has plagued this city."
    Jane Valderamma: "I asked Chief Monroe how his force will handle this new threat."
    Chief Monroe: "We've budgeted more money this year for training, surveillance, undercover officers and for more sophisticated body armor and weaponry. We plan to take the fight to them, rather than wait for them to attack the citizens of this great city. If we act quickly and with steely determination, these 3rd Street Saints simply can't survive."
    Jane Valderamma: "It sounds as if Chief Monroe has lined up the resources he needs to stop this new gang from becoming another major danger in a town already on the ropes. From the newsroom, I'm Jane Valderamma. Jack."
    Jack Armstrong: "Thank you, Jane. More from the newsroom in less than 30 minutes. I'm Jack Armstrong."
  7. Newscast: Possession with Intent
    I'm Jack Armstrong. An explosion rocked a Stilwater police station today as hoodlums pulled off a daring heist in broad daylight. At least four police officers lost their lives when the side of the building housing the police evidence room was destroyed by a well-placed supply of explosives and a subsequent gun battle. Police estimate that of the booty seized, the crooks got away with drugs and guns with an estimated street value of over three million dollars. Police will only say that they were outnumbered and shocked at the brazen nature of the crime. The latest on this, and other Stilwater stories, at the top and bottom of the hour - news as it happens. I'm Jack Armstrong.
    — Jack Armstrong

  8. Mission: McManus Says Hello
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mission: Possession with Intent
  10. Mission: ...To Kingdom Come
  11. Mission: Always Use Protection
  12. Mission: 3rd Street Vice Kings
  13. Mission: Round Peg, Square Hole
  14. Newscast: The King and I
    Jack Armstrong: "Jack Armstrong here, a follow up to the story we brought you earlier. Lots of Vice Kings dethroned today by Stilwater's finest. We've been standing by, waiting for comments, and... er, they are... they are ready now, yes? Okay. So we take you now to police headquarters where Chief Monroe is ready with his comments."
    Chief Monroe: "Hello. Earlier today, an as of yet unidentified man was being pursued at high speeds by perpetrators who were later confirmed to be Vice Kings. Despite the stressful and dangerous nature of the situation, this citizen kept a level head and contacted the police immediately. Once informed, we were able to respond swiftly and in doing so, were successful in the apprehension, detention, and in a few cases, termination of some of the most notorious criminals in this city. Today a great victory was achieved in the war on crime, and if the citizens of Stilwater remain vigilant, we are sure to see many more. Thank you for your time."
    Jack Armstrong: "What you have been listening to was the live feed of a press briefing held by Chief Monroe regarding the gunfire heard at several police buildings today. He took no questions, and as I watch the video monitor here in the studio, he is already back inside tending to the needs of the community. We'll have more details here in the newsroom as they become available. I'm Jack Armstrong."
  15. PDF: Saints Row manual, page 12 (File Page)
  16. Mission: Stuffing the Ballot
  17. Mission: Hail to the Chief
  18. Cutscene: Salting the Earth
  19. Mission: Assault on Precinct 31
  20. 20.0 20.1 Mission: When Good Heists Go Bad
  21. 21.0 21.1 Mission: I'm Free - Free Falling
  22. Image: I'm Free - Free Falling Steelport Police Department
  23. Mission: When Good Heists Go Bad
  24. Police Magazine: To Serve and Protect


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