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Welcome to the city of Brighton! Join the police force of this fictitious American city and experience the day to day life of a police officer.
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First released in Early Access on June 17, 2021 Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is an open-world simulation game developed and published by Bigmoon Entertainment. The player takes the role of a police officer and must perform the standard day-to-day duty of an officer including giving out tickets and responding to situations all while having to work their job responsibly and earing a good neighborhood reputation. The game has two modes, an experienced mode for those who want a very realistic experience, and a casual mode for those who want a far more laid-back experience without realistic "moment's notice" thinking.

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  • Anti-Frustration Features:
    • The police car offers cruise control when driving so the only thing the player needs to focus on is steering.
    • The officer will say "I smell alcohol" if they suspect that an accident victim has been driving under the influence. In addition they say "I smell marijuana" if they suspect someone is in possession of cannabis.
    • Once hit with a stun gun a suspect will be fully compliant with further orders.
  • Artistic License – Law: Normally in the United States, police do not perform drug and DUI tests on subjects of minor traffic accidents. In this game, drug and DUI tests are one of the necessary steps to take when interfacing with subjects of minor accidents.
    • In the Early Access Preview you have to dispatch another officer to your location to take away a subject who has been placed under arrest instead of taking them to the police station yourself.
  • Bland-Name Product: The actual cars in the game are fully fictitious brands. Even the police car which is clearly modeled after the Ford Crown Victoria, the most popular American model for police cars, does not show a Ford logo. In addition, everyone has insurance from the fictitious Newton Valley Insurance company.
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  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The city of Brighton is a fictional metropolis located on the East Coast of the United States but as for exactly where is not mentioned. In fact even the state the city is located in is known as the "State of Franklin".
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